Trip ideas

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.

New ‘bed’ cinema causes a stir

A cinema that offers customers the option of watching their movie in a double bed instead of a traditional seat has been opened in Switzerland, however operators may be challenged with a slight problem. The...

More bad news for infected ship

Authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao have declared 290 crew and passengers on board Scientology cruise ship Freewinds measles free but warn a question mark still hangs over 28 others. Chief epidemiologist Dr...

Australian woman dies in Japan

An Australian woman has died in Japan, reportedly after a cliff fall. The woman aged in her 60s died on Friday while walking the Kumano Kodo in the Wakayama Prefecture, according to the country’s NHK...

Shocking find in kidnapper’s lair

French troops were shocked to discover not only two hostages inside their kidnapper’s lair, but another two foreign women whom no one knew had been kidnapped. In the early hours of Friday morning, French commanders...

The weird ways Aussies are injured while on holiday

Exclusive: A spearing in the gut by an antelope, rabies infected dog bites and injuries from monkey bites are among the 18,000 health crises that afflicted Aussies travelling overseas last year. More than 4000 tourists...

Insane job that will pay $1800 a week

A start-up website is advertising for what could be one of the best jobs in the world, with the successful applicant travelling the world testing luxurious yachts and being paid to do so. The dream...

Plane terror after skidding off runway

A plane operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines skidded off the runway while landing at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, injuring at least four people including a pilot, an airline official said. Biman spokesman Shakil Meraj said...

Survivor: God will judge those who grabbed bags

A survivor of the Russian plane crash that killed 41 of 78 people aboard expressed his dismay that some passengers delayed the evacuation by grabbing their belongings — but asked that they not be...

Hero flight attendant’s brave act

A heroic flight attendant pushed passengers out of the burning plane after the crash in Russia while escape routes were reportedly blocked by people grabbing luggage from overhead lockers. Screams of terror could be heard...

‘He just started hitting me and hitting me’

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime to a country she’d always wanted to visit. But instead, Elisha Greer’s backpacking adventure through the Australian outback turned in to a nightmare at the...

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