Patrick Hughes

Pacific Coastal Airlines FAQs

Pacific Coastal Airlines is a Canadian airline that specialises in serving smaller airports, mainly in British Colombia, Canada. The Pacific Coastal headquarters are at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) South Terminal. Destinations and Routes Pacific Coastal ...

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Is Buenos Aires safe? (2024 Guide to personal safety)

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, often raises questions about safety due to its size and reputation. Is Buenos Aires safe? The short answer is no, Buenos Aires is not always safe. Yes, it’s ...

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How to use the Airport Link to Sydney Airport

Of the three main ways to get to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport SYD (taxi, bus & train), the Airport Link is the easiest and fastest. Where to get Sydney Airport Link Leaving from Sydney Airport ...

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How to get to Byron Bay from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

There are two main airports for Byron Bay: Ballina BNK and Gold Coast OOL. Given a straight choice, a lot of people use Ballina Byron Gateway Airport as it’s slightly closer to Byron Bay. Plus ...

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Fly on Christmas Day? Why you should (or shouldn’t) do it

Flying on Christmas Day is like the aviation world’s secret society. Few take part in the ritual, but those who do often swear by the perks. I have done it once for work, and I ...

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When to Book Budget Holiday Flights (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year)

The holiday season is approaching faster than you can pack away your summer gear. You might feel pressure to arrange flights when you hear other people planning their trips to visit family and friends. However, ...

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How to get from YVR (Vancouver Airport) to downtown Vancouver

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located approximately 12 km from downtown Vancouver. There are several easy transportation options available to get from the airport to the city centre. Public Transit The Canada Line is Vancouver’s ...

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European Union Ban on Cabin Baggage Fees? What it might mean for you & airlines

Summary Lack of Uniformity in Air Travel Rules Over the last decade, the protocols on what you can and can’t take as hand luggage have diverged between airlines. With the European Union’s ongoing ‘fight’ for ...

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Hullo Ferry: New Service from Vancouver Downtown to Nanaimo

Vancouver Island has become a home away from home over the past couple of years. I visited the excellent Vancouver Island resort, Tigh na Mara right after things reopened after the pandemic. I’ve been to ...

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Priority Pass: What You Need to Know

One of the joys of flying business class, at least in theory, is access to a luxurious lounge for some pre-flight peace, a tasty bite and an adult beverage ahead of a long plane ride. ...

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How to get from Athens Airport to City Center

Upon landing at Athens International Airport after a surprisingly pleasant business class experience with Aegean Airlines, the next question that struck me was: How do I get from Athens Airport to the city center? As ...

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Review: Aspire Edinburgh Airport Lounge

When you travel a lot, airport lounges give you respite from the hustle and bustle of the main terminal. The new Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport near Gate 16 stands out for its size, meaning ...

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Ultimate Guide to AEGEAN AIRLINES in Business – Edinburgh-Athens

Aegean Airlines is the flag carrier of Greece and its largest airline. This Ultimate Guide covers my experience of flying business class with Aegean Airlines, from Edinburgh to Athens. Aegean Airlines is showing economic muscle, ...

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Best Gear for Vlogging: My 32 Top Picks

Over two years as a full-time solo travel blogger and YouTuber, I’ve refined the Top Tech Picks that fulfil my photography, writing and filming needs. Everything I use is easily available and I’ve pulled together ...

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Ultimate Guide to Pacific Coastal Airlines

Hey, solo travelers! Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Pacific Coastal Airlines. This guide journeys into the heart of Western Canada with Pacific Coastal. I’ve got all the details on this regional gem, plus a ...

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Australia-UK Working Visa Regulations (July 2023)

The UK and Australia have changed the restrictions around their Working Holiday Visas available to young people from each country. The Visa changes could affect a big group of people who want to travel and ...

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New UK ETA Visa: tourist impact

When will the UK introduce the ETA? The UK is amending its visa and travel regime to introduce an ETA – electronic travel authorisation – which will start to take effect in November of 2023. ...

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Explore Australia & NZ with Qantas Explorer

What is Qantas Explorer? Qantas Explorer is a special type of multi-city airline ticket that allows international travelers to explore over 100 destinations in Australia and New Zealand. This gives tourists the chance to craft ...

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