Weekend Away: Sugarloaf

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.

Family star

Kids at Sun Peaks resort.

Don't hesitate to take the kids to a laid-back winter wonderland ski resort in British Columbia, writes Christina Pfeiffer.

Fab fusion there's no confusion


This casino city does the oldest fusion food on the planet - and does it well, writes Katrina Lobley.


Weekend Away: Echuca

Tricia Welsh finds a slice of history paired with modern comforts in Echuca.


Weekend Away: Hunter Valley

Rachael Oakes-Ash finds love is in the air at Tower Lodge, Hunter Valley.

Travel Insider

No drugs, no sex: what hotel concierges really do


Jane E Fraser Concierges are seen as the glamour folk of hotels, but what do they actually do?

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The Backpacker

Tightwads, whingers, party animals and 'Astrayans'

Backpackers in hostel

The Backpacker You'll meet all sorts of travellers on your trip - including these people.

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