If it's adventure you crave – a big, exciting adventure, the sort that will take weeks to experience and a whole lifetime to forget – then Australia is your country.
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.
You're expecting the worst, obviously. It's going to be bad. And yet, it's not.
There's no shame in being a bird lover. At least, that's what I tell myself, because I'm kind of into them.
If you're hoping to make your friends jealous with social media posts, book flights to some of these places.
It's a shabby, noisy and busy area but it's also authentic and honest.
If you have a passion for transport plus a thirst for adventure, there are far more interesting ways to get around the world.
Who could have predicted that taking a bar full of people and setting them loose in public, with alcohol, would not be a success?
Some experiences that sound like fun but are are properly risky. You've been warned.
The humble sandwich doesn't seem like it should be that good.
It wasn't until I had to clean out the grain silo that I really knew.
Travellers will do pretty much anything to continue living the dream overseas, any job no matter how menial, or boring, or occasionally bizarre.
The thing pretty much everyone in the travel media industry has in common is that they're white.
A lot of places become famous and popular because they're genuinely amazing, and they're it's absolutely worth battling through a few thousand people to see them.
There's really only one thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to haggling: you're not very good at haggling.
The art of arguing over prices, of making deals, of paying the amount that you really desire when you're in a foreign country.