Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater puts to rest the age-old notion that to backpack is to slum it with this list of 'poshpacker' hostels.
Paul Sheehan Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.
Rhymer Rigby discovers colonial Antigua and neighbouring Lake Atitlan are red-hot attractions.
Along cobblestone streets, Melanie Ball discovers fresh coffee and traditional weaving in a city flanked by volcanoes.
From nude beaches to Buddhist monasteries The Backpacker looks back at his travel highlights for 2010.
Steve McKenna learns how to wrap his lips around 'Espanol' with the locals in Latin America.