Travel

Skiing in Georgia – fewer people and a fraction of the cost

From the remote Tetnuldi, renowned for its challenging off-piste terrain, to Gudauri, with an array of wide, open intermediate pistes, skiers and snowboarders of every level will find something that sets the heart racing.

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Chinese reality show to make Australian marine park a star

The real stars of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, however, are its little penguins and Australian sea lions.

25 Apr 2019 - 10:45AM
Destinations known | Instagram tourists, not the Chinese, are Bali’s worst visitors

Instagram tours taking travellers to the Island of the Gods’ most photogenic spots have become a popular way of seeing Bali, but the whistle-stop trips follow a well-trodden path and leave little time to take in the surroundings.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:23AM
Brief Encounters | What to do in Hanoi – Vietnam capital is an easy weekend break

A 60-minute flight whisks weekenders away to a city that is still demonstrably Asian rather than a cookie-cutter metropolis

22 Apr 2019 - 8:30AM
Travellers' Checks | Why you should book ahead for Tokyo 2020 accommodation

Some of the hotels that were opened in anticipation of the 1964 Games are still open today and may be worth checking into during next year’s Olympics

19 Apr 2019 - 1:21PM
Five ways airports get us to spend money

Exhaustive studies have shaped the ‘airside’ environment into one that taps into our consumer subconscious and puts us in the holiday (spending) mood – even if those duty-free ‘bargains’ are cheaper at home.

19 Apr 2019 - 1:20AM
Exploring the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe

Navigating between the sublime sandy beaches, quaint villages and vehicle-choked cities requires patience, strong sea legs and a little French.

18 Apr 2019 - 5:24AM
Destinations known | Is Asia safe for solo female travellers?

After a German backpacker was raped and killed in Thailand and Chinese tourists complained of molestation in Malaysia, the safety of women who travel alone in the region has been called into question

17 Apr 2019 - 8:15AM
Travellers' Checks | Can Malaysia’s Desaru Coast compete with Singapore’s Sentosa?

Backed by Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, which invested US$1.1 billion in its development, the resort has seen a slew of luxury hotels opening, plus two golf courses, but doubts remain over its sustainability.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:49PM
Strangford, Northern Ireland: where House of Stark’s direwolves roam

The picturesque coastal village has found fame as a filming location for the wildly popular HBO fantasy show, frequented by tour groups that follow the same predictable path and miss out on some of the loveliest aspects of the area.

12 Apr 2019 - 4:17PM