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Global

Dream merchants: The future of hotels has arrived

Lance Richardson In the 21st century, 'hospitality' is taking on new colours, writes Lance Richardson.

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Tuppenny Farm, VIC

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

The Backpacker

The world's 10 best cities for walking

Pretty woman in bazaar in Fes

The Backpacker No one walks in LA. Tell people you’ve decided to stroll even a few blocks and they’ll look at you like you just announced you’re swimming to Hawaii. You’re what? Just take a taxi.

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The Backpacker

Is the journey really worth it?

guatemala bus

The Backpacker It's dark outside, pitch black, when the guy with the machine gun gets on board our bus.

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Worldwide

World's 15 best places to watch the sun rise and set

Samoa

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

The Tripologist

Can you recommend a tour of Copenhagen?

The Tripologist Tours depart daily at 10am from the Tourist Information Centre, Vesterbrogade.

World

Ahead of the pack

Sydney Harbour YHA

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater puts to rest the age-old notion that to backpack is to slum it with this list of 'poshpacker' hostels.

World

Step into the line of fire

Volcano Hawaii

Louise Southerden lives dangerously on a series of tours for vulcanologists and other lovers of lava.

Central America

Riders in the storm

A keel-billed toucan.

The ultimate cross-country challenge takes Lance Richardson on a two-wheel adventure from the Pacific to the Caribbean.

Avoid

The world's 10 deadliest cities

Soldeirs patrol the beaches of Tela, in the Honduran department of Atlantida, 300 km north of Tegucigalpa.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer Living in Latin America, it seems, can be hazardous to your health.

Costa Rica

Cute overload: the sloth sanctuary

Sloth sanctuary

Life is sweet once the gates open at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary, one of few in the world specialising in the study of these famously sedentary and solitary mammals.

Global

My plane, my way

Captain's Choice Jet

Paul Sheehan Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.

Spas

Cool, calm and corrected

Spa

It seems nothing is too out there in global spas devoted to your relaxation, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

Costa Rica

Talk to the animals

Tapir at La Marina Wildlife Rescue Centre.

Everyone wants to see the wildlife in Costa Rica. Jane Mundy gets closer than most.

Guatemala

Shaken and still stirring

Once powerful ... a colonial-style building in the former capital, Antigua.

Rhymer Rigby discovers colonial Antigua and neighbouring Lake Atitlan are red-hot attractions.

The world's most amazing natural phenomena

Tourists watch the sun being blocked by the moon during a solar eclipse in the Australian outback town of Lyndhurst in 2002.

Nature is always amazing, but sometimes it pulls a really freakish rabbit out of a hat.

Costa Rica

Where ants in pants can make you scream

Ants

Shaney Hudson THE jungle is full of dangerous creatures.

Central America

Survival of the clueless

Belize, fisherman with catch slung over shoulder.

'Marooned' on a desert island, Graeme Green learns to fend for himself using machetes and plastic bags.

Holidays

Season to stay or stray

Pop in ... clockwise from left, The Library resort, Thailand

Winsor Dobbin, Belinda Jackson and Mal Chenu know where foodies, culture mavens and adventurers can go to embrace or escape the cold.

USA

View with no room

Panama canal

Negotiating the Panama Canal is not for the faint-hearted mariner, writes Louise Goldsbury.