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Escape Travel’s Top 10 Blogs for May

6th June 2016

What travel inspiration were you busy reading and researching in May? From getting to know the ins and outs of tipping in the USA to the perfect couples' escapes in Queensland, we were pumping out the travel inspiration as quick as you were moving on to the next travel story. Here’s a glimpse at what you enjoyed reading most.

1. Tipping in the USA

Valet at a hotel standing with arms behind back. Know who to tip and how much.

Navigating the world of tipping in the land of stars and stripes is enough to put any first-timer into a bit of a tizzy. Who should you tip? And how much? Find out that and more with our guide to tipping in the USA.

2. 14 Tips for First Time Cruisers

Couple relaxing on sunchairs on a cruise. Be prepared and enjoy every minute of your cruise.

There’s a knack to cruising and cruising well and it begins with knowing how. From what to pack to how to tackle the myriad of activities on offer on board, first-timers will love this list of tips so you can really make the most of every minute at sea.

3. Tips for Senior Travellers

A group of senior travellers enjoying their holiday. Enjoy your holiday to the max at any age.

Travelling as a senior is naturally a bit different to what it was like travelling in your twenties, thirties or even your forties. From travel insurance to special meals, don’t miss these 24 tips to make sure your travels go off without a hitch.

4. Secret’s out – 10 Hidden Aussie Gems Revealed

 Australian fur seal in the water. Discover Australia's hidden gems.

Think you’ve done Australia? Or just looking for something different and not so obvious to tick off on your next home-grown holiday? Our vast nation is brimming with hidden gems that you’ve probably never even heard about. Here are just 10 the best-kept secrets on Aussie soil.

5. 12 Months Interest Free – Book Now, Pay Later

A travel jar filled with money sitting on a map of the world. Why not book your next trip interest free?

Did you know you can book your next holiday with 12 months interest free finance? Going interest free isn’t just for travellers on a budget. Make the most of the chance to pace out your holiday repayments, keep earning interest on your bank balance for longer or jump on the prices while they’re hot and worry about the money side later. Find out more here.


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6. 9 Perfect Escapades for Couples in Queensland

A couple walking down a pier in Hervey Bay at sunset. Get some time for two in Queensland.

Want to impress your new love or rekindle the romance? Need the perfect proposal idea or honeymoon contender? Queensland is oozing with sensual experiences for couples. From candlelight dinner in the rainforest to sunset sailings, here’s a guide to the best of a perfect bunch.

7. 10 Perks of Flying Business Class

A delicious dessert in Business Class. Enjoy the many treats of flying Business Class.

Flying Business Class isn’t just about the extra space, comforts and attention you receive at the pointy end of the plane. The extra benefits start from the minute you leave home until you arrive at your final destination. Here’s a rundown.

8. These Are South Australia’s Best Natural Wonders

The beautiful rolling hills near Mount Lofty in South Australia. South Australia is full of natural beauties.

From outback gems to stunning coastal stretches brimming with wildlife, South Australia holds no shortage of natural wonders within its borders. Swim with sharks, wander into sunken gardens and delve underground for otherworldly vistas. Discover SA the natural way, starting with these top stops.

9. Asia Tailor Made – Our Favourite Itineraries

A closeup of a temple in Asia. Experience Asia in style. Go Tailor Made.

Asia is a popular destination for all ages, but once you’ve hit the 45+ age bracket factors like style, comfort and a structured itinerary become more important than ever before – especially so in a region renowned for its hustle and bustle. Do Asia the easy way, starting with our Tailor Made Asia collection.

10. Bali vs Phuket for Couples

A beautiful white sand beach in Phuket. Bali or Phuket? It's a hard choice.

Is it time for an island getaway for two? Bali and Phuket are two of the most popular choices travellers are torn between when deciding where to go for a healthy dose of sun, sand and sea. Similar yet completely different at the same time, read on to find out which paradise lives up to your dreamy expectations.


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