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Flight Centre’s 19 Most-Read Blog Posts Of 2019

9 January 2020
Read Time: 9.4 mins

We published 272 blog articles in 2019 – that’s a lot of travel inspo, tips and practical info! We covered everything from cruise holidays to adventure travel, under-the-radar destinations and perennial hotspots, family holidays, solo travel and so much more.

As we head into a new decade, ICYMI we take a look back at the top topics that whet our wanderlust in 2019, where we travelled and what we’re looking forward to in 2020.

1. Japan For Beginners: 19 Things You Need To Know Before Your First Trip To Japan

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Japan went gangbusters with Aussie travellers in 2019 and with hosting duties for the Rugby World Cup last year and the Tokyo Olympics this year, this Asian nation is only going to continue to rise in popularity. If you’re heading to Japan for the first time, this is your top guide to all the things you need to know before you go.

2. The Best Bali Resorts You Can Stay At

a view of the main pool, the sun setting in the background Image: Furama Villas & Spa Ubud

Looking for a Bali getaway recommendation? With so many bungalows, hotels and resorts to choose from, researching your perfect stay can get a little overwhelming. Check out our roundup of Bali resorts for all budgets.

3. 7 All-Inclusive Holiday Destinations In Asia

Club Med Bintan Island. Club Med Bintan Island. Image: Club Med

From Bali to Japan, Maldives to Malaysia, there’s a Club Med resort in Asia for you whether you’re into a beach stay or a ski holiday. Here’s seven all-inclusive options in Asia.

4. 9 Reasons To Quit Your Job And Start a New Life In Italy

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Italy – it’s amore at first sight, amiright? If you needed any extra incentive to live la dolce vita, we’ve got nine reasons to quit your job and move to Italy, stat.

5. Get More For The Aussie Dollar In These 5 Countries In 2020

Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires The pretty-in-pink Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.

Who wants more for their money overseas? You do! Our travel money mates at Travel Money Oz gave us their top tips on the surprising destinations where your Aussie dollar will go further in 2020.

6. 9 Off-The-Beaten Track Experiences To Have In 2020

From our Top 50 List of the must-have travel experiences for 2020, based on internal data and research, we found nine adrenaline-fuelled experiences for adventurers at heart. What’s on your travel wish list?

7. The Round The World Itinerary To Tick Off Your 2020 Travel Bucket List

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Want to tick off some destinations on Flight Centre’s Top 50 List?  How about seven locations on the one trip? These three round-the-world itineraries are just the ticket.

8. This Is Why Summer Is Definitely The Worst Time To Travel To Europe

Busy beach in San Sebastian, Spain

Seems like heaps of you are keen to avoid crowds and higher costs in the peak Europe summer season, due to the popularity of this article. Find out the best time to visit Europe for cheaper flights, accommodation, tours and more.

9. 5 Overwater Bungalows Close To Home

Aerial shot of Marriott Momi Bay with a focus on the villas Take me to Fiji - stat! Image: Marriott Momi Bay

Who doesn’t love an overwater bungalow? Not many! Here’s some top options just a direct flight from Australia.

10. 7 Top Tips For Shopping In Bali

woman at market stall touching a bag Choose your item and barter respectfully

Plenty of you want to know how to ace your next shopping spree in Bali with these top tips from the travel experts.

11. 12 Next Level Thailand Resorts You Need To Stay At

Elephant hills resort phuket thailand The rainforest camp at Elephant Hills is worlds away from the Phuket you probably know. (Image: Elephant Hills)

Do we love some resort recommendations or what? From Phuket to Samui, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, here’s 12 top stays we’ve researched for you already. You’re welcome.

12. How To Holiday In Europe And Not Be Poor Afterwards

Image taken from the ocean looking back at Nice Beach in France. Buildings in the background Buy early and relax. Perhaps in Nice?

Europe on a budget? You need these travel hacks to live it up in Europe with extra euros to spare.

13. Flight Review: Singapore Airlines Business Class – Brisbane To London

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Want to know what it’s like flying in Singapore Airlines Business Class to London? Here’s our lowdown on the inflight experience.

14. 8 Reasons To Quit Your Job And Start A New Life In Spain

sangria is a staple drink in spain

Bueno! Apparently we’re all moving to Spain as well? Alrighty, then. Hasta luego!

15. 10 Cruise Myths Busted

woman looking out to sea from her cabin. She is wearing a black hat Cruise without travel insurance, if you dare!

If you thought cruises were only for the newly wed or nearly dead, think again. Australia is one of the world’s fastest-growing cruise markets and this blog will bust any lingering myths.

16. Fiji’s Best Kids Clubs As Rated By An 8-Year-Old Expert

Kids at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort pool Splashdown at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort's main pool. (Image: Cassandra Laffey)

Who better to rate Fiji’s best kids clubs than an actual kid? Read our pint-size travel expert’s top picks.

17. Celebrity Edge: The World’s Most Insta-Worthy New Cruise Ship?

The Solarium celebrity edge The Solarium. Image: Celebrity Cruises

Find out more about one of the most anticipated cruise ships of the last decade – Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge.

18. 39 Of The Strangest Questions Travel Agents Have Been Asked

"If I tape two suitcases together does that count as one?"

From currency confusion to actual locations and some pretty *interesting* travel hacks, you won’t believe some of the curious questions our travel experts have fielded in store.

19. Your Essential Disneyland Resort Dictionary

Walking down Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland Resort Walking down Main Street, U.S.A.

Conjuring up feelings of nostalgia, a trip to Disneyland Resort California is pure magic but can be pretty overwhelming for first-timers. We break down the lingo in this essential guide, so read on to find out how to do Disneyland right.


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