We can't have nice things in Australia, because we can't be trusted with them.
Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
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It's time to review the unwritten rules for passengers travelling the world by plane.
Venice was an empire, not a city and its legacy is spread far and wide.
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Travel by rail is booming, partly because of Europe's new "flight shame" movement.
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Here's a test: What do you think when you hear an Australian accent overseas?
The airport is much like the country it services: friendly, compact, and the cause of very little hassle.
The luxury label gets bandied about a lot, but true luxury is intangible.
Australian travellers dress in a certain way, and experienced touts can pick it a mile away.
Begpacking has moved into the modern age - now entitled travellers are asking people to fund their holidays via charity sites.
Hungry? Fast and fabulous is what you want - no matter where you are in the world.
I love a bar in a great location, but I want the venue itself to be a total dive.