From nude beaches to Buddhist monasteries The Backpacker looks back at his travel highlights for 2010.
Allure of the Seas, twin sister of Oasis the Seas, is now the world's biggest cruise ship.
A photo gallery highlighting Traveller's year of magic moments.
Flight attendants from bankrupt Mexican airline Mexicana pose in sexy outfits in a new calendar aiming to raise money to compensate their losses since the company suspended activities in August.
At the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, 150km north of Bangkok, the annual Monkey Buffet Festival serves food and drinks to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2000, to thank...
China aims to reshape the global aviation industry with a home-grown airliner, a direct challenge to the supremacy of Boeing and Airbus.
European budget airline Ryanair launches its annual charity calendar, featuring flight attendants in bikinis.
As airlines around the world scrap their first class offerings, take a look at some of the best seats still available at the pointy end.
Cunard's new Queen Elizabeth cruise ship aims to bring back old-fashioned luxury and class to the open sea.
The 100-year-old ski lodge may yet reopen after a three-and-a-half year closure.
A week sampling the delights of Ireland.
A giant drilling machine broke through on the world's longest tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps in October 2010, paving the way for continuous high-speed rail travel between northern and south-eastern...
The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel is offering the ultimate luxury package: use of the entire hotel, including nine restaurants and all spas and rooms - for a cool $679,500 a night.
Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the 10 best things he has seen around the world.
London's first luxury hotel has been renovated from top to bottom in a mammoth project costing 220 million pounds ($A354 million).
Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo made its first solo glide flight in California in October 2010.
The opulent Oberoi Amarvilas in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is rated as one of the top 10 in the world.
Ten of the best in Sydney's thriving heart.
With a top speed of 431 kilometres per hour, Shanghai's MagLev is the world's fastest train.
People from around the world are expected at world's biggest beer festival, which runs from September 18 until October 4 and marks its 200th anniversary this year.