FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Watching Rugby in Sydney

by Akhil Kalepu

Oct 2, 2014

NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, Sydney © Vselenka | Dreamstime


Football and soccer (or football, if you insist) have legions of dedicated fans around the world, but few are exposed to the passion of rugby fanatics. Here are some tips if you ever find yourself watching a match in Sydney.


Quiet for the kick

Similar to when tennis players serve, the audience is expected to stay quiet when a kick is taking place, so don’t bring any noisemakers to distract the opposing team. In fact, it is customary to applaud the other team if they make a good play.


Respect the ref

A classic sight at games is to see the manager rush to the referee for a heated argument, but don’t expect to see any of that here. Even for audiences, booing a call is generally frowned upon.


Stay civil

Rugby fans love to tell you how hard their players are, eschewing any kind of padding except for a mouthpiece. As for the spectators, don’t expect any hooliganism here. American and English football crowds tend to be rowdy, but here in Sydney the fans are a little more reserved.


Find a pub

Some things never change, and the age old pairing of drinking and sports is universal. Sydney has hundreds of pubs packed with rugby fans, so you’re guaranteed a lively night. For a classic spot with a long rugby heritage, check out the Rugby Pub in Circular Quay.



Insta Feed
Jul 18, 2024

Have a Summer Escape at Lotte Hotel Seattle

Lotte Hotel Seattle is the perfect home base for a summer adventure in Seattle. Lotte Hotel Seattle offers luxury and comfort with stunning views of the city and Puget Sound.

Welcome to Wyndham Monterrey Ambassador Centro

Wyndham Monterrey Ambassador Centro, operated by Aimbridge LATAM, opened its doors, welcoming guests to one of the most iconic and traditional properties in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Boasting 229 rooms and suites, the hotel, part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, is ready for discerning travelers. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchise company in the world with approximately 9,100 hotels in more than 95 countries.

Jul 18, 2024

Arlo Hotels Debuts NoMad Diner

Arlo NoMad, in Midtown Manhattan, opened its NoMad Diner in May. Chef Fred Maurer helms the reimagined diner concept.

Destinations / North America
Jul 17, 2024

Visit the City of 100 Murals

If you’re a fan of public artwork and always make a point to seek out murals during every trip (they make for great photo ops, after all), then you’ll want to make tracks for the City of 100 Murals: Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Taiwan Tourism Introduces New Waves of Wonder Identity

Waves of Wonder, the new brand slogan for Taiwan Tourism, captures the essence of seasonal travel across Taiwan. Travelers interested in visiting Taiwan can learn more through an animated short film and promotional song. As travel to Taiwan surges post-pandemic and Taipei Taoyuan International Airport expands operations, tourism in the country delivers a richer array of travel experiences as it innovates toward sustainability and digitization.

Jul 17, 2024

This Hawaiian Hotel Offers Tailored Experiences to Your Zodiac Sign

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa introduced a new offer for those interested in astrology and zodiac signs. The new Written in the Stars package offers experiences tailored to each zodiac sign, including an individualized spa treatment, birth chart readings, astrology cocktail menus and a Tour of the Stars experience with the hotel’s NASA ambassador.