Activities

Italy

Postcard: the Carpigiani Gelato University

Gary Jones The enchanting city of Bologna is affectionately referred to across Italy as 'the learned one'.

Middle East

Middle East: Bazaar intrigue in a Middle Eastern market

Illustration: Michael Mucci

Brian Johnston Shopping is only one reason to visit a Middle Eastern market, writes Brian Johnston.

The Backpacker

Why do we drink after skiing?

Canyons Resort, Utah.

The Backpacker After a long day on the slopes, it just feels right to cap it off with a little tipple.

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Northern Territory

Wildman wilderness lodge: The thrall of the wild

From colossal crocs to fine cuisine this lodge has it, writes Tom Reilly.

Mexico

Swimming with sea lions in Mexico

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Jocelyn Pride The soft eyes of sea lion pups peer up, beckoning me to come and play.

New Zealand

Mount Cook heli-skiing: Time for a soft landing

HELIPRO TOURS

Craig Tansley A helicopter rises above the top shelf in New Zealand's Southern Alps, writes Craig Tansley.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: fine dining on cruises

mv funchal

Sally Macmillan P&O Cruises World Cruising is employing an international cheese expert on its new ship.

South Africa

South Africa road trip: uneasy rider

Clarence Drive

Rob McFarland A coastal trike tour raises eyebrows and offers great sights, writes Rob McFarland.

Japan

Japan with a French twist

Sarah Maguire Green tea by day, foie gras by night: Sarah Maguire has a cross-cultural experience cruising around Japan.

Cruising

Everyone asks: will Medicare cover a cruise ship doctor visit?

Generic pic of a doctor.

Michael Gebicki If I take a cruise along Australia's coastline and need to see the ship's doctor, are my medical expenses covered by Medicare?

Cruises

The Cruise Director: Asia's new love of cruising

Sally Macmillan River cruisers are spoilt for choice when they head to Asia these days and now the major ocean cruise lines are ramping up their presence in the region.

South Australia

The full range of wonders

Anthony Dennis Wildlife and creature comforts go hand in hand at this safari camp, writes Anthony Dennis.

Thailand

Karst away

C7C2B7 Ko Taloo seen from Poda Island, Krabi, Thailand credit: ALAMY

DO NOT ARCHIVE

Christina Pfeiffer A speed boat tour of Thailand's Andaman Sea islands stirs up sizzling surprises, writes Christina Pfeiffer.

Luxe Nomad

Packing for upmarket cruises can be particularly troublesome

Lee Tulloch My bedroom looks like a posse of thuggish possums has ransacked it. They haven't. I'm packing.

Photos

Miss Snow It All Instagram competition 2014

Rails at Perisher.

Tag your instagram #misssnowitall and share the snow love. Five winners will be chosen each week and their instagram pictures will be published in our gallery.

Cruising

Wild world on water: how cruising is going to extremes

True North

Robert Upe Think cruising is about lying by the pool on a deck chair? Think again.

NSW

Western Plains Zoofari Lodge review: Out of Africa, in Dubbo

Zoofari Lodge

Western Plains' Zoofari Lodges takes camping to a new level, writes Tim Barlass.

Mama Holiday: Snow holidays with kids

Tracey Spicer You've seen the advertisements: A picture-perfect family, dressed in designer ski gear.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: freighter cruising

aranui

Sally Macmillan Readers of a certain age may recall the bestselling book Slow Boats to China.

Victoria

It's the Paris of the south

les miserables

Angie Kelly Francophiles and musical theatre fans will wish for one day more in Melbourne when Les Mis opens this month, writes Angie Kelly.