I'm wondering how I'll ever eat a regular oyster again.
Nina Karnikowski is a staff travel writer for Fairfax Media.
The gurgle of a river or call of a crane are just two of Japan's "100 Soundscapes", an aural tour guide that caress the senses and provide an antidote to the urban cacophony.
The Maasai's deep connection to Kenya's wild savannah brings a unique quality to a four-day safari.
Stay for a few days and you'll discover lovely beaches, invigorating hikes, tasty restaurants and vibrant markets.
I close my eyes and feel the breeze ... soon, I even manage to peep over the windowless door to check out the land below.
'Just remember, the more playful you are, the more playful they'll be.'
For a Europe-jaded traveller such as myself, this is the perfect find. It is the quieter, lesser-known side of the continent.
A wellness adventure in Timor-Leste opens the mind and strengthens the body.
See one of the country's most heart-melting sights: snow monkeys relaxing in mountain hot springs.
For over 140 years, this has been the summer getaway of choice for the rich and the royal of Japan.
The elephant outside my tent is actually far less intimidating than the cranky, middle-aged guy I live next door to back in Sydney.
A peaceful oasis in the famously fun-loving Spanish capital.
They say that safari guides can make or break dreams.
Visit novelist Karen Blixen's home-turned-museum, eat among the who's who or see wildlife within city limits.
Here, visitors are reminded that time is indeed one of the great luxuries.