Australia : Traveller Tips
The Backpacker I never knew that much about Melbourne. I’d spent a few weekends there in the past, been to a couple of sporting events, drunk in a few bars, but I’d never had the chance to really get to know the...
Jane E Fraser Trying to decide what travel insurance to get can be a real pain.
Jane E Fraser When you find yourself away from home with no accommodation booked, how do you go about finding a bed?
Jane E Fraser So, what now? Try to reschedule your leave? Ask for your money back and make other plans?
Travel Insider Wading through the language of a travel insurance policy is the worst part of holiday planning. Understanding the most common traps can make it easier.
Travel Insider Airport security checks can be enough to test the patience of the calmest person.
We've trawled the globe to find this year's 10 most compelling cultural events.
Tripologist Why is it that booking a flight using points with Qantas, it makes almost no difference to the cost of a ticket?
Robert Upe It seems Australian travel apps are coming out faster than you can fold a tourist map. Here are some of the most nifty available, many of them free.
Travel Insider High taxes and fees on frequent flyer seats are causing angst among passengers, who have the national carrier foremost in their sights.
Economy-class passengers can sign up for key extras the frequent flyers enjoy. Steve Dow outlines who offers what.
Nick Galvin No request is too frivolous or challenging as hotels redouble efforts to please guests, writes Nick Galvin.
Travel Insider Airport hotels are springing up at main hubs but there are some points to consider before you book.
Travel Insider The rising cost of hotel rooms could mean that only the well-heeled will be able to afford to stay in Australia's biggest city.
Julietta Jameson They can seem draconian, petty and even pointless: the numerous rules that apply to airline passengers. We explain what they're about.
Tripologist I have a conference in July on Hamilton Island and would like to fly the family up for a holiday nearby.
If you're planning on getting away this summer, no matter how you get there, you need a list of travel must-haves, which should help with the most common discomforts.
Leah McLennan In the age of e-readers, tablet computers and smartphones, what's the best option when you want to read during a flight?
From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.
Travel Insider Airport queues, heavy traffic and overweight luggage can test the holiday spirit. Here's how to keep your Christmas shirt on.