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Sparkling Views From Park Shore Waikiki

Set at the Diamond Head end of Honolulu’s famous Waikiki Beach on the main drag of Kalakaua Avenue, the views from the 4-star Park Shore Waikiki are blinding. Think the white sand and incandescent blue of Waikiki Beach in the shadow of the famously hollowed Diamond Head Crater (also know as ... Continue Reading

Japan: Tourists Learn Secrets of Living Longer

Townsfolk don’t mind tourists’ questions. “They’ve heard about us old people - healthy and happily getting on with active lives,” explains 96 year-old widow Katsu Yamakawa. “Who can blame them for wanting to know our secret?” The town of Ogimi (population 3500), also known as ... Continue Reading

Hawkes Bay Four Ways

Hawkes Bay is so much more than the sum of its award-winning wineries. This stunning temperate region on the east coast of New Zealand’s north island is bursting with culture and local history, unique wildlife, gourmet produce and some of the best white water rafting and hiking around. Tra... Continue Reading

Add Value To Your Holiday With The Captain’s Touch

Flight Centre is all about delivering amazing holiday experiences, which is why we offer our exclusive Captain's Packages to add even more value to your travels. This includes the Captain's Premium package specifically designed for long haul travel. Our aim is to take the hassle out of planning and ... Continue Reading

South Africa – Oranges and Elephants

“Got any oranges?” asks a security guard at the park entrance. Truthfully, I tell him I have none and have merely come to eyeball the elephants. But I must look puzzled because he explains with a broad smile: “Oranges are banned in Addo Elephant National Park.” Only later do I ... Continue Reading

Spotlight on Singapore

Singapore, lah! This modern city-state is small in stature but packs a punch on the holiday front, with a magnetic urban environment and old-world Asian charm. When the bright lights of Marina Bay come calling, there’s little sense in resisting the lure of one of Asia’s most glamorous ... Continue Reading

New Zealand – The Far North

It’s an eerie sensation on a moonless night to be deep in Waipoua Forest on the west coast of New Zealand’s far north. A kiwi, New Zealand’s national flightless bird, rushes across my path. My guides say I’m lucky to have spotted one. Other night birds screech in the distance. It’s a ... Continue Reading

Travel Trinkets: 34 Unique Travel Souvenir Collections To Start

It can be a real hassle to decide what to bring home from your holiday as a keepsake, especially when often it needs to be a multi-functional object carrying sentimentality, is lightweight, adheres to import restrictions and is inexpensive. Then if it’s a collection that you’re adding to, it ... Continue Reading

Top 10 Things To Do In Singapore

Singapore, a city state with over 5 million people and three times as many visitors, packs almost as much of a punch as its infamous Singapore Sling cocktail. A new culture reveals itself at every corner in the world’s meeting place. The city’s culinary experiences match its diverse history ... Continue Reading

Go Wild in Rotorua

Bungy jumping is ‘so yesterday’ according to the latest batch of thrill seekers who are flocking to Rotorua to freefall, swoop and shweeb. Here are some of the more unusual ways to scare yourself silly in one of New Zealand’s newest adventure capitals. Freefall Xtreme Slip into a flight ... Continue Reading

Mekong Meander

When Travel Expert Courtney from Flight Centre Galleria had the chance to explore Vietnam and Cambodia with APT, she made the most of every moment. Courtney had only ever done one cruise before, an ocean cruise, which she loved, but the intimate setting on the RV AmaLotus offered a truly unique ... Continue Reading

A Guide to Cruising Hawaii with NCL

Swaying palms, tropical breezes, fruity cocktails, moon over the water – Hawaii has held an allure for Australians for decades. And if you really want to get the island vibe, there’s no better way to see it than from the water. You can do just that on a seven-day round-trip cruise from Honolulu ... Continue Reading

Family-Friendly Wildlife Experiences Around the World

Whether you're young or old, big or small, wildlife encounters appeal to all ages, no matter if it swims, crawls, glides or purrs. Coming face to face with wild animals but a mere breath away in their natural habitats, while enveloped in awe-inspiring scenery, epitomises real adventure. Encounter... Continue Reading

5 Vancouver Chefs Dish On Their Favourite Eats

Vancouver has a pretty good reputation. Often voted as the world’s most livable city, the picturesque landscape, friendly locals and inescapable melting pot of cultures come together nicely for tourists and locals to enjoy the best of the Canadian West Coast. The Big Smoke, Hong-couver and now ... Continue Reading

Manila’s Melting Pot

SPOILER ALERT: Filipino food is anything but boring, especially in Manila. ‘Lacklustre’, ‘bland’, ‘uninspiring’. For someone whose travel plans revolve wholly around where she’s going to eat, it was a little disheartening to be told that the food in the Philippines would be nothing ... Continue Reading

Magical Whitsundays with Instagrammer @helloemilie

The Whitsunday Islands in Queensland are known for their iconic beauty but sometimes it takes a special eye to see that beauty in a whole new light. Enter artist and Instagrammer Emilie Ristevski (@helloemilie), who visited the region recently – including Hamilton Island, Whitehaven Beach and ... Continue Reading

Canggu: The New Seminyak

A playground for Bali’s rapidly growing community of cool kids, creatives and digital nomads, Canggu is where green rice fields meet black-sand beaches, surf goddesses meet skater boys, and where morning yoga meets weeknight margaritas. Here, tattoos are free on the right night, motorbikes are ... Continue Reading

Top 10 National Parks To Visit In Canada

Pristine mountains, majestic wildlife, sparkling lakes and frozen landscapes - you can practically inhale the crisp, clean air that Canada's vast wilderness areas is famous for. If you needed any more reason to experience The Great White North (also; not so snowy in summer), in 2017 Parks Canada ... Continue Reading

Find your French Food Fix this Bastille Day 2016

Warning if you are on a diet, stop reading now because this is all about food and in particular where you find the very best of French food around Australia for you to celebrate the day when the revolutionaries stormed the gates of Bastille way back on July 14th, 1789. Starting in the tropical ... Continue Reading

Kids’ Guide: Sea World, Gold Coast

We asked savvy kids for their tips on the world's biggest and best theme parks. Here's what Ava, 11, had to say about Sea World on Queensland's Gold Coast, which has six rides, 11 animal attractions, and seven entertainment options, not to mention extra special adventures, such as shark and ... Continue Reading