Activities

Cruising

A true Greek odyssey

Sailing the famed islands of Greece in luxury proves an addictive experience, writes Kristie Kellahan.

Cruising

Sailing with the stars

Shannan Ponton

Want to meet your favourite celebrity? Find them at sea, writes Louise Goldsbury.

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Go with the flow

Pandaw river cruises

Sally Macmillan It pays to get in early when it comes to river cruises, writes Sally Macmillan.

The sea day diaries

voyager of the seas

Angie Kelly With no land in sight for nine days out of 14, Angie Kelly and family plunged into as many activities as they could fit in from dawn til disco o-clock.

Cruising

Shore things

The Gornergrat

From breweries to botanicals, opera to alps, a new generation of shore excursions has revitalised river cruising, writes Brian Johnston.

France

Monsieur Michelin, you miss the point

Full serve: Deduct points for use of the word

Anthony Peregrine poses an alternative scoring system for the restaurant bible.

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Melbourne

Luxury cruise liner Queen Mary 2 forced to berth at industrial dock

The Queen Mary 2 at Webb Dock.

Robert Upe If you think parking problems are bad on Melbourne’s streets, wait until you get on to Port Phillip Bay.

Austria

Mount up for a tour de plonk

Wachau Lower Austria

A few generous glasses make a picturesque trip even more interesting, writes David Whitley.

Restaurants

I know this great little place: Rodolfo Guzman

Simon Thomsen At Borago, Guzman's restaurant in Santiago, Chile, he focuses on native ingredients and tradition.

Japan

Mealtime as meditation

Mousse of lily bulb

Japan's kaiseki cuisine is influencing chefs around the world, writes Leisa Tyler.

The Backpacker

The world's best foods for late-night scoffing

Kebab

The Backpacker These dishes are at the bottom of the foodie chain, the stuff you scoff after a few beers. But surely they deserve better?

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The Backpacker

In pursuit of the perfect meal

sashimi

The Backpacker I have faith that Google Maps can get me there - the blue dot never lies. Does it?

New Zealand

Dishing up great views

Andrew Taylor The stunning landscapes and impressive accommodation of Queenstown are matched by its superb cuisine, writes Andrew Taylor.

I know this great little place ... Michelle Garnaut

Simon Thomsen Expat Australian Michelle Garnaut opened her first restaurant in China in Shanghai in 1999.

Antarctica

Trust the Zodiac

Visiting Antarctica is invariably described as a life-changing experience. Lynne Whiley heads there on a 10-day expedition and discovers why.

The Backpacker

How to get back in the good books with your girlfriend

The Backpacker Need to earn some brownie points after upsetting your significant other? Here's the perfect way.

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Mama Holiday

The indignity of 'all you can eat'

Child Eating

Tracey Spicer The term 'all-inclusive' makes me think of Homer Simpson at a buffet. There's something gluttonous about it.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Meekong cruising

Victoria Jenna

Sally Macmillan River cruising in Asia is becoming a popular option for thousands of Australian tourists.

Fiji

The fear factors

ziplining fiji

Ben Groundwater The sharks are friendly, they're Fijian. Right? Ben Groundwater goes adventuring.

Cruising

Short & sweet

tea

Sally Macmillan There are short cruises to suit every type of traveller, writes Sally Macmillan.