Thursday, October 14th, 2010
The 10-day American Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival is the longest-running LA film festival. It features competitions of films by new filmmakers and showcases the latest works of established masters. Screenings take place at ArcLight Cinemas. 866.234.3378.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Los Angeles has a very peculiar food culture, with a wide variety of amazing white table cloth restaurants, as well as thousands of drive-through fast food joints that might expect in a place that more or less invented the modern-day car culture.
You’ll find plenty of McDonald’s and Taco Bells, both of which got their starts in Southern California, but you’ll also find a number of lesser-known fast food restaurants that are beloved to those of us who grew up in the area. These places haven’t spread themselves all over the globe, so they are worth a try when you are in Los Angeles. Read more »
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
The most common definition of a “flashpacker” is someone who has the spirit of a backpacker, but who also has the budget and technology preferences that go a bit further. Flashpackers travel with technology and they feel like they are past the stage in their lives when sharing a dorm or hostel with 19 other people is their idea of a perfect holiday.
Still, there are good ways and bad ways to stay plugged-in when travelling. Recent inventions mean that flashpackers can carry all the essential gear inside of a small daypack, and still have room to spare for a light jacket and umbrella.
Here are the items you need, including software, to stay modern and portable at the same time. Read more »
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Photo Credit: John Grainger Source: The Daily Telegraph
US celeb Nicky Hilton, recently strut her stuff in Australia as part of Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival and of course chose to fly out of LAX on V Australia. When landing and after a nice long sleep was escorted by our fly girls through the paparazzi!
We also got to ask Nicky a few questions about travelling:
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Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) commemorates the influential music history of the Sunset Strip while celebrating its present and future and returns for another year of epic shows August 26 – 28. This year’s line-up is slated to be better than ever with performances by: Slash, The Smashing Pumpkins, Common & Neon Tress (just to name a few). Read more »
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
Earlier this year, our friends at Universal Music picked two winners, Bec and Dan for the My World Tour competition.
They have already travelled around the world to visit and interview headline acts at the Coachella Festival in California, T in the Park in Scotland and Latitude Festival in England.
What an awesome life!
This July saw the two music fans head to Queensland for the very popular ‘Splendour in the Grass’.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Our sister airline, Virgin Blue, recently celebrated National Hoodie Day, with some new gear for the Cabin Crew.
The hoodies were worn in support of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and Virgin Blue’s four-year sponsorship of the program. This year was the AIME’s first National Hoodie Day, but was quite the success, with fellow supporters including: Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett, The South Sydney Rabbitohs, The NSW Waratahs and Wendell Sailor; business man Andrew Forrest and entertainer Adam Spencer.
Check out Virgin Blue’s Facebook page for more information or go here to learn more about this great cause.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
With the Socceroos playing in South Africa for the World Cup, V Australia flew plenty of fans to Johannesburg for the event. Read more »
Friday, July 9th, 2010
We’re coming back to sponsor another great Sunset Strip Music Fest (SSMF), and this year’s live up is amazing. Mark your calendars & get your tickets because you’re not going to want to miss:
Thursday: August 26
Thursday: SSMF salutes rock icon Slash at House of Blues
Friday: Six legendary venues, one full night of music
House of Blues
The Roxy Theatre
Whisky A Go-Go
Saturday, August 28
Saturday: Street festival Outdoor stages on Sunset between San Vicente and Doheny, performances in the venues, vendors and interactive experiences all day on The Strip.
See you there!
Friday, July 9th, 2010
Australia will come a little bit closer to Los Angeles on July 15 when the Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series will host a night of all-Australian music. Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee (We’re All in This Together, Cigarettes Will Kill You) will be joined by two exciting new acts to showcase some of the best of what contemporary Australian music has to offer.
While at the show, be sure to stop by the V Australia booth to enter for a chance to win a 5-night trip to Sydney, Australia including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and round-trip airfare from Los Angles on V Australia. The Prize comes courtesy of V Australia and Tourism New South Wales.