Archive for March, 2017


Five weird celebrity statues around the world

March 31st, 2017 by

A recently unveiled statue of football star Cristiano Ronaldo has the world talking for all the wrong reasons. Madeira Airport is now Cristiano Ronaldo Airport & they decided to celebrate with a statue of Cristiano Ronaldo…

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14 ways to survive 14 hours in economy class

March 31st, 2017 by

Let me start by saying one thing: If I can do this, you can, too.When I lived in China and travelled home three times a year, making a 14-hour trek from Beijing to the District of Columbia, people would say, “Oh, I could never do…

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Raunchy ‘adults only’ cruise ship famous for having nude adult play rooms sets sail for Australia

March 31st, 2017 by

A luxury liner famous for its raunchy ‘clothing optional’ cruises is making its ways to Australian shores.Azamara Club Cruises made headlines after announcing passengers on selected routes will be able to enjoy clothing-optional…

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Don’t look down: The world’s scariest footpath has reopened

March 30th, 2017 by

The footpath once regarded as the world’s deadliest is calling on daredevils with a head for heights to book their hiking slots for this summer.Access to the Caminito del Rey in southern Spain near Malaga was restricted in 2000…

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He Tangata: A chat with the NZ manager of World Expeditions Natalie Tambolash

March 30th, 2017 by

I grew up in Melbourne, was born and bred in Australia and I moved to New Zealand for work when I was 21. I was meant to be here for three weeks, which turned into six months, which turned into a year and a half. I’ve been here for…

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These astronauts’ travel photos are probably better than yours

March 30th, 2017 by

Whether dangling out of a rollercoaster ride or stretching out in the classic “hot dog legs” pose, a self-taken photo of one’s legs and feet has become a common trope on social media -but this particular one is hard to beat.Late…

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Pacific Islands: On Tonga’s golden shores

March 30th, 2017 by

If tranquillity is what you’re after in a holiday, Vava’u is the place to go. Apart from the crowing of roosters, the squabbling of flying foxes and the ringing of bells from nearby churches (starting at 4.30am on Sundays and then…

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Flight check: Doha to London Heathrow aboard Qatar Airways

March 29th, 2017 by

The plane: A two-level A380, “the world’s largest passenger jet” and a plane that those with much more expertise and flying experience were very excited by. What I was most excited about? It has a bar lounge. Class: Top of the…

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Six tips to avoid getting kicked off a plane (leggings not included)

March 29th, 2017 by

” Legging-gate ” has died down, but in its place, a pressing question has arisen: How easy is it to get kicked off a flight?The answer is, it depends.Every airline has a “contract of carriage,” which outlines, in fairly broad…

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Staying at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

March 28th, 2017 by

Location: Right in the thick of the action on Honolulu’s famous Waikiki Beach. Note that there are two Outrigger hotels on Waikiki – the other is a 10-minute walk south. The hotel is about a half-hour drive from the airport, if the…

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