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Life

'Book Murderer': Author's Travel Hack Slammed By Literature Lovers

2 min read

British author Alex Christofi has sliced both the internet and his books in half after his unconventional tip for packing lightly goes viral.

Style

Style

Aussie Celebs Told Us What They Wear On Flights Following Activewear Controversy

3 min read

A US fitness model was refused entry to the Qantas business lounge for wearing activewear -- but is it high time we embrace comfort over class?

National

National

Where The Bloody Hell Aren't You? Why Bushfire-Ravaged Towns Need You To Holiday There

7 min read

A small business owner in one of the nation's bushfire-affected areas has issued a rallying cry for Australians to "travel in their own backyard for the sake of the country" as small-town communities work to rebuild.

National

National

Death Of Australian Father On Flight To Brisbane Linked To Meningitis

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An Australian father-of-three who died while on an Air Canada flight to Brisbane last week, reportedly had a non-contagious case of meningitis.

Homes

Homes

Airbnb Host Leaves Guest Hand-Written Note To Tell Them They Stink

2 min read

Well that's one way to do it.

National

National

Father Dies On Air Canada Flight From Vancouver To Brisbane

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An Australian man travelling with his wife and children on an Air Canada flight to Brisbane has died during the journey.

National

National

US Says Australia Is As Dangerous As Hong Kong And PNG

2 min read

The U.S. has upgraded its travel warning for Australia due to the country's bushfire crisis, putting it at the same warning level as Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.

News

News

Australia's Bushfire Towns Could See Wave Of Dark Tourism

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Apocalyptic scenes of charred land, dead animals and skies blanketed in smoke are not the typical visuals tourists associate with a holiday in Australia -- but they could encourage a new type of traveller to look our way.

Life

Life

The Most Powerful Passports To Hold In 2020 Have Been Named

2 min read

Are you the holder or one of the world's best passports?

Life

Life

The World's Safest Airlines For 2020 Have Been Named

2 min read

If you have a fear of flying, this is the list for you.

News

News

Fiji PM Says 'Stay Safe' As Cyclone Severity Upgraded And More Flights Cancelled

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More than 2000 people have been evacuated as Cyclone Sarai hit Fiji with more ferocity than forecast and is expected to reach the mainland on Saturday afternoon.

News

News

Six Bodies Found, Including Two Children, After Hawaii Helicopter Crash

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The remains of six people have been found after a helicopter heading to one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii crashed at the top of a mountain on the island of Kauai, authorities said.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Top 5 Up-And-Coming Holiday Destinations To Visit In 2020

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The top 'up-and-coming' holiday destinations for Australians have been revealed, with off-the-beaten-track locations featuring heavily.  

News

News

Jetstar To Cut 10 Percent Of Domestic Flights In Jan After Staff Strikes

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Jetstar will cut 10 per cent of its domestic flights next month in response to multiple strikes taken by staff last week.

National

National

Nearly 100 Jetstar Flights Cancelled Due To 'Unjustifiable' Pilot Strike

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Around 12 percent of Jetstar flights will be cancelled this weekend, as the airline's pilots go on strike over pay and conditions.

Life

Life

Guests Steal Mattresses From Five-Star Hotels The Most, Study Finds

2 min read

Gone are the days of nicking a packet of soap or some tea bags.

National

National

'Distracted' Jetstar Pilots Forgot To Lower Landing Gear

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The pilots of a Jetstar flight forgot to lower the plane's landing gear as they approached a NSW airport because the flight crew was 'distracted', The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found.

National

National

Planedemonium At Aussie Airports As IT Drama Hits Jetstar Flights

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An IT outage has left hundreds of Jetstar customers stranded at airports around the country.

World

World

Thousands Raised For Family Of White Island Volcano Tragedy Victim

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A fundraiser to help the family of White Island volcano victim Hayden Marshall-Inman travel to New Zealand has raised more than $6,000.

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

Create Your Own Amazing Race Through Regional Australia

3 min read

Have you and the family been eagerly watching the latest season of The Amazing Race Australia and thinking ‘we could do that’? Well, why don’t you! These summer holidays, set off on your very own race around Australia.

