I joined the ‘New Zealand Snow Safari’ tour for solo travellers with Encounter Travel and flew with Emirates, Sydney to Christchurch. I’d flown Emirates just once before, but it was eight years ago, and although on the same route my memory of the flight was vague. I was looking forward to trying Emirates again. Emirates […]
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About Justine Waddington
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I joined ‘Mayan Magic, Mexico & Guatemala’ tour for solo travellers. I flew with Virgin Australia, Sydney to Los Angeles, before making my way to Guatemala City on a Delta Airlines flight direct from Los Angeles. I’ve flown Virgin Australia internationally before, a few years back, Sydney to Abu Dhabi. There were a lot of similarities […]
This week, I was lucky enough to have the chance to experience Voyager of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean ship that’s come to Australia for her second season. It’s also her first season here, since her mega refurbishment, with enhancements to cabins, bars, restaurants and more. I had been on her before the refurbishment, so […]
Yesterday I returned with Fiji Airways from Nadi to Sydney. It was a work trip; I was meeting up the Encounter Travel Fiji Resort Escape group for a week of frivolities. I took the chance to flight test Fiji Airways as it’s the first time I’ve flown with them. On previous visits to Fiji I’ve […]
Today I flew Sydney to Vancouver with Air Canada. In short, an easy and relaxed flight. My stay in Canada is all too brief; just a day and a night, as I am here to meet up with my Encounter Travel , Canadian Rockies & Alaskan cruise group. They’ve just come back from a 12 […]
In your 20’s or even your 30’s it’s easy to travel solo when you know there’s a well-trodden backpacker path or companies like Contiki and Top Deck catering for your age group and your ‘single’ status. But what are the options for the mature solo traveller? Too often, mature travellers feel they don’t belong on […]
A motto I stand by, ‘If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel’. My first appreciation for how important it is to have travel insurance was in my early days of backpacking and working overseas.I was working in the Austrian ski fields. It was Lech, where Princess Diana used to like to […]
- They Nailed It! Flight Review: Emirates, Sydney to ChristchurchSeptember 3, 2015 - 3:58 pm
- Spot On! Flight Review: Virgin Australia, Sydney to Los AngelesJune 10, 2015 - 3:31 pm
- Cruise Review; Voyager of the SeasDecember 11, 2014 - 12:57 pm
- Flight Review: Fiji Airways, Sydney to Nadi ReturnSeptember 14, 2014 - 3:02 pm
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