What it’s like to ride the rails of New Jersey Transit every day — not as a passenger, but as an employee? We caught up with a train conductor who’s been working the track for over a decade to see what brings out the worst in passengers. But don’t ask his name. “By law we’re not required to tell you our name, just our number,” the conductor explained. “I don’t want anyone to know me.”
Even the most well-planned getaways can be hijacked by disease-carrying bugs, snatch-theft bandits and bushwalking disasters – just check out the examples below.
Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase says: “Now is a fabulous time to explore regional NSW’s food and wine trails. Start in Sydney by exploring the city’s multicultural greats, then head north, south, east or west to discover a foodie’s paradise. The Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Hunter Valley, Orange and Mudgee are all within a maximum four-hour drive and have so much to offer, from interesting restaurants in picturesque locations, fantastic food and wine festivals, to truffle hunts, boutique breweries and farmers markets.”
Hitchhiking in today’s freak-filled world? Not a chance — especially as a woman. Or so we thought. But when trusted locals in the Cook Islands, near New Zealand, told us that hitchhiking was still somewhat commonplace and — gasp — safe, we decided it was time to check this quirky adventure off the bucket list. (Actually, full disclosure, we’re not really sure this was on our bucket list at all, but hey, when in the Cook Islands!)
A quirky new concept, essentially a mobile hotel, will launch in Luzern and Switzerland this year.
People used to put their phones in “airplane mode” in order to comply with FAA rules about in-flight electronics. Now “airplane mode” can serve another aviation-related purpose: making sure you don’t tweet something that gets you kicked off your flight.
This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the landing of our ANZAC armed forces at Gallipoli. From campaigns during World War I right through to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, our ANZACs are recognised for their bravery and skill. Here are 10 sites around the world that honour the lives of ANZAC soldiers who have served their countries.
Get motivated to explore the world with these memorable quotes from famous travellers.
If you can't get enough of getting up close and personal with animals then this safari may be just the thing you were looking for.