Mother's Day is a time for flowers, fancy brunches, and thanking your mum for putting up with your crap for all these years. But once upon a time the holiday was a more somber affair -- a way for women to mourn fallen soldiers and pursue peace.
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A great many Australians spend thousands of dollars on overseas holidays without ever thinking to explore their own backyard first. Our mainland continent and neighbouring islands make for a truly vast playground - no matter what you happen to enjoy doing.
This infographic breaks down 24 Australian "bucket list" activities that you might not have known about; from visiting underground mining towns to swimming with saltwater crocs.
The Easter break is the perfect time to book yourself a holiday - you can effectively take an entire week off for the 'price' of three annual leave days. To capitalise on the April exodus, Luxury Escapes is knocking up to 70% off hotels and resort packages in Australia and around the world. Here are some highlights!
Have you ever wondered how Australia's annual public holiday quota compares to the rest of the world? It may surprise you to learn that Aussie workers are near the bottom of the pile, with everyone from New Zealand to the Netherlands receiving more national days off work. This infographic breaks down the worldwide rankings.
On a good holiday, I always catch myself thinking, “Man, it would be nice to live here.” I might be right, but only accidentally — of course living in a city feels nice when you don’t have to do any work. That feeling makes for a letdown when I get back home, and all my normal responsibilities are waiting for me. Here’s how I avoid the Back From Holiday Blues.
Summer might be winding down in the land Down Under, but there's a whole second hemisphere to explore if you want to keep soaking up those rays. As luck would have it, Click Frenzy Travel has kicked off for another year with over 800 deals to choose from! Here are some handpicked highlights from the sale.
Holiday home rentals are a fun and often affordable alternative to hotels, but they’re also less regulated and more prone to scams. Crooks have come up with plenty of schemes to make a quick buck off of oblivious holidaymakers using nice photos of non-existent rentals and up-front cash security deposits. That’s why it’s important you know how to spot fraudulent listings online.
Holidays are a time of high stress. Despite the delight of not having to work for several days or even weeks, holidays come with pressures. These can include catching up with family, giving gifts, consuming to keep the economy buoyant, and having enough fun to see us through to the next holiday.
Here are ten tips for enjoying things that little bit more without all the stress and after-effects.
As the debate continues over whether Australia Day should be celebrated on January 26, it's time we take a look at the politics of some unresolved issues swirling around the holiday – namely, the republic and reconciliation. Here's why Australia Day survives, despite revealing a nation’s rifts and wounds.
Combining annual leave with public holidays is one of the simplest life hacks there is. However, most people only take one or two days off to extend the long weekend. With a little strategic planning, it's possible to take over six weeks off work without resorting to unpaid leave. Here's how to pull it off in 2019.
Summertime means warm weather, enjoying the outdoors and time with friends and family. It's a chance to stop, slow down and hopefully explore our interests during those long, slow summer days. Still, too many of us are so hopped up on productivity juice that we're off to summer school, taking extra jobs, or prepping for autumn.
Stop that: It's important to keep the "holiday" in "summer holiday".
No matter how you spent the holidays this year, it’s unlikely that everything went to plan. Tempting as it may be, immediately repressing memories of a disastrous cross-country flight or an accidentally under-cooked turkey only sets you up to do the same thing next year. You owe it to yourself to write down everything you wish you’d done differently while it’s still fresh in your mind.
The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a strange one. Things feel oddly festive and slightly depressing at the same time, I never know what day it is, and I am so, so tired of food. Not only am I tired of the holiday leftovers in my fridge, I’m tired of thinking about food in general. Obviously, the solution to my food-related problems is more food, and that food is red beans and rice.