Posted: November 28th, 2013 | Author: Judith Sternbach | Filed under: Organic Gourmet, Travel, Travel Tips | Tags: Air Travel, Bad Body Odour, Child-free-zone, Corporate-road-warriors, Drunks on a Plane, Etiquette, Fat Flyers, Flying Children, Most Hated on a Plane, Product Enhancement, Seat Slammers | Comments Off
Folks, if your about to get on a plane, you need to wear a deodorant! I don’t care what you do the rest of your life, but I’m over being subjected to your body odour when your squeezed into a seat next to me on an jet.
On a recent flight I sat next to a largish woman, she was polite, friendly and doing a stellar job of looking after the small boy with her, but every time she lifted an arm I gasped for air, the problem smell would have been easily rectified, DE-freakin-ODORANT!
Thankfully my flight was only an hour – Melbourne to Sydney – however, the stench of another persons body odour left an indelible memory, and though I’ll likely never see her again, in my mind she will always be that off-smelling passenger.
It seems I’m not alone in having stinky-folk as my number one gripe on a plane, a recent Harris Interactive poll in the US found nearly two-thirds of passengers would rather sit next to a crying baby than an odorous adult. The poll conducted in March, also found that among frequent travellers, many are looking for more personal space.
While most flyers are in agreement in not wanting to share a row with a less-than-fragrant traveller, they’re split evenly on how much they’re willing to listen to their fellow passenger gab. I seem to be right in on this trend, No Stinkers, No Babies and No Talkers :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Travel, Travel Tips | Tags: Kawamura Ganjavian, Kickstarter, Ostrich Pillow, Ostrich Pillow Junior, Ostrich Pillow Light, Power Napping, Studio Banana Things | 1 Comment »
Power-napping is an essential to most overhard-working professionals today, a quick pre-sws nap can quickly revitalize the warried mind, revitalizing for the next round of power filled decision making. Others may simply know it as a nanna nap, whatever, many swear by the Siesta del Hidalgo.
A couple of years ago the clever design boffins at Kawamura Ganjavian design studio came up with a soft flannelette bag – a cocoon for the head – that slipped gently over ones head, shutting the world out and allowing the user to drift of for the maximum benefits of sleep without the waking lethargy.
Ostrich Pillow was born, Studio Banana Things original Ostrich Pillow was a huge hit 2 years ago, it gained a bucket load of press and some solid sales. The clever boffins are back, this time you don’t need a small truck to cart around the Ostrich Pillow.
…world, meet Ostrich Pillow Light :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 20th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Travel, Travel Tips | Tags: Fat Fliers, Fat Flyers, Holiday News, Kevin Smith, Obese, Obesity, Qantas, Samoa Air | Comments Off
We’ve done Fat-flyers before, Should fat flyers Pay More?, a former Qantas economist ignited a fat flyer debate, saying that overweight passengers should be paying a surcharge on Australian airlines. Now Samoa Air – the world’s first airline to charge people according to their weight – has introduced an ‘XL class’ to cater for it’s extra-large passengers.
The airline is modifying its aircraft seating to cater for people who weigh more than 130 kilograms. Samoa Air chief executive Chris Langton has told Pacific Beat the airline has modified one of the rows in the aircraft and added a ramp for easier access.
We’re now pretty accustomed to carrying on just 7kg of luggage in order to save time flying, paying for excess baggage just got a heap more amusing, if that excess is around your waist :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 1st, 2013 | Author: TOG | Filed under: REBLOG, Travel, Travel Tips | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off
No one wants to be a tourist any more. Everyone wants to be a local. SMH Traveller Ute Junker dolls out some great advice on how to blend in. “If you really want to understand a city, you need to live in it.: Ms Junker says, “What I love most is the way I’ve become attuned to the rhythms of the neighbourhood
Going local requires a commitment, and not just fixing your own breakfast or making your own bed. If you want to live local, you need to devote a decent amount of time to your chosen city. I’d recommend 10 days as a minimum. It takes you the best part of a week to settle into the rhythm, to become a familiar face in the neighbourhood.
Ms junker also has some concise tips on securing an apartment – the essential ingredient in a tranquil fitting-in – know your neighbourhood, Reputable companies should supply plenty of information about the neighbourhood on their website :: Read Ms Junkers Full SMH Article »»»»
Posted: April 12th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Travel | Tags: Australian Landmark, Best Bed and Breakfast, Best Hotels, Trip Advisor | Comments Off
TripAdvisor.com’s Travellers Choice Awards: Top 25 B&B has been awarded to the Italy’s übercool Casa Pragiola. As always, the awards are based on traveller feedback and reviews. Check the full list at tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice or the B&B list at tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-BB
Posted: April 10th, 2013 | Author: TOG | Filed under: REBLOG, Travel | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off
Lobster thermidor, wagyu sirloin and red Thai curry duck are on a menu created by celebrity chefs including New York’s Alfred Portale, Kyoto’s Yoshihiro Murata and Sydney’s Matt Moran. But to taste some of these dishes you may have to pay as much as $6000 for a fold-out table for one.
That’s the price of a sleeper suite on board an A380 superjumbo with Singapore Airlines from Australia to Singapore return, and the menu is part of the luxury offering for premium passengers.
Portale, Murata and Moran are on the airline’s nine-strong global culinary panel of celebrity chefs who have a kitchen cabinet full of Michelin stars between them and who are at the forefront of creating the airline’s menus, not just for first and business classes, but also more basic dishes in economy :: Read the full SMH article »»»»
Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: TOG | Filed under: Great Outdoors, REBLOG, Travel | Tags: Australian Landmark, National Park, tourism, Travel, Western Australia | Comments Off
REBLOG! ABCs Natalie Jones has reported, the Western Australian State Government has announced a fifth marine park and a new national park on the pristine Kimberley coast. Premier Colin Barnett says the 3,000 square kilometre marine park will provide the highest level of protection for tourist attractions like the Horizontal Falls. The national park will cover 160 square kilometres.
Some level of tourism, pearling and recreational fishing activity will still be allowed in the area. Mr Barnett says the new marine park boundaries will be set within the next two years. “The final boundaries of the marine park are yet to be determined,” Mr Barnett told Ms Jones. ”That will be done in consultation with traditional owners and also it will be based on science, as areas of special biodiversity, whether they be reefs or coastal areas, are identified,” he said.
Mr Barnett says although some fishing, pearling and tourism will be allowed, the new marine park will better protect tourist hot-spots and sensitive cultural areas :: Read the full post at ABC »»»»