Flight Centre's Top 10 Blogs Of 2016

2 January 2017
Read Time: 3.3 mins

In 2016 we reported on everything from visa changes and the worst dates to fly, to insider tips for Tropical North Queensland and how to navigate British slang. The best stopover destinations and the world’s favourite waterslides, where to sleep in an airport and facts about flying – from insight to inspiration, here are your 10 favourite blogs of the year. 

1. Tropical North Queensland with Gypsea Lust

Discover the best of the tropics with instagrammer and blogger @gypsea_lust who left Northern NSW for a life in the tropics. 

Fitzroy Island, off the coast of Cairns is one of Lauren's favourite places to relax. (Image: Lauren Bullen)

2. Negotiating The Worst Dates To Fly in 2016

We’ll do anything to avoid a flight delay, even if it means flying a day earlier or later than the worst days of the year to go. 

Avoid miserable airport delays, choose the right dates to fly. (Image: Getty)

3. 9 Airport Greetings Deserving Of An Award

Need some warm fuzzies or a belly laugh while you wait at the airport? This blog should do the trick.

Need inspiration to up your airport greeting game? (Image: Getty)

4. Important USA ESTA Changes

The USA was a top destination in 2016, so visa changes for Aussies mustn't be missed.

Visas can change at the drop of a hat, so it pays to be in the know before a trip. (Image: Getty)

5. New Airport Security Rules For Electronic Devices

A happy traveller is an informed traveller, especially when it comes to airport security.

Don't get caught in the red with your mobile at airport security. (Image: Getty)

6. Top Ten Stopover Options To Double Your Holiday

If there’s a way to extend a holiday, we’ll take it. Hawaii sounds pretty good right now. 

Who doesn't want to extend their holiday in a tropical paradise like Hawaii? (Image: Getty)

7. 25 Interesting And Fun Aviation Facts You Never Knew

Everyone loves a random fact, especially when it gives you something to talk about with your fellow passengers on the plane.

Make friends with your neighbour on your next flight by sharing some quirky aviation facts. (Image: Qantas)

8. British Phrases That Confuse Aussies

We might speak the same language and many of us have ancestry from their island nation, but there are plenty of British Phrases that Confuse Aussies you ought to learn.

There's more to beer, sausages and mash to understanding the locals in this beautiful city. (Image: Getty)

9. 8 Ways To Catch 40 Winks At The Airport

If slumping over on an airport departure lounge chair doesn’t scream rest to you, one of these options surely will.

Gone are the days of sleeping in airport departure lounges. (Image: Getty)

10. 7 of the Best Waterslides Around The World

This mid-summer heat calls for waterslides and water parks galore.

How about a world tour of water slides? (Image: Getty)

Feature image courtesy of Getty.


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Vicki Fletcher

A writer and photographer for Flight Centre, Vicki loves road trips down unknown tracks, hiking into mountain ranges, following locals to the best food in town, and spending long afternoons people watching in city squares. She's written for publications across Australia and Europe. Top travel tip: always look up. Follow Vicki on Instagram @vickijanefletcher.