2 hours in Broome
From pristine beaches to night spots, Louise Southerden tracks down this northern town's must-do's.
UTE JUNKER As the spotlight shifts from London Olympics, Ute Junker rediscovers the delights of the capital's more traditional side.
David Whitley on shack food, turtle-spotting and doing absolutely nothing in the northern hemisphere's winter getaway.
Michael Gebicki Get up close and personal with African wildlife in Botswana, where you can see elephants, zebras and giraffes without even leaving your camp.
The Fairfax Travel team relive their best beach moments.
Jacob Tomsky Veteran front desk agent Jacob Tomsky reveals some of the best-kept secrets of the hotel industry.
Lance Richardson The Incas believed Cusco's breathless beauty made it the centre of the universe. Lance Richardson is inclined to agree.
UTE JUNKER Think the mud pack is a little 'out there'? Wait till you see what else is on the menu at these spectacular spas.
Janne Apelgren The best way to uncover the food gems of Paris, Janne Apelgren discovers, is with the help of an expert.
With Dubai set to become the next great stopover destination, David Whitley offers this user's guide.
Penny Watson Penny Watson discovers a different kind of hiking on the way to Tiger's Nest monastery.
BENJAMIN LAW Resolute inner-city dweller BENJAMIN LAW spends a night out in the Aussie bush – without a bottle of moisturiser in sight.
Julie Miller Julie Miller searches for inner peace and a glimpse of a nation's vital soul at some of its most sacred sites.
World's Best beaches
A remote beach in Sicily, Italy, has been named as the best beach in the world by a survey of travellers, while an Australia beach came in third.
A remote beach in Sicily, Italy, has been named as the best beach in the world by a survey of travellers. We would quite like to jet there right now, thank you.
ANNABEL ROSS You know you're going to be staying somewhere special when the hotel contacts you in advance to check on your favourite pillow.
Susan Bredow A group of friends celebrate a buddy's birthday with a trip to a 17th-century villa in Umbria, Italy.
Danielle Teutsch Spend a few days in the Daintree and feel the stress evaporate.
Caroline Gladstone dips her feet into the kind of ultra secluded island resort where you'd be happy to be a castaway.
Caroline Gladstone Caroline Gladstone dips her feet into the kind of ultra secluded island resort where you'd be happy to be a castaway.
JANE REDDY Desperate for a sun lounge and a spa? Jane Reddy has the quick fix.
Sean Mooney Sean Mooney puts down the notepad and gives his soul a chance to be touched at a historic temple in Java's wilderness.
Travel: Burning Man
Julie Miller joins the biggest party in the US and is won over by its ethos, energy and exhibitionism.
UTE JUNKER There's no need for solo females to avoid India, if they travel smart, says Ute Junker.
Lee Atkinson visits a family holiday spot that is one of the best places to see humpback whales.
UTE JUNKER Ute Junker explains why Madagascar is Jane Austen meets National Geographic.
ANDREW MURFETT Andrew Murfett joins other fans devoted to the cult television series.
Louise Goldsbury Aboard a luxury small ship, Louise Goldsbury encounters native Alaskans, teeming wildlife and nascent icebergs.
Katrina Lobley From fairytale festivals to avant-garde art, Katrina Lobley finds 10 great events around the globe.
Best cheap holidays
Ben Groundwater Sweden is not one of them, in case you were wondering, but a 'poor but sexy' city and an island paradise are.
SHERIDEN RHODES Well, nothing fixes back-to-work blues like planning your next getaway, right?
Travel: Sri Lanka
Keith Austin Once ravaged by civil war, Sri Lanka is now a hot spot for different reasons, as Keith Austin reveals in this beginner's guide.
Michael Gebicki Atmospheric and kaleidoscopic, Morocco's wonders will leave a lasting impression.
Belinda Jackson Plastic loaded and flats on feet? Experts tell Belinda Jackson where the bargains are in Asia.
Michael Gebicki Small but perfectly formed, this island has been attracting celebrities since Roman times.
STEPHANIE WOOD Stephanie Wood tackles the style-obsessed Seoul consumer district immortalised in the global pop hit.
Travel: Apollo Bay
Mal Chenu Summer holidays at Apollo Bay on Victoria's Great Ocean Road gave celebrity chef Curtis Stone treasured family memories — and his first kiss.
Nora Grenfell Exploring how our friends on the other side of the world live.
Belinda Jackson If you're keen for a wintery holiday, there are bargains to be had, writes Belinda Jackson.
Travel hot spots
Lance Richardson Your guide to the planet's most compelling destinations for the new year.
Daniel Scott Daniel Scott takes advantage of an increasingly popular way to save on holiday accommodation while living like a local: house swapping.
ANNIE STEVENS There are a lot of feelings to be had when lying half-naked upon a marble slab in Istanbul.
Travel: Going North
Robert Upe Robert Upe tries a different kind of fishing at the Arnhem Land billabong.
ANNIE STEVENS Gobbling and gandering in Singapore makes for an excellent long weekend in the Garden City.
Belinda Jackson Pat Rafter remembers his childhood holidays on Sunshine Coast beaches and in the hinterland.
From its B&Bs to wilderness to award-winning dining, racing's Gai Waterhouse rates Tasmania as the jewel in Australia's crown.
Susan Bredow From shopping and opera to football and The Last Supper, this is the best of Milan.
Travel: New York
Brigid Delany New York has taken a battering with Hurricane Sandy, but tourists can help in the rebuilding by spreading a bit of cash and a lot of love.
Kendall Hill A five-day smorgasbord of food, culture and hospitality in Cyprus.
THE BACKPACKER There's nothing wrong with flying solo - but if you are, you might want to avoid these destinations...
Puppy love hotel
Simon Romero Heart-shaped ceiling mirror: check. Curtains drawn against the bright day: check. Red mattress: check. A love hotel perfect for dogs.
Travel: South Africa
Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis stays ahead of the game at five urban hotels and country lodges offering exemplary service.
Ben Groundwater The internet has changed the way we travel. Obviously. When was the last time you went to the post office overseas?
Brian Johnston Brian Johnston plays helpless tourist as he explores the gentle, familiar landscapes of the country's western quarter.
Leisa Tyler A new-look Phuket has established itself as a leading Asian beach destination.
Holiday up high
UTE JUNKER Unleash your inner child in one of these new-wave tree houses.
Kate McClymont Two women give their families the slip for an adventure in the Rockies. Dog-sledding was involved!
UTE JUNKER From the Andes to the Caribbean coast, colourful Colombia is stepping out of the shadows.
The kookiest hotel
Sydney's newest hotel, the QT, could just as easily have been called the OTT, writes Angie Kelly.