Wondering what travel to do before or after your cruise? This section of the website gives you all the best information on hotels, airlines, and experiences. From the beautiful hotels along the French Riviera and Amalfi Coast to the tranquility of Southeast Asian resorts, we provide the most up-to-date information on where you should stay. This could be the launch of new food and beverage offerings, to wellness experiences to opulently renovated suites. In this section, you will also find all the latest airline reviews from economy, premium economy, business, and first-class experiences. This section covers all the major airlines as well as some of the lesser known ones, which you might consider for your travel plans. But we also give you the latest information or airplane technology, seat upgrades and new routes. Also in this section, you'll find the latest information of train journeys as well as new tours that have launched. This could range from private glamping experiences in Antarctica, to private jet journeys across Africa. Whatever your travel needs are, this is your one stop shop for finding out how to compliment your next cruise, or to book a completely different holiday!

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He took his ex there, then me…

The travel troubleshooter Kathy Lette on how to deal with jealousy and poor plane etiquette LETTE'S BE HONEST.

WORDS BY Kathy Lette . Apr 19 2024
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How the super-rich are taking air cruise holidays

The air cruise is a new type of holiday for the super-rich that includes whistlestop world tours by private jet.

WORDS BY Francesca Syz . Apr 15 2024
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How to use the new Qantas Points system – a cruisers’ guide

Qantas has announced some major shake ups to its frequent flyer program. Here's how to use it for your next cruise.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Apr 12 2024
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My ex spoils the kids with holidays – Kathy Lette

Travel troubleshooter Kathy Lette navigates competitive parenting and swimwear dilemmas LETTE’S BE HONEST. Question: I’m separated from the father of my children, aged 9 and 12. He has more money and annual leave than me […]

WORDS BY Kathy Lette . Apr 12 2024

Rails to riches on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Cruise Passenger hops aboard the most luxurious (and expensive) train journey in the Alps, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Lovers of winter sports and linen tablecloths – and red carpets, white gloves, polished brass, gleaming marquetry, velvet […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 10 2024
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Should I let my man flirt on holiday? – Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette on when banter with staff goes too far and how to go away with an antisocial stepbrother.

WORDS BY Kathy Lette . Apr 4 2024
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I’m a size 24 and too embarrassed to fly – what can I do? – Kathy Lette

Columnist Kathy Lette on the pitfalls of plus-size travel and the prospect of a swingers’ cruise as opposed to a trip in Paris.

WORDS BY Kathy Lette . Mar 28 2024
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Europe for $395? Great deals are back as airlines fight for your flight

The European summer cruise season is creeping up on us. And the return of the Chinese airlines like Air China means better prices.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 22 2024
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‘Where should I take my married lover on holiday?’ – Kathy Lette

New columnist Kathy Lette on how to reconcile environmental anxiety with wanderlust in a relationship, plus how early is too early to arrive at the airport.

WORDS BY Kathy Lette . Mar 22 2024
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My eco-obsessed partner won’t fly — but I want to go to Australia: Kathy Lette

New columnist Kathy Lette on how to reconcile environmental anxiety with wanderlust in a relationship, plus how early is too early to arrive at the airport.

WORDS BY Kathy Lette . Mar 15 2024
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Fido in flight: Virgin Australia to allow pets on flights

Virgin Australia today announced it will allow pets onboard their planers which will launch in the next 12 months.  

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 7 2024