Travel Contests: Week of January 21, 2015


This week’s travel contests include: Win an Allianz Global Assistance GoBag in celebration of The New York Times Travel Show! ( contest) Win two tickets to your dream destination with Turkish Airlines (on social media) Win a pampering vacation for two in Barbados Win a week-long cruise departing from your choice of Texas or Florida (on Facebook) Win a […]

7 Things to Know About Sydney, Australia


By Destination NSW Chief Funster, Andrew Smith Breakfast is best Breakfast is arguably the best meal in Sydney. Not that they don’t do lunch and dinner well, it’s just that breakfast is so good. The beauty is in the simplicity. Something like “Avo on toast” sounds incredibly basic, but when a cafe like Reuben Hills […]

9 Reasons to Stay at The Langham Sydney

Langham Sydney bed

As soon as I heard that the Langham Hotels chain had entered the Sydney market, I immediately wanted to check out the new hotel. After all, Langham is a luxury hotel group that’s been around for a while (their first hotel opened in 1865). The Langham Sydney (rates start at $315 AUD or $292 US) opened in […]

13 Reasons to Stay at the QT Sydney

QT Sydney front desk

Back in September 2012, a fun, hip, quirky and beautifully designed hotel opened in Sydney, Australia. I was fortunate enough to visit, and after spending four nights at the QT Sydney, it’s safe to say it’s unlike any hotel I’ve ever seen—and if the below tickles your fancy, one you don’t want to miss. Here […]

Travel Video of the Week: Transforming Sydney Cricket Ground into a baseball field


If you read my story this week from Sydney, Australia, you know that I was Down Under for Opening Day of the 2014 MLB season. The March 22nd game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks marked the first time ever that a regular season professional baseball game was hosted on the Australian continent—and […]

Major League Baseball in Sydney, Australia: An Unforgettable Experience

Not the first pitch

On a beautiful, warm, early autumn night in Sydney, Australia, I watched the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Team Australia at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). It was an exhibition game before Saturday’s Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Opening Series where the Dodgers will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Team Australia took the lead early […]

Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondback to Meet Down Under to Start 2014 MLB Season

Exciting news! The Los Angeles Dodgers who just clinched a spot in the playoffs will open their 2014 season in Sydney, Australia! They will be playing their NL West division rival the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22, 2014 and I’m planning on being there. Travel packages are now available for US fans to get tickets to the game […]

Travel News: Week of September 18, 2013

Travel News September 18, 2013

Top Travel News United says it will honor free tickets in online mistake WSJ: Airplane Wi-Fi Gets Up to Speed LAX to open 9 new gates in international terminal Seattle airport to install automated gate exits TSA unveils plans for tiered screening process Passenger who groped woman on flight sentenced to 9 months Former TWA […]