If you've prepared properly (with warm clothes, food, sleep aids), you'll be in for a bargain-basement surprise.
Writer Katrina Lobley – who specialises in travel and the arts - lives in Sydney with a Belgian barge dog that reacts badly to seeing suitcases emerge from the closet.
What better way to salute the romance of rail travel than farewelling a friend - or yourself - from a railway bar.
He's the former railway station manager turned global train guru: meet Mark Smith, aka the Man in Seat 61.
There are more opportunities than ever to connect with the oldest living culture on Earth.
No checked luggage means you bounce off the plane and straight out of the airport.
The first thing I do is throw open a window and lean out to check the view: yes, there it is.
A trip of a lifetime has become a lifetime of trips.
Completely different to the Bahamas, this island makes you want to do cartwheels on the beach.
Like many of the other icefield glaciers, Meade is in retreat, losing about nine metres of ice depth a year.
Double denim and cowboy boots are must haves when country music fans go to sea.
It's the Year of the Pig – the perfect chance to celebrate all porcine pursuits.
From bathing in white sand beaches to trekking in a rainforest jungle, these are the best places to visit in February.
A new guidebook, Destination Art: 500 Artworks Worth the Trip, pinpoints where to find some of the world's best artworks. Katrina Lobley has compiled this edited extract.
From Olympic cyclist Anna Meares to actor Jacki Weaver.
Encountering glaciers, gold, bears and beads on a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise on Star Princess from downtown Vancouver