Flight Centre Travel Blog

Where will your next trip take you? Be inspired by our latest travel news, holiday ideas, tips and recommendations. With new articles every day, you’ll never run out of ideas!

Medicine Lake, Jasper, Alberta

The Ultimate Guide to Road Tripping to Jasper

If you love the outdoors and enjoy basking in scenery that looks like it is straight out of a postcard, a trip to the Canadian Rockies is a must this summer. Fly directly into Calgary, Alberta and hea...
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Things to Know Before You go to China

“Nǐ chīguòle méiyǒu?” (“Have you eaten?”) seems like an unusual way to greet someone, but only 15 years ago that was a common way of saying hello in China. Although food is still important, nowadays i...
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Donkin Lighthouse, Port Elizabeth

5 Things to Do in Port Elizabeth that You'll Actually Want to Write Home About

I have been visiting my family in Port Elizabeth since I was old enough to get on a plane, filling my days with beach trip...
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Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Festivals Around the World

Stuck for ideas on where to go next? Find inspiration in our month-by-month guide to epic events across the globe in 2019... January: Sydney Festival When: 9th - 27th Where: Sydney, Australia Sydney h...
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Chicago deep dish pizza

A Long Weekend in Chicago

Flight Centre’s Alexandra Cronin gives us a whistle-stop tour of the Windy City, taking in food, architecture and lakeside living… Friday Check into a historic landmark: I love the Beaux-Arts grandeur...
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Eastern USA: Boston to New York and Washington DC

Midway through my plate of delicious lobster ravioli, it starts: “Do you mind if I take a quick picture?” There’s a queue of tourists – writes Clare Thorp – cameras in hand, eager to snap me eating my...
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Eastern grey kangaroo, Cape Hillsborough

This Australian Beach Is Full Of Kangaroos Ready To Hang Out With You

As an Australian, any interaction with a non-Australian tends to centre around kangaroos. Namely, can you see them on the high stre...
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8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going to Australia

More than four million people visit Australia on holiday every year. And who could blame them? The Land Down Under boasts sun-blessed beaches, epic wildlife and gourmet food; and that’s enough to temp...
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Port Douglas

Slice of Sunshine: Queensland's best food

Famed for its incredible coastline, Queensland can also kick it with the best of ‘em when it comes to gastronomic prowess. Ashley Wright – aka Cairns born-and-bred blogger Foodvixen – tells us what’s ...
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The Frankland Islands, Queensland

7 Stunning Places You Had No Idea Were In Queensland

When you think of Queensland it’s easy to think of only the bright lights and skyscrapers of Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast, but I’m here to tell you that Queensland is actually home to a laundry...
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A Stopover Guide to Kuala Lumpur

For an Asian city, Kuala Lumpur is by no means an old city. A town carved out of virgin jungle in the mid-19th century by Chinese and Malaysian tin miners, the British wasted no time in putting their ...
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Quokka on Rottnest Island Richard Collett

Rottnest Island: Quokka Selfies and Bike Rides

Waiting off the coast of Perth in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is one of Western Australia’s best getaways, Rottnest Island. This rugged and beautiful island is just a short ferry ride away fro...
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