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Inside Australia’s wildest outback party

It’s hard to imagine a quainter, more Australian event than this. There are people paddling canoes with sand shovels, pirates brandishing water pistols, and flour bombs being launched in the outback. The Henley on Todd Regatta is, quite possibly, the world’s craziest sporting event. The regatta has been held for 58 years on the dry riverbed of the Todd River in...

Police shut down popular Aussie hotspot

One of Kuta’s most infamous night-life venues has been shut down by Bali police amid claims of unpaid taxes and increasing crime. Armed police personnel, including Brimob paramilitary officers, slapped a sign on late yesterday ordering the venue’s closure, 7 News reports. The incident drew a crowd of confused tourists, as authorities milled around one of Bali’s biggest nightclubs. Police then reportedly...

Best Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Jagged mountain peaks, lush meadows, scenic lakes, the winding Snake River, historical sites, and miles of hiking trails…this is Grand Teton National Park. There is something here for everyone. Families will love the short, easy, scenic hiking trails, a boat ride across Jenny Lake, plus the possibility to see elk, moose, and bison. Photographers will have a blast capturing the...

Passenger terror as drunk man ‘grabs emergency door’ during Ryanair flight

It's the type of nightmare flight no-one ever wants to be on. But unfortunately for Alan Wild, he was on board such a flight, along with his girlfriend and 11-year-old stepson. The 47-year-old revealed details of his Ryanair flight from Manchester, UK to Tenerife, Spain, where a drunk passenger was abusing crew and sick on himself multiple times before grabbing at...

Cruise review: Seabourn Encore, Australia’s most luxurious ship

'Who'd ever go on a cruise only to never leave the vessel?' is something I used to say, between aggressively flamboyant eye-rolls. That was, of course, before sashaying onto Seabourn's grand Encore vessel. Once onboard it's inevitable your thoughts and words morph from the aforementioned self-righteous variety to that of the guzzlingly obnoxious. Now it's suddenly: 'Which pool should I spend...

Fiancee’s eerie post before escape

A terrified Canadian woman has fled several kilometres on foot after her Australian fiance was shot dead in a carjacking in New Zealand. Armed police are hunting an armed killer, after the Australian’s body was found in a stolen campervan in Gordonton, 80km from where the carjacking occurred on the coastal town of Raglan, on the west coast of the...

Passenger alarm as Delta cabin fills with mist

Some Delta Airlines passengers were left to wonder as their plane became engulfed in a strange smoke-like mist prior to take-off in a flight on Sunday night. Even more bizarrely, the flight crew on the Florida to New York service didn't bother addressing the foggy elephant in the room. The plane filled with a smoke-like mist before take-off, unsettling passengers. (PA/AAP) One...

Mum blasts air host over $200 threat

UK reality TV star Luisa Zissman has shamed a “jobsworth” airline attendant who she claims threatened to fine a family almost $A200 after their two-year-old child stood on a seat. The mum-of-three, who is on the UK version of The Apprentice, slammed the woman as an “idiot on a power trip” after filming the incident unfold on-board an easyJet flight...

Virgin Australia introduce generous 23kg baby baggage allowance

Parents of tiny tots know all too well that air travel means trying to squeeze a zillion nappies, wipes, toys and more into their own checked in luggage. Now Virgin Australia have announced parents of infants can take advantage of a sizeable new 23kg checked baggage allowance, free of charge. The Thursday announcement is the latest in a round of initiatives...

Why are protesters at Hong Kong airport?

Hundreds of flights have been delayed and cancelled, stranded travellers have endured long waits and protesters have clashed with riot police in ugly scenes at Hong Kong’s international airport as demonstrations enter a second day. Anti-government protesters began occupying the airport’s terminals on Monday, as part of wider demonstrations demanding greater democracy in the semi-autonomous, China-ruled city. There were violent scenes...

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