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!

The Best Stops on a Road Trip from Adelaide, Australia’s Vineyard City

Whether it’s your first time visiting Australia or you are a seasoned traveller to the Land Down Under, Adelaide and South Austr...
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Woman by the pool in Bali

Spiritual Awakening in Bali

Isabel Dexter takes a solo trip to Bali to teach yoga and awaken her sense of adventure... For a long time, I was one of those people who talked a lot about ‘my big adventure’, but hadn’t taken any st...
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Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Why Now is the Time to Visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Vietnam’s largest island is one of Southeast Asia’s best-kept secrets. The biodiverse destination is a world away from the stereotypes of the mainland, and with direct flights from London, there’s nev...
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Avignon city break

Solo Travel: A City Break in Avignon

Chris Butcher gives herself a much-needed boost in France... You either get busy dying, or you get busy living – and I wanted to get busy living! The history of Avignon has always fascinated me: a bea...
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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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