Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.
Max Anderson has spent 25 years as a wandering writer, editor and author. His first love is words, but travelling has always proved an interesting way to get them.
He had a dream to surf a legendary surf break and to build a hotel next to it - but first he had to find it.
Cruising is not everyone's idea of travel, but it's hard not to have a good time once you take the plunge.
The last time I had nothing in an aircraft was during a Chinese CAAC domestic flight in 1990.
Diamonds, gold, sapphires, opals – the land is rich with bejewelled bounty.
Moving into an old village to restore a house is one thing – but what happens when an outsider wants to restore the entire village? Max Anderson visits the town of Aurora in New York State, remodeled by an almost pathological act of philanthropy.
Don't believe everything you may have heard about Air Niugini.
Max Anderson swims with humpbacks off Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef and finds it a surprisingly large undertaking.
It's an island off Australia but after listening to the locals, it might as well be an island off Mars.
No matter it's far away from the mean streets of Taxi Driver, it is unnerving being welcomed on a cultural tour by Travis Bickle himself.
Are private school fees better spent on travel? Max Anderson puts the idea to the test in Japan.
By the time the Murray-Darling river crosses into South Australia, it's become a magnificent 'old man river'.
Max Anderson tries out a new luxury resort in China and finds it affords him rare privileges.
In 1963, Rodney Fox was seized around the chest by a Great White shark. Two years later, he decided he had to know more about his attacker, and entered the waters off South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
Walk the Yorke is Australia's newest walking trail and one of the country's longest.