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Review: Mudbrick Owners Retreat

It’s not often that I hesitate writing about an experience in fear that the secret gets out and it ruins my very own paradise – this

Mudbrick Owners Retreat 1

Review: Mudbrick Owners Retreat

It’s not often that I hesitate writing about an experience in fear that the secret gets out and it ruins my very own paradise – this was the case with my recent stay at the ‘Owners Retreat’ on Waiheke Island. My stay at this property was so relaxing and tranquil – it seemed too good


Incredible 767 Short Field Take off

Amateur footage of an Ethiopian Airlines 767 taking off from Arusha Airport in Tanzania has been doing the rounds on the internet – and what a sight… Rumour has it that the aircraft, en route from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro, had to land at the airport due to an emergency – the 767 would never typically use such

Tanjung Villa 6 Review

Review: Tanjung Villas Seminyak, Bali

My experience of the Tanjung Villas for 10 nights over the Christmas break was a tale of two extremes, a sub-par experience with the villas but with some really great service from staff who tried their best to help us out when needed. This review looks at two villas, Villa 6 and Villa 2. Firstly,

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Review: Virgin Australia VA4137 Brisbane – Bali

We were eager to escape Sydney for the Christmas break, so decided on heading to Bali with family. Booking only a few weeks out from departure, business class airfares were getting on the high side – so when we spotted a $1200 one way airfare on Virgin Australia, we booked immediately. The only catch was

Peach Airlines

Flight Review: Peach Airlines MM002 and MM009

I was holidaying in Korea recently and decided to take a quick trip across to Japan and thought it was the perfect opportunity to test out a previously featured airline of the week. The booking process with Peach was simple enough and what you would expect from a low cost carrier. I booked with carry


Hotel Review: RACV City Club, Melbourne

The RACV City Club is a different hotel choice when you consider that the RACV (for Royal Automobile Club of Victoria) is a motor club and one wouldn’t expect such a club to own hotels and resorts. Yet RACV runs a fleet of hotels and resorts in Queensland and Victoria. RACV resorts include Cape Schanck Resort on the

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Another glimpse from inside Virgin Australia’s ‘The Club’

Virgin Australia’s über exclusive ‘The Club’ lounges have been kept so under wraps that this was the only photo from within the club to end up in the public domain… until now. It has been a particularly frustrating wait for more photos or information – I wondered if the clubs actually exist in the first place.

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Review: Mantra South Bank Brisbane

Brisbane isn’t known for its exotic selection of accommodation… The past few times I’ve visited I’ve generally put myself up at the various Oaks properties that dot the city. Unfortunately I’ve had a couple of average Oaks experiences recently and the properties are starting to look a bit run down, so a change was in

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Review: Asiana Business Class OZ521 (Seoul – London)

After a couple of nights in Seoul it was time for us to make our way to the airport for the next leg of my 30th birthday adventure. A friend was travelling on a Korean air flight which was leaving before ours, so we made sure we were at the airport extra early. We decided

Top 10 crazy crosswind landing videos - FlymeFunky

This Week’s Plane Porn

Sometimes on a rainy Friday evening, I sit on the couch and scope Youtube’s finest aviation vid’s with a glass of wine in hand. Friday’s like today. Here I bring you ten of the best I’ve found and worthy of a view by certified #avgeeks – which is your favourite? The Belly of the Beast