Pre-departure requirements by Aust

  • All passengers travelling to, or transiting through Australia on flights departing on or after 22 January 2021 must provide evidence at check in of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test. This applies to all passengers 5 years of age and older. If a member of a travelling party tests positive to COVID-19, all members of the party will not be allowed to travel to Australia. This test must be taken within 72 hours prior to scheduled departure, and evidence of a negative result presented at check in. Other types of tests such as rapid GenX test are not acceptable.

30 things travelers should do before turning 30

This isn't really a checklist, and 30 is really just a number. So if you're 72 and don't feel a day over 29 ½, the following naturally applies to you as well.

Just two suggestions if you haven't done some version of these open-ended "must do" experiences before you turn "30."

1. Approach the following with a healthy dose of imagination, caution and wild abandon.

2. Get started:

1. Travel solo

Travel is a social endeavor. So why do it alone? For that very reason.


Beer tastes different when you're in the air

After all, inflight offerings are usually limited to mass-produced beers like Budweiser, Carlsberg or Tsing Tao.

But a few airlines are pouring some love into onboard beer experiences.

Kicking off the movement, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) teamed up with Danish brewer Mikkeller in 2014. Since then, the airline has introduced a dozen specialty beers on routes around the world.

Travel the US for free? Here's how Sarah and Lilly did it

Lilly Quinn and Sarah Little managed to do it without spending a dime beyond their £300 flights from the UK.

They spent five months travelling thousands of miles across 48 states, taking in some of the most epic landscape on earth.

"We wanted to do something challenging," explains 29-year-old Lilly.

So how did they do it? They hitch-hiked, couch-surfed and even used Tinder. Here are their top tips.

Take the leap, just go for it

"Having no money meant we were pushed to get out there and meet as many people as possible," Lilly explains.

Work around the world on these digital nomad retreats

It seems like remote work is on everyone's mind lately.

In the US alone, 37% of workers say they telecommute -- up from 9% in 1995 -- according to a 2015 Gallup poll.

And that number is expected to increase in coming years with a new generation entering the workforce.

Roughly 68% of millennial job seekers said that an option to work remotely would sweeten any job deal, according to a survey by networking site AfterCollege.

Can you guess the city by looking out of your hotel window?

It's not as easy as you think, says Swiss photographer Roger Eberhard, who's visited hotel rooms in 32 countries and six continents for a project exploring standardization in our major cities.

In his aptly titled book "Standard," Eberhard photographs Hilton hotel's entry-level double rooms at the same angle in several global cities -- from Sydney and Tokyo to Addis Ababa and Panama City -- alongside snapshots of the world outside the hotel window.

Points to help you travel PNG without being stressed out

If you’re a frequent visitor to the home of the metal bird, you’d know the tricks to have a hassle free trip.

For first timers and to refresh your mind, Loop PNG lifestyle has put together a few reminders to help make this travel easy for you.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when heading to Jacksons Airport or any other local airports:

How to eat healthy when on the road

It's a two-hour commute to the nearest airport. At Departures, growing hunger pangs are curbed with a pre-prepared sandwich from the nearest food outlet followed by snacks in the business class lounge.

Over a six-hour plane journey, you alternate between struggling to sleep, working on upcoming presentations and feasting on the food and alcohol you're being offered. You might not really be that hungry -- but it's there and it's free -- so you're going to eat it.

Something to write home about: Vintage postcards on Twitter

Now when we go on vacation, the loved ones we've left behind feel like they are there with us.

We Snapchat our journey, Tweet from the beach and -- once we're back home -- Instagram a #throwback image of our favorite sunset.

But midway through our trip -- despite the phones in our pockets -- we head down to the souvenir shop and pick out a postcard or two for friends and family.