Friday, 3 November 2017

Are you a Selfish Airplane Passenger?

Yes, everyone has their own travel habits (some bad, some good) whether it’s bringing along your trusty neck pillow or munching on your homemade snacks. However, the most important factor of your entire trip is where you sit!

Sitting next to the window means you have the best views and a nifty place to lean, but the seat by the aisle means you have easy access to the bathroom and stretching capabilities. Recent studies have shown that choosing a window seat or an aisle seat actually reveals something about your personality…

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In an interview with a scientist, it was revealed that those who choose to sit by the window are actually more selfish, and those who sit by the aisle are more reserved.

“Passengers, who favour the window seat like to be in control, tend to take an ‘every man for themselves’ attitude towards life and are often more easily irritable. They also like to ‘nest’ and prefer to exist in their own bubble.”


“Aisle passengers are often more sociable and definitely more amenable as people; they are also more likely to be restless fliers and less adept at sleeping on planes.”

There’s no studying showing what it is revealed about those who choose the middle seat – most likely because no one ever does!

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Monday, 16 October 2017

5 Quick Tips to Make Flying Suck Less

Do you want to enjoy your flight to your holiday destination? Of course you do, but flying can really suck at times! Use these 5 quick tips to make your flight less painful, after all you don’t want to arrive at your destination in a horrible mood…

#1  Do your research and book a good airline, cheaper isn't always better! If you’re going to be on a long flight, it’s better to pay a bit more and be comfortable.

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#2  If you hate listening to other people chatting continuously, babies screaming and the planes loud engine – bring headphones with you. You can listen to music or watch a movie to cancel out the noise and keep yourself entertained.

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#3  Sleeping on a plane can be very uncomfortable, so make sure to fasten your seat belt over your blankets so the flight attendants don’t wake you up to check if you’re strapped in. If you can, buy a neck pillow, it can help you get more comfortable and reduces head and neck pains. 

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#4  Food can be very expensive to buy on a plane, and most of it isn't very tasty. Rather make sure to pack yourself a few healthy snacks for your flight. Read this blog for some nifty dining hacks…

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#5  Occasionally get up and walk around the plane, it’s good for blood flow and can help kill a lot of time.

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The golden rule to enjoy your flight is to be positive and polite, don’t get upset with the flight attendants and always be polite to your fellow travellers, thinking positive thoughts can really make you feel better and improve your trip!

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Things you’ll only Experience at an Airport

Are you flying somewhere this weekend? Perhaps you’re going on a business trip or a holiday with the family? Whatever it may be, make sure to keep an eye out for these typical airport moments…

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1. Double tapping your pockets every 5 minutes for 4 hours to make sure your passport is still there.

2. Thinking why most women who work at the airport have to wear silk scarves around their neck.

3. Watching someone crouch awkwardly to charge their phone.

4. Getting jealous of the man sitting alone drinking champagne and eating oysters.

5. Seeing little children with the same roller carry-ons as their parents and wondering what they’ve got in there.

6. The awkward bachelor party where everyone is still sober and the groom is dressed as Spiderman.

7. The rush that comes after getting through security without any problems.

8. The guy in swimming shorts and a hat who still thinks he's on the beach instead of the airport.

9. Wondering why people think they have to be fancy and use a neck pillow, and then wondering why you didn’t bring one.

10. The feeling that bad things happen in 12’s when you’re at the airport, daring to take a well-deserved holiday!

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Friday, 22 September 2017

How to Get Over Those Post-Holiday Blues

It happens to all of us – we come back from an amazing vacation and the blues hit us hard. Before you start to panic about how bored you are and start planning a new adventure, here’s how to get over those post-holiday blues…

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  Ø  Plan your next trip so you have something exciting to look forward to.

  Ø  Channel your energy into a new endeavour whether it be a career goal, fitness record, studies, etc.

  Ø  Re-create a regular sleeping schedule to get rid of fatigue and jet lag.

  Ø  Get your diet back on track, whether that means trying something healthier or going back to your old 2 minute noodle ways.

  Ø  Think back on happy memories during your trip to get rid of any stress you may be feeling.

  Ø  Reassess all the things in your life that you may think are ordinary.

