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Hotel Review: Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

I love a good design hotel. Any property that breaks out of the boring cookie-cutter mould to deliver something new or exciting is doing something right in my books. One brand making waves in this space is...

Flight Review: Scoot 777-200 Gold Coast to Singapore, ScootBiz

Low cost air travel is an ordinary part of life these days. Travellers are accustomed to cheap seats, cheap service and cheap food that resembles something left in the fridge for a week… but it seems not all...

How to spot a scam Facebook competition

This man shared a Facebook post offering a free cruise to the South Pacific, you won’t believe what happened next. Actually you will, because you’ve probably seen it happen time and again. Not a day goes by...

Hotel Review: ibis Mackay Airport

I’ll admit it had been several years since I last stayed in an ibis Hotel, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Back before their rebrand in 2011, my sole experience with the chain was their rather dated Sydney...

World music finds a home in Penang

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Penang World Music Festival, held in the UNESCO listed city of George Town, Malaysia. Would I have called myself a world music fan before I went? No...

Top five things to do in Penang

Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in things to see and do. I was in town for a few days but feel I barely scratched the surface of what the island had...

Royal Caribbean announce new ship name

Royal Caribbean International has announced the name of the newest high-tech ship to join its Quantum Class fleet – Spectrum of the Seas. Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s groundbreaking and high...

The amazing scooters of Hanoi

Last year we decided to do things a little different for our New Year celebration. Rather than spend it with friends back home in Australia like we usually do, we thought we’d experience a taste of how the rest of the world celebrate this...

The travel advice no one should have to give

Travel is a wondrous thing. Whether at home or abroad, it’s a chance to get outside of your comfort zone, broaden your horizons, and perhaps snap a few nice photos. One downside, though, is it brings you in contact with the world’s most hated...

10 essential travel phrases in 10 languages

Of the roughly 7.5 billion people on the planet, only 360 million or so of them speak English as a first language (well, according to Wikipedia at least). That leaves an awful lot of people who may or may not be able to decipher your attempts at...

Around the World in Eight Rail Journeys

As a kid I remember being fascinated by the tale of Phileas Fogg and his companions as they attempted to circumnavigate the globe in the classic Jules Verne novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’. The mystery and adventure, the people they met and...

Hacks to speed up your travel insurance claim

Online travel insurance provider InsureandGo has lifted the lid on its travel claim process, revealing some handy tips that could help your travel insurance claim progress quicker. New data from the insurer has found more than one in four (28%)...

Emirates to Europe on sale

Aussie travellers looking to make the long trek to Europe between now and March next year are in luck with Emirates releasing special fares to destinations across Europe. You can book return Economy Class fares starting from $1,269 to Dublin, $1,309...