A recent decision by VCAT found that QBE Insurance discriminated against Ella Ingram when the insurer refused to pay her travel insurance claim because of a blanket exclusion for mental illness in the policy she purchased.
Taking off to another country on the other side of the world solo can be one of the most daunting experiences of your life. But don’t let that stop you. Open your mind to the magic of solo travel.
For those looking for a healthier start to the New Year, Health and Fitness Travel, specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, share their top wellness retreats for Christmas and the New Year.
Security should be a priority if you truly want to have a stress-free holiday. You need to be aware of safety concerns in your chosen destination, but you also need to think about the protection of the possessions you are leaving behind.
Exploring Australia is a must before going further. The country is huge and offers lots of places to explore and things to do. And travelling Australia doesn’t have to be expensive if you’re trying to stick to a budget.
A road trip is among the best ways to see all that Australia has to offer, and plenty of excitement awaits! Consider these must-haves for your next road trip adventure.
Whether you’re going to South West Rocks, Sweers Island or Exmouth for your next fishing trip, you’ll want to arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for adventure. But sometimes road trips can be more than you bargained for. A host of things can go wrong with your car if it isn’t up to snuff. […]
It’s a perennial question. What if you woke up, checked your Saturday lotto results and found out that you’d won the weekend jackpot. Money is suddenly, no longer a problem. Where would you go?
There is nothing more liberating than setting out to see the world! You’ve spent so much time preparing, saving and researching the absolute trip of a life time! But have you thought about what you are going to do with your home?
Getting away with the girls, whether it be for an evening, a weekend or a holiday is great fun and more and more women seem to be realising how important “girl-space is”.
Are you taking advantage of your paid time off? If you need to recharge your batteries or spark your creativity, consider planning a holiday abroad where you can relax and unwind from your hectic work schedule.
Ensure you get the right insurance for your trip by reading the ultimate guide to travel insurance by Eugene Wylde (Insurance Geek Extraordinaire) and enjoy your holiday knowing you’re covered.
To an outsider, dating etiquette in some European countries can seem strange. Did you know that in Portugal it is an absolute no-no to hand a date red flowers, or that in Denmark it is a tradition to have sex on the first date?
From picking wild berries on the Scottish Borders, to trying a genuine Arbroath smokie or Aberdeen buttery, Scotland has a variety of food and drink experiences to be savoured around every corner of the country.
Don’t know what to do over the Easter break? Consider taking a road trip on one of Australia’s greatest drives. It’s a perfect holiday idea for the family, a group of friends, or just you and your partner.
Several factors converged last year that should have a positive impact on travellers. Those with a penchant for travel in a country that’s far from devoted to tourism have seen the biggest change.
When travelling in the United Kingdom renting a car is definitely the best way to go. In contrast to Australia, driving distances are short, but not all of the UK is served well by public transport.
From the foothills of India’s Himalayas to the rolling Tuscan hills of Italy, enhance your well-being with a healthy spring cleanse for benefits from weight loss to clearer skin and improved mental clarity.
Even though the prospect of getting hurt or needing travel insurance isn’t the coolest thing to think about for your holiday, it’s certainly something to consider for yourself.
Astrology says our destines our written in the stars, and according to The Co-operative Travel blog, so too are our travel destinations. Let your star sign guide you to your perfect destination.
Before your brain shifts into holiday mode, you would be wise to prepare a checklist of everything you’ll need when you’re far from home and the nearest department store is hundreds, possibly thousands of kilometres away.
Any seasoned traveller will tell you that quality matters most when choosing which luggage to buy. But you also don’t want to spend more money than you have to on luggage that will stand up to the rigours of travel.
Each stopover offers a number of different benefits and opportunities. You need to think about what you want while you wait for your next flight, whether it is relaxing, shopping or visiting some tourist spots.
Like the mystery flight, the mystery hotel leaves it to the hand of fate to decide one very important aspect of your trip. But don’t worry, you get to pick the destination and your mystery hotel will be close to all the action.
How much do you know about Tahiti? Take the quiz and find out! For those of you who are thinking about visiting this tropical paradise, learn some fun facts about the heart of French Polynesia.
Did you know that if you take out a general travel insurance policy, you might not be covered for winter’s best ski activities? With some travel insurance policies you may have to pay extra to cover time spent on the slopes.
Travelling with your significant other gives both of you the chance to deepen your relationship, as well as reignite the spark that initially brought both of you together.
Imagine lounging on a beach or by the pool, soaking up the sun’s warmth in a truly fantastic bikini. Add in a cocktail and it is as close to perfect as a holiday can get.
Some people avoid them out of fear or concern, while others seek them out for the adventure and adrenalin rush. Whichever category you fall in, it is good to know where the most dangerous roads in Australia are and the hazards they present.
Some people get paid good money to travel around the world. It might be because of their job, or that they are a major personality who can influence the way people think.
Australian snow-boarding legend and Olympic Gold medallist, Torah Bright has returned home to lead a campaign to encourage more Australians to experience a snow holiday.
With light snowfalls 10 days out from the opening of the winter season, Australia’s No. 1 Ski Resort, is gearing up for a massive line-up to celebrate, with a long weekend planned full of music, entertainment, food, fun and activities for all ages from 7th to 9th June.
Cover for luggage and personal effects is often misunderstood in regards to travel insurance cover. Aussie travellers need to be made aware of situations when they might not be covered.
Adults are also putting their careers on hold to do things like, take Spanish lessons from a Peruvian, work at a children’s orphanage in Thailand, or sample Caiprainhas in Brazil.
Out of everyone that secures a travel policy next month, more than a quarter will do so without considering the potential dangers that exist while on holiday overseas.
Romantic hotel stays aren’t just for honeymooners. At this time of year cupid’s arrow is working overtime and so too are the world’s most romantic hotels in Paris, New York, Venice and Hawaii.
Australia’s most popular holiday home rental website Stayz.com.au has uncovered some of our nation’s most unusual holiday homes. From a Mongolian Yurt in Victoria to a Castle in the Adelaide Hills, there is a growing selection of unique properties for those looking for something a little different for their next holiday. Here are seven unique […]
A Thames River Cruise is one of the best ways to see London, weaving through the heart of the city and past so many of its famous attractions. Highlights of a Thames river cruise include the site of the Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the retired battle-cruiser – HMS Belfast; […]
At 91 years of age, Betty White is the poster girl for positive ageing. Still working and living life to the full, Betty recently teamed up with fellow TV veteran Gavin MacLeod, for Air New Zealand’s latest in-flight safety video launched on the internet today. The video, Safety Old School Style, is the airline’s first […]
London has a very rich and varied royal history and is the city where the current reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II resides. Almost all of the main royal residences are based there and most are open for tourists to visit. For visitors who are planning to visit the city and are stuck for ideas […]