Business trips (and even some vacations) make packing a suit necessary.
According to Travel + Leisure, garment bags are the easiest way to avoid wrinkles, but they’re hardly the simplest luggage to manage between destinations. There’s a simpler method, however, to avoid unappealing and unprofessional wrinkles while carrying a suit conveniently in a carry-on bag.
Holidays often hit a snag due to a delayed flight. But a delay is nothing compared to the news that a flight has been cancelled. So what do you do in this situation? The Telegraph provided a guide for coping with the cancellation of a flight.
First, travellers should confirm that their flight has indeed been cancelled by contacting the airline, visiting their website, or asking at the ticket desk in the airport. Announcements from social media may be well-intentioned, but they’re not always accurate.
Sydney can certainly hold its own when it comes to luxury and local shopping. Several districts are renowned for their shopping spots, so follow ALuxuryTravelBlog.com‘s guide to finding the best suburbs for local shopping in Sydney:
- Bondi Beach has a great summer fashion scene and top local boutiques. Gould and Hall Streets are hot tips for finding great pieces by local and international designers.
- Bronte is on the up, offering a choice of design stores and jewellery designers.
- Shop local labels at Double Bay, the exclusive suburb by the harbour. You may also spy a few celebrity shoppers as you browse in this retail hot spot.
- Paddington has something for everyone. The Paddington Markets offer the chance to buy a piece or two from up and coming designers, whilst more established names can be found in the boutiques in Oxford St, William St and The Intersection.
- Head for Queen and Moncur Streets in Woollahra for a plethora of local shops in this attractive shopping village.
If there’s any time that mobile apps have the potential to truly shine it’s while we travel. Whether for business or pleasure, being away from home can be stressful. Now is the time to stay informed and connected, yet most of our usual methods are out of reach. Well-designed travel apps can fill that gap and provide a seamless travel experience.
FlightStats, for example, keeps travelers up to date on their flight times, delays, and airport conditions. FlightBoard does the same in real time, which can be handy if you’ve got a good connection. GateGuru is a wonderful helper between connections, listing important locations in the terminal including showers, restaurants, and WiFi availability.
With the thought of upcoming holiday expenses, many potential travellers are wondering if they’ll need to stay home for this holiday season. While travelling can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be.
According to the Planet D, while extravagant travelling obviously has its appeal, travelling on a shoestring budget can be just as much fun. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep a budget in line while on the go.
One novel way to experience the beauty and charm of Brisbane is to take a relaxing walk along the Brisbane River. The Brisbane River winds in a zigzag pattern across much of the Queensland capital. If you are staying at a hotel or apartment in Brisbane CBD, you can set off on foot for an intimate tour of the ‘River City’ without needing to arrange alternative transport.
Brisbane’s RiverWalk covers more than 20 km of roads, bridges, parks, and paths along the River. As such, it is a great option if you want to tour the city on foot. The City of Brisbane provides a RiverWalk map that makes planning your personal trail easy.
Brisbane has been described as a modern city with the heart of a charming country town, yet there is a lot more to Australia’s third-largest city. Brisbane has its own cultural attractions, among with is its cutting-edge architecture and strong architectural heritage. If you are visiting Brisbane, you could check out these examples of Brisbane architectural character.
South Bank Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre in Brisbane’s South Bank is home to a number of interesting architectural points. If you are staying in one of the hotels or apartments in Brisbane CBD, you can access Southbank by simply walking across the bridge. Southbank is home to the Centre houses the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Museum, the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
The Gold Coast is one of the most popular destinations for international and local travellers in Australia. It is well known for its amazing beach views, pristine beaches, and swimming spots. If you are looking for a great swimming spot for you and the family, here are some of the best beaches on the Gold Coast.
As it is located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is probably the best known beach. Surfers Paradise Beach is almost three kilometres in length, with gentle waves suitable for beginner swimmers and surfers. In terms of accommodation on the Gold Coast, serviced apartments close to Surfers Paradise are popular with singles, couples, and families as these offer convenience, spaciousness, and value for money. Staying in Surfers Paradise keeps you close to the nightlife and the best of the cafes and shopping strips in the area.
Sydney is known for its numerous attractions, including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Yet if you are holidaying in Sydney, it may be worthwhile to plan a few day trips outside the city, as Sydney is close to some wonderful destinations, all within a short drive of your Sydney apartment or hotel. These are some easy day trips close to Sydney to add to your itinerary.
1. The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains are renowned for their majestic scenery and for its laid-back pace. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area, this mountainous area is around 50 minutes by car west of the city. It offers some of the most accessible highland views in all of New South Wales.
Whether you’re visiting on business or you just want a long, leisurely holiday, organising an extended stay in a major city requires some planning and forethought.
When you’re only in town for a couple of days, a hotel or motel is perfectly adequate and there are plenty of good quality, affordable establishments in and around the CBDs of our capital cities.
But when you plan to stay for weeks or even months, a hotel or motel becomes less than ideal. For one thing, it can be prohibitively expensive over such a period and whether your company is footing the bill or you are paying out of your own pocket, there are much more affordable options available. A hotel also doesn’t offer much in the way of privacy and living out of a suitcase can get pretty old after a while, even for the most seasoned of travellers.