Jul 22 2014

Intrepid: It’s A State of Mind

Rachel Surgeoner

This year Intrepid celebrates 25 years of offering people real life, experiential travel opportunities all over the world. The company that started out arranging tours to Thailand back in the late 1980s today offers trips to more than 100 countries and counting – next, … Continue reading

Jul 21 2014

The Top 5 Most Overlooked Cities In Japan

Mike Tuckerman

Australians have travelled a well-worn path to Japan for years, and major cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto act as magnets for curious international visitors. But with more than 10 Japanese cities home to over a million inhabitants, some of Japan’s most exciting destinations … Continue reading

Jul 20 2014

Singapore For Families

Lucy Sutton

Singapore may be best known for its world class shopping and gambling, but the city-state offers plenty of family-friendly holiday fun as well. With frequent flights operating across the country and English as the most common language, Singapore is remarkably accessible to Australian travellers. … Continue reading

Jul 19 2014

Where To Go In Vietnam: North Or South?

Tracy Fitzgerald

Many who visit Vietnam say it’s one of the most colourful countries in all of Southeast Asia. And they might argue that this is due, in part, to the distinct differences in culture and climate that exist between the north and the south of … Continue reading

Jul 18 2014

Take On Croatia’s Legendary Yacht Week

Ben Stower

Croatia’s Yacht Week is currently underway, so if you’re wondering why your city’s streets seem a little less festive, you have the answer. Although The Yacht Week has started to spread across to other countries, Croatia still maintains its dominance, boasting the longest season … Continue reading

Jul 17 2014

Road Tripping In Iceland

Rachel Surgeoner

A land of mystery, brazen landscapes, northern lights and midnight sun – Iceland is like no other place on earth. At its warmest, the country reaches a pleasant 16 degrees, but in my Icelandic horse owner’s words, ‘‘what a day!’’ he said as he … Continue reading

Jul 16 2014

Aleesha Bishop Shares Her Secrets Of Siem Reap

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

Chances are you’ve heard about the temples, the tuk-tuks and the ticklish ‘fish foot massages’, but those who have experienced Siem Reap’s charms firsthand know a different side of this Cambodian gem. Siem Reap is experiencing something of a travel renaissance, echoing a time … Continue reading

Jul 16 2014

New Airport Security Rules For Electronic Devices

Ashton Rigg

These days, nearly everyone travels with electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers, laptops, digital cameras and portable music players. New aviation security measures have been announced this month, July 2014, regarding travelling with these devices in your carry-on baggage. These new rules … Continue reading

Jul 15 2014

Bali Away From The Beaches

Tracy Fitzgerald

There’s more to Bali than parties and beaches. In fact, it’s hard to look back once you’ve ventured out of Kuta in search of a more holistic and healthy experience. Bali’s inland environments are completely different from what you see on TV and are … Continue reading

Jul 14 2014

Celebrating The Flavours Of France

Anna Howard

It’s time to don your beret and pull on your very best striped tee; Bastille Day is again upon us. The French National Holiday, or Le Fete National for our French-speaking counterparts, marks the momentous storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1978. It’s … Continue reading

Jul 13 2014

Cycling Vietnam – A Two-Week Itinerary

Marina Barbaro

With its pristine beaches and unique cuisine, Vietnam will take your breath away at the best of times. Hop on a bike as part of a two-wheeled Intrepid tour and not only will you enjoy the country like a local, but you’ll experience the … Continue reading

Jul 12 2014

Makan (‘Eat’) Malaysia: Five Foods To Sample

Kasey Clark

Given the sheer diversity of Malaysian cuisine, which draws on Malay, Chinese and Indian culinary traditions – as well as on Thai and even some European influences – you’re sure to want to try a range of gastronomic delights on your Malaysian holiday. To … Continue reading

Jul 11 2014

Which Is The Best Canadian Ski Resort For You?

Ben Stower

It’s prime time for the Southern Hemisphere’s snow season, but there’s no reason why you can’t be thinking ahead to November to take advantage of one of the world’s premier skiing and snowboarding destinations: Canada. Our North American neighbours across the globe are blessed … Continue reading

Jul 10 2014

Africa’s Top 10 Countries For Bucket List Bliss

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

As she wraps up her own African adventure, Nicolle White shared her experiences with us while on the road in Uganda. These 10 African countries will make a serious dent in your bucket list and come personally recommended from someone who’s been there, done … Continue reading

Jul 9 2014

Japan – One Of The World’s Great Ski Destinations

Mike Tuckerman

With its northern fringes lying closer to Siberia than Sydney, it’s no surprise that Japan is one of the world’s top ski destinations. From Nagano to Niseko and plenty of ski fields in between, The Land of the Rising Sun could well be called … Continue reading

Jul 8 2014

Beijing vs Shanghai

Rowena Ryan

Beijing and Shanghai, China’s two most visited, couldn’t be more different. One is steeped in rich history and takes you back through the centuries, while the other flourishes with its international cosmopolitan scene. So, which one is right for you? We run through the … Continue reading

Jul 7 2014

How To Conquer The Great White North

Ashton Rigg

The Last Frontier, The Great White North, The Land of the Midnight Sun – just the taglines of North America’s upper reaches are enough to kick the imagination into overdrive. For many, Alaska and Canada are the ultimate travel triumphs; pinnacles of adventure where … Continue reading

Jul 6 2014

Discover Asia On An APT River Cruise

Rowena Ryan

Winding your way past quaint riverside towns and floating markets surrounded by green fields along the Mekong Delta and its adjoining waterways is a great way to discover Asia. APT‘s Southeast Asia cruises offer beautifully furnished private suites, international cuisine and small group excursions on … Continue reading

Jul 5 2014

Escape Winter In The South Pacific

Annisa Dharma

Winter is coming. Scratch that; winter is well and truly here. Nevertheless, one of the many perks of living in Australia is you don’t have to travel far to find yourself lost in a tropical paradise, dipping your toes in warm water and getting … Continue reading

Jul 4 2014

Spending A Night At California’s Madonna Inn

Anna Howard

Those who have cruised down ‘the 101’ on the iconic drive between Los Angeles and San Francisco may have noticed a flashy neon-pink sign beckoning from the highway. It’s here, on a 400-hectare ranch in San Luis Obispo, that the famed Madonna Inn proudly … Continue reading