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Deal that’ll get you a free hotel stay

With the long weekend behind us, and the final days of afternoons by the beach quickly coming to an end, there’s only one solution — it’s time to book another holiday to beat the winter chill. Luckily, there are plenty of deals to warmer parts of the world currently on sale, and as part of news.com.au’s Travel Deal Tuesday we...

Best Views of Athens and the Acropolis: 9 Great Spots to Try

Rising up from the center of Athens is the Acropolis, a giant chunk of rock topped with the Parthenon and several other historical monuments. This is ancient, iconic Greece, the place where philosophers questioned the universe, democracy and freedom of speech were born, and temples were built to honor the gods. The Acropolis can be seen from almost anywhere in...

Rich

It's been booked out by the likes of Justin Bieber and Will-I-Am, with a nightly price tag running between an eye-watering $10,000 and $25,000 a night for a minimum two-night stay. But now thankfully for the rest of us mere mortals, Richard Branson's exclusive heart-shaped Aussie retreat Makepeace Island will be available to visit for the first time as part...

What To Do in Railay Beach, Thailand

Krabi is quite a popular destination for those visiting Thailand – especially the adventurers.  If you booked your flight to Krabi and you’re wondering what to do around Krabi – you might want to make sure you don’t stay in Krabi Town the whole time. There’s more to see in this area – I’m thinking of Railay Beach and/or...

Baby’s tragic final moments on flight

A plane passenger has described the tragic moment a baby “took her last breath and went limp” in her arms on a flight to Perth this morning. The two-month-old baby died after experiencing a medical emergency on board AirAsia flight D7236 from Kuala Lumpur. Four doctors took turns to perform CPR for two-and-a-half hours in a vain attempt to save her...

Budget Travel Tips for Visiting London

London has a fairly well-deserved reputation for being an expensive city to visit. If you don’t have some insider know-how and few like-a-local tips, your London trip could be anything but cheap. We are Londoners, at times, we’ve lived and worked in London, our kids were born there, we’ve slow travelled in London and we’ve taken many a weekend...

Surprising secret hiding in this photo

As I stumbled out of bed, enveloped in a jet-lagged haze, something caught my eye that made me do a double-take. A school of kaleidoscopic fish meandered through the stunning turquoise water, accompanied by a graceful stingray. It dawned on me that my dream had finally come true, I had woken up in paradise. I couldn’t imagine a more magical location...

How to Get to Railay Beach from Ao Nang or Krabi

You’ve finally made it to Ao Nang (or Krabi) and now you’re wondering how to get to Railay Beach? Understandable. You might want to check out Railay Beach, which is one of the most famous beaches in Thailand. To get to Railay Beach, you’ll have to get there by boat. Table of Contents Where Is Railay Beach? Let’s start with...

World famous climbers feared dead

Three world-renowned climbers are missing and presumed to have died in an avalanche in in Alberta’s famous Banff National Park in Canada. Outdoor apparel company The North Face has confirmed the three members of its Global Athlete Team — American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, are missing. The trio were attempting a route...

Things to do in Adelaide

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a unique city filled with rich culture.  It is brimming with decadent wining and dining, stunning metropolitan beaches and world-class boutique shopping. There are so many things to do in Adelaide!  Likewise, there are many more opportunities for short nearby day trips.  This makes Adelaide a great place to visit for a weekend or...

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