April 10, 2012 5
For me the biggest travel drama this year is not figuring how I can afford it or when my boyfriend and I can both get time off work, it's figuring out where the bloody hell to go.
February 16, 2012 7
Getting ripped off by a taxi driver in Buenos Aires made Amber Jamieson more cautious -- and interested in what other travels scams other dumb tourists had fallen for.
October 25, 2011 30
There’s a nauseating article all over the Fairfax press today titled “Bali: why bother?“. In it Age journalist Carolyn Webb talks about her recent holiday to Ubud, Bali, where touts harassing her to buy things and offering her transport on their motorbikes ruined her holiday. The souvenirs were too tacky, the streets were too noisy […]
September 29, 2011 1
This great New York Times article interviews different sleep doctors about their best tips for catching a few zzzzs while sitting in economy.
September 23, 2011
Very tempting deal to Norway currently available through STA Travel. From STA’s Facebook page: “How does $999 return, inclusive (taxes, too) to Europe sound? Yep, fly into Oslo, Norway on Qatar – only Skytrax 2011 Airline of the Year!” Only for travel between October 6-20 (and yes, that includes return flights to Oz by October 20). […]
September 19, 2011
So where should you be planning your next overseas holiday? According to the Daily Examiner: “The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show overseas departures at near-record highs – increasing more than 10% in the seven months to July, compared with the same period last year… …The Expedia NAB Travellers’ Foreign Currency Rankings compares the […]
September 12, 2011
You might have noticed that in the last few months Back in a Bit has undergone a bit of a facelift. New categories, new faces, some design tweaks here and there. I’ve also had an increase in people emailing me wanting to contribute to Back in a Bit — which I love and always want […]
June 27, 2011
Michelle Higgins in the New York Times consulted chefs on the best food to pack and eat while on a plane to avoid buying food on discount airline flights.
June 10, 2011 2
You know you need a holiday when you’re pathetically weeping two days before you leave because the weather looks terrible and maybe you should just cancel it and fly somewhere else where the monsoon isn’t hitting and therefore you need find a new hotel even though you spent ages finding one with a great pool […]
May 10, 2011 1
From quiet life in the mountains, to headlines around the globe, the town of Abbottabad, Pakistan, has found itself blinking in the media spotlight this week as the perfect spot for a murderous terror leader to leave in relative peace. Yet Pakistan may demolish Osama bin Laden’s hideout for fear of it turning into a tourist attraction […]
January 7, 2011
Sure, sure, it’s a week since we nursed New Years Eve hangovers and I’ve been back at work for several days and most blogs did their look back at 2010 last week and all the rest of it, but I’m finally ready to take a look back at 2010 in Back in a Bit and examine […]
October 25, 2010 7
“Australia has such an amazing indigenous history, most countries would be jealous to have what you have and they do nothing with it,” declares founder and CEO of Gap Adventures Bruce Poon Tip. “They” being Tourism Australia, an organisation Poon Tip is scathing of, particularly in its lack of promoting and supporting indigenous tourism in this country. It […]
October 13, 2010 1
Welcome back to Slide Night, where we look at our favourite travel snaps and the adventures behind them. The Wild West of Colorado wasn’t exactly what I expected. Sure, there were tons of crappy souvenir shops selling cowboy boot keyrings and massive belt buckles but it was mostly the tourists donning these crappy momentos, while […]
August 11, 2010 5
In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, I couldn't help but wonder: are we losing a little of that travel magic by constantly relying on technology?
July 25, 2010
I’ve been lucky enough to visit New York twice now, both times renting apartments on Craigslist from private owners, who have moved out of their homes for the few weeks that I’ve been there. Meaning, I can stay in roomy and nicely decorated apartments, have a kitchen and pretend I’m a real New Yorker, all […]
July 7, 2010 5
I'm off for a three day weekend in Daylesford. And I need your help.
May 11, 2010 1
Desktop backgrounds: the perfect spot to gain a bit of holiday inspiration.
April 15, 2010 22
A few weeks ago Tourism Australia launched it's new campaign, further consigning Lara Bingle into the dustbins of history. Sounds like the makings for a Crikey Competition!
March 12, 2010 1
Welcome to Slide Night at Back in a Bit. Sit back, relax and get ready to travel far away from your desk and your sore computer eyes as we share our favourite travel snaps and the quirky stories behind them.
February 10, 2010
One of our latest editions of Crikey's Letter From takes us to the hot streets of Havana and Barcoa, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution. There was even a performance where Kool & the Gang played.