The travel world isn't always what it seems.
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.
The cricket is on, but no one's watching. The sun is out, but you can't go swimming. There's no air-con, but you do have an inflatable paddling pool on the patio.
Dismissing countries as nothing better than sewers is a sure sign Donald Trump has never really travelled to them.
One person's crazy is another person's adventure.
Sometimes, a wildlife encounter can seem too picture perfect to be true ... yet it is.
A boycott would serve only to hurt the normal nobodies of Israel – world leaders wouldn't blink an eye.
Anyone who has used an Australian airport already knows what the problem is.
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I'm an aisle guy, personally, but there are instances when the window seat on a plane is definitely the better option.
There's a popular theory that Australia is miles and miles away from pretty much anywhere. That theory is not entirely true.
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.
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.