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Mon 18 Jun 2018

How I ditched the ‘nine-to-five’ grind

How I ditched the ‘nine-to-five’ grind

JULIE Ta has had six big holidays in two years, with another huge overseas trip in the pipeline. Here’s how she pulls it off.

Man's epic flight with two-stroke motor strapped to his back

premium_icon Man's epic flight with two-stroke motor strapped to his back

BALLINA man flies with two-stroke engine from Australia's lowest point to highest peak.

Sun 17 Jun 2018

You'll never look back after moving to front of plane

You'll never look back after moving to front of plane

There are many ways to travel and once you take this step up in comfort, you may have trouble flying any other way.

Out of Africa: How you can win trip of a lifetime

Out of Africa: How you can win trip of a lifetime

ARE you in desperate need of a holiday? Sick of the cooler weather already? Then this is your chance to escape to Africa

Mystery of Aussie couple’s bizarre cliff fall deaths

premium_icon Mystery of Aussie couple’s bizarre cliff fall deaths

DISTURBING questions have emerged around a young Australian couple who plunged to their deaths from a beach cliff in Portugal after a night out.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Stockman's tale of war, pirates and 'p****d off Pakistanis'

premium_icon Stockman's tale of war, pirates and 'p****d off Pakistanis'

Fresh out of school, young and in need of an adventure, Jack Carew set off on a voyage that would ultimately shape the rest of this life.

Airline to ban booze and skimpy clothes

Airline to ban booze and skimpy clothes

AN AMBITIOUS UK entrepreneur has burnt through thousands of dollars trying to get his controversial idea off the ground.

Mid-air terror: flight’s ‘free fall nosedive’

Mid-air terror: flight’s ‘free fall nosedive’

TERRIFIED passengers thought they were going to die in a dramatic mid-air incident involving two Qantas planes.

Wed 13 Jun 2018

Man with blow-up doll grounds flight

Man with blow-up doll grounds flight

A PASSENGER has been banned from flying with an airline for life thanks to his drunken antics with a blow-up doll on a flight to a party island.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Virgin Australia boss to step down

Virgin Australia boss to step down

JOHN Borghetti, who has spent a decade as Virgin Australia, has announced he would not renew his contract as CEO.

The crazy amount of time we spend commuting

The crazy amount of time we spend commuting

THOUSANDS of Australians spend up to five hours a day commuting. And it’s costing them more than a train fare.

Mon 11 Jun 2018

Radio star’s horror in-flight encounter with listener

Radio star’s horror in-flight encounter with listener

AFTER MICHAEL ‘Wippa’ Wipfli’s fear of flying ended in an embarrassing incident, he knew he had to take action.

Security search of elderly woman sparks outrage

Security search of elderly woman sparks outrage

A 96-YEAR-OLD woman claims she never wants to fly again after she was subjected to a ‘prolonged’ security pat-down at a US airport, in a confronting video that has...

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Tropical treat at fraction of the cost

Tropical treat at fraction of the cost

Choose this lesser-known Whitsundays destination and score a spot on a private, palm-fringed beach.

Lava of islands - Hawaii a destination to dream about

Lava of islands - Hawaii a destination to dream about

Hawaii has its peaceful side, even as a volcano shoots out rocks.

Strange things are happening here

Strange things are happening here

IT’S a stunning and extremely popular tourist spot that millions flock to every year. But lately, odd things have started happening.

We quit work to live on the road

We quit work to live on the road

FOR MOST of us, the thought of travelling abroad and ditching the nine-to-five grind usually stays as a dream — unless you try living like this couple.

Australia’s most unreliable airports

Australia’s most unreliable airports

SOMETIMES flight delays are unavoidable, but there are some Aussie airports in particular that you should avoid if you want to depart on time.

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Passenger’s refund demand knocked back

premium_icon Passenger’s refund demand knocked back

A MAN who demanded a refund over a “ruined” cruise, despite being upgraded to a better cabin, has lost an appeal.

Plane ‘three seconds from crash’

Plane ‘three seconds from crash’

THIS is the jaw-dropping moment a packed passenger plane came just metres from the water during a landing attempt that shocked onlookers.

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