Life

Life

Air New Zealand Staff Member Has War Of Words With 'Rude' Customer

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They recently took out the award for the best airline in 2020, and Air New Zealand seem to have the same high standards when it comes to manners.

National

National

Sam Kerr Refused Flight By Jetstar Over 'Damaged' Passport

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Matildas captain Sam Kerr has taken aim at Jetstar over a "damaged passport".

Life

Life

An Airport Worker Taught Me The Secret Of Getting A Row To Myself On A Plane

3 min read

There's nothing quite like the joy of the main cabin door closing just as you've realised there is an empty row of seats next to you so you can spread.

Life

Life

The Most Popular Travel Destinations From 2020 Onward Have Been Named

1 min read

With the end of the year fast approaching, many of us have travel on our minds.

Life

Life

The World's Best Airlines For 2020 Have Been Named

2 min read

Clear for takeoff.

News

News

Jetstar Increases Carry-On Allowance, But It Comes With A Catch

1 min read

Jetstar's new 14kg carry-on option is now in line with Qantas, but travelers shouldn't rejoice too soon.

The Project

The Project

Backpackers Share Their Most Straya Tatts

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Members of a Facebook backpacker group have shared their Australian themed tattoos.

News

News

Just One Aussie State Made Nat Geo's Must-See List For 2020

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National Geographic has released its list of the most exciting destinations to visit in 2020, one of which is right here in Australia.

Crime

Crime

The Countries That Jailed The Most Australian Tourists In The Last Year

5 min read

Australians love to travel but more than 1500 were arrested or jailed overseas in the last year, with the majority being stung for sex, drugs and fraud offences.

10 News First

10 News First

Air New Zealand Cancels Dozens Of Flights To Australia Affecting 14,000

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Air New Zealand has cancelled dozens of flights in and out of Australia because of safety checks to Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.

Life

Life

Sorry, But We're Going To Have Fewer And Shorter Holidays In 2020

2 min read

We regret to inform you while we've had a pretty good stint in 2019 when it comes to our holidays, it doesn't look like this will continue into 2020.

World

World

Qantas To Trial First Direct Flight Between Sydney And London

3 min read

Macaroni cheese and a steak sandwich for breakfast could be the secret to surviving the longest ever proposed commercial flight, which Qantas wants to run from London to Sydney.

Updated

Updated

'False Alarm': Amsterdam Airport Evacuated After Staff Blunder

1 min read

Air Europa has been forced to apologise after one of its staff accidentally raised the alarm for a plane hijacking.

Life

Life

How To Turn 20 Days Of Annual Leave Into 55 In 2020

1 min read

Everyone loves a holiday and there's a way to make your leave go even further with a simple holiday hack.

Life

Life

How Not To Be A Dickhead Tourist

2 min read

When it comes to travel, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Updated

Updated

Tributes Flow For Queensland Zip Line Victim

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South Australian man Dean Sanderson has been identified as the victim of Tuesday's fatal zip line fall in Queensland.

National

National

How This Tiny Aussie Island Of 400 People Got On Lonely Planet's Hot List

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Locals on the tiny, remote Lord Howe Island were stunned to wake up to the news that their home had been listed as one of the world's hottest travel destinations.

National

National

First Ultra-Long-Haul Commercial Flight Between Sydney And New York Touches Down

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The first direct commercial flight between Sydney and New York landed in Australia after 19 hours and 16 minutes in the air.

National

National

Airbnb To Share Personal Details Of Members In Tax Crackdown

2 min read

Short-stay accommodation business Airbnb has become embroiled in the government's plan to crackdown on the black economy.

Erin Cook

Erin Cook

Bali Isn't Just A Place For Your Boozed Up Beach Holiday

5 min read

This time of year is typically a low season in Bali, but with school holidays and cheap flight deals, Australians looking for a beautiful beachside holiday flock anyway.

