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St. Augusitne's dramatic skyline. Photo courtesy of FloridasHistoricCoast.com

St. Augustine – Explore Florida’s Historic Coast

When looking for a coastal holiday along America’s diverse Atlantic seaboard, the destination choices are endless. Warm and sunny beach holidays are among the most sought after and Florida, America’s Sunshine State is a place that offers this in abundance. There is one Florida city though that can claim the particular distinction – St. Augustine.

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Best seat on the plane

Window Versus Aisle Seat – How To Pick The Best Seat On A Plane

Let’s face it, flying these days can be an exercise in patience, especially when you’re flying in economy. Crowded planes, minimal legroom and little in the way of onboard service can make even the shortest trip seem like an eternity.

Get your preferred seat though and the discomforts of flying are eased somewhat. Follow these easy tips and you may never have to endure another middle seat in the back of the plane again – or crying babies, noisy gallies.

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Canadian Rockies

10 Reasons To Visit Canada

Boasting 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the longest ski season in the world and some of the most spectacular natural wonders on the planet, its no wonder tourists continue to flock to Canada in record numbers.

Few places allow for such fun-filled diversity as Canada; a place where you can start the day with a dip in the ocean before hitting the ski slopes that same afternoon. This part of North America is vast, wild and magical. Here are just ten reasons why Canada should be at the top of your travel list.

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9 Tips For Sleeping On A Plane In Economy

Flying coach class (economy class) over a long distance has its challenges. Whether travelling for business or leisure, it’s how we arrive that can make all the difference to how quickly we settle into our new time zone.

If you have trouble sleeping on a plane, here are nine of our best tips to help you sleep during your flight and arrive at your destination just that little more refreshed and relaxed.

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Taste The Real Hawaii On The ‘Garden Island’ Of Kauai

Waikiki Beach is most often the ‘go-to’ destination for those looking for a fun-filled Hawaiian holiday. Whether it’s the sun, surf and sand, the top-notch restaurants, glittering high rise hotels, or a retail scene that would satisfy even the most insatiable shopping bug, it’s no wonder that people flock to this famous Honolulu beach in droves.

The beauty of Hawaii though, is that there’s a whole world outside of the bustling capital city, just begging to be explored, and the tiny island of Kauai, is the perfect place to start.

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planet earth

How to travel when in lockdown or quarantine

Armchair travelling: the art of exploring the world from home.

The act of armchair travel is not a new concept, but its popularity has grown rapidly. With lockdowns due to Covid-19 continuing, these films are sure to satisfy your travel bug.

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22
Mar
St. Augusitne's dramatic skyline. Photo courtesy of FloridasHistoricCoast.com

St. Augustine – Explore Florida’s Historic Coast

When looking for a coastal holiday along America’s diverse Atlantic seaboard, the destination choices are endless. Warm and sunny beach holidays are among the most sought after and Florida, America’s Sunshine State is a place that offers this in abundance. There is one Florida city though that can claim the particular distinction – St. Augustine.
Read more

12
Mar
Best seat on the plane

Window Versus Aisle Seat – How To Pick The Best Seat On A Plane

Let’s face it, flying these days can be an exercise in patience, especially when you’re flying in economy. Crowded planes, minimal legroom and little in the way of onboard service can make even the shortest trip seem like an eternity.

Get your preferred seat though and the discomforts of flying are eased somewhat. Follow these easy tips and you may never have to endure another middle seat in the back of the plane again – or crying babies, noisy gallies.

Read more

6
Mar
Canadian Rockies

10 Reasons To Visit Canada

Boasting 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the longest ski season in the world and some of the most spectacular natural wonders on the planet, its no wonder tourists continue to flock to Canada in record numbers.

Few places allow for such fun-filled diversity as Canada; a place where you can start the day with a dip in the ocean before hitting the ski slopes that same afternoon. This part of North America is vast, wild and magical. Here are just ten reasons why Canada should be at the top of your travel list.

Read more

2
Mar

9 Tips For Sleeping On A Plane In Economy

Flying coach class (economy class) over a long distance has its challenges. Whether travelling for business or leisure, it’s how we arrive that can make all the difference to how quickly we settle into our new time zone.

If you have trouble sleeping on a plane, here are nine of our best tips to help you sleep during your flight and arrive at your destination just that little more refreshed and relaxed.

Read more

22
Feb

The Ghan Train Review – Australia’s Greatest Train Journey

As I stepped off the train, the scorched, red earth made an audible crunch beneath my feet. Leaving the comfort of the air-conditioned carriage, I felt the sun’s hot rays on the back of my neck.

