The golden statues of Oscar bestowed upon two film greats lure visitors to the Swiss towns of Gruyères and Vevey.
Andrew Bain specialises in adventures and can usually be found walking, cycling or paddling in empty corners of the world.
Experiencing the monolith from its encircling trail isn't limited to those on foot.
A lunch of fresh crayfish and Tasmanian wine on the beach at Flinders Island's Killiecrankie beach is a fly-in, fly-out affair.
Ahead of us, the summit of Monte Rosa rises above cloud, with a large glacier scraping down its slopes and into the valley three vertical kilometres below.
You needn't hike for days to find some of the state's finest scenes.
As we come to a steeper pinch, I push it into turbo.
Tasmania is a natural artwork framed by the most beautiful of beaches.
"I'm biased but I think this is one of the best walks in the world."
Andrew Bain travels over the French border and into Europe's 'other' Riviera.
This 1225-metre-high mountain is the most striking and terrifying in Australia, and very difficult to reach.
Our drive through Ol Pejeta is safari perfection, and we have it almost entirely to ourselves.
More than 30,000 people trek to Everest Base Camp each year, with the vast majority following a well-worn path. But there are other options.
To me, mountains signify freedom, and even in this crowd I feel truly free - an eddy in the Everest flow.
There is a place where you can enjoy possibly the best seaside promenade in Europe plus great art and history.
Bungy jumping, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip lining, white water rafting ... and the odd bit of wine tasting.