Category: Travel

‘A rare, untouched marvel of the Earth’

‘A rare, untouched marvel of the Earth’

The Conflict Islands are lesser explored. IT’S billed as a “rare, untouched marvel” and it’s set to become the newest travel hotspot for Aussies. The Conflict Islands is a remote group of 21 pristine, uninhabited …
Confessions of a first time cruiser

Confessions of a first time cruiser

The pool deck on Celebrity Equinox. Picture: Fleur Bainger I AM about to board my first-ever “proper” cruise. By proper, I mean a 15-storey high-rise, floating hotel; the kind that has 2850 people waking each …
Bye Bali, we’re going here instead

Bye Bali, we’re going here instead

This little beach lies next to world famous Hyams Beach. Picture: Kate Schneider ARE you over the glitz and seediness of the Gold Coast, already visited Hamilton Island, bored of Bali and over the Byron …
Millionaires, filmmaker die in chopper crash

Millionaires, filmmaker die in chopper crash

The bodies of three people have been found with the wreckage of a missing helicopter south of Cessnock, NSW. Helicopter pilot Richard Green / Picture: Supplied MILLIONAIRES Richard and Carolyn Green have been killed along …
‘Bomb was planted in passenger’s bag’

‘Bomb was planted in passenger’s bag’

The Islamic State in Aleppo released a new propaganda video on November 7 in which the jihadist group repeated claims of responsibility for downing of the Russian passenger plane over Sinai in retaliation for ‘Russian …
The other side of Christmas Island

The other side of Christmas Island

More than a detention island … for Lauren Taylor and her young family, Christmas Island is a perfect home. MANY Australians would only know Christmas Island as a dumping ground for unwelcome arrivals — for …
Nine places to visit before you die

Nine places to visit before you die

Not all places live up to the hype, but Hawaii certainly does. NOT all destinations live up to the hype. And many times I’ve been disappointed when I’ve travelled. The places that instantly spring to …
Place names you’re pronouncing wrong

Place names you’re pronouncing wrong

Don’t say Capri like those khaki shorts. Picture: Getty IT’S bad enough looking like a tourist, but even worse when you open your mouth and totally butcher the name of the place. To help spare …
Airport meltdown ruins honeymoon

Airport meltdown ruins honeymoon

Bali’s airport is open but many won’t be flying, with airlines deeming it still unsafe due to an ash cloud. ANTHONY and Rachel Warr’s dream homeymoon to Bali has turned into a nightmare as the …
How to spend 48 hours in Dubai

How to spend 48 hours in Dubai

A visit to the towering Burj Khalifa is essential on any trip to Dubai. Picture: Supplied A DESERT metropolis with an insatiable appetite for all things “bigger” and “better”, on the surface Dubai is a …