Travellers' Check

The end of ultra-cheap fares

Travellers' Check When budget carriers arrived on the scene, the cheap seats trick went into hyperdrive but will it last?


Burning Man Festival 2014

Burning Man 2014

Thousands have gathered in The Black Rock desert for a week-long festival to experience art, music and the unique community that develops.

Western Australia

The Kimberley: Simply gorges

Berkeley River Gorge

Megan Levy Huge rolling ridges of rock, lots of red and sunsets over endless beaches entrance Megan Levy in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.


Activities on cruise ships: putting cool into cruising

Sally Macmillan There are so many attractions across so many ships that there is a cruise for everyone, writes Sally Macmillan.


Twenty reasons to visit Hong Kong

Sally Webb At 554 metres above sea level, The Peak offers spectacular views of the high-rise jungle.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Top ten family destinations

Kids Club, Treasure Island, Fiji.

TRACEY SPICER Here are my top 10 family destinations, and five that need some work.


Famous flyer: James Reyne

The best type of holiday for me involves settling into a city and just enjoying life as a local.


Halong Bay: Here be no more dragons

Halong Bay is millions of years old but a new Wonder of Nature. By Linda Moon.


Famous movie settings: the real star-rated hotels

Gorlitz Peterschurch

It was love at first sight when Hollywood met the eastern German town of Gorlitz.


The Cruise Director: berthing pains

Sally Macmillan Is Sydney in danger of losing its celebrated status as Australia's most important cruise port?


Swiss train travel: railing against misfortune

Swiss train

Elspeth Callender 'Pleasant journey," says the carriage attendant when she sees I've locked myself out.


Family holiday Singapore: Opposites attract

Tracey Spicer It's a contradiction of old and new - a 'green city' alongside CBD skyscrapers.


Lake District England: Poets and puddle ducks

It's hard not to wax lyrical in the Lake District, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: Where to see the Northern Lights?

LAPLAND, FINLAND Aurora Borealis

Michael Gebicki Norway has some great locations, but this is also the most expensive country in Europe.


Las Vegas museums: Blasts from Sin City's past

Mob Museum, Las Vegas, USA.

Tim Richards Museums are reflecting an awakened interest in the Las Vegas' backstory.

The good food and artistic endeavours of Kyneton

Mary O'Brien Mary O'Brien enjoys cool beers, warm fires and quirky crafts in the charming town of Kyneton.

Traveller quiz

Traveller Quiz, August 30, 2014

Dead Sea

Why is the Dead Sea, on the edge of the Judean Desert, so called?

Flight test

Flight test: Cityjet economy

Flight Test The route is quick and easy, and passengers get a free joyflight over London.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks... Can I bring French cheese home to Australia?

A cheesemonger checks mimolette cheese at a production site in France.

Michael Gebicki You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a sure route to a flame-grilling session.

Air travel

A new breed of airports step out in style

Brian Johnston A new generation of terminals is setting the example for airports of the future, writes Brian Johnston.