Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.

The Gauguin's small size allows her to maneuver from deep seas to shallow lagoons as nimbly as a yacht.

Eight ways to sail the Pacific

The Pacific is by far the top cruise destination for Australians, but it isn't all about short itineraries on mega-ships.

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Wheat and Steak, an artwork by Miralda at Madrid's Museo Reina Sofia.

Six of the best: Art museums in Madrid

With Picasso's Guernica and other masterpieces from Spanish artists such as Goya and El Greco, along with European and US works, Madrid is a hub for art lovers.

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