The land laid out before me revealed the harsh surroundings of the Australian outback – flat land stretching to the horizon – empty, vast and surprisingly quiet. I instantly felt a smile begin to form across my face as I studied the iconic outback vista before me.

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9
Feb

Taste The Real Hawaii On The ‘Garden Island’ Of Kauai

Waikiki Beach is most often the ‘go-to’ destination for those looking for a fun-filled Hawaiian holiday. Whether it’s the sun, surf and sand, the top-notch restaurants, glittering high rise hotels, or a retail scene that would satisfy even the most insatiable shopping bug, it’s no wonder that people flock to this famous Honolulu beach in droves.

The beauty of Hawaii though, is that there’s a whole world outside of the bustling capital city, just begging to be explored, and the tiny island of Kauai, is the perfect place to start.

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7
Feb
Papa bear searching for foodPapa bear amongst the rocks - Image Jason Dutton-Smith

Polar Bears, Beluga Whales & Blooms in Churchill, Canada

It’s a question every adventurer or photographer could ask themselves. How will you react when the animal you are searching for stares back at you with a curious gaze?

With erect ears and twitching noses inquisitively probing the air, the locals were just as curious of us, as we were of them.

On their annual migration to the ice-filled northern reaches of the Arctic in search of food, ‘polar bear alley’ passes through Churchill on the windswept shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay.

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1
Feb
Our big bird; the mighty Qantas Boeing 747-400 on arrival back to Adelaide.

How To Pack And Survive A Long Haul Flight

You know you have travelled long and far when you shave before heading to the airport, yet need to shave again upon arrival at your destination. There are a few things you should always travel with when flying long-haul and this list of tips and tricks will get you through the day….or nights of travelling.

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24
Jan
Chattanooga - Smoky Mountains

Guide to America’s National Parks – Our top picks

What better way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit than a visit to one of America’s inspiring national treasures – the beautiful sights that make up the U.S. National Parks System.

The National Park System includes national monuments, battlefield parks and old homesteads and buildings that tell the stories of America’s past. Of course the park system also includes the beautiful natural wonders of the country and in this list we will take a glimpse at several of the places that we have come to love – vast areas of immense beauty that must be seen to comprehend and truly appreciate.
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19
Jan

An Avgeek Story – Herman the Duck, North Central and Republic Airlines

July 1, 2021, will mark the 42nd anniversary of the formation of Republic Airlines. Told from a ‘hometown’ perspective, this is a story of that airline and its famous duck logo named Herman.

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10
Jan
planet earth

How to travel when in lockdown or quarantine

Armchair travelling: the art of exploring the world from home.

The act of armchair travel is not a new concept, but its popularity has grown rapidly. With lockdowns due to Covid-19 continuing, these films are sure to satisfy your travel bug.

Read more

9
Jan
Map of Pearl Harbour US Naval Fleet

Hawaii – Beyond Waikiki Beach to Pearl Harbour

Hawaii is a cosmopolitan destination offering modern elements with historic flair. Hawaii’s diverse elements have formed a unique South Pacific culture that beckons, whose people are eager to welcome visitors with that famous Aloha Spirit.
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8
Jan
Alamo Square - San Francisco

Top 5 Things To Do In San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city that invites you to wonder its steep, tree lined streets for hours. With beautiful parks and beaches and a famous island prison in the middle of the bay, you can’t help but fall in love and be captivated by this diverse, fun city and all its offerings. Here is our list of the top 5 things to do in San Francisco.
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9
Apr
App Store Logo

5 travel Apps to download

When the now ubiquitous Apple iPhone entered our lives in 2007 it set in motion a revolutionary new method of communication, changing the way we interact with the world around us. And what about those remarkable little ornaments we all organise so lovingly on our smartphone screens? Apps, with just one touch, can open up a whole new world, revealing itself in all its digital information glory. From games to booking a flight to navigation and finding the nearest Chinese restaurant, Apps have reduced the world into tiny, palm-sized tools. And for today’s modern traveler, these conveniences have certainly made it easier to stay connected while on the road.

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5
Apr
Chicago Architecture Cruise - First Lady Cruises

Picture Review of Chicago River Architecture Cruise

Chicago, the gleaming and stylish city on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan is always a pleasure to visit. A walk along its tree-lined streets, beautiful wide avenues and manicured parks never fail to impress. The ‘city of big shoulders’ is known for many things, but, one of its most acclaimed features is its architecture. Chicago is after all the birthplace of the modern skyscraper
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