  Ø  Take advantage of those feelings of restlessness and head out on the town or to local events that you’ll enjoy.

  Ø  Share your experiences with people you love and care for.

  Ø  Organize all your vacation memories on your computer or hard drive, maybe even print a few and stick them in a picture frame!

Beat those blue feelings you may be having after you arrive home from your vacation – Use these 9 helpful tips and you’ll have some time to breathe before you zip off on your next adventure.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Never make these Mistakes at the Airport

We all make mistakes, but making these mistakes at the airport can cost you a lot of time and money.
Here are some air-travel mistakes that you should know better than to make…

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#1 Leaving your bags behind

Take note of how many bags you have and make sure to do regular bag counts when you’re leaving home, arriving at the airport and waiting at the check-in counter.

#2 Being barefoot

If you have to take your shoes off for a security check, make sure to wear socks because you won’t want to be hobbling across the dirty airport floor.

#3 Forgetting to pack snacks

Airport food will burn a hole in your pocket, so make sure you pack something healthy and nutritious for when you’re waiting in a long line or if your plane doesn’t sell anything appropriate.

#4 Arriving late

On a busy travel day, arrive at the airport a few hours early – it’s better to be early than have to pay extra for a later flight.

#5 Parking in the most expensive lot

You’ll pay a lot more to park in the closest airport parking, so rather choose a cheap parking and take a short shuttle drive to the terminal.

#6 Over-packing

Huge, heavy bags result in you having to pay over the top penalties. Pack less and stress less!

#7 Losing your cool

From rude air-hostesses to creepy airport security, everyone has a complaint about someone at the airport. The fact is there are more doing good than bad, so relax and take a breath before you start to complain.

#8 Crowding around the baggage carousel

Unless you can spot your bag from a mile away and can grab it without bashing into everyone around you, don’t join the scrum around the baggage carousel, rather pick a safe spot where you’re less likely to injure someone.

We’ll let you in on a few secrets that will make your time at the airport a lot better!

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Friday, 25 August 2017

6 People you’ll definitely see at the Airport

If you’re a frequent traveller, you’ve probably seen it all, from annoying business men to confused first timers. At some point you might’ve even been one of those airport dwellers yourself…

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Here are the 6 people that you should look out for next time you go to the airport.

     1.       The Know-it-all Businessman

He wears a suit and he walks around the airport like it’s his living room. He’s in first class with the flash of his gold membership card and he talks obnoxiously loud on his smartphone as he waits in the special security line.

     2.       The First-Timers
They’re the only travellers who are excited about just about everything that happens, even the safety briefing on the plane!

     3.       The Time Waster

Taking up half the line, the time waster will forget the gadgets and what not in their pockets and have to go through security half a million times. Stay away from the time waster if you want to keep calm.

     4.       The Great Member of Society

He doesn’t complain about the long lines, he keeps his ID ready and in hand and he NEVER needs to use the bathroom. This is the airport traveller you should strive to be like.

     5.       The Angry Employee

Poor Jessica had the horror of dealing with far too many time wasters and she is not happy. Try and avoid the angry employee and look for someone who has just started their work shift.

     6.       The Late Arriver

When they finally make it onto the plane, everyone stands up and cheers.

Which of these people have you met at the airport and have you ever been one yourself?

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Friday, 18 August 2017

The 5 most Beautiful, Hidden Places in the World

Avoid the hordes of tourists with their annoying selfie sticks that literally drive you mad – visit these 5 beautiful, hidden gems where you won’t see another human in sight!

When you get tired of all the people in Melbourne and Sydney, head into the bush and enjoy the beautiful landmarks like Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock.

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This island is home to the Southern Alps, Mount Cook, the Canterbury Plains, two glaciers and the jagged Fiordland coast. Plus it was the setting for all the Lord of the Rings film franchise.

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Find some peace and quiet on this amazing mysterious island which is situated miles away from any other continent and features the famous Moai stone statues.

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A beautiful Buddhist temple overlooking the great Himalayan Mountains on the northernmost tip of India - Walk the footpath up to the temple and explore the relics!

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Gozo – Malta

This tiny island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and holds one of the largest and oldest freestanding buildings in the world.

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Avoid those nasty tourists and visit these beautiful, secluded locations.

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