Posts Tagged ‘ Tasmania ’

Top honeymoon islands

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

Getting hitched is the most socially accepted reason on the planer to ditch work and undertake your longest, most splurge-iest trip ever. Here’s 10 island ideas to help get you started

Where the experts holiday: Adam Stern,

Jul 5th, 2015 | By

Aussie, Adam Stern – a competitive freediver (breath hold diver) and freediving instructor who trains and competes in competitions all over the world – talks travel

Saturday snippets: 22 February 2014

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

In a busy week, here are twelve stories you might have missed. And if your going to Orlando let us know about the new passport checking system.

Travel Talk: where the experts holiday- Vanessa Collingridge

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

Vanessa Collingridge has travelled the world from the frozen Antarctic to Tahiti. Here, the renowned geographer, explorer, author and presenter shares her experiences with CD Traveller and reveals why Scotland will always hold a special place in her heart

Airport Security Systems Not Necessary?

Jun 12th, 2010 | By

And while I’m writing about airline passengers, from Australia comes a slightly alarming story about passengers who had flown into Melbourne from the small Tasmanian airport at Devonport. I’ve read this story a few times and it still says the same thing. I’m sure I’m not misreading it so I hope its wrong.
According to AAP (Australian Associated Press) passengers were misdirected so that they didn’t have to go through security. This caused the terminal to be evacuated and there were delays to flights.
The fact that a spokeswoman (the report doesn’t make clear if it is an airport or a Qantas person) said “There’s not security screening at every regional airport” does concern me. If this report is correct, then this is worrying for passengers. The same spokeswomen then went on to say that if there was no security screening at a regional airport (which suggests there is more than one airport with no facilities) then the passengers are screened at the destination airport before they are allowed to leave the airport.

Hobart: the Forgotten Australian State Capital

Dec 27th, 2009 | By

Tasmania, an island off the southern coast of mainland Australia, is not served by any international flights from the UK. To get there you need to fly from some other Australian major city. The state capital , Hobart, is served by just a small airport so getting in and out of it is quick and easy.

But at this time of the year Hobart can be known the world over because this is the winning line for one of the most famous ocean races in the world, the Sydney Hobart. This can be a gruelling race that begins on Boxing Day on the spacious Sydney Harbour in New South Wales and ends about 2 days later in a much smaller Sullivans Cove in Hobart.

Remembering Errol Flynn

Oct 14th, 2009 | By

Some older readers may remember the actor Errol Flynn. Born 100 years ago this year he died 50 years ago today.

So what you might say, there have been lots of actors, why remember Errol Flynn in particular?

The Mystery of the Disappearing Cheese.

Sep 21st, 2009 | By

This isn’t quite in the league of Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple but at least I can say this really happened.

At the moment I am in Australia and just back from 4 days in the southernmost state of Tasmania. (more in the Destinations section of Cd-Traveller shortly). We’d been down to a cheese making farm and decided to bring three different cheeses back to Sydney for the family to try. To keep it cool we had put the cheese in the hotel room fridge (yes I know you shouldn’t use fridges but we all do) along with some bottled water we had bought and some chocolate.