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13 Surprising Facts About Airline Food

There's no sitting on the fence when it comes to airline food. While flying, it's something we either  eat out of necessity or with delight. The latter is becoming more common, with many airlines drastically improving their mid-flight offerings. Instead of slimy chicken we now receive pulled ... Continue Reading

Tassie Only Gets Better With Age

Like a fine wine or single malt, Tasmania's appeal intensifies with time. Our pint-size isle has had quite the renaissance of late, hushing any naysayers of its sleepy, conservative reputation with a bounty of edible, historic and cultural treasures. No longer simply appealing to grey nomads, ... Continue Reading

Asia’s 5 Best Festivals In 2016

Being in the midst of a vibrant festival is one of the best ways to enhance any holiday. Asia hosts some of the most exciting and eclectic events in the world, from city-wide water fights to unbridled fireworks shows. Here is a guide to five of Asia's finest festivals for 2016. 1. Songkran, ... Continue Reading

City Scoop: Queenstown

When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions! We asked Adie Lawrence, ski instructor at The Remarkables, for her insider scoop on Queenstown including where to eat, drink and play, along with a ... Continue Reading

How To Show Love Without A Padlock

If you've ever travelled through Europe or spent Valentine's Day overseas, you've probably noticed and maybe even contributed to the love locks on the bridges. These 'symbols of love' have recently split the citizens of Paris after contributing to the collapse of the Pont des Arts in 2015 (they ... Continue Reading

Romance At Sea With Royal Caribbean

With Valentine’s Day approaching, thoughts turn to romance, and no one knows romance like Royal Caribbean International. From rose petals in your room to lavender fields in Provence, sunrise in the Caribbean to moonrise over the sea, breakfast in bed to breakfast with Bedouins, here are just some ... Continue Reading

Exploring The Great Alpine Highway

On final approach to Christchurch from Australia, they’re the speed bumps of the sky. Strutting imperiously, the jagged Southern Alps are like a topographical greeting party, providing travellers with a turbulent, ill-tempered welcome on descent. Stand on any beach around Christchurch and ... Continue Reading

Food Glorious Food In Taiwan

If Taiwan is the new heaven for globetrotting gastronomes, I’ve just made it through the pearly gates. Inside, one of Asia’s great cultural melting pots beckons – with a rich and tantalising menu of culinary traditions. The reputation of the island’s cuisine recently hit a new peak with ... Continue Reading

Discover Queensland By Night

Queensland by night is an alluring mix of heavenly beauty and intoxicating nightlife, delicious dining and exciting escapades. Step out after dark and see the Sunshine State in an entirely new light. Evening Pursuits See the Brisbane skyline sparkle while gliding along the Brisbane River in an ... Continue Reading

Get Beached In Phuket

Phuket. Nestled in the Andaman Sea and boasting a stunning coastline, it is home to pad thai, a mean deep tissue massage, humidity and beauty beyond belief. We all know Aussies love a fine stretch of sand to practice their cricket, dig oversize useless holes and sip a cocktail. And Phuket’s ... Continue Reading

China’s Lucky 8

The Chinese believe the number '8' brings special luck. As the experts in China, and firm believers in the power of luck, here are Wendy Wu Tours’ top 8 recommendations for you to explore in China. From world-famous sights that detail the country's rich history, to lesser-known attractions ... Continue Reading

2016’s Best New Zealand Experiences

From centuries-old natural wonders to award-winning wineries, New Zealand is so diverse that you'll need more than one trip to see it all. This year find time to explore New Zealand from north to south, and while you're at it, we recommend ticking off these incredible experiences. You'll only be ... Continue Reading

Tourism NZ Names Megan Gale New Ambassador

Model, designer, actress and media personality Megan Gale has hopped on her bike to promote New Zealand’s more than 2,700 kilometres of cycle trails. Gale was today named Tourism New Zealand’s ambassador for the New Zealand Cycle Trail network, endorsing The Great Rides that are suitable for ... Continue Reading

It’s Better In Bohol

The skies have opened up, but the downfall doesn't last long. That's the beauty of a tropical shower. The aftermath of rain casts an ethereal sparkle over the surrounding bottle-green flora, and while it's a damp welcome to Bohol, spirits are high. Where Manila has shoulder-to-shoulder chaos in ... Continue Reading

Asia For Newbies

Overseas travel can be daunting, and if it’s your first time visiting Asia, the cultural nuances and language barriers of this uniquely diverse continent can add an extra level of OMG to your travel planning. With its philosophy of #noregrets, Contiki is your introduction to the wonderful, ... Continue Reading

What’s New In New Zealand

Like its activities, no one can expect New Zealand to be stuck in a rut. The country is as active as its lakes and mountains, always presenting travellers with new and exciting experiences each year. Fortunately, 2016 is no different, boasting an array of unexpected trends, additions and ideas ... Continue Reading

Why I’d Trade My Office Desk For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras New Orleans runs today, but I'm not at the city's biggest party. Instead I'm sitting at my desk day dreaming about Fat Tuesday parades, parties and costumes. I've decided to turn my torment into productivity, and although writing this list won't help my debilitating FOMO, it serves as ... Continue Reading

Aussies Top Americans As BBQ World Champs

We have been tried, we have been tested over scorching charcoal and Australia has been found superior at barbeque to America. Australia's barbeque champions, Craig Philpott and Grant Neal, proved it in St Louis, Missouri last week, topping current USA father-son champs, Jim and Spencer Randall ... Continue Reading

My Town Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps, and you’ll be hard pressed to get any at all while you’re here. From colourful markets and quaint bars, to local delicacies and artisan goods, Hong Kong keeps delivering new experiences one day to the next. If you’re interested in adding a bit of an ... Continue Reading

Sophisticated Luxury In Great Southern Rail’s Platinum Club

Platinum travellers on The Ghan and Indian Pacific trains are on track for even more luxury with the recent launch of the exclusive Platinum Club carriage. Operated by Great Southern Rail, the trains’ new carriage features a daytime lounge/bar, and an evening banquet setting suitable for ... Continue Reading