Activities

Bali

Bali, Indonesia: Goddess for a week

Sarah Whyte Rediscover your inner zen at this Balinese retreat for women, writes Sarah Whyte.

The Cruise Director

When you go on a cruise, what do you most love to do?

Sally MacMillan We canvassed some regular cruisers and found out 'doing nothing' is right up there - and even that means different things to different people.

Canada

Pure Yukon gold

A dog naps

Elspeth Callender In snowy northern reaches, Elspeth Callender goes dogsledding in the midst of one of the world's toughest competitions.

Luxe Nomad

Luxe Nomad: bucket lists

Lee Tulloch I've always thought that "bucket list" was a particularly unattractive expression for the ultimate journeys.

Cruises

The Cruise Director: Gallipoli centenary cruises

Sally Macmillian Commemorative cruises for next year's 100-year anniversary of the Anzac landings in Gallipoli is selling fast.

The call of the Cote d'Azur

Plage privee pres d'Antibes

Michael Gebicki It's the realm of the impossibly glamorous and the improbably wealthy, but the Cote d'Azur has a simple, earthy charm.

Global

Extreme: the kooky new holiday activities that will blow your mind

Charlotte Piho

David Whitley Holiday ideas that are putting new spins on destinations around the world, writes David Whitley.

Food

Anjum Anand: I know this great little place . . .

Nina Karnikowski Chef and TV personality Anjum Anand has been dubbed the Nigella Lawson of Indian cuisine.

Indonesia

Beating heart of Java

Yogyakarta Java

Brigid Delaney ventures beyond Bali to a land of smart cities, friendly locals and incredible temples.

USA

Where LA comes to play

Ben Groundwater The Mondrian is a stage for Hollywood's pageantry, writes Ben Groundwater.

Italy

Spires in galoshes

Brian Johnston Only surly travellers could complain about the infamous high tides of Venice. Brian Johnston discovers beauty even in a swamped city.

South Africa

Hippos on parade

Andrew Bain Andrew Bain comes face-to-face with locals in and around St Lucia.

Canada

Theatre of the fog-bound

Daniel Scott Daniel Scott finds drama at every turn in Newfoundland.

England

On dock of Pompey

Steve McKenna This island city has an extraordinary history as a naval port, writes Steve McKenna.

Japan

Recipe for a century

Louise Southerden A diverse diet with lots of seaweed is the secret to long life in Okinawa, writes Louise Southerden.

The Backpacker

Travel's most annoying snobs

Daniela Kittinger chews a cooked tarantula at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York March 15, 2014.

The Backpacker Of all travel-related snobbery – hotel snobs, culture snobs, airline snobs – these guys are the most annoying of all.

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India

Herding cats

jawai leopard camp

Michael Gebicki In southern Rajasthan, man and beast enjoy a rare co-existence, writes Michael Gebicki.

South Australia

Cellars market

Clare Valley

Ute Junker The Clare Valley is a welcoming place for young vignerons and wine lovers of all ages.

Restaurants

Antonio Carluccio: I know this great little place . . .

Antonio Carluccio

Nina Karnikowski London-based Italian chef Antonio Carluccio runs the Carluccio's restaurant chain in London.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

Cycling in Amsterdam

The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.

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