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Red Ink Run: an uncomfortable adventure in couch surfing

Red Ink Run: an uncomfortable adventure in couch surfing

I considered it a glaring omission from an otherwise comprehensive travel CV that I had never been couch surfing.

The best way to sleep on a plane when slumming in economy

The best way to sleep on a plane when slumming in economy

This great New York Times article interviews different sleep doctors about their best tips for catching a few zzzzs while sitting in economy.

Fly return to Europe for less than a grand?

Fly return to Europe for less than a grand?

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). […]

The top 10 best value overseas destinations for Aussie tourists

The top 10 best value overseas destinations for Aussie tourists

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 […]

Best food to pack for a discount airline trip

Best food to pack for a discount airline trip

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.