Travel News

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Flight passenger’s disgusting find

Flight passenger’s disgusting find

WHEN Matthew Meehan boarded his plane he thought, “Not another flight that smells bad.” Then he found something disturbing under his seat.

Ridiculous airfares to luxury island

Ridiculous airfares to luxury island

IT’S the destination known for its sky-high prices, until now. A mega-sale with rock-bottom fares to this island paradise is about to launch.

$54k bill after girls’ trip tragedy

$54k bill after girls’ trip tragedy

CHARLOTTE Carter had been looking forward to a girl’s holiday to Dubai. Tragedy struck in the taxi from the airport to her hotel.

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

Passport blunder tears family apart

Passport blunder tears family apart

A NEW Zealand man can’t meet his newborn son after authorities lost his passport and then allegedly lied about what happened.

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.

Mon 5 Nov 2018

Backlash to Virgin’s new boarding rule

Backlash to Virgin’s new boarding rule

A MOVE to bring boarding procedures in line with the US has both been praised and slammed, with some vowing never to fly Virgin again.

Family’s 90 hour Disney flight from hell

Family’s 90 hour Disney flight from hell

A SHATTERED young family’s holiday to Disney World is “completely ruined” after a series of bungles by the airline.

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exquisite island off north Queensland more than O-cay

Exquisite island off north Queensland more than O-cay

Unbelievable beauty awaits those who make the trek to Sudbury Cay, two hours out of Cairns.

Take a punt on perfect package from Glitter Strip

Take a punt on perfect package from Glitter Strip

A holiday that includes the beach and a day at the races is one fabulous getaway on the Gold Coast.

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Lurid secrets of infamous ‘sex island’

Lurid secrets of infamous ‘sex island’

CELEBRITIES, sex workers, drugs and all-night parties — this is the controversial holiday Aussies are among those signing up for.

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Couple furious after checking into ‘bombsite’

Couple furious after checking into ‘bombsite’

HELEN and her partner Jay took five years to save up for their dream holiday. What they got was not what they say they paid for.

The brutal truth about my $20 flight

The brutal truth about my $20 flight

She thought it was an incredible deal — but this traveller soon learnt the harsh truth about bargain flights. Here’s what she wishes she’d known.

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