News

News

TripAdvisor Has Banned Dolphin Parks From Selling Tickets On Its Website

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Tickets for tourist attractions keeping captive whales and dolphins will be banned from travel site TripAdvisor, the latest animal rights reform from the booking giant.

News

News

Why Drinks Taste Different Up In The Air

1 min read

Turns out there’s a reason why things taste different at 30,000 feet

World

World

Elderly Couple Shell Out $18K For Luxury Airbnb That Didn't Exist

1 min read

A dream holiday has been ruined for an elderly couple who shelled out AU$18,000 for a luxury penthouse in Ibiza that didn't exist.

National

National

Employers Don't Want Aussies Who Have Worked Abroad

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More than one million Australians live overseas but employers have warned if they want to come home they could struggle to find a job.

National

National

Are You Protected If A Major Travel Company Goes Under In Australia?

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The short answer: well, not really.

National

National

Over A Million Fake Reviews Submitted To TripAdvisor In One Year

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TripAdvisor stopped over one million fake reviews from hitting its site last year, as it fights back against claims it’s failing to stop fraudsters.

National

National

Third Australian Detained In Iran Identified As University Of Melbourne Lecturer

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The family of an Australian woman being held in an Iranian jail has released a statement describing the ordeal as "distressing".

National

National

Aussie Travel Blogger Couple Detained In Notorious Iran Prison

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Two Australian travel influencers have been imprisoned in Iran, part-way through a long overland trip between Australia and Europe.

Life

Life

'It Didn’t Work Out': 'The Bachelor' Star Kristen On Her Travel Plans Falling Apart

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Kristen's love of China was clear during her time in the mansion but living abroad isn't always easy, as the 24-year-old found out.

Wade Shipard

Wade Shipard

Got Kids? Go Glamping. Best Holiday Ever.

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Glamping -- a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “I’m too precious to actually go camping” -- is ideal for working families.

National

National

The One Billionth Passenger Arrived At Sydney Airport This Morning

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Sydney Airport just welcomed its one billionth passenger with streamers, balloons, fanfare and an entire media press pack.

Alison Dance

Alison Dance

It Shouldn't Be Easier To Travel Overseas Than To Regional Australia

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Holiday-goers are being urged to travel to regional Australia and support rural economies during drought, but it's a big ask when it's cheaper at times to travel overseas instead.

World

World

The Aussie Who Befriended Brazilian Gangsters And Became A Minor Celebrity

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Going into one of Brazil's most dangerous favelas was just "an adventure" for a daring Aussie, who is now trying to raise money to benefit the poor slum area.

Updated

Updated

Virgin Australia To Cut 750 Jobs

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Virgin Australia says it will cut 750 corporate and head office positions as part of a restructure after posting a "disappointing" full-year loss of $349.1 million.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

How To See Sydney’s Four Best Beaches In One Day

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Whether you’re a Sydney local or just visiting the coast, you’re going to want to jump in the car and check out these spots for some of the east’s best sunshine and sand.

World

World

Man Catches Commercial Flight With More Pilots Than Passengers

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A traveller has scored a private jet experience for the price of an economy ticket when he became the sole passenger on a flight from Colorado to Utah in the United States.

Anju Regis

Anju Regis

How I Survived My First Family Holiday As A Single Parent

5 min read

Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.

The Project

The Project

Is This Australia's Best Town?

1 min read

It’s official! Australia has a Best Town – Yallingup, WA!

Views

Views

How Long Can You Get Away With Wearing Holiday Souvenirs Back At Work?

2 min read

I have been wearing a bright orange piece of fabric around my wrist for about three weeks now.

Tech

Tech

New LGBTQ Safety Feature On Tinder Could Save Naive Travellers

3 min read

Dating app Tinder has introduced a 'Traveller Alert' system to protect its LGBTQ users.

World

World

German Tourists Kicked Out Of Venice For Making Coffee

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Officials in Venice, Italy have booted two German tourists from the city after they were spotted making coffee at the foot of the famed Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.

