April 10, 2012 5 Comments
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 Comments
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 Comments
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 Comment
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 Comments
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 Comment
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 […]