Travel

Emirates Business Class with a toddler

We’ve been in the care of Emirates for the better part of a day at this point. Through our amazing First Class flight from Melbourne to Dubai, to then being able to continue the sanity at the Emirates Lounge in Dubai has been a travel experience we won’t be forgetting…

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Emirates A380 top deck layout with pictures

I’ve made this super special image of the top deck of an Emirates A380 that’s meant for viewing with a couple of companion articles on the site. Emirates have a number of different A380 layouts and this is the one that we flew from Melbourne to Dubai in First Class,…


Emirates Business Lounge Dubai with a toddler

The Emirates Business Class floor The main thing of interest about the Business Lounge in Dubai is it’s sheer size. It’s not really a ‘lounge’ per se. It’s almost as big as the terminal, taking up an entire floor. The floor below is the First Class Lounge, and below that…


Emirates First Class with a toddler

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to fly First Class with Emirates. It’s a marvellous experience, and it’s certainly not lost on me that most people won’t encounter it. It’s also not lost on me that we’ll probably never have this opportunity again. This trip has been paid…


Emirates Lounge Melbourne (with a toddler)

The Emirates Lounge, located on Level 3 at Tullamarine, is quite large and situated right next to the boarding gates. It’s been in operation for only a few months, opening in January 2016. There’s no division between First and Business in Melbourne, so the lounge did get a bit crowded…


Emirates Chauffeur Drive

One of the perks of flying with Emirates in either First of Business is their Chauffeur Drive service. You get driven from home to the airport when you leave, and the airport to your accommodation when you arrive  (and vice-versa if your return flight is with them also). As my…


Driving in Switzerland? Hire your car in France

We’re about to set out on a month-long journey through Europe.  There’ll be plenty of articles over the next few weeks as we travel through Italy, Germany, Switzerland and France. When we were in planning stages for this trip, we wanted to hire a car after our time in Venice. The…



The best power adaptor for overseas travel

This is an update of a post that I originally wrote in 2011, after coming back from a month in the USA. In that, I proselytized taking a power strip with 4 outlets. The four items in mind were laptop or tablet, two phones (assuming you’re traveling as a couple)…



How to avoid Airbnb’s 3% surcharge

Anyone that’s booked an overseas rental through Airbnb will probably have noticed that they kindly include a 3% foreign transaction fee to your quoted amount. If you have a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees (see my article on what credit cards to use overseas), then you can…