World

World

Airline Backflips On Photo Ban After Online Uproar

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Indonesian flag carrier Garuda withdrew a proposal to stop passengers taking photos in cabins on Wednesday after being mocked over a plan that was introduced after a travel blogger posted unflattering photos on a flight.

World

World

For Feet's Sake! Passenger's Disgusting Act On Plane Causes Outrage

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An unidentified and unnamed man was spotted using his bare feet to scroll through movie options while in the air.

World

World

First-Time Flyer Steps Onto Luggage Belt Thinking It Leads To Plane

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The moment a woman walked onto a luggage conveyor belt has been captured on CCTV.

Life

Life

'I’m Going To Miss The Birth': Matty J On His 'Terrible' Airport Stuff Up

2 min read

Former Bachie Matty Johnson nearly missed the most important flight of his life.

Life

Life

Doctor Shares 'Offensive' Outfit She Was Told To 'Cover Up' On Flight

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A woman has shared her "embarrassing" experience on social media explaining a flight attendant felt uncomfortable about her outfit.

Health

Health

'Black Henna' Tattoos Are Leaving Kids With Chemical Burns

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Parents are being warned to stop their kids getting some temporary henna tattoos, or risk painful skin reactions and permanent scarring.

Views

Views

'I Left My Job To Drive 25,000 Kilometres Around Australia'

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“It’s always been one of those dream things. But always too hard, too big, too much to actually do. Until you sort of realise, well no one is going to do it for you."

News

News

Qantas Announces Massive Changes To Its Frequent Flyer Program

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Qantas has vowed to unlock more than one million extra seats to frequent flyers as part of the "biggest overhaul" to the airline's loyalty program in its 32-year history.

Good News

Good News

IKEA Will Pay You In Money And Meatballs To Find The Secret To Happiness

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This is not a drill. IKEA is genuinely offering to pay someone to research why Danes are so goddamn happy all the time.

Life

Life

The Most Disgusting Things Passengers Do On Planes

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If you've ever been on a train during peak hour, it's safe to say you've been exposed to the worst of humanity. But as it turns out, people are really no better behaved when it comes to travelling in the sky.

World

World

Scathing Reactions After Insta Couple Ask For $16k To Fund Trip

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Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt from Germany have asked their 339,000 Instagram followers to help them reach their $16,229 (10,000 Euros) GoFundMe goal so they can ride tandem to Africa.

World

World

Please Stop Taking Nuclear Instagram Thirst Shots, Creator Of 'Chernobyl' Asks

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The creator of HBO's hit show Chernobyl has asked people to "comport yourselves with respect" when visiting the nuclear disaster site.

World

World

Go Home, We're Full: Europe's Crisis Message To Tourists

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With The Continent suffering from "overtourism", holidaymakers are being advised to seek out new summer destinations.

World

World

Family Leaves Son At Greek Airport, Doesn't Realise Until Landing In Wales

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A mother has described the shock of realising her sick son, who has autism, had been left behind at a Greek airport while she and her family travelled back home to the UK, completely unaware.

James Norman

James Norman

We Should All Be Worried About The U.S. Checking Social Media Before Letting You In

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Here's a question: if you knew that airport officials were going to be assessing you based on what you post on social media, would you think twice about what you posted?

National

National

High-Flying Hacks: How To Accrue Frequent Flyer Points Fast

4 min read

For those who fly a lot, it's easy to rack up frequent flyer points. But what about the more casual flyer? 

Updated

Updated

Kilometres Of Delays After Woolworths Truck Roadside Inferno

1 min read

Commuters in Sydney are being urged to allow extra travel time on Tuesday after a huge truck burst into flames on the Hume Highway.

News

News

'It Was Mayhem': Aussie Speaks Out About Venice Cruise Crash

1 min read

A Queenslander who filmed the moment a 65,000 tonne cruise ship slammed into a Venice wharf said he thought people had been killed.

News

News

The Man Who Turned Wycliffe Well Into Australia's UFO Capital

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Lew Farkas is the man behind the legend of Wycliffe Well, Australia's UFO capital that was once listed as one of the top five global hot spots for UFO sightings.

