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Ute Junker

Freelance travel writer

Six of the best: Cool hotel and resort bars

The Rocks Bar, Vomo Island Resort, Fiji

Ute Junker Even in New York, where it's all about the new and the now, there's room for the classics.


Gili Meno: The little-known Indonesian island that has no boundaries

Karma Reef resort, Gili Meno Island, Indonesia.

Ute Junker Ute Junker winds down on a little-known Indonesian island.


Heartbreak holidays: The best places to go after a break up

Vietnam is a destination that will help you put your life in perspective.

Ute Junker If you need to get over it you should get away from it. Here are the best places to go.

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Argentina: An appetite for the Andes

Argentina; Patagonia; Bariloche

Ute Junker Being forced indoors can be delicious, writes Ute Junker.


A feast for the senses in Umbria, Italy

Fresh pasta hanging over a wooden chair.

Ute Junker There is no better way to get a true taste of Italy than to learn its culinary arts, writes Ute Junker.


Bali, Indonesia: Cocktail of choices in paradise

Karma Kandara, Bali.

Ute Junker Karma Kandara resort caters for all-comers and their tipples, writes Ute Junker.


Easy vibe high on the hill

Escadaria Selaron

Ute Junker Ute Junker goes above and beyond Rio's beaches for a taste of the city's hippest food.


Days of wine and Putin

Ute Junker Oil is not the only thing booming in the Lone Star State, writes Ute Junker.


Hip Berlin hotels: Six of the best

Nhow Berlin

Ute Junker Do not be fooled by the tranquil view of the River Spree from Nhow Berlin's windows.


East Manhattan versus West Manhattan

A local near St. Marks Place in East Village. east village, west village, new york.

Ute Junker Manhattan's hippest neighbourhoods face off. Ute Junker steps in to referee.

Escape the cold with a beach getaway

Favourite dining destination: The offerings in Noosa's Hastings Street just keep getting better.

Ute Junker Need a mid-winter dose of warmth? Try a quick coastal getaway.


Scandinavia: Scandimania, takes hold

Overview of Alesund, the art nouveau-style Norwegian town.

Ute Junker Inspired by Nordic crime novels, chefs - and more flight options - Australians are flocking to Europe's deep north, writes Ute Junker.


Dallas, Texas: Linger on the sideways

The 'Travelling Man' sculpture in Deep Ellum.

Ute Junker Ute Junker goes beyond downtown to find the most appealing parts of Dallas.


Six of the best: Amalfi coast places to stay

Ute Junker They do things in style at Il San Pietro. There are the boat transfers and the private beach.


Six of the best: European villas

Ute Junker The town of Figueras on Spain's verdant northern coast, is a lovely place to come home to.


Six of the best: Brazilian beach getaways

Txai Resort

Ute Junker Bahia is Brazil's version of Queensland, where the weather is always warm and everyone has a good time.

South Australia

Cellars market

Clare Valley

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


Six of the best: James Bond's preferred hotels

Ute Junker Don't let the tux fool you - James Bond loves a bit of bling.

South America

South America air travel: Alive and kicking

Peruvian Andes Mountains from an Aeroplane with jet engine visible between Lima and Cusco airports.

Ute Junker Air travel in South America is not all dog eat dog, as Ute Junker discovered.


My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, but has its rewards.

Ute Junker Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.