A three-day drive from Melbourne to Sydney along the Victorian and New South Wales coasts isn’t exactly a tribute to slow travel, with enough attractions and gastronomic pleasures along the route to fill a week. But allowing for time to dwell in a few well-chosen locations, this road trip offers an enticing taste of regions like Victoria’s East Gippsland and the Sapphire coast in the far south of New South Wales. It will also draw you into wild national parks like Croajingalong in Victoria and Ben Boyd, over the border, near Eden. Coastal lakes in Gippsland that constitute Australia’s biggest inland waterway, and long, unspoilt beaches, like Ninety Mile form the journey’s dramatic backdrop. And the foreground isn’t bad either, particularly as the route twists and curls through the thick forests around the border. The route All the action of the drive is around the A1 Princes Highway, which begins in central Melbourne and continues all the way to Sydney, a … [Read more...] about Three days on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive – travel guide
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THOUSANDS of Thomas Cook holidaymakers could have just hours to get home or face being stranded abroad as the Brit travel operator goes bust. The UK's oldest travel agent is reportedly close to abandoning hope of a private rescue deal with fears it could collapse by Sunday. Thomas Cook had hoped to keep its airlines in the UK, Germany and northern Europe out of administration while letting its British tour operating arm fail, Sky News reports. But the plan was seen as being too complex - with the company still scrambling to plug its £200million funding gap. Holidaymakers who are booked on flights only could now be stuck abroad if they don't make it home within hours. Those on a package holiday are ATOL-protected - meaning the Government would be forced to launch the biggest peacetime repatriation of British citizens at an estimated cost of £600million.According to reports, Thomas Cook approached the UK government last night for a bailout in an attempt to save itself from … [Read more...] about Thomas Cook holidaymakers face desperate scramble to get home today as travel firm gives up hope of private rescue
Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages swarm with them on a table next to her. Live frogs are available too, and, on the floor near her stall is a box of sluggish snakes. Chickens and ducks cluck and quack nearby. A faint smell of urine thickens air that is already heavy from the previous night's rains. Rats are a staple source of meat in Vietnam, farmed and sold much like any other livestock. The stallholder butchers the animals to order. Reaching into the cage she will grab an animal by its tail, hit its head across a large stone, chop off its feet and head with a large pair of scissors, skin it, cut it into pieces and place everything into a small yellow plastic bag. Inevitably, the animal's blood ends up on her hands. Scores of people are selling and butchering live animals, breathing the same air and in … [Read more...] about A deadly disease could travel at jet speed around the world. How do we stop it in time?
Advertisement What better way to use your Apple Watch than when you are traveling. Check flights, find transportation, and even book last-minute accommodation from the comfort of your wrist.These helpful apps will get you going and keep you moving, but what exactly do they offer and how well do they work?Up, Up, and AwayWhen thinking about airline apps, basic features come to mind. You want to see the status of your departure and arrival flights. You want to know the gate numbers and see updated departure and arrival times as well. Each of these airline apps provide those most simple features and are available for free. So, what else do they offer aside these basics that sets them apart?Fly Delta has some great Apple Watch features including countdowns to both your departure and arrival times. Aside from gate details you can also obtain baggage information. Any eBoarding passes saved to your Passbook are available on the watch as well.JetBlue uses the Glance feature to … [Read more...] about 18 Travel Apps for Apple Watch Explorers
CHRISSY Teigen is no stranger to international travel. The model - who is married to John Legend - was candid about one of the perks of being rich and famous, on Tuesday, as she shared the secret that enables her to escape the paparazzi (and long queues) at the airport. She revealed that, instead of battling her way through check-in and TSA at LAX with the general public, the 34-year-old beauty uses an exclusive private terminal. “How the frick do most celebrities travel on planes? Are you ever just hustling through the airport trying to make it to your gate on time?” a Twitter user asked her. The Sports Illustrated star responded that there’s actually a way to avoid the hassle the public face when catching a flight. “There is a terminal a mile from the airport that you pay membership for. They do the same security privately and take you to the plane in a car,” she commented, adding “I know. I know,” apparently predicting reactions to the … [Read more...] about Chrissy Teigen dishes the dirt on the airport secret that allows celebrities to avoid public terminals