Author spotlight

Martin Fleming

I’m an Australian writer who left his country after the cost of beer hit double figures. I’ve spent the last six months travelling the world and was most recently tricked into hiking the Inca Trail in Reeboks. I blame Tinder glitches for my loneliness. I like sharks.
17 signs that it’s time you booked your next trip
We at Cheapflights strongly believe that everyone needs a holiday. Not just because these days we all seem to...
Foods you should avoid before flying
Speak to anyone about flying and they’ll probably give you a laundry list of reasons about why it can...
Which Melbourne neighbourhood should you stay in?
Hooray! You’re on your way to Melbourne. Flights are booked (with, of course), bags are packed and you’re ecstatic...
7 travel apps for every stage of your journey
Our smartphones are arguably the cleverest thing we pack on a trip. They’re an all-in-one translator, tip calculator, travel...
6 podcasts to listen to on your next flight
Whether it’s a long-haul flight, a six-hour stopover, or a dreaded overnight bus, one of the perks of long-distance...
7 friends we’ve all travelled with at least once
I’ve travelled by myself and with friends and there are benefits to both. But one of the most compelling...
15 signs you’re too old to stay in a hostel
Sooner or later, everyone gets to the point in their travels where the thought of having to stay in a hostel gives...
12 inevitabilities of planning a holiday on a WhatsApp group
For me, planning a trip is one of the hardest parts of travelling. Maybe because my friends are as...
5 stages of a middle seat grief
There are few air travel woes that rival getting the middle seat. For a long haul flight, it’s a...