Some five-star resorts now offer more than mere luxury, writes Andrea Black.
Simon Holt Brisbane's latest boutique hotel is quickly making an impression, set right in the heart of arguably the city's most vibrant entertainment precinct.
Just three kilometres wide and two kilometres long, this is the ideal place to decompress.
Brian Johnston I roll with a plop into the ice hole. My chest feels tight, and shallow breathing fills my ears.
Tracey Spicer Your little ones will not want to leave these luxury family retreats, writes Tracey Spicer.
Veronique Mandray Veronique Mandray checks out the new, sleek, designer QT Canberra.
Jane Reddy A new Phuket resort departs from tradition, Jane Reddy writes.
Lee Tulloch Does it make me a snob to wish tourists would make a little more effort to show some class?
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.
Melissa Singer This is the funky hotel Bendigo lacked to help woo the art-loving crowds, and makes a great bolthole for a short stay.
Simon Holt Let’s face it, there’s not a lot to do here, but therein lies the attraction – an immaculately-kept 3km walking track, stunning sunrise, the occasional wallaby, cold fridge and a stool for tired feet.
Neil Herdegen You can't miss the walk-in spa and shower combo with a curved glass wall that lets you stand in the middle of the kitchen while you shower and enjoy the ocean view.
Despite its party reputation, Rio is a daytime city. Obsessed with health and good looks, locals work hard to keep tan and fit.
Simon Holt Sanctuary Cove has been a playground for the rich and sometimes famous for the past 25 years, and unlike some other ageing getaways, doesn’t seem to have lost much of its charm and grace.
Lee Tulloch The question I'm most often asked about travel is this: Can you recommend a charming small hotel in Paris? I don't get asked for the name of a 'charming small' hotel in London, New York or Shanghai.
Jane Reddy Wind down and relax, try a wide choice of activities, or just do nothing in Bali, writes Jane Reddy.
Jocelyn Pride The soft eyes of sea lion pups peer up, beckoning me to come and play.
Tracey Spicer We've all seen them. Like locusts on a crop, they descend on tourist attractions, chattering and snapping.
Craig Platt It's rated the best beach in Australia and the fifth best in the world, but scientists can't explain it.
Louise Goldsbury Bali's expansive new Rimba resort is aquatic heaven, writes Louise Goldsbury.