The shape-shifting land of Mexico is not without its challenges, particularly today, but its beauty, culture and other-worldliness will stay with you forever.
Sydney writer and author Alison Stewart loves all travel but is particularly attracted to wild places.
Visiting Bruges with the film In Bruges as a guide adds a light-hearted dimension to a tour of a magnificent chocolate box of a place.
Proud modern-day Vikings, the Lofoten Islanders make millions from cod and their cows give so much milk they have to wear bras.
Wars provoke strong emotion. The new $100 million Sir John Monash Centre is a case in point.
Mythical creatures must surely inhabit the forests and river glens in this delightful part of Norway.
Melbourne-born Percy Grainger held a lifelong enchantment with composer Edvard Grieg's music and the interest was reciprocated.
It's hard to choose just six in this country full of spectacular sites.
"Chalk cathedrals" spread like a subterranean metropolis beneath France's Champagne region.
Trondelag, and its capital Trondheim, wedged into the heart of the country, is Norway's quietly achieving region.
Egypt's Unfinished Obelisk is forever tethered to home soil.
Ypres is not simply a city but a state of mind – a symbolic place of pilgrimage and memorial to resilience.
This northernmost tip of Denmark and mainland Europe has produced a sand-and-moorland landscape of luminous light.
Vietnam Airlines' competitive business fares (currently from $4400 return to Paris via Hanoi or Saigon) make this airline an attractive option.
It has the air of a place gazing outwards - to adventure, danger, excitement and mystery - a springboard to the polar darkness.
There's one thing every visitor to the sites of the Great War should know.