Watching what you spend is part of travelling, but Tim Richards finds tourists now often pay less than a decade ago.
Lance Richardson does the legwork for your guide to the planet's most compelling destinations for the new year.
Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days.
A new frontier for keen surfers is the land of fire and ice-cream headaches, writes Sam Vincent
Icelandic volcanoes may be known for their ash-spewing ability to halt flights and make a mess, but they also pay their dues, attracting tourists eager to see the source of the chaos.
Tourists are flocking to see the eruption of the Fimmvorduhals volcano on the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland.
The cities renowned as the world's most expensive aren't so expensive any more - as long as you have the benefit of coming from Australia, writes Tim Richards.