There are few industries more prone to me-too trend following than restaurants. And sometimes, eagerly following the trend leads to the trend becoming rather tiresome. So, restaurateurs, it's probably time to ease off on this little lot…
David Whitley is a freelance travel writer based in the UK. He has a taste for unusual experiences and oddities with a great story behind them.
Europe's concentration of great reasons to visit is probably unrivalled by any other continent. But some of its big hitters can't half be disappointing.
Walk coast to coast taking in superb sea vistas and then eat amazing food.
Some airline slogans are bona fide classics – Qantas' "the spirit of Australia", for example. Others? Well, they're not so good.
The strength of the US is the variety and quality of its attractions. But some key tentpegs of tour itineraries there are only likely to disappoint. These include…
An absolute stunner is hidden among the chaos.
The secret to making the finest chocolate is revealed in a Bruges museum.
Just because something's important doesn't mean it's worth going out of your way to see.
California's Death Valley is a true one-off.
There are some attractions that are packaged in and hyped up for virtually every visitor to Australia. But, realistically, some of them aren't that special – and there's usually something more impressive nearby.
It pays to stop the car and explore what the Great Ocean Road has to offer keen wildlife spotters.
Steep dunes, coloured cliffs and national parks make driving on the coastal headland beaches north of Noosa a scenic feast and a wild adventure.
For anyone partial to wolfing down a handful of jellies in lieu of a healthy snack, the Haribo store is something approaching nirvana.
In Las Vegas, a gym and a conference room isn't quite enough to stand out from the crowd. And some hotels go to extraordinary lengths to do something different.
There is a very real danger that someone in the group will burst into song.