Glass half full

Cloud 9 is a vast sanctuary by the sea - it turns out Faith Aird could have taken a few more friends.

Mama Holiday

The Ten Commandments of travelling with kids

Kids by the pool

Tracey Spicer ''There are two classes of travel: First class, and with children,'' the humorist Robert Benchley wrote. But family travel can be lovely, as long as you follow these Ten Commandments.

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A Cap on wealth

Richard Tulloch samples the lifestyles of the rich and famous, Cote d'Azur fashion.


Weekend Away: Bowral

Matt Martel enjoys taking the whole circus for some family flower-power at Bowral.


Weekend Away: Mildura

Getaway for a dozen? Lee Atkinson finds the ideal pad on the new marina at Mildura.

The Backpacker

You'll never see these people again

No matter what promises you make, chances are you're not going to see your new travel friends again.

The Backpacker 'We'll stay in touch!' you claim at the end of a trip. But you won't.

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Weekend Away: Sugarloaf

Stephanie's Onion Bay

Julietta Jameson finds a stylish base for exploring Victoria's Great Ocean Road.


Richard Branson's Necker Island

Richard Branson's Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson's private island is available for rent when he is not in residence, for a cool $US60,000 a night.

New Zealand

Vanguard of love

Fleur with husband Duncan Mathews on their honeymoon in NZ

Do campervans and romance mix? Fleur Bainger finds out on her New Zealand honeymoon.


The Cruise Director

The Silver Whisper

Sally Macmillan Recently I received an email from a woman in her 50s who was keen to take a cruise on her own but was uncertain about whether cruising would suit a "reserved" person such as herself.

Shore Excursion

Canoe on a river between the rice paddies, Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Vietnam

Kath Town of Canberra experiences life in a Vietnamese village during her first cruise.


Grand Canal entrance

Venice, Italy. Hotel Cipriani. Pool. Supplied by Orient-Express.shd travel october 6 hotel cipriani venice

Georgina Safe The only way to arrive at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice is by water taxi, writes Georgina Safe.


Girls just wanna have fun


Big city, short time? Leave it to a group of girls to streamline the perfect Bangkok weekend, writes Amy Cooper.


Weekend Away: Byron Bay

Top location ... Imeson Cottage, Byron Bay.

Rachel Oakes-Ash finds classic Aussie beach shack comfort at Imeson Cottage, BYRON BAY.


True Gritti, reborn

Venice's legendary luxury hotel has reclaimed its splendour, writes Sally Webb.


Weekend Away: South Gippsland

Melanie Ball finds Oberon Cottage to be a comfy base in Yanakie, VICTORIA


How the rich holiday: private islands for rent

Musha Bay, Bahamas

No need for a 'do not disturb' sign at these havens, writes Michael Gebicki.

The Backpacker

Why every traveller should splurge

I'll always remember my night in the Peninsula hotel in Beijing.

The Backpacker It's a dirty word to most budget travellers, but sometimes you need to spend up big.

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Twenty reasons to visit Fremantle

20 reasons fremantle.

Mal Chenu From sailing and fishing to arts festivals and boutique pale ales, this is the best on offer in Fremantle.

Join the flash mob

You don't need to have a trust fund or private yacht invitation to fully enjoy the fabled principality of Monaco, writes Dilvin Yasa.