Waleed Aly is right: Australia's sporting fandom is a myth.
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.
Working in the tourism industry isn't some untouchable dream. It's a reality for many people, and there's no reason why you can't make the leap as well.
These are the countries that make you work for the good stuff.
If you love to travel, then it makes complete sense: turn your passion into a career. Here are some tips and advice on how to make travel your job.
For people ready to delve deeper into this continent, to feel that buzz of discovery and adventure once again, there’s good news. Asia still has plenty to offer.
Are you really going to feel welcome in Barcelona if you decide to visit?
Barcelona, Rome and Dubrovnik have always been drawcards for visitors to Europe, but lately it seems like it’s getting out of hand.
It's pretty obvious that money might not buy love, but it can buy you a much longer time to have a shot at it.
If you love food, then you should be heading to South America.
Podcast: The destination everyone should visit now - South America, things that will surprise travellers
It's Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and more. There's so much to love and so much to discover about this continent. Here's how to do a trip to South America.
Backpackers used to be better. They used to be more fun. They used to be more adventurous, wilder, and bigger risk-takers.
These days, travel is about the experience as much as the destination.
You can break up your trip to Europe with a visit to a city you've never even heard of before.
A brush with this ancient culture makes me realise how little I know about Australia.
There are odd spots around the globe, and then there are the truly bizarre.