In the mood for a rug-ready rendezvous overseas? Head to these picture perfect parks.
KERRY VAN DER JAGT The best way to see this classic European city is on two wheels and in tight underpants, says Kerry van der Jagt.
BEN GROUNDWATER It's frightening and exhilarating, electrifying and petrifying. You want to hold your arms high in the air and shout, 'I'm king of the world!'
Diane Armstrong With its yellow meadows, snow-capped mountains and tall church spires, the picturesque Swiss town of Kandersteg will have you yodelay-hee-hoo-ing.
A family holiday among weird rock formations, outlandish creatures and malevolent plants turns out to be a surreal voyage of discovery for John Gimlette.
BENJAMIN LAW "Occasionally, some people are aghast over what they see as my travel blind spots," writes Benjamin Law.
BRIAN JOHNSTON Springtime in the Netherlands colours your cheeks and adds a new jaunt to your step, writes Brian Johnston.
Tatyana Leonova Looking for a destination that's unlike anything else? Head to this strange wonderland in Turkey.
Steve Meacham Have an aversion to too many tourists? Pay a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a picturesque town down the road from the falls.
Travel: Los Angeles
TIM RICHARDS Robot toupees, Soviet soap and Victorian iPods are for sale at this wacky LA shop, that's actually a front for a not-for-profit helping kids' literacy.
Travel: New Zealand
Pauline Webber It's hard not to fall in love with a harbour city and New Zealand has two of the best, says Pauline Webber.
MAX ANDERSON The former gangster hub is now a pop-up paradise for foodies, aesthetes and art-dorks.
RACHEL OLDING Forget Vesuvius and the Blue Grotto - there's an earthy new trend that's driving people to the Amalfi Coast.
LEE TULLOCH "What about a full-length mirror? A power point for the hairdryer somewhere I can see what I'm doing?", asks Lee Tulloch.
Brigid Delaney Besides its beautiful streets lined with orange blossoms and jacarandas, this jewel of the Indian Ocean is a fascinating melting pot that moves at its own languid pace.
Travel: Los Angeles
STEPHANIE WOOD "Two more sluts" is an order you'll hear loud and regularly at LA's mouthwatering Grand Central Market.
Best of Turkey
David Dale Affordable and delicious delicacies make Turkey a food-lover's paradise.
Catherine Marshall The Caribbean island is finally throwing open its doors to the US – and here’s what it means for the rest of us.
KERRY VAN DER JAGT Uruguay might be dwarfed by its bigger Latin neighbours, but it has spirit and culture to match, finds Kerry van der Jagt.
KEITH AUSTIN Vintage shops and street food stalls are popping up all over Birmingham, England's 'second city'.
Travel: Port Fairy
Sue Williams Despite its glowing reputation overseas, Port Fairy remains hugely under-explored at home.
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.