How to use your points to fly to Hawaii

Hawaii is a popular destination for travellers in Australia and, as such, we often get questions like this one in the Questions & Answers section of our website:

What is the likelihood of obtaining three seats on Qantas Business Class to Hawaii? Any tips?

This is a really great question, so we’ve decided to revamp our guide on how to use your frequent flyer points to fly in comfort to the Hawaiian Islands. Continue reading…

7 insider tips to enjoy an awesome South African adventure

Thoughts of South Africa commonly conjure images of safaris, shantytowns and sharks, but a visit to this country will have you feeling like you’re simultaneously at home in Australia and in quite a different world.

On a recent two-week trip to the country in December 2016, I was quite pleasantly surprised at how easy of a trip it turned out to be, how good value it was, and how many preconceptions I had that were thrown out the door.

Here are my top seven tips for a trip to South Africa… Continue reading…

Destination guide: 7 reasons why Iran has been my favourite travel experience to date

One of the most misunderstood and undervalued countries of the world, my recent trip opened my eyes to a land of hospitable people, beautiful architecture, amazing food…and very few tourists.

This guide is designed to inspire travel to Iran and give practical travel tips that are hard to find for a country so rarely visited, with the second half outlining the best ways to get to Iran using your points. Make sure to read The Essentials section at the end of this piece.
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Destination Guide: The Mexico beyond Cancun and Cabo

Mexico — and Latin America in general — has crept up on our travel radar over the last decade, and with good reason. It is a well-loved destination for its friendly people, tasty food and developed tourism infrastructure.

Mexico is a great option as a standalone trip of 3-4 weeks, or as an add-on to a longer US-Canada or Latin America odyssey.

As the next country in our destination guide series, in this guide we run through some of the highlights and convince you of why you should want to travel and use your points to get to Mexico. Continue reading…

Six reasons why you should use points to visit New Zealand

Our close neighbour and friend New Zealand kicks off our destination guide series, designed to inspire travel to popular haunts and not-so-well-known corners of the world. 

We’ll be rounding up some of the reasons to use your points to get to each destination, alongside our usual in-depth guides to the best uses of your points balances to get there.

Starting with NZ – there is a much more hidden side to this country than the popular ski fields, majestic fjords and exhilarating adventure sport scene. Continue reading…