This globe is filled with paradoxes and contradictions, with things that may or may not be real ...
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.
There's almost no bad food in Asia, which makes it an almost impossible task to nominate a favourite.
Even if you've been to south-east Asia before, it feels different here.
One of the best ways to experience a new location is to eat your way through it.
Observe the breath, observe the mind, be aware of life's many small wonders.
This is Tamil Sri Lanka, the top of this teardrop-shaped island that has been blighted by war, and off-limits to travellers for so long.
Hostels had to change. It seems obvious when you think about it.
You could find yourself stranded in a foreign city because of this one mistake.
Everything feels vaguely familiar, despite the fact you've never been there before.
It's a stopover than offers everything: amazing food, technological marvels and and all the excitement that a successful clash of many cultures brings.
You can try your hand at pretty much every Winter Olympic sport there is, if you know the right places to go.
Want to know how you can zip around on a Venice canal at a fraction of the cost? Travel from London To Scotland for $17? There are plenty of bargains to be had if you know where to look.
Have you been on a healthy holiday? Or do you prefer out-and-out gluttony when you're away from home?
The answer is surprisingly simple – obvious, even.
Switzerland's greatness is as much about the people who live there as any of its natural or structural attractions.