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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Family attractions open during the school holidays

Lions, penguins and giraffes are among many friendly faces waiting to greet young visitors these school holidays. But while some of our favourite zoos, aquariums and museums are reopening, restrictions remain in place. These include...

Third of country’s pilots have fake licences

Pakistan’s state-run airline says it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licences by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month’s crash that killed 98...

Qantas boss’s JobKeeper plea to PM

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has revealed he’s had “a good conversation” with the Prime Minister about extending JobKeeper or an alternative lifeline to the airline industry in the wake of 6000 job losses. As the...

Backpackers lift the lid on racist Aussies

We’re one of the most multicultural nations in the world but Australia has long struggled to shrug off a reputation for being racist. And while some Aussies would argue things are getting better and locals...

Virus spike hits school holiday plans

The topic of reopening interstate borders as Australia moves out of its coronavirus crisis has been a sore spot for weeks now – now a number of states have been forced to reconsider their...

NSW Premier: ‘Do not travel to Melbourne’

As Victorian COVID-19 cases continue to spike, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged residents to not travel to Melbourne and surrounding hotspots as both states head into the school holiday period. Speaking to media on...

Gap Year Costs Comparison

It’s quite remarkable how differently people spend on a 12 month gap year or RTW (Round The World Trip) We spent just $30, 000, That’s under $10,000 each for the year. Others spend $30,000...

Travel ban for people in virus ‘hot spots’

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews had some sobering words for those pinning their hopes on interstate travel, saying he would not rule out a potential travel ban for virus “hot spots”. His comments come after Victoria...

Qantas savaged for virus refund policy

The consumer watchdog has savaged Qantas for not telling customers they were entitled to refunds on flights cancelled as a result of the coronavirus. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has received hundreds of complaints...

Airlines launch $19 airfare megasale

The launch of Qantas and Jetstar’s massive sale comes at the perfect time for millions of Australians cooped up at home or desperately missing interstate family and friends. Budget airline Jetstar has released 10,000 one-way...

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