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‘Despicable’: Julie Bishop cuts loose

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has slammed Russia for its obstruction of the investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and welcomed the news that four men have been charged. The commercial flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine almost five years ago in July 2014, killing 298 people. Thirty-eight Australians were among the victims. Overnight, Dutch prosecutors laid charges against Russians...

Qantas invests $25m in loyalty program

Qantas is making it easier for frequent flyers to take that dream trip overseas, investing $25 million in what it says is the biggest overhaul in the 32-year history of its frequent flyer program. Australia's largest airline says it will free up an extra one million seats to high-demand destinations for so-called reward flights, which customers pay for with points...

Hiking Bear Mountain Trail in Sedona, Arizona

Bear Mountain is one of the tallest peaks in Sedona. From the top, you are rewarded with panoramic views of the red rocks of Sedona as well as the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. Getting here is a challenge. This is a short hike, just 5 miles round trip, but the elevation gain is huge. The trail alternates between relatively...

Dream job offers free $9k holiday

A five-star luxury resort in the Maldives is looking for an intern to help rescue sea turtles — while enjoying a free $9100 holiday. The two-week internship at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu’s Marine Turtle Rescue Centre is unpaid, but the resort will fly the intern there for free and let them stay in a luxurious guest villa on the...

Skytrax has revealed the world’s best airlines for 2019

Taking out the top honour – Best Airline of the Year – for its fifth time was Qatar Airways. It's not the only award they won either, taking home prizes for Best Airline in the Middle East and World’s Best Business Class. "The Skytrax awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the airline industry, so to have won so...

Tips for Swimming in the Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea is the kind of experiences you might have only once in your life. (Or is it?) After swimming in the Dead Sea not once, but four times, I feel like I tried different beaches and I now know where the best one is. In this post, you’ll find my top Dead Sea tips to...

Horror as giant octopus attacks diver

It looks like a scene from a horror movie. And if you weren’t scared of scuba diving before, you might be after watching this video. Shot while on a diving trip in Japan, footage shows the moment a diver from Mayak Gamov in Russia was grabbed by a giant octopus while exploring the Sea of Japan. The giant animal swims...

The world’s best countries for expats have been revealed

Ever catch yourself daydreaming about packing it all up, ditching the nine-to-five and jetting off overseas for a fresh start? Plenty of us dream about moving away – whether it be for a better quality of life or career prospects –  but where in the world is best for an expat in 2019?  A new study, from Globehunters analysed 34 countries...

Scary truth behind ‘luxury’ hotel

A stunning hotel in Manchester currently boasts luxury suites, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a casino and fine dining restaurants to enjoy as a guest. The only catch — it doesn’t actually exist. Called The Grand Pearl, the 235-room hotel is actually a scam, as it isn’t a real hotel. It claims to be on 26 Peter Street — which doesn’t exist. The fake...

Qantas to unveil new direct flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco

Travelling between Queensland and the United States will soon get a whole lot easier, with Qantas set to unveil new direct flights from Brisbane to San Francisco and Chicago. Qantas’ new route marks first time Chicago has ever been directly linked to Australia.    The airline has hinted in the past that non-stop flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco...

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