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En Route with Best Western

I’ve always been too busy to visit Melbourne. I work long hours, so usually I’m racing around on weekends doing all the chores, groceries and washing.

So last weekend, I booked my first ever flight to Melbourne with a group of girlfriends. It was a dangerous one-off for us all, and you know what? We loved every wicked second. Read more about ‘What I learnt from my first time visiting Melbourne: Part 1′

25 May 2015 0 More on   Latest

I’ve made a habit of skiing in New Zealand every year since I left high school. I’m a full time nurse now, but when I was deep into the books studying, saving up every last cent to blow on New Zealand’s ski slopes was what kept me sane leading up to exams. Read more about ’5 Things You Didn’t Know About Queenstown’

20 May 2015 0 More on   New Zealand Holidays

Bridges, like roads, connect our cities and towns. Most people would readily recognise the biggest bridges in Sydney and Melbourne, but have you crossed these three other endearing bridges in Australia yet? Read more about ’3 of Australia’s most endearing bridges’

20 May 2015 0 More on   Latest

Why are some places in the world easier to recognise than others? The answer could be in how photogenic they are.

First published on Karryon, research by Love Home Swap has discovered the most photographed landmarks in Australia based on how many times their hashtag has been shared on Instagram. Here are the top 10 in reverse order. Numbers 5 and 1 may surprise you. Read more about ‘Australia’s 10 Best Instagram Attractions’

Focusing on work when you’re away from your kids for days at a time can be challenging. Instead of rising at the crack of dawn to start preparing lunches, breakfasts, laying out clothes for school each day, you find you’re stuck in a hotel room worrying about how well the family is coping while you’re away. Read more about ’5 organisational tips for mums travelling for work’

16 April 2015 0 More on   Corporate Traveller Travel Tips

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia commemorates the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War.

Anzac Day is one of our most important national commemorative occasions. It’s a time of reflection, to remember the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, and the service given by Australian servicemen and women.  Read more about ’6 unusually proper ways to honour our Anzacs’

9 April 2015 0 More on   Events

Australia and New Zealand have produced their fair share of sporting heroes. We look at some of our best champions and where they hailed from.

Read more about ‘Hometown heroes: Revisiting the cities of our sporting heroes’

There’s a true pride and shimmer to identify yourself as an opera patron. But for any novice or patron, opera etiquette is a must. Steer clear of these four big etiquette mistakes the next time you’re seeing a show at the opera.

Read more about ’4 things to avoid when attending an opera’

17 March 2015 0 More on   Latest

Legendary opera queen Maria Callas once said, “An opera begins before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.”

The prospect of going to the opera for the first time can seem a little daunting for opera novices. Follow these five guidelines and you will soon be singing to a different tune.   Read more about ‘A Guide to Opera for Novices’

16 March 2015 0 More on   Latest

When travelling for corporate reasons, you may think business class is best. It’s what you know and it’s always been comfortable for you. Let’s face it, comfort is key and the food is not bad at all. But why not go one step further and embrace the life of luxury and convenience when you travel to and from business meetings?
Read more about ‘The top 10 reasons to ditch business class for a private jet’

10 March 2015 0 More on   Corporate Traveller Latest Travel Tips