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Wed 9 Jan 2019

Surprising NSW spots where tourists splashed $20b

premium_icon Surprising NSW spots where tourists splashed $20b

NSW is revelling in a homegrown tourism boom, with domestic travellers spending a record-breaking $20 billion across the state — a 13 per cent jump in one year....

Once in a lifetime Antarctic adventures taken to new level

premium_icon Once in a lifetime Antarctic adventures taken to new level

A Sunshine Coast based adventure company have leased a polar ship, giving them the unique capability of being able to explore Antarctica.

Look but don't touch: Why you shouldn't swim at these spots

premium_icon Look but don't touch: Why you shouldn't swim at these spots

THERE are many beautiful waterholes on the Northern Rivers, and while they might look great for a swim some should be admired from a distance for good reason.

Mon 7 Jan 2019

Why you will now pay to leave Japan

Why you will now pay to leave Japan

When it comes to travelling, rarely can you get away with a cheap trip — especially overseas. From today, you’ll now be paying even more before leaving Japan.

Inside Disney’s creepiest theme park

Inside Disney’s creepiest theme park

When this park opened, thousands of joyous families flocked to it every day. Now it’s an abandoned wasteland — with a chilling backstory.

Sun 6 Jan 2019

NZ's Bay of Islands as pretty as a picture

NZ's Bay of Islands as pretty as a picture

Paihia and scenic bay must be on your list when you visit country's beautiful, and bountiful, North Island.

Where peace of mind is priceless

Where peace of mind is priceless

Makepeace Island on the Noosa River is now available for exclusive-use hire as a top-end wellness retreat.

Sat 5 Jan 2019

Bestjet founder blames failure on new owner

premium_icon Bestjet founder blames failure on new owner

The founder and former owner of Bestjet Travel blames the collapse of the online booking firm on its new owner, who oversaw the business for only 39 days.

Pilot slams Jetstar’s ‘shameful’ treatment

Pilot slams Jetstar’s ‘shameful’ treatment

A professional athlete and pilot has told of being forcibly removed from his seat over concerns he couldn’t physically operate the emergency exit.

Why backpackers are ‘easy targets’ for criminals

premium_icon Why backpackers are ‘easy targets’ for criminals

Three female backpackers have been murdered. One in New Zealand, two in Morocco. Thousands of them flock to Australian shores, and there’s a reason why they’re...

Fri 4 Jan 2019

The airlines you should never fly with

The airlines you should never fly with

Qantas is officially the safest airline in the world, according to a new list that names and shames the best and worst of the aviation industry.

Thu 3 Jan 2019

‘Fiasco’: Bestjet customers vent fury

‘Fiasco’: Bestjet customers vent fury

A “once-in-a-lifetime” business class trip to Milan cost a couple $10,600. They paid in full and received a devastating email days later.

$22k first class flights sold for $966 by mistake

$22k first class flights sold for $966 by mistake

Some lucky travellers rang in 2019 with a bargain airfare when Cathay Pacific made a huge error in its New Year’s Eve sale.

Why you suffer from terrible jet lag

Why you suffer from terrible jet lag

After years of flying all over the world, a Qantas pilot has shared his tips on the best things you can do to beat jet lag.

Bad news for Aussies headed overseas

Bad news for Aussies headed overseas

Got a trip planned? Your savings will have to stretch a lot further after the Aussie dollar fell below 70 US cents for the first time in years.

Disturbing Ronaldo statue trend takes off

Disturbing Ronaldo statue trend takes off

Fans of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo can’t keep their hands — and other body parts — off the impressive bulge in his pants.

Passport rule that could ruin Bali holidays

Passport rule that could ruin Bali holidays

Indonesia is cracking down on this passport rule with one man reportedly stopped from travelling to Bali from Perth on Christmas Day.

Wed 2 Jan 2019

Why you suffer from terrible jet lag

Why you suffer from terrible jet lag

AFTER years of flying all over the world, a Qantas pilot has shared his tips on the best things you can do to beat jet lag.

Top tips for taking better summer pics on your iPhone

premium_icon Top tips for taking better summer pics on your iPhone

Australian photographer and Instagrammer Samah El Ali shares her best tips for beautiful summer photographs on an iPhone.

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Seriously, this New Zealand town is history

Seriously, this New Zealand town is history

Arrowtown has had Maori battles, a goldrush and a pastoral phase and now it should be on many a bucket list.

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