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 […]
If you are enthralled by the beauty of nature and the outdoors then this whole country will make you swoon. There’s barely an ordinary spot in the place which is pretty damn amazing. There are crystal clear still lakes, snow capped mountains, sparkling harbours and the valleys of wine countries. So how on earth will […]
One of the things I love most about travel is the interesting people you meet along the way. People who inspire you by their character, their way of life, their determination against the odds, their attitudes and outlooks. These people leave an indelible mark on your being, that you carry with you forever. If you […]
Pull up a seat, I’d like to have a chat with you about risk, travel and common sense. Yesterday I was sitting with my Dutch friend Jose commiserating the lack of tourists in the Sinai, Egypt. We both live here at the moment, in this sleepy, peaceful Red Sea beachside town, inhabited by ex-pats and […]
Paradise Resort Gold Coast has officially launched PLANET CHILL – the only permanent ice skating rink within a resort in the southern hemisphere. Now open to thrill and chill guests of all ages staying at Australia’s premier family accommodation provider, PLANET CHILL will be a unique drawcard for families travelling to the Gold Coast. Paradise […]
“Do you have anything to make my skin whiter?” my Arab girlfriend, Shiha, looks at me hopefully with her big brown eyes. I am in the Sinai, Egypt, spending time in the desert with my exotic Bedouin girlfriends. How to be beautiful, is for them, like any women anywhere in the world, a hot topic. […]
With communication becoming an ever more global thing, these days your business may include negotiations with countries half-way across the globe and require you to spend your days flying from continent to continent in order to keep your business growing. When travelling for business purposes it is important to get the correct travel insurance for […]
A road trip with your children can be a rollicking good time, traumatic, chaotic, boring and exciting. In other words, it is a microcosm of life itself. Often, how you prepare and plan for your trip will be the big difference between whether your family will be spending more time laughing, singing songs and eating […]
London wants Australian nannies. Traditional jobs for the UK childcare market leaned toward hiring Italian, French and other Western European women as nannies, but the market is changing rapidly according to UK childcare companies. The typical Briton is looking more toward Australians to carry out the nanny duties. According to surveys of British women, they […]
Australian Chef Pauline Leonard (pictured), best known for the cooking classes she runs at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, has been conducting gourmet food & wine weekend tours for small groups since 2009. To coincide with the launch of a new Gourmet Tasting Tour of Healesville, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, she has launched her […]
The number of women who travel for business is increasing and today women make up 45% of the corporate travel market. As women travel for business more often, they need to be adequately prepared to enable them to conduct business successfully and safely on behalf of their organisation. The security risks that apply to all […]
The fourth annual Vivid Sydney festival will transform the city into a canvas of light, music and ideas from 25 May – 11 June. Vivid Sydney is the largest creative industries festival in the southern hemisphere, featuring live music performances at Sydney Opera House, creative industry events and large scale light installations around the harbour […]
In some cultures floating around naked with strangers would land you in hot water. In Japan it quite literally does, but this is not a story about exploits in a far flung destination. The Japanese have been soaking in hot springs (onsens) for over 2,000 years and it’s safe to say they know a few […]
Located in the heart of Marrakech’s historic Sidi Ben Slimane quarter, The Great Getaway Medina has been refurbished to preserve its traditional architectural style. Owners Christian and Ina Krug teamed up with acclaimed German architect Moritz Theden to transfors a traditional Moroccan riad into an intimate six-room hotel for world travelers. Here, guests are invited […]
The 2012 Holiday and Travel Shows are coming to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and entry is FREE! The Holiday & Travel Show will include exhibitors showcasing dream destinations from Australia and around the globe and organisers say it will be the most entertaining, innovative and interactive event of its kind in 2012. Formerly known as […]
