Flight Centre’s Top 10 Blogs of October 2016

7 November 2016

From important events that can affect your travel plans to stories that spark your wanderlust, we write articles to inform, inspire and educate on destinations and events all around the globe. In October we covered group tours and cruising around Europe, an adventure packed trip to Santiago and how a country in mourning could impact your travel plans. So what were our readers most interested in the last month? Here are the top 10 most-read blogs in October, to keep you up to date and in the know with all things travel.

1. Travel Advisory: Death of Thailand’s Beloved King

 The Grand Palace in Bangkok (Image: Getty)

As Thai people mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, travellers can expect major events to be postponed and business hours limited. Here's everything you need to know.

2. London’s Top 5 Historic Pubs

 Pulling a pint in one of London's oldest pubs. (Image: Getty)

Cosy, informal and often at the heart of the local community, the historic British pub is a bona fide institution. And in the nation’s capital there’s more of them than you can shake a stick at.

3. An Insider Guide to Contiki Europe

 Coach to coach on Contiki. (Image: Getty)

Ever wondered what it’s like to lead a group of 18 to 35s through the historic cities and cultural centres of Europe? With four years wearing the Contiki tee, Trip Manager Jake Stewart tells us about the highs and lows of life on the road and why Barcelona is his favourite European city.

4. Currency: What to consider for a US Holiday

 Beware of currency fluctuations when travelling. (Image: Getty)

If you’re jetting off on a US holiday in the next couple of months, it’s time to start thinking about currency – and the looming US election on November 8 may just throw a spanner in your planning.

5. Europe: The Costsaver Way

 Views from Venice to Giudecca Island. (Image: Getty)

Featuring 37 itineraries in 33 countries, CostSaver offers both intimate regional journeys and broader panoramic experiences. Showcasing the highlights and hidden delights at incredible value, there’s simply no better way to explore Europe than with CostSaver.

6. The Wild Side of Santiago

 The Aconcagua Valley is one hour north of Santiago. (Image: Getty)

Most people who fly into Santiago think they need to head south to Patagonia or north to the Atacama Desert for a dose of Chile’s famed wilderness, but within an hour or two you can explore the Andes, the Coastal Range and the Pacific Ocean to explore.

7. Scandi-Baltic Adventures

 The sparkling Copenhagen waterfront. (Image: Getty)

Done Italy? Travelled France? Cosmos puts the spotlight on a magical part of Europe on their 16-day Jewels of Baltics and Scandinavia tour.

8. Nordic Cruising: A Great Way to See Northern Europe

 An Arctic local. (Image: Getty)

Jump aboard a Nordic cruise for a dose of epic wilderness, wildlife and mountain ranges. From spotting the northern lights to colourful castles in St Petersburg, the Nordic countries have something for everyone.

9. Let Globus Take The Lead

 Toledo’s setting on a gorge overlooking Rio Tajo commands attention. (Image: Getty)

Flight Centre Grafton Travel Expert Christine Byrne found out exactly what makes the Globus experience special on a trip to Spain and Portugal, taking in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon.

10. Insta-Adventure: Jason & Emilie Tour Italy With Topdeck

 Jason Charles Hill and Hello Emilie visited Positano on their tour. (Image: Jason Charles Hill/ Emilie Ristevski)

From perfect sunsets in Positano to hidden laneways in Rome, Jason and Emilie share their experience travelling around Italy with Topdeck.


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Vicki Fletcher

An Australian writer and photographer, Vicki loves road trips down unknown tracks, 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.