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You may have packed everything you needed for your trip: every piece of clothing, footwear and toiletry item tucked away. But sometimes things happen mid-trip that can muck up your packing. From muddy shoes to leaky bottles of sunscreen, there are plenty of potential hazards. But never fear, last-minute packing salvation can come from some …

When it comes to awesome travel jobs, it looks like Mark Fitz has got it made. He’s a photographer, writer and social media influencer who specialises in promoting travel and outdoor experiences (read: He gets paid to visit and photograph some of the world’s most incredible destinations). We sit down with Mark to get his …

Pull out your slippers from the back of the wardrobe and find your warmest PJs, because winter is almost here! But if you’d prefer to swap a cold snap for a warm-weather getaway, then it’s time to pay attention. We’ve crunched the numbers to create the Wotif Winter Heat Index for 2019 – the top ten …

Not only is Sydney-based Lorraine Murphy an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author, she also recently survived and thrived on a 20-hour journey home from Ireland with an 18-month-old. Solo! And it wasn’t even her bub’s first big trip. So she’s pretty much our new hero and we couldn’t think of anyone better to share their …

You might have heard some nonsense from my colleague, Zack, who sits on my left, about how people who prefer window seats are “Champions of the Air” (pfft! Yeah, right). Or from my other colleague, Sarah, who sits on my right, and was harping on about the “benefits” of sitting in the aisle seat (um, …

Travel is exciting. It leads people to such wonderful moments shared with friends and family all around the world. Why anyone would taint such a glorious experience by picking an aisle seat on an airplane is beyond me. Last week, my colleague (and, now, former friend) Sarah Duncan tried to convince you of the aisle …

Ah, it’s the age-old question that’s been dividing people forever: which is the best seat on the plane – aisle or window? Well, thank goodness for you, I have the answer. Sure, my workmate and lunchtime jogging buddy Zack Frohloff might tell you otherwise (and you can read all about that here if you’re into LIES) …

It’s enough to give even the most seasoned traveller chills down their spine – the dreaded missing luggage. That sinking feeling when the last, lone bag trundles around the carousel for the 14th time and you resign yourself to the fact that yours isn’t going to suddenly appear behind it. The good news is this …

Have you heard the great news? In 2019, there are just a few days between Easter and Anzac Day, which means many of us can take a 10-day break using only three days of annual leave. With this period coinciding with many states’ school holidays, it’s the perfect time for an autumn getaway. Check out …

Updated at 12pm on 1 April 2019. Sorry, tall friends! Emu Airlines is nothing more than an April Fools’ Day joke. We hope you found it emusing 😜 Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some real airlines that have all your tall-travel needs covered. Like the rest of Australia, we here at …