Find your inner puck head: an insider guide to ice hockey

While we prepare to suffer through the blistering summer months here in Oz, the winter is coming in the Northern Hemisphere. That can only mean one thing to cold temp junkies like me: ice hockey! The regular season kicked off at the end of September, which means we only have six short months to prepare for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We better get started.   … Continue reading

A hipster guide to Wellington

Canberra may be the OECD’s pick for the best place in the world to live, ranking tops for income, jobs, environment and access to services, but for a capital that truly reps a cool cachet, head over the ditch to Wellington. New Zealand’s capital city has weekend markets, fashion-forward designers, buzzing bars, eclectic eateries and arts and culture plus viticulture, just an hour north in … Continue reading

Travel Confessions: Writer Sarah Webb on biking around Europe

Tired of living vicariously through other people’s adventures, Sarah Webb traded her journalism job to circumnavigate the globe by cycle with her boyfriend, Scott Daniel-Guiterrez, in tow, to capture and experience the world on an epic four-year, round-the-world trip dubbed the ‘Long Rode Home‘. I caught up with Sarah five months into their tour on their way through Germany to find out about their life on the road … Continue reading

My Japan top 5

Food. Booze. Crazy. Awesome. If you gave me four words to sum up Japan, these would be them. I was lucky enough to finally visit the Land of The Rising Sun for a brief jaunt on the way to Europe. Now, a week is not nearly enough time to even graze the surface of this weird and wonderful country, I knew that going in. However, … Continue reading

Where to have a sausage fest in Europe

Who invented the hotdog? According to (yes, really), the humble frankfurter hails from Frankfurt in Germany, although snacking on street sausages was mentioned as far back as ancient Greek times. A dog encased in a long bun and topped with ketchup and mustard may be synonymous with baseball games and street stands in NYC, but pretty much every city and country around the world … Continue reading

Top 5 hotspots to visit in India

I’ll have to be honest; narrowing down a top 5 destinations list for a country as diverse as India is pretty tough. With a landscape that stretches from sleepy beachside bungalows to soaring mountain peaks, not to mention the chaos of the major cities, India is a country that can cater for all travel types, be it the traversing backpacker or the retired meanderer. However, … Continue reading

The top 10 Asia travel experiences you must have

Whether you’re an Asia newbie or a long-time visitor to this chaotic continent, you’re guaranteed a jaw-dropping experience with each holiday here. Travelling around Asia is a bit like a #nofilter post on Instagram – it can be a bit dirty, confronting and in your face – but there’s also pretty amid the gritty. A non-Photoshopped travel experience that’s all the more memorable. To get … Continue reading

What to pack for an epic overseas trip of 6 months (or more!)

Everyone knows the first rule of packing for a holiday – take half the clothes and double the money – but what about when you need to stuff the entire contents of your life into a bag and carry it around on your back for six months or more? If you plan to hit up multiple stops on your round-the-world trip, or decamp to one … Continue reading

Travel Confessions: Monique Ledger on teaching English in South Africa

University student and Student Flights customer Monique Ledger and her boyfriend, Pat, embarked on a life-changing holiday to Africa, combining adventure with volunteering. Here’s her story about her gap year abroad, seeing the sights in East Africa, driving around the Cape in a campervan, and giving something back by teaching English in South Africa.     What inspired you and your boyfriend to volunteer in Africa … Continue reading

Partying and sailing in Croatia

Student Flights National Marketing Executive Pamela Olah recently did Eastern Europe on an epic month-long trip that involved three Busabout tours, cramming in eight countries in four weeks. Sunbaking, swimming and sightseeing by day, and partying at a different stop every night, Pamela gives us the lowdown on what really goes down on a Busabout Croatia sailing trip.     I recently spent a month … Continue reading