Europe : Traveller Tips
The Backpacker Don’t pack too much. Turn off your phone. Get good insurance. The dos and don'ts of spending 12 months overseas.
Jane E Fraser Flying used to be fun but nowadays it's an ordeal for most. Here's our expert guide on ways to make your flight a pleasure rather than just a pain.
Shaney Hudson It’s a fairly bold move to call yourself the worst hotel in the world, but it could mean good business.
Nina Karnikowski Trying to shut your suitcase should not end in tears, writes Nina Karnikowski.
Mark Juddery When a bag containing my laptop and smartphone was stolen in London, it was a shock to me - but not to the locals.
The Tripologist Decisions, decisions, decisions ... Never before has the modern-day traveller been blessed with so many choices - and has never, at times, been so confounded.
The Tripologist Is there still a case for using travellers cheques for overseas travel?
The Tripologist Smartphone apps have reshaped the travelscape. Here's Michael Gebicki's top 10.
The Tripologist Confidence counts - don't make yourself a target when you're travelling.
Stuck in transit? Feeling bored? Brian Johnston finds 50 fun things to do at the world's airports.
The Tripologist There is no one answer that fits every traveller in every situation, but a few general rules will work most of the time.
The Tripologist For each country, DFAT assigns one of four risk levels that reflect the potential dangers a traveller might face.
The Tripologist So, you’re all packed and ready to go. The Tripologist, Michael Gebicki, shares his secrets to avoid the traps and ensure your next adventure does not become a nightmare.
Tripologist If you cross more than four time zones you can expect to feel some effects of jet lag, but if you're smart, you can lessen its effects and duration.
The cities renowned as the world's most expensive aren't so expensive any more - as long as you have the benefit of coming from Australia, writes Tim Richards.
Flight Test The cabin crew are efficient and capable, but it would be nice to see a smile.
We've trawled the globe to find this year's 10 most compelling cultural events.
Michael Gebicki What is the best data SIM card for my iPad while I'm travelling overseas?
Daniel Scott takes advantage of an increasingly popular way to save on holiday accommodation while living like a local: house swapping.
Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.