Flight Centre’s Top 10 Blogs Of November 2016

5 December 2016

Our writers have taken you all around the world in the past month, from Britain to our own backyard, from beaches to buffets, and from Paris hangouts to London luxury. Here’s a roundup of the blogs that piqued your interest in the month of November. Enjoy!

1. 49 British Phrases That Confuse Aussies

Big Ben in London, England. Blimey! It's Big Ben! Picture: Getty Images

Want to know your blimeys from your blow-me-down, or your clangers from your collywobbles? You’ve come to the right place. Here are 49 British phrases and how to use them.

2. Make The Most Of Adele’s Aussie Tour

Singer Adele. Adele is coming Down Under.

Superstar songstress Adele is coming Down Under to play a string of ‘intimate’ arena concerts – and Flight Centre has you sorted. Buy tickets-and-accommodation packages for the ultimate night out.

3. Spotlight On British Filming Locations

Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England. Highclere Castle doubles for Downton Abbey. Picture: Getty Images

We all love a British drama and we’ve got the lowdown on where your favourites are filmed, from the streets of Edinburgh in Trainspotting, to Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle.

4. Alternative Paris: Enjoying The City Like A Local

The Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur mark the Paris skyline. Take your time in Paris. Picture: Getty Images

Paris takes time. Time to observe, learn and fall in love with Parisian style, culinary traditions and art. Here’s how to avoid the tourist traps and discover the charming City of Lights just like the locals do.

5. New York’s 12 Best Weekend Brunches

Eggs Benedict viewed from above. Get your brunch on in New York. Picture: Getty Images

Feeling peckish? Head to New York, land of the ‘bottomless brunch’ for some truly tantalising fare. Kick off with a strong coffee, mimosa or bloody mary when you tick off these 12 top brunching spots.


More November/December inspiration:

The Best #OpenMyWorld Instagram Pics Of November

Where To Next: Around The World In December


6. Britain’s Best Beaches

Woolfracombe Beach in Devon, England. Picturesque Woolacombe Beach in Devon. Picture: Getty Images

From the farthest reaches of the Cornish seaside to the remoteness of a Scottish island inlet, here are five British beaches to put on your bucket (and spade) list.

7. Heaven On A Plate: Bangkok’s Best Buffets

Chocolate lined up at a buffet in Bangkok, Thailand. Tuck into a chocolate buffet in Bangkok.

Step away from the street food and turn your attention to the Thai capital’s 5-star hotels for sumptuous buffets, ranging from chocolate extravaganzas to seafood spectaculars.

8. Insta-Adventure: Jason & Emilie At The Royal Horseguards

A view of the London Eye through the window of the Royal Horseguards London, England. A stunning view from the Royal Horseguards London.

Our intrepid Instagrammers @jasoncharleshill and @helloemilie have been living it up in London’s extravagant Royal Horseguards hotel – and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!

9. 7 Cool Places To Get High In London

A view through the glass floor at London's Tower Bridge. Venture on to Tower Bridge's glass floor. Picture: Getty Images

Elevate yourself with these awesome views from on high – climb the O2, stand on Tower Bridge’s glass floor, have a drink on a cool rooftop or reach great heights in the Renzo Piano-designed Shard.

10. Sean Scott Takes A Cool Break At Nitmiluk

The Northern Territory's stunning Nitmiluk Gorge. The Northern Territory's stunning Nitmiluk Gorge. Picture: Sean Scott

Landscape photographer Sean Scott discovers the joys of Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine Gorge) on a family road trip through the Northern Territory. Here he shares his travel tips and stunning photos.


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Renae Spinks

Travel for me is about conversations and connections. There’s nothing like setting foot in a new land and meeting people a world apart. From talking to North Sea fishermen in Norway’s Lofoten Islands to breakfast chat at a B&B in my own back yard, there’s always a story to share and a tale to tell.