Sarah Maguire Sarah Maguire discovers short-break cruises are also a short cut to some mother-and-son bonding time.
Mal Chenu Big-ship cruising is a participation sport.
At sea is no place to be getting under the skin of your companion, writes Sally MacMillan.
Raul Castro's ascension to power is something to dine out on, writes Lydia Bell.
Gazing across the Himalayan vastness to Everest, Penny Watson discovers a vision splendid.
Ben Groundwater They're letting tourists do this? Well, it must be fine. Right?
Cruising: shore excursions
Apart from the occasional castle or fort - it was all about the countryside in Austria.
A key ingredient to an authentic experience is the street food - eyeballs and all, writes Megan Levy.
Joanna Hall I'm at sea this week, rubbing shoulders with some well-heeled and well-travelled cruisers on Seabourn Odyssey, heading for Bali.
Lindy Brophy We came away from Halifax with a whole swag of new friends.
Craig Tansley climbs on board a helicopter for Queenstown's new attraction - to surf the west coast and ski powder snow in the mountains all in one day.
David Whitley follows the Mangatoa Road into the great unknown to discover the secrets of the North Island's wild west.
An unexpected email, a sister's birthday and a spirit of adventure lead to the trip of a lifetime for Nikki Marshall.
Cricket's Brett Lee finds his perfect destination in Western Australia's El Questro Wilderness Park.
Travel Insider There are so many websites for travel information and bookings, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some of the sites to use in 2013.
Andrew Taylor There's plenty to satisfy those who hunger for action, ideas and food, Andrew Taylor finds.
Glenda Kwek When sleep beckons, settling down for the night at an unfenced African camp can get a bit wild, writes Glenda Kwek.
Australian cafes, bars and restaurants have taken a foothold in New York. Barry Divola spends 48 hours eating and drinking in nothing but Aussie-run places.
Botswana is sometimes described as one of the best safari destinations in Africa. From big game to boat rides to sumptuous meals, there's not much more you can ask for in a trip into the wild.
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to build a copy of the Titanic and sail her across the Atlantic. Images are an artsits rendering of the proposed ship.