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Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Airplanes?

Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Airplanes?

Electronic devices and airplanes.  Is there a risk?  Do our gadgets really threaten aviation safety? Anyone who’s flown in the past 20 years knows that the reminder to turn off your cell phones is...
Plane crazy: The most bizarre inflight contraption ever?

Plane crazy: The most bizarre inflight contraption ever?

TIRED of drifting off only to wake up to find your head has slumped onto a fellow passenger’s shoulder amid a pool of drool? Well this device could be for you – if you don’t mind looking ridiculous,...
Is this the most ridiculous travel item ever?

Is this the most ridiculous travel item ever?

BORED of normal ski outfits, or just want to attract attention? The new Beardski mask could be just the thing for you – if you want to look like Chewbacca from Star Wars, that is. Believe it or...
Beans and broccoli causing turbulence in the sky: Foods to avoid when flying

Beans and broccoli causing turbulence in the sky: Foods to avoid when flying

TRAVELLERS are being advised to remove beans, bread and broccoli from their diet before flying. The three Bs are among a range of foods that can produce two more Bs – belching and bloating –...
How to get a bargain hotel room

How to get a bargain hotel room

Most major hotel groups and many booking websites offer loyalty programs that allow members to earn points for future bookings when they stay. Booking website hotels.com’s loyalty program Welcome...
The world’s 22 worst travel tips

The world’s 22 worst travel tips

FROM arming yourself to avoiding cannibalism, well-wishers love to weigh in on travel plans. Travel tips can come in handy, but what about ill-advised and just plain weird warnings? We’ve pulled...
This Guy Makes $100K Annually, Yet Hasn’t Had A Traditional Job In 6 Years

This Guy Makes $100K Annually, Yet Hasn’t Had A Traditional Job In 6 Years

In 2005, 31-year old Matt Kepnes took a trip to Thailand that would change the way he viewed his traditional American life. By the time he returned to his cubicle in Boston, Kepnes told his bosses he’d...
Plane awkward: Bust a move, in your seat?!

Plane awkward: Bust a move, in your seat?!

FLYING is already a test of patience at the best of times, but imagine finally drifting off to sleep in your cramped airline seat only to awaken with a jolt as the passenger next to you manoeuvres herself...
The best new travel gadgets

The best new travel gadgets

THE best headphones for travellers, a tent you will never fail to find and jackets for all weather – here are the hottest gadgets right now.   D’Urban Travel Jacket Price: $849 It might...
Tricks to make your hotel room safe

Tricks to make your hotel room safe

WE all know to lock the door and use the hotel safe, but there are some sneakier tricks that will help stop you from being an easy target for thieves. From creating your own warning system to turning...
Vienna tops quality of life global survey of cities

Vienna tops quality of life global survey of cities

Austria’s capital offers its residents the best quality of life of any city in the world and Baghdad the worst, according to the latest global survey from consultant group Mercer. The Austrian capital...
What are the most common items left in hotel rooms?

What are the most common items left in hotel rooms?

Choice Hotels Europe recently conducted a survey of hotel owners and receptionists about what kind of things travelers leave behind. And not surprisingly, chargers for cell phones and other electronics...
Ways to be a tourist without leaving your hotel room

Ways to be a tourist without leaving your hotel room

It’s one of those worst-case travel scenarios you never plan for: pick a destination, research the best deals on flights, spend months planning your itinerary… only to get sick by the time you arrive. Don’t...
What the? Sex on the beach!

What the? Sex on the beach!

One in three British women admitted to having sex on the beach. It is very like you’re going to have sex on your gap year, but sex on the beach? According to a new survey, one in three British women...
Sex appeal increased by travelling

Sex appeal increased by travelling

Apparently traveling actually increases your sex appeal. The result comes from a survey of 880 single Aussie’s. More than half of singles who responded to an Intrepid Travel survey conducted by online...
Tips for Surviving Holiday Travel

Tips for Surviving Holiday Travel

We’re officially in the “holiday travel” phase of the year, and if you’re like many Americans, you’re probably DREADING it. Well, we’ve got your back. TripAdvisor just released the results...
The Best Day To Book a Flight is 21 Days Before Your Trip

The Best Day To Book a Flight is 21 Days Before Your Trip

Wanna save some money on a flight? Book it 21 days before your trip. That’s according to a new study by the travel booking site Kayak.com, which found that domestic airfares drop to their lowest level...