Traveller Tips

Tips

Know your limits

For diabetics keen to take a trip, good planning is crucial, writes Joanna Hall.

Thailand

Thai holiday bargains: kick some serious baht

Price is right ... a private pool at Mom Tri's Villa Royale.

Whatever your budget, there are serious savings in Thailand's off-season, writes Winsor Dobbin.

Italy

Cheap eats in Italy: reality bites in the back alleys

Italy, Florence, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, Piazza della Signoria, Rivoire cafe.

Ben Hall wanders away from the magnificent monuments to unearth some true Italian culture.

Q&A

Your questions

I'm interested in doing volunteer work overseas. Are there companies that offer cheap, short-term volunteering placements?

France

Bargain flights, but can Paris really be cheap?

Jayne D'Arcy You've seen the ads: Paris, economy, $1385 return. With the airfare a steal, you can't help but say oui. But will the trip turn out to be a bargain?

Travelling smart

Top money-saving travel tips

Money-glasses

With the economic downturn, it's time to start travelling smarter. Here are the top tips on how to save on your next trip.

Tips

Travel for singles: one for the road

Woman-on-deck

There's no longer any reason to travel solo, unless you really want to, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

Q&A

Your questions

With the EU Schengen Convention in place, is there a way we can holiday in Europe for six months straight?

Tips

Dirty dozen: top 12 travel scams and cons

Thief-Illustration

Travellers lose billions each year to a series of scams, cons and tricks - the majority of which occur in foreign destinations when people are at their most vulnerable. Here are 12 to look out for.

USA

Film geek's guide to New York

Visitors to the Big Apple will be able to scope out some of the city's famous sites that have been featured in films and television shows with free podcasts.

Tips

Dirt cheap or dear? How much cash do you need?

Currencies.

Jane E. Fraser suggests the amount of cash you need to survive overseas.

Old towns

Top 10 Old Town districts: theatre of the streets

Secrets to unravel ... a young geisha girl in downtown Kyoto.

Heading to the oldest parts of a city delivers the richest rewards, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

Brazil

Full-time at the Copacabana

Steve McKenna lets his hair down, and his belt buckle out, in the hottest spot south of Havana.

Q&A

Your questions

Will we have any problems taking a UK-based hire car into Europe?

Tips

Mystery tours: into the great unknown

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

The mystery tour is making a comeback, writes Jane E. Fraser.

Q&A

Your questions

What are the 'must-see' places on the drive from Launceston to Hobart?

Q&A

Your questions

How formal are 'formal' evenings on cruise ships?

UK

All aboard the English short cut

On the rails ... there's a better way to travel on England's trains.

Conquer the torturous systems in the British rail network and uncover a wealth of savings.

Tips

Travel tips from long-haul flying celebs

Deni Hine

Meditation, paw paw oil, kissing and booze - celebrities and corporate high-flyers have a myriad of methods to cope with long-haul flights.

Tips

Travellers don't mean to be rude, but they are

In some countries public displays of affection can be punishable by law.

Many Australian travellers don't mean to be rude, but when they don't do their research they run the risk of being unwittingly offensive.