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 […]
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 […]