LifeStyle: Travel

How to ease back into work after being away on holiday

Sunday  03:51,   14 january 2018
Now To Love

For many of us the first few days back are difficultLiterally overnight you go from being able to enjoy lie-ins and doing whatever you fancy - probably a little over-indulging when it comes to eating and drinking too - to structure, routine and[...]

Travel tips: Ten things you need to know about travel in 2018

Saturday  12:26,   13 january 2018

Travelling in 2018? Here are 10 things you need to know before you embark on your trip.Rethink that GPS-trackable suitcase – Qantas and Virgin Australia are just two airlines that, as of January 15, have banned smart suitcases from both the cargo[...]

Emirates to end A380 services to Brisbane

Saturday  03:51,   13 january 2018
Brisbane Times

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, looks set to disappear from Brisbane skies later this year.But the Dubai-based airline said the move, which would disappoint the city’s band of plane-watchers, might be only[...]

Why Early Morning Flights Are The Best Flights

Saturday  03:43,   13 january 2018
Lifehacker Australia

Next time you go to book a flight you might want to look at the early-morning options first. Early morning flights are less likely to be delayed than those that happen in the afternoon or evening. Delays reportedly start around 8am each day [...]

How this man's solo honeymoon around Australia is the ultimate tribute to his late wife

Saturday  03:42,   13 january 2018

<p>It’s been exactly one year since Ben Debono’s wife Leah lost her life to melanoma.</p>For most of us it would be tempting to wish the day away and not acknowledge an anniversary that causes so much pain. But since Leah’s death Ben has[...]

Blogger offers to travel round the world with strangers claiming to be world’s first travel planner and assistant – with one catch, you have to pay her expenses

Saturday  03:30,   13 january 2018

By Josh Saunders A blogger is offering to travel round the world with strangers claiming to be the world’s first personal travel planner and assistant – with one catch, you have to pay her expenses.&nbsp;A blogger is offering to travel round the [...]

One for the seasoned traveller? Inside the hotel built entirely from salt

Friday  02:46,   12 january 2018

This is the first hotel in the world where the walls are built entirely from salt.&nbsp;The unique hotel is the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt[...]

These Hotel Robots Will Carry Your Bags, Check You In, and Serve You a Drink

Friday  02:35,   12 january 2018
Travel + Leisure

Robots with jade-colored digital eyes could one day turn airports and hotels into a human-free zone.&nbsp;At the CES tech show in Las Vegas this week, LG unveiled three robots for the hospitality industry whose duties include delivering meals[...]

Flight attendants reveal the least disgusting thing you can order on an aeroplane

Friday  01:36,   12 january 2018
Business Insider Australia

Flight attendants have said they stay away from non-bottled water on aeroplanes and drinks that use it, like coffee and tea, because the water can be stored in dirty tanks.It's an open secret that non-bottled water on aeroplanes can be of[...]

Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia's Elvis festival

Friday  01:27,   12 january 2018

Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia's annual Elvis festival on Thursday. Strains of "I Was The One" rang out along the platforms[...]

Airline pilot speak: Codes pilots use and why they talk the way they do

Thursday  23:37,   11 january 2018

In the cockpit there's a special language that the pilot and co-pilot use which makes no sense to the general flying public. "We're gonna be in the Hudson."And with those final words before contact was lost, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger [...]

Where Every Travel Expert and Outlet Says to Go in 2018

Thursday  23:37,   11 january 2018
Travel + Leisure

With the start of a new year, many travelers have already begun making lists of their travel plans for 2018, plotting out everything from three-day weekends to off-the-grid getaways. Travel publications and industry experts have also done the same,[...]

Why Travelling Didn’t Work Out For Me

Thursday  04:22,   11 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

Like many other existentially anguished twenty-somethings, I had a burning desire to quit my job and travel. T he nine to five existence apparently wasn’t cutting it anymore, and I pictured myself - or at least my fantasied alter ego - living a more [...]

This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ice Hotel Will Make Anyone Feel Like They’re in Winterfell

Thursday  04:22,   11 january 2018
Travel + Leisure

Your dream winter vacation is coming. If you’re not already sick of the freezing weather, there’s a perfect place to bask in the freezing temperatures, play in the snow, and celebrate everything that is winter.&nbsp;If you’re not already sick of [...]

"My phone was stolen overseas. Then I received an $89,000 phone bill."

Thursday  04:12,   11 january 2018

Ellie had been warned about Barcelona. Classified by some as the pickpocket capital of the world, the city is renowned for theft, and tourists are often told to be on high alert.&nbsp;Classified by some as the pickpocket capital of the world,[...]