TripAdvisor has announced the winners of their annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Travel Favourites, recognising the favourite brands of travellers around the world.
Following news that air services will begin to St Helena next year comes an announcement that a new hotel is to open on the remote South Atlantic island
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said falling oil prices will push Ryanair ticket prices down even further, with a drop of 15 per cent by 2016 to be passed onto flying passengers.
The new Apple Watch is promising to transform the way you navigate the globe with a range of travel-friendly apps that will do everything from unlock a hotel room to open a garage door remotely from the other side of the world.
The world’s longest cantilever bridge, a transparent skywalk has opened near Chongqing. The terrifying 718-metre-high glass bridge extends in a horseshoe shape 26-metres from a cliff edge at Yunyang Longgang Geological Park, making it longer than Arizona’s Grand Canyon Skywalk.
With red-eye flights, delays, and cancellations, checking into your hotel can sometimes be a pesky and costly proposition. And when it’s time to leave, getting the boot in the morning isn’t exactly the best way to say au revoir to your vacation. By tradition (and business model), hotels have strict check-in and check-out times to make sure the turnover runs smoothly for incoming guests. While this makes sense, a new trend is emerging, and some properties are adopting a 24-hour check-in/check-out policy.
What it’s like to ride the rails of New Jersey Transit every day — not as a passenger, but as an employee? We caught up with a train conductor who’s been working the track for over a decade to see what brings out the worst in passengers. But don’t ask his name. “By law we’re not required to tell you our name, just our number,” the conductor explained. “I don’t want anyone to know me.”
Even the most well-planned getaways can be hijacked by disease-carrying bugs, snatch-theft bandits and bushwalking disasters – just check out the examples below.
Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase says: “Now is a fabulous time to explore regional NSW’s food and wine trails. Start in Sydney by exploring the city’s multicultural greats, then head north, south, east or west to discover a foodie’s paradise. The Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Hunter Valley, Orange and Mudgee are all within a maximum four-hour drive and have so much to offer, from interesting restaurants in picturesque locations, fantastic food and wine festivals, to truffle hunts, boutique breweries and farmers markets.”
Hitchhiking in today’s freak-filled world? Not a chance — especially as a woman. Or so we thought. But when trusted locals in the Cook Islands, near New Zealand, told us that hitchhiking was still somewhat commonplace and — gasp — safe, we decided it was time to check this quirky adventure off the bucket list. (Actually, full disclosure, we’re not really sure this was on our bucket list at all, but hey, when in the Cook Islands!)