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Las Vegas, Part 3 – Getting Comp’d

Vegas is all about getting you to come back. The casinos make so much money from you gambling that they can afford to give a little back. Usually that ‘little’ comes in the form of comps. Comp is short for ‘complimentary’ and comps range from free food and drinks to T-shirts and other souveneirs, all […]

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Las Vegas, Part 2 – How to play Blackjack

Blackjack has the best odds for the gambler of any game in Vegas; the house edge is only .5%. That means that over time, if you bet 100 dollars on blackjack, the casino will end up with a measley 5 cents. But wait, you ask – if the odds are so good, why do most […]

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Las Vegas, Part 1 – The Basics

Anyone who’s ever seen Ocean’s 11 has dreamed of going to Vegas. Sure, Australia has its pokies and casinos but a few fireballs on the Yarra River is nothing compared to the sheer spectacle of Vegas. The entire city is a temple to bad decision-making – from the drive-thru wedding chapels to the Elivs impersonators […]

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Tipping Advice for Australia

One thing about America that tends to impress visitors is the level of service you get. It’s got nothing to do with native hospitality or the protestant work ethic; it’s all about the Benjamins. Aporcyphally, tips stands for ‘To Insure Prompt Service’ setting aside whether or not that’s true (and the misuse of the word […]

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Top five free New York guided tours

You might not believe it, but having a local show you New York, explaining intriguing history or showing you extraordinary modern art, can be done without costing a cent. This spring and summer in New York will be packed with memorable free tours to experience the city at ground level. Here are just five that […]

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What Qantas’s new Dallas route means for your US travel

On 16 May Qantas starts flying its new route to Dallas. So what does this mean for your US travel? A direct link to America’s South. Did you watch too much Dallas in the 80’s and can’t wait to check Texas out for yourself? Qantas’s direct link puts you in the heart of warm southern […]

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Los Angeles

America…… the land of everything. Well, it is kind of true. When you are in the United States of America everything you need is at your fingertips. Despite the entire bad wrap it gets form the media and word of mouth, nothing can take away the fact that it is one of the most interesting […]

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Vancouver

Vancouver is the talk of the winter world at the moment with the Canadian City doing a great job of hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. At the moment it is paradise over in the North Western city with hundreds of thousands of people enjoying a sporting vacation away in the beautiful mountains of Vancouver. But […]

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Disney and V Australia

Disneyland Resort in California and Australia’s newest international airline V Australia have teamed up for a world-first to bring the magic and wonderment of Disneyland California a little closer to home this summer! (more…)

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Virginia Hotel Reveals its First Collection of Private Label Wines

The foodie-travel revolution just keeps on getting bigger and bigger: more and more hotels are concentrating on the food at their properties as they know what a huge draw it can be to have a good restaurant offering quality food and wine. However this has expanded to going that extra mile with many places offering […]

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