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13
Nov
American Airlines 777-300ER landing in Sydney, Australia

American Airlines Readies for Sydney Service with Promo Tour

It’s been a busy couple of years for American Airlines. In just the last twelve months, the Dallas/Ft. Worth based airline successfully worked its way through a number of prickly challenges. As part of the completed merger with US Airways, American successfully integrated the reservations systems and frequent flyer programs of the two airlines while amalgamating airport facilities and labour seniority lists.

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2
Nov

Anticipation Builds For Upcoming American Airlines Sydney Service

Next month marks the debut of American Airlines’ service Down Under.

The inaugural flight from Sydney to Los Angeles is set to take-off on 19 December and will be operated by the airline’s brand new Boeing 777-300ER, an aircraft that American has decked out in a stylish three class layout.

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18
Oct
Honky Tonk Central - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville’s Honky Tonk & Country Music Bars

Known as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is famed for producing many of the world’s best known, and loved, country and rock music stars. And there is no escaping music from this charming southern city.

Even arriving into Nashville’s International Airport you are greeted by local singers and song writers most hours of the day. Nashville’s most famed honky tonk bar, Tootsie’s, has two locations within the airport alone with live music and cold beer all day long.

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20
Sep
Blue Ribbon Bags Carousel

6 Ways To Avoid Jet Lag – Infographic

It’s the dreaded part of a traveller’s journey – crisscrossing the dateline and multiple time zones, we often struggle with how to sync our internal body clocks with the clock on the wall that seems to have been turned on its head. The fog we experience has a name – a name that brings dread and despair…..jet lag.

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9
Sep
GoCar San Francisco

Not Much Wiggle Room – GoCar San Francisco

You don’t have to be a Wiggle to drive a little yellow car around San Francisco. Just beware of those cable cars, warns Brian Crisp from Chronicles of Brian.

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30
Aug
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 of your destination. I recently flew my longest flight to date – 15 hours non-stop between Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Actually from my home town of Brisbane it was a total travel time of 31 hours to reach my final destination of Winnipeg, thanks to a seven hour layover in Vancouver. I fly every few weeks, although generally not of that length, and have found a few tried-and-tested methods to surviving a long-haul flight. There a few things you should never travel without when flying long-haul and here is a list of how I prepare and get through the day….or days of travelling.

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30
Jun
A340 sunset take off

Top 10 World’s Best Airlines – Skytrax Awards

For the third time in five years, Qatar Airways has taken out the gong for best airline in the world. The Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2015 were determined by 18.9 million reviewers world-wide. But who rounded out the top 10 world’s best airlines? Find out here.

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17
May
Denver City, Colorado

Top 6 Things To Do In Denver

Nestled in the western state of Colorado, surrounded by natures finest landscapes, is the mile-high city of Denver. True to its name, Denver sits one mile above sea level, tucked at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

With an impressive 300+ days of sunshine each year, Denver and its surrounds is the main gateway to some of North America’s finest powder and ski fields, natural attractions and probably the finest beer in the world.

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22
Mar
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE - Photo credit: Aaron Felske

Cirque du Soleil – Las Vegas Shows

Las Vegas is all about voyeurism – from the bright city lights to spell-binding and dazzling shows, the countless casinos and entertainment venues are all vying for your attention and your tourist dollar. To succeed on the Sin City strip, venues need to produce something truly unique and spectacular to provoke the senses and invoke the imagination. And there is one production who does just that….and more.

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24
Feb
Reflections from the still sea water of an Antarctic inlet.

Antarctica By Air Flight Review – Images of the ice continent

I’ve always had a fascination with Antarctica. Maybe it’s the remoteness and inaccessibility of the icy pole that lures the explorer from within. Or maybe it’s the sheer size of the Earth’s largest continent with its mountainous terrain and harsh atmosphere where 98% of the landscape is covered in snow and ice.

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20
Feb
Antarctica mountain ranges stretching towards the horizon.

Antarctica Flying – An Interview With Qantas 747 Captain Rob Meek

It may be the world’s largest continent, but so much is unknown about remote, mountainous Antarctica. A land of mystery, intrigue and adventure, it’s no wonder this icy destination features high on many traveller’s bucket lists. The flying kangaroo has taken us even further down under with this one day sightseeing tour from Adelaide to Antarctica.

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2
Feb
Route 66 sign Santa Monica

Our Most Viewed Blog Articles in 2014 Are…

Our 2014 goal of more travel was certainly achieved and a resolution we didn’t mind keeping! So much so that we decided to keep the same resolution in 2015.  We wrote about just some of those wonderful travel experiences here and we have loved sharing them with you. So we thought we’d take a quick look at some of our most popular blogs last year. Here is a look at the highlights of 2014.

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24
Jan
Destination USA!

America’s 35 Busiest Airports…Can you guess number one?

We’ve all been there – running from gate to gate trying to make a connection at a major hub airport, scrambling our way through throngs of passengers. Each year US airports seem to be getting busier and busier. But which airports rank as the busiest in America? And how are these rankings measured?

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21
Jan
Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks

Utah’s National Parks – where the ground rises before you to majestic peaks of multiple colours; where it bottoms out to vast valleys and canyons below your feet; where it turns watering holes into rapid rivers around the next corner; where the 4am wake-up calls to witness the birth of a new day is worth every second – and all this can be found in just one park.

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4
Nov
Destination USA!

New ESTA Visa Rules for the U.S.A. – What you need to know

All passengers travelling to the U.S.A. require an ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation) as part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for eligible countries. Effective today, changes to the program include additional questions. Here is what you need to know before travelling to America.

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