Good News

Good News

This Man Took His Dog On A Huge American Roadtrip

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Mark and his white shephard Mya travelled over 80,000 kilometres through North America. Now, they're planning an Aussie road trip in memory of Mark's dad.

News

News

Passport Changes Mean Aussies Can Now Avoid Lengthy Queues In UK

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Electronic passport gates at British airports have now been opened to Australians so expect to skip those seriously long immigration lines.

News

News

McDonald's Stores Across Austria Will Now Help 'American Citizens In Distress'

1 min read

Americans who find themselves in need of U.S. government assistance while in Austria can now seek help at one of almost 200 McDonald's restaurants around the country.

Emma Betty

Emma Betty

Why Public Transport Etiquette Should Be An Election Issue

3 min read

The election is fast upon us, and I am yet to hear any politicians talking about the one issue that really matters – public transport etiquette.

National

National

The World's First Zero-Waste Flight To Take Off In Australia

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The world's first zero-waste flight will set off from Sydney and land in Adelaide on Wednesday.

Crime

Crime

Convicted Child Murderer New Suspect In Madeleine McCann Case

1 min read

A serial killer and paedophile is being investigated over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann 12 years ago. 

World

World

Plane Goes Up In Flames, Leaving 41 Dead

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Video of the chaos inside a Russian plane that crash-landed at a Moscow airport has been shared online.

World

World

Airline Accused Of Charging Boy With Autism To Take Comfort Doll Onboard As Hand Luggage

2 min read

A mother claims her autistic son was left "petrified and distressed" after airline staff stopped him from boarding a flight home in an argument over his comfort doll.

World

World

Japan's First Pig Cafe Has Opened In Tokyo

1 min read

Japan is no stranger to animal-themed cafes, and now it has a new one to add to its collection.

World

World

World's Sexiest Accent Revealed And It's 'Outrageously Charming'

1 min read

Forget the romance of French, the sass of the Spanish and eternally seductive Italian -- they're no longer considered the world's sexiest accents.

Life

Life

Instagrammers To Pay To Snap Selfies At This Grand Canyon Landmark

2 min read

Instagrammers keen to snap a selfie at a Grand Canyon landmark will now have to pay a fee for the privilege.

National

National

What It's Like To Live In Australia's Only Underground Town

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Nine hours from Adelaide sits Coober Pedy, a remote country town where people live underneath the red-hot sand to escape scorching 40-degree days.

The Project

The Project

Does Reclining Your Plane Seat In Economy Make You The Worst?

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An article posted on Twitter about where you should recline your plane seat in economy has fired up a fierce debate.

World

World

'Fyre Festival Of Airlines': WOW Air Goes Bust, Leaving Passengers Stranded

2 min read

Iceland’s WOW Air has become the latest budget airline casualty, halting operations and cancelling all future flights after efforts to raise more funds failed.

World

World

Twitter Thread About 'Airplane Creeps' Sparks Conversation About Bystander Effect

2 min read

A male airline passenger behaving inappropriately towards a teenage girl has sparked a conversation about how men and women act as bystanders.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Justin Bieber Blamed For Canyon Closure In Iceland

2 min read

Instagrammers have ruined another natural wonder -- and it's all because of Justin Bieber.

Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

Separate Honeymoons Are Now A Thing. Am I The Only One Who Thinks That's Bonkers?

4 min read

There are three things that stand out when I think back to my honeymoon.

World

World

US And Canada Have Just Grounded All Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes

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President Donald Trump said the United States would ground Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, following Europe and other nations that have already stopped the planes flying due to safety concerns.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Are Instagram Influencers Ruining Travel?

1 min read

With social media stars bringing the world's most beautiful destinations right to your phone screen, people are starting to think about the effects of turning a quiet pristine place into a world famous Instagram hotspot.

Life

Life

The First Thing To Check In Your Hotel Room To Make Sure It's Been Cleaned

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A frequent hotel stayer has revealed the one thing you should check in your room to be sure it's clean.