Tourism

Thu 8 Nov 2018

The $9 Kmart knock-off every traveller needs

The $9 Kmart knock-off every traveller needs

It’s the greatest packing invention of the past 50 years — but do you really need to pay the big bucks? This traveller tried them all and here’s what she found.

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Genius way flyer avoided baggage fees

Genius way flyer avoided baggage fees

THIS traveller’s simple but brilliant hack let him get around an airline’s strict baggage rules and avoid being slugged by extra charges.

This trip to Borneo is life-changing

This trip to Borneo is life-changing

In the exotic jungles of North Borneo, tragedy melds with beauty during a special trip of remembrance for the soldiers who died in WWII.

Weird things people do on Qantas flights

Weird things people do on Qantas flights

THESE veteran Qantas flight attendants have seen it all. Now they’re dishing the dirt on bizarre in-flight behaviour that still has them shaking their heads.

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Barista’s shocking response to desperate Aussie

Barista’s shocking response to desperate Aussie

It was a seemingly simple request, but what this caffeine-deprived traveller received in return was nothing short of spirit-crushing blow.

Packing secrets: This cult brand changed everything

Packing secrets: This cult brand changed everything

She’s spent years on the road, and now this Aussie traveller reveals why a cheap Japanese label changed the way she packed forever.

Aussie coffee expert’s guide to NYC

Aussie coffee expert’s guide to NYC

He knows coffee better than just about anyone else — and his tips for seeing the best of New York aren’t too shabby, either.

Jackpot! I found a secret island better than Bali

Jackpot! I found a secret island better than Bali

It was so under the radar, even their local guide didn’t know about it. But what this Aussie traveller found, could be the best-kept secret of Asia.

Dig this Gippsland coal miners’ lodgings turned B&B

Dig this Gippsland coal miners’ lodgings turned B&B

A CENTURY-old Wonthaggi pub turned bed and breakfast has been served up to the market.

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Dreamworld’s hopes ride on $17m attraction

Dreamworld’s hopes ride on $17m attraction

A $17 million virtual reality ride will spearhead Dreamworld’s efforts to win back visitors after the Thunder River Rapids tragedy.

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Airline secrets: How insiders score cheap flights

Airline secrets: How insiders score cheap flights

It’s the same seat, the same plane, only your ticket costs less than everyone else’s. This travel expert shares his trick to snag a sneaky flight saving.

Would you board this plane?

Would you board this plane?

VIRGIN Australia will soon roll out its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8s, the same model as the doomed Lion Air jet. Would you want to fly on it?

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Luxury cruise ship heading to Australia

Luxury cruise ship heading to Australia

Known for its design, food and wine, Celebrity Eclipse is undergoing a $700m modernisation and is set to call Melbourne home.

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Luxury resort now left derelict

Luxury resort now left derelict

AT ONE time this was a shining jewel of Australian tourism. But now it sits eerily abandoned with an uncertain future.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Qld tourism boom worth billions

Qld tourism boom worth billions

Southeast Queensland tourism is in a purple patch with rising visitor numbers and big projects coming — meet the people charged with ensuring good times last.

Fri 26 Oct 2018

‘Drunk’ prank could get tourists 10 years in Thai jail

‘Drunk’ prank could get tourists 10 years in Thai jail

A TRAVELLER says she’s terrified in Thailand as she and a mate face a decade behind bars for a simple mistake on a night out.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Sick truth behind cute tourist picture

Sick truth behind cute tourist picture

IT’S marketed as a cute and harmless holiday activity but in reality it’s covering up a vile secret.

Nothing beats this: $165 flights to Hawaii

Nothing beats this: $165 flights to Hawaii

Aloha, holiday! Flights to Hawaii have never been quite this cheap before — plus there’s a stack of other hot destinations on sale, too.

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Sinister reason men flock to this island

Sinister reason men flock to this island

GROWING numbers of male tourists are heading to the Caribbean’s most popular destination for sun, sand and sex — with children.

$5 packing secret saving travellers hundreds

$5 packing secret saving travellers hundreds

It was over dinner one night when this traveller let her packing trick slip and what she revealed was pure genius. This is how to look luxe for less.

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