Archive for June, 2019


‘Get a job’ instagram couple break silence after crowdfunding holiday backlash

June 24th, 2019 by

A social media influencer who asked the internet for $16,000 to fund a trip for him and his girlfriend has finally spoken out after receiving serious backlash for the plea.Catalin Onc and his girlfriend Elena Engelhardt launched…

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Vahana: Airbus ready for pilotless planes but are passengers?

June 24th, 2019 by

Project Vahana: Airbus’ passenger delivery drone takes flight Airbus’s electrical passenger drone is a radical departure from everything you thought was integral to the European plane manufacturer:No jets, not fossil fuels, and…

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Tourist’s $2500 medical bill for broken nail on US holiday

June 24th, 2019 by

An Australian insurance company is warning travellers about sky-high medical bills in the United States after a Sydney woman was forced to pay NZ$2634 and was hassled for months by a Hawaiian hospital after simply breaking a nail.Rachael…

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Woman marched off plane after forcing RAF fighter jets to intercept flight over hijack fears

June 24th, 2019 by

A woman was escorted off a commercial aircraft in a hijack scare after she allegedly “rushed the cockpit” and threatened to kill passengers.Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the Jet2 Airbus 321 – creating…

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Trip Notes: Tips for Paris from Westside actor Michelle Langstone

June 23rd, 2019 by

Once was enough for Kiwi actor Michelle Langstone to fall in love. Paris, the City of Light, where the Eiffel Tower sparkles and the Seine flows and close to 18 million tourists walk its streets every year. Once, Langstone was one…

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Queensland: Airlie Beach, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is back in business and better than ever

June 23rd, 2019 by

Airlie Beach is the gateway to reef royalty, writes Christine Retschlag. The sailing vessel Spank Me is creeping into Abell Point Marina, almost as if it is performing the dirty walk of shame after a big night out.It’s a sunny…

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Singapore the world’s best for food and cocktails

June 23rd, 2019 by

With Singapore about to host the ‘Oscars of food’, Mary Lussiana takes a culinary tour. ‘Things I ATE in Singapore,” the orange lettering on the postcard announced. Underneath, dishes had been sketched in blue and orange with their…

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Peru: Hiking the Inca Trail reveals the importance of peace and quiet

June 23rd, 2019 by

Hiking 4000m into the Peruvian Andes was good for the soul, and a great escape from the constant noise that blights our modern lives, writes Mariella Frostrup. Having just returned from hiking the ancient Inca Trail, high in the…

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The unexpected perks of being in a middle seat

June 22nd, 2019 by

‘Middle seats are the worst!’ I hear the passenger in front say, bemoaning their seat allocation.No one in their right mind would choose to take the middle seat on a plane.With neither easy access to the aisle or the views of…

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Eleanor Barker: How’s your social self-awareness travelling?

June 22nd, 2019 by

COMMENT: Another day, another misbehaving social influencer. The last time I came through New Zealand Customs, the guy checking my form was in the mood for a yarn and when seeing my occupation “Travel Writer” he noted: “That’s…

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