Archive for February, 2019


Record number of firearms discovered at US airport security checkpoints in 2018

February 8th, 2019 by

It’s no secret that many Americans love their guns – but it is still illegal to bring firearms through airport security checkpoints, whether they’re loaded or not.Despite this, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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China: Heavenly music at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven Park

February 8th, 2019 by

At Beijing’s Temple of Heaven Park, Jim Eagles is captivated by the music and decides to stay, just for the joy of it. For 600 years, Chinese emperors went to Temple of Heaven Park to pray and offer sacrifices for a good harvest….

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An ex-CIA operative’s nine-part hotel safety plan

February 8th, 2019 by

Some people just can’t unwind. Taking time off to travel and checking into a luxury hotel is not enough to set their mind at ease. For the perpetually paranoid traveller the website Entrepreneur.com has tracked down an ex-CIA…

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Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: The Roger Waters incident

February 8th, 2019 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. Rock ‘n’ roll royalty and the Solomon Islands haven’t traditionally gone hand-in-hand but there he was, in the steam of the Honiara night, the frontman of…

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Russia: Moscow underground

February 7th, 2019 by

The Metro is functional and fabulous, the stations almost outdoing the city sights, writes Courtney Whitaker. So you’ve made it to Moscow, and you’re wondering how to get around a place that is home to almost 20 million people….

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Flying from Bali to Sydney aboard Garuda Airlines

February 7th, 2019 by

Sophie Ryan flies aboard Garuda Airlines flight GA714, from Bali to Sydney. Plane: Airbus A330-343. Seat: 32K. How full: Very full. Time: Left Bali at 11.45pm and landed in Sydney at 7am. Food and drink: A light supper…

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Enjoying a day in Moscow for $200

February 7th, 2019 by

Beat the crowds with a morning visit to Red Square. Entry to the Kremlin and Cathedral Square costs 500 rubles ($11), as does entry to St Basil’s Cathedral— they’re all must-sees. $22. Once you’re hungry, head to the beautiful…

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He Tangata: Angie London of Whakaipo Lodge

February 7th, 2019 by

Elisabeth Easther talks to Angie London of Whakaipo Lodge. He Tāngata: Angie LondonOn February 23, 4-7pm Whakaipo Lodge is holding a concert on the lawn featuring Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band and Andrew London….

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Spa: Belgian town that started the wellbeing sensation

February 6th, 2019 by

“Thirsty?” asks the flight attendant as she hands me a blue bottle. I twist the cap and sip the crisp, slightly acidic water. One look at the label, Spa Reine, and I wonder if the advertising gods are tracking me. Spa. That’s where…

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Royal Caribbean looking for a millennial ‘shore explorer’ to snap up paid jaunt

February 6th, 2019 by

The cruise line Royal Caribbean is looking for someone to explore the shores of Alaska, Portugal, Japan, Norway and Dubai as part of a whirlwind three-week photography tour.There’s even a handsome $12,000 remuneration package for…

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