Staying healthy on your travels

When I travel, I always make sure I try to stay as healthy as possible but I’ve noticed I seem to always pick up a cold after I’ve been on a long flight. The recycled air, close proximity to other people and the jet lag all take its toll. It’s no fun arriving at a destination feeling run down but I’ve come to accept that it’s par for the course and I’ll be fine in […]

Tempted to try Tasmania? Do it.

I’ve just returned from a holiday in Tasmania in the middle of winter. Everyone told me I was mad to go at this time of the year but I’ve never let other people’s opinions stop me from heading somewhere and I’m very glad I went. True, it was cold, but not as cold as I’d expected from the warnings people gave me. Our holiday started as we sailed out of Port Phillip Bay on the […]

5 Great Christmas Holiday Family Escape ideas

With the exception of a Christmas in July, nobody likes to think about a Christmas holiday six months out but these days you need to book ahead in order to get what you desire. Whether you wish to indulge your inner childhood fantasy with a white Christmas or prefer to stick to the warmth of a tropical breeze, below we’re sure you’ll find something to make you count down the days til Santa arrives. Bavarian […]

Tips for self drive holidays

There’s something nice about a self drive holiday. You get to explore a place at your own leisure. You can go to off-the-beaten track places. It can be more exciting. In general, you simply feel more in control. But…(and there’s always a but) the downside is that everything is a lot less familiar. You’ll probably be driving on the opposite side, road rules and signs will be slightly different and you won’t necessarily know where […]

Changes to rules for passengers concerning electronic devices

Travellers from global airports heading to the UK, USA and Canada are required to demonstrate that their electronic and battery powered devices switch on including telephones, laptops, tablets and e-books. This means charging your devices before arriving at an airport. All passengers will still be required to follow instructions for electronic devices for take-off and landing. Please read the below frequently asked questions related to this recently implemented security measure: Will all baggage be screened for […]

Getting stranded in transit – 5 must pack items for your carry on luggage

If you’ve ever been stuck at an airport due to flight delays, you will understand how handy it is to have your essentials with you at all times. I was one of the many unlucky people who got stranded due to the eruption of Mt Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. I’d departed Sydney none the wiser only to land at Changi airport in Singapore at 10pm to find that my next flight was delayed. And then it […]

Choosing a tropical resort destination

Ahhhhhhhh. That feeling of your body going into relaxation mode as you lay back to doze in the tropical sun, listening to the water lapping gently on the white sandy beach. How nice it is. But trying to decide where that perfect place should be might not be so relaxing. With so much to choose from, you can be left a little overwhelmed and confused. Below are just a few close to home(ish) destinations to […]

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