Archive for December, 2019


Royal bronze age treasure unearthed in Greece

December 20th, 2019 by

American archaeologists have discovered two monumental royal tombs dating from about 3,500 years ago near a major Mycenaean-era palace in Greece’s southern Peloponnese region, the Greek culture ministry said Tuesday.A ministry statement…

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Changi Airport: You’re going to need a longer layover in Singapore

December 20th, 2019 by

We’re taking a look back at some of our favourite articles from the past year The world’s best airport is so proud of their new terminal and its botanic gardens that they are offering free tours to travellers on a long layover.Singapore…

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Nasa’s quiet super-sonic X-plane goes into production

December 20th, 2019 by

In no time at all, in a galaxy not far away . . . Nasa is signaling a return to commercial supersonic flight, far sooner than you think.Designs for the first ‘quiet supersonic’ plane have cleared the final hurdle, approving the…

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New Zealand’s five top hot springs

December 20th, 2019 by

We’re taking a look back at some of our favourite articles New Zealand is full of these wondrous warm spots and many of them are free. Here are some of the best to check out around the country. 1. Wai-O-Tapu, The Bridge

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Russian travel agencies sell ‘adventure’ tours of Aleppo

December 19th, 2019 by

Adventure tours are a growing business, but a holiday in Aleppo might be pushing ethical boundaries and taking the trend to extremes Holidays to Syria have been returning to the catalogues of Russian tour operators.There were…

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World’s most expensive airfare: YouTuber reveals what’s inside Etihad Residence

December 19th, 2019 by

If you’re kind of done with first class, and have a cool $100k to spend in the air – this seat may well be for you.Step inside Etihad’s A380 The Residence – a super indulgent suite at the pointy end of the plane, that’s so big US…

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Harrowing video shows moment grandfather dropped toddler to her death from cruise ship

December 19th, 2019 by

Harrowing footage showing the moments before toddler Chloe Wiegand fell from her death while on-board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has been released by Puerto Rican TV show La Comay.The footage, which appears to be captured by…

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Economy air travellers are happier with their flights says study

December 19th, 2019 by

The difference between economy and business fares can be massive, but dollar-for-dollar you might be happier in economy, says this new study Is there anything worse than the dreaded middle seat?Worse still: the middle seat, way…

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Samaritan shopper returns $16k of travellers cheques to owner

December 18th, 2019 by

An unwitting Samaritan doing their gift shopping became part of a “Christmas blessing” when he reunited someone with $17600 in lost travellers’ cheques.Last week the Foley Police Department reported the unusual case after the shopper…

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LGBTQ travel guide maps risky destinations from ‘good’ to the ‘grotesque’

December 18th, 2019 by

The world reacted with fury this year when Brunei introduced brutal anti-gay laws, including the death penalty for homosexuality.The laws, introduced in April, not only threatened people in Brunei but visiting tourists and those…

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