The last time I had nothing in an aircraft was during a Chinese CAAC domestic flight in 1990.
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.
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.
There's 5000 guests, 3000 staff and 65,000 fish. Welcome to one of the craziest hotels on Earth.
From hunting for great white sharks to heli-fishing – adventure as fresh as Eyre on the Peninsula.
The Flinders Ranges in South Australia's arid north is an impossibly brutal landscape rendered implausibly beautiful.