There are holidays you’ll remember. And then there are journeys you’ll never forget. There’s a reason why the first thing people ask you when you arrive home from travelling is “How was your trip?” It’s because we all understand that travelling has the power to change us, to excite us and enrich our lives in […]
You probably never thought that you would have to put so much preparation into a simple trip, that is until you had a baby! All the rules are different now and you find yourself staring at a suitcase and all the baby gear that you use on a regular basis. How in the world are […]
Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast has announced it will open the BIGGEST Resort Aqua Play Water Park in the Southern Hemisphere in September. The water park will feature a giant central pool, large heated spa and 2 enormous Aqua Play attractions. The larger structure will be 3 stories high on multi levels complete with […]
For a limited time only, Paradise Resort have released a Family Fun package with breakfast included for the whole family! 2 night packages start from $180* per room per night! Paradise Resort is located near the heart of Surfers Paradise – a family friendly resort that will ensure the kids holiday will be one to […]
My family and I were lucky last month. We visited the magnificent city of Christchurch and left only two short weeks before the tragic earthquake that crumbled this beautiful place to the ground, crushing its people, its spirit, its beauty. But after witnessing this city pre-tragedy, I have to say – there’s no way its […]
The drive in to Wellington is fascinating. When coming in from the north, you hit a multi-lane road (one of very, very few, all over NZ – hurrah!) and then weave through a series of cavernous hills, dipping down into a harbour which comes suddenly and spectacularly into view. The city proper is accessed very easily […]
On day four of our NZ road trip, we left Auckland early, grabbed takeaway coffees and headed south east on highway 1 before turning off at highway 2 towards Matamata or ‘Hobbiton’ – the site where the Hobbit’s village was filmed in The Lord of the Rings. In keeping with NZ’s steep tourist prices, an […]
Hard to believe we’d not yet travelled to our across-the-ditch neighbour New Zealand… so a school holiday trip was long overdue. As we’re not [yet] skiers, we thought the height of summer might be a great time to take the kids for a two week, two-island tour – most especially because it meant we could […]
Our decision to spend our next holiday on the islands of Samoa was a simple one to make. We wanted to go somewhere relaxing but fun, a place where we could stay mainly in the one spot, and somewhere that the kids would love as much as the adults. My husband and I were travelling […]
Hankering for Tokyo (who isn’t?) but totally intimidated (who isn’t?). Well worry no longer. This beginner’s guide will whet your appetite for more than just melt-in-your-mouth sashimi. My husband and I travelled (sans kids) to Tokyo and Kyoto in 2007 and our visit was one of the most memorable travel experiences of our lives. The […]
Day Three of our California Adventure in San Francisco was very quiet. Lots and lots of rain. We had a much-needed sleep in, hung out on Union Street, shopped and took long reprieves in Starbucks. That evening, we dined at – where else? – a diner. Johnny Rockets was super kitsch but so much fun. […]
Oh sigh. It didn’t let us down. That amazing place. How I’ve longed to meet you, San Francisco. Travelling to the US takes a looooong time so it’s well worth making a longer trip of it. We factored San Fran into the first part of a three week road trip, but we really should have […]
Cool weather, snow-topped mountains, wild beaches, untamed forests, small cities, wonderful people. Tasmania. I’m a Melbourne girl. I was born here, grew up here and now live my adult life on the outskirts of this beautiful city. But Tasmania is my second home, the place I spent every childhood holiday. My parents were both raised […]
I had my first Italian language class in 1986. I was just six years old so I can only vaguely remember the teacher and, unfortunately, a minimal number of words he taught us (made even more unfortunate by the fact that I was to continue learning this language for the next decade, and then spend […]
In 2008, my husband and I made the impetuous decision to snaffle the kids out of school and head to Disneyland. To abscond. To play hooky from life. Irresponsible? Maybe. Naughty? A little. Exciting? Oh yes! because we’re not talking Hong Kong Disney – oh no. Nor Paris, Tokyo nor Florida. Phhht. We’re talking the […]
After visiting Bali 19 years ago, thinking that I would possibly never return, I decided to go back and explore a different side and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I stayed at a wonderful little retreat set amongst the villages up in the mountains near Ubud and used this as a base to […]