It's been a long cold winter and mushrooms are starting to sprout - everywhere.
Catherine Marshall started her career as a hard news journalist in her native South Africa as a naive 20-year-old. More than two decades later the Sydney-based writer specialises in travel writing.
In summer, Europe's Lake Constance is transformed into a stage, and the Austrian city of Bregenz is its attentive audience, writes Catherine Marshall.
The Republic of Congo's capital city, Brazzaville, is a whirl of colour.
A harmonious mix of Zen-like design, unobtrusive service and understated luxury.
South Africa is much more than the sum of its most famous parts.
Careful attention to passenger needs turns a potentially arduous journey into a pleasure.
The city's new arts districts are revolutionary.
The cold will sap your energy, the mosquitoes are huge, there are ticks and the alcohol can be dodgy: travelling through Siberia is no picnic – but the rewards are plentiful.
Qantas' Premium economy is a substantial step up from economy.
Kinashi Bonsai District on Japan's Shikoku Island is the place for teeny tiny trees.
The weather bureau can never predict the precise moment the spectacle will emerge.
Beyond New York City's five boroughs lies an entire state, brimming with exceptional stories.
You'll find nothing at all in Patagonia - or you will find everything.
Flowers can transform and enhance a landscape to such an extent that you can have a completely different experience of a destination depending on the season.
There's a surprise and a fragrant delight around every bend on this evocative rail journey.