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Flight News: Tigerair Australia introduce new route between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour route, on sale now

Following recent growth which has allowed the budget airline to introduce international services to Bali, Tigerair Australia have now also strengthened their domestic network by adding three return services between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour. This will see over 1000 additional visitor seats through Coffs Harbour airport on a weekly basis, in addition to the current Sydney to Coffs Harbour route.

Video released which takes you inside of Banksy's Dismaland

Banksy made some pretty big headlines around the world the other week when he announced the opening of a subversive theme park dubbed Dismaland which would stand opposed to renowned playlands like Disneyland and offer up something a little bit different, something more in line with Banksy's counter-culture.

Flight Review: Tigerair - Sydney to Coolangatta (TT604)

Coolangatta airport is the main stop if you want to get up to Gold Coast or surrounds, with Byron Bay and Brisbane only a relatively short shuttle ride away. As such, this route is one of the most important and frequented in Australia with so much happening in Queensland year-round. From music festivals to special events, most Australians have made the wise move towards budget airlines, an increasingly crucial service seeing as these aforementioned events really do require your time, attention, and most of all, money. Saving our cash for a series of events in on the Gold Coast, we recently hopped on Tigerair and bring you a profile of the flight up there on their snug A320.

A Wintery Weekend in the Otway Ranges (Victoria, Australia)

When planning a weekend getaway in Victoria, it’s easy to think of Wilsons Prom, the Yarra Valley, Daylesford or The Grampians. But tucked away in the back pocket of The Great Ocean Road is the unassuming but up-and-coming little sister, sporting breathtaking views and forests for days. We were lucky enough to spend a wintery weekend in the Otway Ranges, or “the hills” according to our host Brett at Otway Escapes.

Banksy explains why he opened Dismaland; interviews Run the Jewels

In a very rare interview with The Guardian, subversive genius Banksy has taken his time to explain why he recently opened up the oddly wonderful, slightly disconcerting dystopian 'bemusement' park, Dismaland, and what it represents.

United Airlines offering $1099 return flights to LAX from Sydney in a flash sale this weekend

On the off chance you missed Virgin Australia's happy hour deal last night, which saw discounted USA flights for February 2016, United Airlines are giving you the weekend to get your hands on a discounted fare that will take you to the USA through three departure periods, for $1099 round trip* (economy booking class only).

Banksy opens Dismaland in English town; recruits Run The Jewels, Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, and more

Renowned, mysterious artist Banksy has made a bold, bizarre move and went and created his own anti-theme park - dubbed 'bemusement park' - in what he is calling Dismaland. Opening earlier this week, the large-scale project can be found in the English seaside town Weston-super-Mare and features a curiously named attractions: Water Cannon Creek, Guerilla Island, Grim Reaper Bumper Cars, and some sort of fire pit designed for book burning. If that wasn't enough, Banksy has curated a very good-looking line up of live music to help start the show with a bang.

Flight Review: Porter Airlines - Toronto City Airport to Newark, New Jersey / New York (PD147)

Getting in and out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport can be a bit of a pain. Though a new express train service installed for the Pan Am Games in June has made the process of getting in and out a slightly less tiresome affair, it remains an expensive one. Luckily, for some routes, another airport lays within literal walking distance of the centre of the city. The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport only serves two airlines - for now - Porter Airlines and Air Canada. One of its most popular routes, flying direct to New York's Newark Airport with Porter Airlines, is what Larry Heath recently tried out:

Exclusive Tour Diary: Angus and Julia Stone (Sydney) Explore Chicago and Lollapalooza


The duo performing at Lollapalooza. Photo by Daniel Boczarski for the AU review.

While on tour for Lollapalooza, Angus and Julia Stone recorded their adventures for us with an exclusive tour diary. We follow the musical duo as they travel around Chicago and play at the iconic festival. During their visit, they explored the many film locations of The Blues Brothers and talked about how influential the film was. When they were younger, their father’s band often played Blues Brothers covers shows. After exploring, they played at Lollapalooza, where they experienced the good vibes of the crowd for themselves, until the weather changed and the crowd was evacuated to underground weather shelters. Click through for the full tour diary.

The joy of experiencing the interactive theatre phenomenon "Sleep No More" in New York for the first time.

The idea of the interactive theatre experience is nothing new. From "whodunit" dinner parties to whatever it is people get up to at those Rocky Horror screenings, there's always been a market for those of us who want to feel a part of the action. Even sitting front row at a comedy show brings out the more daring individuals. But few interactive productions have gained the level of talk and acclaim that Sleep No More has in New York City since it was unveiled in 2011. Its unique take on the classic story of Macbeth has redefined the experience as an art form into itself, and set a new bar for the genre to follow. And last month, we got to experience the much talked about show for ourselves.