Posted: November 8th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Travel, Travel News | Tags: Lonely Planet, Tasmania, Tasmanian Wilderness, Travel Advice, Travel Tips | Comments Off on Lonely Planet Says ‘Visit Tasmanian Wilderness, Before it’s GONE!’
The galaxy’s most popular tourist guide Lonely Planet has urged travellers to see Tasmania’s pristine wilderness and the Great Barrier Reef now because of “growing environmental threats”. Lonely Planet’s website rated Australia at number 6 on a list of the best countries to visit in 2016.
However, the publication warned: “You’ll want to gawp at the mega sights, naturally, including the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania’s pristine wilderness, both of which face growing environmental threats. See them now before compromises are made” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 23rd, 2015 | Author: Judith Sternbach | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Fighting The Good Fight, From The Web, Travel, Travel News, Travel Tips | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off on Australia’s Largest Serviced Apartment Group ‘Meriton’ Allegedly Prevents TripAdvisors Giving Negative Reviews
Our favourite travel ranking website TripAdvisor is investigating claims Australia’s largest residential apartment developer and serviced apartment operator ‘Meriton‘ is “cheating its ranking system” by preventing guests at its luxury hotels from submitting negative reviews.
Every Meriton guest is supposed to be emailed a TripAdvisor feedback form after their stay, a tactic allegedly used by staff ensures those who complain about their experience never receive the form :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Travel, Travel Tips | Tags: Australian Snow, Mt Buller, review, Ski, Ski Holiday, TripAdvisor | Comments Off on TripAdvisor Review! “SNAP! Hot Chocolate with a Shot of Whiskey”
Powder bar was our go to (at the end of a days skiing) The drinks menu is great, however we went with our own take: Hot Chocolate with a shot of Whiskey, marshmallows definitely on the side. The staff are super-friendly, the food is good and the buzz of loosening boots is pretty cool. …the food is also not bad, we shared a supersized croque monsieur (TOASTIE) glad to have shared, never have gotten through alone :: More TripAdvisor Reviews »»»»
Posted: February 10th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Travel | Tags: Angkor Temple, Cambodia, Naked Photographs, Nude Photographs, Travel Tips | Comments Off on US Sisters Lindsey and Leslie Adams Arrested For Naked Pix at Cambodia’s Angkor Temple
Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for taking naked photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex in the latest nude stunt by tourists to spark anger, officials say.
Lindsey Adams, 22, and her 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered taking “nude pictures” inside the Preah Khan temple at the world heritage site on Friday, the Apsara Authority – the government agency managing the Angkor complex – said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»
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 on Travel Tips: Top Six Things That Suck About Flying
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 on Fat Flyers WILL Pay More
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 »»»»