Smart Traveller or prone to #HolidayFails – which one are you?

Do you have a fairly decent understanding of travel insurance? Then you’re ahead of the pack. Recent studies have found that many travellers are lacking basic knowledge when it comes to travel insurance. Here’s some examples: If you already know the importance of insuring each trip, then you’re ahead of the 31% of Aussies who went overseas without insurance in the last three years[1]. If you know how drinking alcohol can affect your cover, you’re doing better than a whopping 70% of Aussie travellers[2]. But exactly how smart a traveller are you? This new video series can help you find out… ... Read more

Fathers Day Gadgets for Travelling Dads

Father’s Day is less than 2 weeks away! Children everywhere are heading to the store in search of socks, scorched almonds and 3 pack boxer briefs. Maybe this year it’s time to give dad something a bit different - something practical and exciting to show you’re thinking of him.   If your Dad loves t... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Istanbul airport attack

Wednesday’s attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport have disrupted travel to and within Turkey. If you’re in Istanbul and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs below. For more information, please call our customer service team: Australia: 1300 669 999 New ... Read more

The fashion hack that's key to flying in comfort and style

We get it. The words ‘looking good’ and ‘long-haul flights’ aren’t normally used in the same sentence. But we’ve got some good news for you: Being well dressed on a plane – and feeling comfortable at the same time – IS possible. We’ve asked the style experts at Kent & Lime to share the key to be... Read more

Travel Moments Competition Winners Announced

After five weeks, nearly 100 entries and lots of wonderful comments, our Travel Moments Competition has ended. And what a wild ride it’s been. We’ve had entries from all over the world, and we’ve been lucky enough to see your most memorable holiday snaps. From leaping into rock pools to relaxing in... Read more

Travel Blogger Interview with GapYearEscape

Amar, the travel blogger turned entrepreneur, started blogging about his travels back in 2009 on his site Gap Year Escape. Since then his career as a full-time blogger has taken him across all seven continents. He has written a Gap Year Travel Guide, is a contributor to Huffington Post and has been ... Read more

How to use a travel opportunity to boost charity fundraising

Pip Davis (pictured above, front second right) is a fearless fundraiser. This November, she’ll be leaving Australia to travel to the US, where she’ll be taking part in the TCS New York City Marathon. We were intrigued by her desire to tie in fundraising with travel - and we wanted to know more. Why... Read more

Ten things Aussies do better than anyone else

Why do so many countries think that they’ve got the monopoly when it comes to things being done well? As Aussies, we know there are certain things which we fall down on (we’re not very good in the cold and we’ve never been able to embrace vegetarianism as a country - too many lush meat pies around),... Read more

The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

Bali is Indonesia’s smallest province, but it’s also one of the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why.  With gorgeous beaches suited to everything from surfing to snorkelling, a delicious and diverse cuisine as well as a lively nightlife and rich culture, this charming island in the Indian Ocea... Read more

Cherry blossom season: How to plan your perfect trip to Japan

Are you heading to Japan for Sakura? 2016 cherry blossom season forecast dates have just been released by the Japan Weather Association. Based on their forecast, the season this year will begin around March 25th onwards. Japan has always been a hugely-popular destination for Aussies, especially duri... Read more