LifeStyle: Travel

Why you should always choose the window seat on a plane

Monday  00:35,   26 february 2018

Whether you're coming into land or flying high over continental interiors, the view from a plane window is often spectacular.Suddenly, cramped wooden houses were whipping past, so startlingly close I imagined a surreal slideshow of people inside [...]

Why Travel Is the Kind of Therapy That Works For Me

Monday  00:00,   26 february 2018

One of the biggest things that has helped calm my anxiety is travelling to new places and meeting new people. You have no choice but to be present when you travel, completely letting go of the past and not worrying about the future. Most people may[...]

5 ways electric planes will change how we travel

Sunday  04:25,   25 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

The project is part of NASA's 10-year plan to make a large hybrid jet that is greener and quieter than current planes and that has the potential to be sold commercially. Here's the 5 biggest benefits to all-electric planes that NASA hopes to[...]

China reveals design for plane that can do Beijing to New York in two hours

Saturday  04:32,   24 february 2018

A team of Chinese researchers have unveiled the design of a hypersonic airplane capable of flying from Beijing to New York in two hours. The South China Morning Post reports that a team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have[...]

Qantas Is Adding Wi-Fi To A Plane Every Week

Friday  04:10,   23 february 2018
Lifehacker Australia

Qantas has released their half yearly results yesterday and, for the most part, the information was not that interesting. But if you're a frequent traveller with Qantas, a single line in their earnings report might bring a smile to your[...]

How To Fly With Your Kids When You're Terrified Of Flying

Friday  02:51,   23 february 2018
Lifehacker Australia

I'm terrified of flying. Logically, I know that my fear is illogical. I know that commercial flight is statistically safe. Logically, I know that my fear is illogical. I know that commercial flight is statistically safe. I understand[...]

Most popular countries for Australians to visit: 2017 ABS tourism figures

Friday  01:17,   23 february 2018

The number of Australians heading to traditional favourites Indonesia and the US fell in 2018, while other countries enjoyed a surge in Aussie tourists.Did the traditional favourites continue to shine or are there new players stealing some of their[...]

14 hostels you won’t believe aren’t luxury hotels

Thursday  23:56,   22 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to mind. When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to[...]

Qatar Just Unveiled the First A350-1000 — and It Could Put an End to Your In-flight Pet Peeves

Thursday  04:55,   22 february 2018
Travel + Leisure

Qatar Airways added Airbus’s first A350-1000 aircraft to its fleet on Tuesday. The aircraft is also the first Airbus to feature Qatar’s Qsuites business class (it’s the 16th plane overall to have the suites). The aircraft is also the first[...]

Only ONE Australian beach made the world's top 25

Thursday  02:23,   22 february 2018

As a land girt by sea, our beaches have made Australia one of the world's hottest travel destinations. But when it comes to naming the top 25 beaches in the world, only one of our prime locations is worthy of cracking the list.Travel website[...]

Scottish brewery plans hotel with beer taps in rooms

Thursday  00:21,   22 february 2018

"This is a beer Nirvana," the brewery says.A Scottish brewery has announced plans to build the "world's first" craft beer hotel in[...]

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

Wednesday  11:16,   21 february 2018
Travel + Leisure

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority. The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Spring[...]

These are the most popular filming locations around the world

Wednesday  04:36,   21 february 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

When it comes to the most popular filming locations in the biz, there's one city that gets more screen time over others. If you guessed "the concrete jungle where dreams are made" as described so succinctly by Jay Z, you guessed correctly.[...]

Bali beaches swamped by garbage as tourists, hotel workers sweep up each morning

Wednesday  04:36,   21 february 2018
ABC News

It's garbage season in Bali, as an annual and worsening tide of trash swamps the beaches of the holiday island, polluting the sand making the prospect of a swim less than appealing. The shocking sight is having a real impact on tourism, and the[...]

How to book cheap flights

Wednesday  02:41,   21 february 2018
Woman's Day

Whether you're off to London, Europe, New Zealand or America, there's a best time to book to ensure you get a great deal on airfares.So when exactly is that right[...]