Andrea Black If you're brave enough, you can take a bath on the wild side at the Jamala Wildlife Lodge at Canberra's National Zoo.
Kate Armstrong Don't pretend you've never thought about it.
Julia Alvarez Julia Alvarez travels the fascinating boundary that separates her homeland from its neighbour.
MICHAEL GEBICKI It takes more than sun, sea and sand to make it into our list of the world's top beaches. By Michael Gebicki.
Travel: Sri Lanka
CHRISTINA PFEIFFER The island nation enchants visitors with its remarkably rich cultural heritage.
Ben Groundwater When it comes to finding the coolest and cosiest places for a drink, nothing beats Tokyo.
Denise Gadd Grand bazaars, exotic spice markets, and Byzantine architecture - no wonder Turkey's the travel destination du jour.
MICHAEL GEBICKI With its cold climate and centuries-old traditions, Christmas in Europe could come straight out of a children's storybook.
Barney Henderson An American woman has been forced to get off a plane after bringing a 70-pound pot-bellied pig on board for 'emotional support'.
FIONA CARRUTHERS With its outrageous opulence, Dubai is a modern Arabian Nights fantasy.
TRACEY SPICER Itching for a family getaway this summer but left it slightly late? No probs, Tracey Spicer has some ideas.
MICHAEL GEBICKI An inspiration to authors, artists and filmmakers, this tiny island city captures in miniature the colour and flavour of the whole Malaysian experience.
Daniel Scott Shaped by salty Atlantic winds and heaving ocean swells, Canada’s eastern provinces are a world apart.
Jolyon Attwooll Thomson Airways unveils series of innovative cabin concepts for the new Boeing 737 Max plane.
Nicola Graydon Vietnam's traditional 'ca phe sua da' - literally, "coffee, milk, ice" - is more than just a delicous drink, finds Nicola Graydon.
Dom Knight Dom Knight's days of shared bathrooms and bedrooms are behind him.
Travel: New York
Catherine du Peloux Menage Whether it's niche indie scents or underground perfumista events, New York is the home to today's perfume culture.
Brian Johnston Just what exactly does a $72,000 a night for a hotel room offer?
Didn't pay attention in geography class? No matter. A bunch of travel writers are here to point you off the beaten path.
LEISA TYLER Leisa Tyler visits a Montenegrin village that has been transformed into a resort.
Krisanne Fordham Beyond Italy's famous shorelines, there are spectacular hidden beaches that you can have all to yourself.
The top end
Catherine Best Vibrant, funky and brimming with cosmopolitan cred, Darwin has turned its laid-back lifestyle into an art-form, says Catherine Best.
Travel: Hong Kong
SALLY WEBB From vintage markets to traditional high tea to harbourside glamour, Hong Kong is an aesthete's paradise.
India's Little Tibet
MICHAEL GEBICKI Everything about "India's little Tibet" evokes memories of the exotic Land of Eternal Snow.
Caroline Baum The elegant home of an Italian author, located in Palermo's charming baroque quarter, has just had its doors opened to guests... and it's spectacular.
Catherine Marshall You need to visit the legendary Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It's like a Wes Anderson wonderland for aspiring writers.
NINA KARNIKOWSKI A surf and yoga retreat for women in Bali is the perfect place to face your wipeout worries, says Nina Karnikowski.
CAROLINE GLADSTONE Caroline Gladstone encounters life in the lesser-visited islands of Fiji.
DAISY DUMAS Relax? In this tourist hotspot? Yes, we didn't believe it either, but it's possible.
Sheriden Rhodes Go for the coffee, stay for Bogota's bustling city life and tasty empanadas (mmm, empanadas).
Isobel King Wanna see moccasins dating back to 3500BC? Then the Caucasus is calling.
DAVID WHITLEY There's more to an American holiday than New York and LA.
LANCE RICHARDSON In the 21st century, 'hospitality' is taking on new colours, writes Lance Richardson.
Hola San Antonio!
UTE JUNKER "Neon-coloured fairy lights, draped over every wall, are migrating to the ceiling, while glittering star-shaped piñatas hang in flocks overhead."
Travel South America
BELLINDA KONTOMINAS From surreal sunsets to ancient ruins, Brazil's neighbours enthral Bellinda Kontominas.
Tatyana Leonov This enchanting city is going through a modern-day revival, enticing visitors with its casually elegant vibe.
Thousands of tourists are crossing the globe to visit a land where giants, dragons and vengeful queens roam.
Magic in Mauritius
Pat Ingram White sand beaches, turquoise water, swaying palms … this Indian Ocean island has it all.
Brace yourself for some serious wanderlust.
Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey Touring Tuscany is something best done with the wind in your hair.
Short stay: Mudgee
Ben Horne It doesn’t take long to discover that one of the state’s oldest towns is home to one of its most impressive food destinations.
LEE TULLOCH From cowboys to coffee, laidback to luxury, Lee Tulloch has done the hard yards for you in Hawaii.
Desserts in Paris
Jennifer Ennion When it comes to French pastries, chocolate and macarons, Australian food lover Jane Paech knows her stuff.
NINA KARNIKOWSKI This amazing 'treesort' appears to have the power of love.
UTE JUNKER Manhattan's hippest neighbourhoods face off. Ute Junker steps in to referee.
Stephanie Rosenbloom Wish you were on vacation right now? Don't. Taking a vacation won't necessarily make you happier. But anticipating it will.
Sean Condon Fiji is the perfect place for blissful isolation from the rest of the world, writes Sean Condon.
UTE JUNKER Inspired by Nordic crime novels, chefs - and more flight options - Australians are flocking to Europe's deep north, writes Ute Junker.
Brigid Delaney Brigid Delaney ventures beyond Bali to a land of smart cities, friendly locals and incredible temples.
The new Paris
Anthony Dennis It's a controversial call but many are saying "Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be".
Travel hot spot
LEE TULLOCH This city's charm and complexities are hard to resist, writes Lee Tulloch.
Jane Reddy IceHotel guests can now create a “haute couture” room for their exclusive use in Jukkasjarvi, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.
TRACEY SPICER They say you should never work with children or animals. But what about holidaying with them?
UTE JUNKER Texas' hipster capital is also developing serious culinary cred, writes Ute Junker.
Kylie McLaughlin A New Yorker inadvertently rents out his Manhattan apartment through Airbnb to a man hosting an orgy.
Craig Tansley From New Caledonia to French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands to Samoa, there are hidden holiday destinations to discover in the south Pacific.
Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.
Best short trips
Kerry van der Jagt From beaches to bays, mountains to caves, it's always worth stepping outside the capital cities, writes Kerry van der Jagt.
UTE JUNKER Ute Junker explores the ruins and the riches of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, the centre of the ancient Mayan empire.
Where to go now
Michael Gebicki From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.