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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Qantas plane in emergency landing

Qantas passengers were stuck on New Zealand’s Ohakea military base tarmac for four hours yesterday in sweltering cabin temperatures, after their flight from Melbourne to Wellington was diverted. Qantas flight QF171, a Boeing 737, was...

How much should you be spending on holidays?

Even if you have most of your financial life budgeted down to the dollar, figuring out what you'll spend on holidays can be a lot more difficult to predict. Prices for flights are constantly in flux. Plus, there are...

Australian MPs barred from entering China

Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and James Paterson have been barred from visiting China, seemingly for their public criticism of the country’s authoritarian regime. Mr Hastie and Mr Paterson were set to visit Beijing in December,...

Australian holiday destinations from your childhood that don’t exist anymore

3 of 12Attribution: Wikipedia Commons Bullens African Lion Safari, Victoria Once upon a time, lions roamed the suburb of Rockbank, jut outside of Melbourne. During the 1970s, Bullens African Lion Safari was a drive-through safari with real...

Grisly find under new Olympic stadium

Deep in the bowels of Tokyo, buried below the main stadium where the world will be watching some of the biggest events at the 2020 Olympic Games, the remains of almost 200 human bodies...

Man punished by airline after smuggling ‘overweight’ cat onto plane

Talk of smuggling usually evokes images of drugs, guns and other contraband -- but it was a fat cat that saw one man punished by Russian airline Aeroflot. Mikhail Galin was stripped of his air...

Branson’s bizarre airport stunt

Turns out Sir Richard Branson is just like the rest of us – spotted at a sushi train in Brisbane. But this was no ordinary Japanese restaurant. Virgin Australia surprised travellers, transforming a baggage carousel...

Is it safe to visit Hong Kong right now?

Hong Kongers have been protesting for more than five months and demonstrations are becoming more violent and disruptive. The city's leaders have maintained Hong Kong is still open for business, but is it still...

One Perfect Day in Zürich, Switzerland

Zürich, with its colorful old town and handy public transportation network, is a great city to add on to your tour of Switzerland. Wander the picturesque old town, dine on fondue, go shopping, and...

Pilot’s $438k payday for nude act

A United Airlines pilot has walked away with $438,000 after the City of Denver wrongly accused the captain of indecent exposure during his stay at a hotel. Andrew Collins spent two days in jail in...

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