Throughout pop music's history, islands and beaches have inspired some memorable tunes. Julietta Jameson unearths 10 of the catchiest.
The Travel team relive their best beach moments.
Angie Kelly You don't have to buy in to the nightlife of Phuket. Sunday Travel editor Angie Kelly found a peaceful and party-free part of the island.
It's hard to make a hash of it at this eco-retreat as Ashleigh Bonner discovers.
Nina Rousseau The colourful local residents give Nina Rousseau and family a warm welcome at a hideaway for wildlife lovers.
Airlines are increasingly offering lie-flat seats at the pointy end, but they don't come cheap.
The Backpacker Two Dutch girls, a Swedish guy, a Belgian and an Aussie in one cabin. Beats flying.
Megan Levy Technology-addict Megan Levy gets used to an electronics-free trip away with surprisingly little trouble.
United Arab Emirates
Kerry van der Jagt samples five of the most dizzying thrills you can experience in a desert anywhere.
Susan Gough Henly visits Ballarat's new museum - a tribute to our 'fair go' ethic.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro are behind Las Vegas's newest hot spot. Natasha Dragun checks in.
Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski and her husband drink in the delights of hotel life in the city's heart.
Larissa Dubecki A lofty retreat not far from the beach provides peace and activity all at the same time for Larissa Dubecki.
Oliver Smith For most of us, there's only one way we'll ever fly at the front of the plane: get a free upgrade.
There's a vineyard holiday with something for the kids as well, writes Mary O'Brien.
Nina Karnikowski gets close to nature on the edge of Morton National Park.
Ben Groundwater They're all stinky kids getting drunk in dorm rooms, right? Wrong.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood celebrity scene, a quiet, family-friendly LA awaits on the beach, writes Natasha Silva-Jelly.
The region's first Legoland park appeals to Gen X and Gen Xbox, writes Steve McKenna.
Shaney Hudson takes an exhilarating jet boat ride inland to visit some of Fiji's more remote communities.