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Six weird things to do in New England (USA) this year

The region of New England in the North-East of North American is made up of six states; Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It shares a border with New York, yet it’s often overlooked on the tourist trail. The region is seriously rich in history, so here are 6 unusual yet culturally enriching New England events you can get involved in this year.

Travel News: United Airlines offer Thanksgiving Fares starting from $979 on Return USA flights

Thanksgiving may be an American tradition, but why can't we celebrate too? United Airlines have today "thanked" their Aussie travellers by announcing special discount airfares as part of a one-off Thanksgiving sale.

We chat to Portland, Oregon's bike making extraordinaire Joseph Ahearne about his love for bikes and travel

We recently caught up with bike making extraordinaire, Joseph Ahearne, in Portland to discuss his love for bicycles, his favourite bicycle festivals, and all the places his bikes have taken him.

Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits Day One, Weekend Two - Zilker Park, Austin (09.10.15)

We return to Austin for the second weekend of the annual Austin City Limits Festival. The first day brought us the likes of the Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Billy Freakin' Idol, The Maccabees, Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels, Tame Impala and much, much more... Geoffrey D'Unienville flew over for the event and brings us all the action here:

Additional Information and Ticket Pricing for 2015 Block B US Tour Announced

Further information and ticket pricing for the previously announced Block B US Tour has been released by the concert promoter SubKulture Entertainment.

Five places you have to eat when in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a city well known for its music - but it's also filled with some of the best examples of American cuisine, from breakfasts that are loved by Taylor Swift, to the superb Tennessee BBQ scene and some of the most impressive burgers you'll ever have the pleasure of putting your lips around. Here now are our five favourite places the locals told us to try - and we think should be a part of everyone's itinerary to the capital of Country Music!

Hello Asia! Interview: Kurt Hugo Schneider (USA), talks about Sydney, hints at upcoming collaborations and future plans at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

YouTube music genius Kurt Hugo Schneider talked to Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au about his thoughts on Sydney and his future travel plans at the recent YouTube FanFest red carpet. He also hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Australian twins Jayesslee! If you want the details, you can take a look at the interview under the cut.

Hello Asia! Interview: Timothy DeLaGhetto (USA) talks about his FanFest appearance and new projects at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

YouTube rapper and personality Timothy DeLaGhetto had a chat with Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au at the Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet recently. He talked about his FanFest performance and many new exciting projects (including music and a feature film!). So watch this space! You can watch the interview below.

Hello Asia! Interview: Bethany Mota (USA) talks about her music, fans and travels at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Hello Asia! editor Johnny Au was lucky enough to snag a quick interview with the ever busy YouTuber Bethany Mota at the recent Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. She talked about her packed travel schedule, her “loud but sweet” fans and her future plans and projects. All you Motavators can watch the interview below!

Hello Asia! Interview: Walk The Moon (USA) talk about their FanFest performance and upcoming Australia tour at YouTube FanFest Sydney 2015

Hello Asia! editor spoke to American band Walk The Moon at the Sydney YouTube FanFest red carpet. They talked about their FanFest performance and their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour in January. If you love these guys as much as we do you can see what they had to say below.

United Airlines to replace all flights to and from Australia with their 787-9 Dreamliner fleet

In what is pretty major news for Australian travellers, US carrier United Airlines have announced that their fleet of 777-200s - currently utilised for the long haul flight over the Pacific, connecting the East Coast of Australia to the West Coast of the USA - will next year be replaced exclusively with their 787-9 aircraft.

Flight Review: Norwegian Airlines (New York JFK to London Gatwick) DY7016 - Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner

Earlier in the year, as we flew from New York City's JFK to London's Gatwick to make it to The Great Escape, AU Abroad's Larry Heath tried out the service of Norwegian Airlines for the first time. It also marked his first flight on the new Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner. A budget airline along the lines of Jetstar, this route is often the cheapest way to get from the US to the UK. The only catch is that it's a red eye... let's see how Larry fared in this week's flight review:

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).

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:

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.