By dcouper on Oct 14, 2007 in Featured, airports | 0 Comments
When travelling on an aeroplane there are several different schools of thought when it comes to carry on (cabin) baggage. I used to be with the school of thought that I should pack as much as possible, to give me the possibility of taking more stuff with me. The reality is that I really did not use a lot of the things I thought I would.
One important thing that air travellers have to think about today that they did not have to 10 years ago is security and the fact that at nearly every international airport you are likely to be standing with your bags in a line for some time. This can add to the stress of travelling and can make the journey just seem a bit harder then it has to.
Here is a list of the things I recommend for people flying to take in their carry on. Read the rest
By Bill Hutchison on Sep 20, 2008 in Australia | 0 Comments
You would think that Frequent Flyer Tickets would be a really cheap way to fly. But by the time you add on taxes and surcharges you may still need to pay for half of your ticket! We have been using our credit card with the intent to build up points to transfer to our Qantas [...]
By Bill Hutchison on Aug 25, 2008 in Australia, airports | 0 Comments
With some domestic tickets that we just purchased we had the choice between flying through Melbourne, Australia and Sydney, Australia. I had always heard that Sydney, Australia has some of the highest airport taxes in Australia, so I wanted to check that out. With our tickets we had to transit through either Sydney or Melbourne. [...]
By Bill Hutchison on Dec 3, 2007 in Australia | 0 Comments
Petrol prices in Australia fluctuate by almost 10% a week. The best day to purchase petrol in Australia is on a Wednesday. Last week petrol was $1.24 per litre on Wednesday and then on Thursday I had to pay $1.34 per litre. Consumer Groups in Australia have reported that petrol in Australia is almost always [...]
By Bill Hutchison on Dec 3, 2007 in Australia | 1 Comment
Although the Bruce Highway between Townsville to Cairns is a very busy and well travelled highway, it is not a very good highway in my experience. The Bruce Highway between Townsville and Cairns is a two lane highway for about 95% of the trip, with very few places to safely overtake. About 1/3rd of the [...]
By Bill Hutchison on Dec 3, 2007 in Australia, accommodation | 0 Comments
My wife and I just spent a long weekend staying in Trinity Beach, Queensland. We stayed at Castaways, Trinity Beach. For the price we probably couldn’t have a found better value accommodation around Cairns. We found a package for $279.00 for five-nights accommodation in a one bed-room apartment. That works out to about $56.00 per [...]
By Bill Hutchison on Dec 3, 2007 in Australia, Dining | 0 Comments
My wife and I just drove through Carwell, Queensland on our way back from a long weekend in Cairns. We had lunch in Carwell on our way there and back at the same place, the Cardwell Hot Bread located right on the Bruce Highway. On our way up through Cardwell I had a Steak and [...]