Articles Tagged ‘Australia’

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN March 5, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve been wondering how to get to back to that one spot in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, you’re in luck. Google Maps has expanded its reach. According to Jaunted, University of Queensland Global Change Institute and Underwater Earth have teamed up with Google to provide photos...

World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel to be Built in Vegas

World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel to be Built in Vegas September 30, 2011 | Business, Travel News | Read More
In a move that’s sure to surprise no one, Las Vegas is determined to build the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. The original London Eye? Phffft. The 165m Singapore Flyer? Whatevs. The new 168m “Las Vegas High Roller,” which will have 28 cabins that hold 40 people each, is set to...

Postcard Perfect: Lunar Rainbow, Fraser Island, Australia

Postcard Perfect: Lunar Rainbow, Fraser Island, Australia September 2, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Fraser Island is located in the state of Queensland, Australia. It was made a World Heritage site in 1992 and is actually the largest sand island in the world. Although it has incredible mangrove and eucalyptus forests and epic sand dunes, a lunar rainbow on its shores might be the rarest find of them...

Flight Attendant Fired After Placing Baby in Overhead Bin

Flight Attendant Fired After Placing Baby in Overhead Bin July 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A game of hide-and-seek gone awry? If that’s the case, a flight attendant on a Virgin Blue flight from Fiji to Australia may have gotten carried away when he placed toddler, Riley, into an overhead bin and closed the latch. According to The Herald Sun, Virgin claims that Natalie Williamson’s...

Aussie Birds Know How to Party

Aussie Birds Know How to Party June 6, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Alright, let’s say it all-together now: I will NOT buy shots for lorikeets anymore. Talk about a bird not knowing how to handle its liquor. Seems these colorful Australian parrots like to party as much as the Aussie people, described as “hyperactive” and “clownish” in both...

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats?

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats? May 10, 2011 | Canada, Local Insight, North America, Travel News | Read More
So, which do you think is the friendliest country, eh? If you didn’t pick up on the hint there, we’ll make it easy for you: Canada. As reported by Yahoo! Travel, respondents to an HSBC Bank International’s Expat Explorer survey voted the Great White North as the most welcoming amongst 25...

Aussie Town of Speed Renamed Speedkills for Month of March

Aussie Town of Speed Renamed Speedkills for Month of March March 4, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In an effort to raise awareness on the dangers of speeding in rural areas, a town with a population of 45 in rural Victoria, Australia — named Speed — is changing its name for the month of March. Its new name? Speedkills. Phil Reed, head of community relations at the Transport Accident Commission,...

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Sydney Named Worst Australian City

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Sydney Named Worst Australian City February 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As voted by its own citizens, Aussies have voted Sydney as the worst Australian city among the eight largest metropolitan centers. According to the NZ Herald, the order, from best to worst, is: Adelaide Canberra Melbourne Perth Hobart Brisbane Darwin Sydney Sydneysiders took exception to its natural...

Lost Camera Film Surfaces, Shows Harrowing Rescue

Lost Camera Film Surfaces, Shows Harrowing Rescue January 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Ever lost one of those disposable cameras while on vacation? (Eds. Note: Sure have). Rest assured your precious pictures may find their way back to you, although it may take a little bit of time.  According to Switched.com, Peter Trayhurt and Geoff Tosio were stranded five miles off the coast of Australia...

Oprah Video Brands Australians As McDonald’s Lovers

Oprah Video Brands Australians As McDonald’s Lovers December 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
A few months after Oprah’s audience exploded at the announcement they would be accompanying her to Australia, they finally find themselves down under. And if the fact that Australians had to foot a chunk of the bill wasn’t enough, they now have to deal with an image problem. According to...