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Eastern Bloc Party – Busabout Style

For flexible travel for the free-spirited traveller, you can’t go past Busabout, known for their Hop-On, Hop-Off bus network in Europe. Flight Centre Robina Travel Expert Katherine Stacey recently traipsed through Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia on an Eastern European experience with ... Continue Reading

Australia’s Best National Parks: Queensland

Australia is such a vast and varied country, where untouched wilderness means both tropical rainforest and harsh alpine planes. Queensland alone is home to more than 300 national parks, from the Scenic Rim in the states southeast to the Daintree in Far North Queensland. There are too many to ... Continue Reading

Insta-Adventure: Jason & Emilie At The Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice

A grand city of crumbling palaces and romantic canals, Venice captures the imagination like few other cities. Add to that glorious accommodation like the Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice, and you’ll likely never want to leave. Our Instagramming friends @helloemilie and @jasoncharleshill had a chance ... Continue Reading

Meander To The Mediterranean On A French Canal Boat Tour

Relaxing on France’s canals is an original way to discover its fantastic gastronomy, scenery, culture and history. Either with a canal boat driver or if you self–drive, this is the ultimate independent way for you to take on the open road, or in this case, the open canal, to explore the ... Continue Reading

German Castles Straight From The Pages Of A Fairy Tale

As the home of the Brothers Grimm, it's no wonder that Germany's forests and country sides are home to some of the world's most beautiful castles. Inviting travellers to step into their favourite fairy tales, these castles not only tell of Germany's rich history, but they demonstrate the lavish ... Continue Reading

6 Reasons To Visit The Red Centre In 2017

While the greatness of Uluru is reason enough to lure travellers to the Red Centre, planning your next Red Centre escape around these 2017 events will add another dimension to your outback holiday. Field of Light, Uluru: until 31 March 2017 It’s still not too late to catch the iconic ... Continue Reading

Inspirational Highlights Of Cornwall

Everyone has heard of Cornwall, whether through Arthurian legend or the famous Cornish pasty, but this wind-swept peninsula can seem a little out of the way for travellers on a tour of Britain. It's a destination filled with surprising beaches, artistic hot spots and mystical ruins, and those who ... Continue Reading

Feel The Rhythm Of The River With APT

Seeing Europe on a river cruise provides a new way to explore some of the continent’s most picturesque destinations, and few do it better than APT. Europe’s vast and varied landscapes are the stuff of travel dreams, thanks to a swathe of countries providing different yet equally exciting ... Continue Reading

Captain Covers Cancellations This Christmas

No need to fear the Grinch this Christmas – travellers can protect their holiday plans with Flight Centre’s free cancellation cover and full refund on all Europe bookings made in November for travel in 2017 as part of our $149 Captain’s Platinum package. Our Captain’s Packages are all ... Continue Reading

Eastern Europe Odyssey With Topdeck

Forget what you think you know about guided tours with matching t-shirts and following a tour guide with a flag, Topdeck do things differently so you’ll experience each destination your way. They’ll take care of the transport, accommodation, activities and most of the food on your trip (meaning ... Continue Reading

7 Camping Spots In South-East Queensland To Visit This Summer

As the days start to get longer and the mercury begins to rise, now is the time to start planning where to go on your Summer weekend escapes. There are so many great camping sites to choose from in South-East Queensland so we’ve narrowed the list down to find the best spots. Cylinder Beach and ... Continue Reading

Cruise To The Beat In Croatia

Music festivals, cave raves and swimming up to the dancefloor had Brisbane First & Business Travel Expert Annabel Tidmarsh diving into Croatia in a new way on a Busabout sailing trip. ‘Eat, sleep, rave, repeat’ is an oft-repeated mantra of the party hearty, but how many people can ... Continue Reading

In Search Of A Wee Dram In Scotland

Any holiday in Scotland isn’t complete without a swirl and sip of the national drink. Here’s how to follow a whisky trail, or blaze your own, in the search of the ‘water of life’. Glen Scotia, Balwhinnie, Glenmorangie, Loch Lomond, Glenkinchie, Ardmore, Lagavulin … It was the last that ... Continue Reading

Inspired By Art: Brett Whiteley’s Sydney

Australian artist Brett Whiteley was a prodigious traveller, from the moment he won the Italian Government Travelling art Scholarship in 1960. Something of a rock star in the art world, he lived, worked and exhibited all over the globe, including Australia, Europe, London, Fiji, Vanuatu, Morocco, ... Continue Reading

7 Reasons To Book An Ocean Cruise

We all know the reasons why cruising is one of the hottest methods of travel; it’s family-friendly, offers great bang for your buck, and takes you to multiple destinations without the need to unpack. Cruise lines are competing to offer the ultimate passenger experience, searching for an edge ... Continue Reading

What To Pack For The Trans-Siberian Railway

Covering almost 10,000 kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest in the world. For the remote communities along its path, this train line serves as a connection to Moscow and the outside world and plays an important role in the local economies. For travellers ... Continue Reading

All About EU With Topdeck

First trip to Europe? First group tour? First time staying in a hostel? No problem - fresh off her first trip to Europe with Topdeck, Travel Expert Molly Alexander has all the info for Europe newbies. Four countries and four cities in seven days – this is her story. It was a trip of ... Continue Reading

Fun-Seeking Families Choose Holidays Afloat

More than one million Australians holidayed at sea last year and cruise lines are answering the strong trend for extended families to cruise together with ever more exciting entertainment and fun. Not only are the mega-liners getting bigger (Royal Caribbean’s new high-tech, 4,000-passenger ... Continue Reading

Travel Advisory: Ban On Samsung Galaxy Note7

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and several Australian airlines have imposed an immediate ban on Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The phones were recently recalled because they could burst into flames. Samsung has suspended manufacture of the phones and advises customers not to turn ... Continue Reading

Insta-Adventure: Jason & Emilie At The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Rome beckons to those with a bent for history and, well, pizza. Our friends and Instagrammers @helloemilie and @jasoncharleshill got a hefty dose of both when they stayed at the marvellous Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, right in the heart of the Eternal City. Moments from the Trevi Fountain and the ... Continue Reading