Travel Obsessions: India

The seventh biggest country in the world. The second highest population. Split into 29 states and 7 union territories, 23 official languages (including Hindi and English), numerous world religions and diverse cultures. Not to mention terrain varying from the heights of the Himalayas to sacred rivers, deserts, dense jungles and coastal areas. To distil all that India is into a singular experience is difficult, but … Continue reading

Where to get stuffed for Thanksgiving

Like chilled prawns and wilted salad make sense in the heat of an Aussie Christmas, a hearty helping of comfort food is de rigueur for a Thanksgiving Day feast in North America. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the USA (that’s today!) and the second Monday of October in Canada, Thanksgiving Day is ostensibly a day to give thanks and bless the harvest. … Continue reading

Travel Confessions: Dan Blumberg on his gap year in the Americas

It’s been said that travel is the best education and you don’t always have to volunteer or work to get some worldly experience on a gap year abroad. After finishing university, Dan Blumberg spent six months backpacking with G Adventures around the world, including North, Central and South America. We caught up with Dan in Cusco, Peru after  he completed the Inca Trail tour with G Adventures, which he says everyone … Continue reading

An adventure in Andalusia

The plan was to find a relaxed mountain retreat with a warm climate in Europe. We narrowed the top three to Andalusia, Malta and Crete. Southern Spain came out on top due to flight prices, so I stalked Airbnb for days before settling on a chilled-out little riverside finca (farmhouse) near a town called Gaucin. The nearest airport to Gaucin with direct flights was Seville. … Continue reading

The hottest schoolies destinations for 2015

Hey there soon-to-be school leavers! You’ve only got one more year of school to go and now’s the time to start planning your epic schoolies week getaway with your besties. But, why go to the Goldie to celebrate your graduation when you can go overseas? Forget sharing Cavill Avenue with toolies, droolies, foolies and your parents (eek!), the hottest schoolies destinations for 2015 are in … Continue reading

Get off the beaten path in Great Britain

If you’re like me, then you understand the urge to get off that well-trodden path and discover random little gems to call your own – even in the UK. You see yourself as a modern Christopher Columbus or Robert Drake finding new lands and territories that aren’t already full with other travellers there to ruin your Zen. You will follow local bus routes, meeting friendly … Continue reading

12 cheap flights for students under a grand

Psst. Got a spare $1,000 sitting in your bank account? If you’ve got a grand, you’ve got an overseas holiday, my friend. Strictly for full-time students and those under 26 and exclusive to Student Flights, Black Market Flights are amazing airfares with top international airlines that are so cheap, you’ll think the consultant made a mistake.  There’s no scam, and no need to sell your … Continue reading

Top 5 weird and wonderful things to do in Buenos Aires

From vibrant buildings in La Boca to football fanatics in Bombonera, and from edgy design in Palermo Viejo to wild nights in San Telmo, Buenos Aires is one of South America’s most happening  hipster cities and Porteños sure know how to party. Once you’ve hit up the boho barrios of San Telmo and Palermo and bar-hopped your way through the bar scene, hobbled home after … Continue reading

How not to be a bogan in Bali

Beaches, bars and breaks – a holiday in Bali is just a six-hour flight from the east coast (3.5 hours if you’re from Perth) and an escape from your everyday. And with news that the $US35 arrival fee could be scrapped for Aussies, means Bali is getting even cheaper for us. (Just check out our amazing Black Market Flights deals – $49 return flights to … Continue reading

8 things to do on your first day in Prague

Pints of beer for under a dollar can still be found in Prague (or Praha, as the locals call it). Sadly, this is not the case in most other European cities. On any day of the week, at anytime of year, you will find this medieval Czech capital full of revellers ready to pull an all-nighter on the cheap! So exchange your Euros for Kroners, switch … Continue reading