Traveller Tips

Thailand

Rain falls, prices drop

Thailand's monsoon season signals the arrival of affordable luxury-hotel packages, writes Leisa Tyler.

Air travel

Bumpy ride: the truth about turbulence

Woman on flight, turbulence

Turbulence can strike terror into even the most seasoned flyer. But do we actually have reason to be worried? Julietta Jameson investigates the things that go bump in the flight.

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Air travel

Plane gross: beware of the germ factories when travelling

Airport passenger with flu mask

Airports and planes are major gathering places for microbes from around the world. Here are five ways to avoid them.

Tripologist

Tripologist: Age an issue on exit row seats

Stretching out ... AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani.

Tripologist When I tried to book an exit row seat aboard with Air Asia, I was shocked to discover that I am over the age limit.

Tripologist: Eurail will put you on track for European fun

Eurail

Tripologist Spain is a hot place in late August, especially the cities, so make sure you get rooms with airconditioning.

Tips

Don't throw away cash while travelling

Chinese Yuan money.

If you're wondering how to manage your travel money after arriving at the airport, it's already too late.

Flight Test

Flight Test: Cathay Pacific business class

Cathay Pacific Business Class

Flight Test Cathay's new business-class seats each have direct aisle access, so there's no shuffling or saying 'excuse me' when a passenger stands up.

Insider

Changes coming one click at a time

Facebook twitter

Travel Insider Holidays used to be about getting away from it all. Now you can share your plans — and your personality — by hooking up with like-minded travellers.

Tips

Many hands, light fingers

Pickpockets warning sign in Avignon, France.

Nick Galvin Travellers are leaving nothing to chance in a bid to outwit thieves and scammers. But at what cost, asks Nick Galvin.

Tripologist: chuff-and-puff from England to Scotland

Scotland

Tripologist An itinerary that combines scenery, culture and history with a bit of chuff-and-puff might be the go in Scotland.

Insider

Choice of your seat made easy

The ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner economy class.

Travel Insider Whether it's the fear of DVT or simply the need for more room to move, long-haul flights can be a challenge. But more options are emerging.

Insider

Live like a local without any fuss

Apartments

Travel Insider A world of alternative accommodation suitable for all budgets is opening up, from humble rooms to fancy apartments, even other people's backyards.

Tripologist

Tripologist: a shipshape way to see spectacular sights

Norway

Tripologist Stunning in scale and majesty, the Norwegian coastline is one of the most magnificent bits of the planet you will ever set eyes on.

Travel health

Beat the holiday bug

Once bitten ...

Simple precautions can stop parasites from becoming life-threatening souvenirs, writes Lance Richardson.

Flight test

Flight test: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand safety announcement

Flight Test The safety video is as entertaining as it is informative and puts me in a good mood.

Tripologist

Tripologist: heads-up on Latin America's lows and highs

Machu Picchu

Tripologist The best time to visit Machu Picchu is between late April and September.

Argentina

Twenty reasons to visit Buenos Aires

Teatro Colon

Ben Stubbs From football to palaces, museums and tango, the top 20 reasons to take a trip to Buenos Aires.

Flight test

Flight test: Air Canada

Air Canada.

Flight Test This is one long night's journey into day - it's best to sleep as much as possible.

Insider

Whizzes when it comes to kids

Children on flights. Which is the best airline for children?

Travel Insider There's more than one way to keep an in-transit family happy, as this year's finalists for the family-friendly airline award demonstrate.

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Tripologist

Tripologist: Cheapest and best way to use phones overseas

Tripologist What's the most practical and least expensive way we can use our phones overseas?