The Connected Traveller

Advice, tips and tricks on turning your phone into the ultimate travel tool

  • How to find your way around any city

    While part of any good travel experience should be immersing yourself in a new place, it’s always a good idea to have a few tricks on hand to help you find your way back to reality. Here are some of our favourites.
  • 3 of Rome's best kept secrects

    We all know that Rome is a pretty cool place to visit. It’s home to the Colosseum, Pantheon, Sistine Chapel and so much pizza you’ll probably come home about 5kgs heavier. But that’s all stuff you can get from reading a guidebook – what about Rome’s hidden gems and fiercely guarded secrets?
  • Train travel in Europe - Do I need a Eurail Pass?

    Those who plan a two-week trip months in advance will not need a rail pass. Because rail lines are attempting to compete with airlines, prices are now variable and no longer fixed. By pre-booking months in advance, travellers will easily find bargain deals. However, tickets are non-refundable.
  • 6 things that shock Aussies when they visit the US

    Although Aussies and Americans both speak English, there's a number of defining differences in culture, language and cuisine. Some differences are smaller, like the importance of college football, and others are more noticeable, such as American’s huge food portion sizes.
  • Watch: The 5 best airline safety videos of all time

    For most travellers, especially those who are frequent fliers, airline safety videos are typically when the eye mask goes on and noise is tuned out. In response to this reaction, many airlines are creating fun, inventive videos that provide the same level of safety education while entertaining passengers. Listed below are the top 5 airline safety videos. They range from funny and irreverent to sleek and well designed.