The Backpacker There's 37 girls, five guys. The average age is 22, but one guy is 34. That's me.
Nina Karnikowski My first major overseas trip, which was to a girlfriend's wedding at Hydra in the Greek islands.
Tracey Spicer Charity begins on holidays - that's what many tour operators in the family market are finding.
Effie Mann Effie Mann ventures south of Athens to picturesque Nafplio, the chosen site of modern Greece's first capital in the early 1800s.
A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.
Breaking free of the tribe can deliver the holiday of a lifetime, writes frequent soloist Julietta Jameson.