Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to an astonishing array of animal and bird life.
After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year, and regularly runs workshops for aspiring writers. While not averse to the charms of a 5-star hotel, his most memorable travel experiences involve adventure. Highlights include scaling the mist-shrouded mountain behind Machu Picchu and rafting the Futaleufu River in Patagonia.
The Lonely Planet effect: What happens when a quiet little destination is named world's No.2 place to visit
So what happens to a quiet little destination when it is named the No. 2 place to visit in the world? The answer is a lot.
A town in the highlands of central Guatemala erupts into a riot of colour and commerce.
Running the rapids of the White Nile is a true white-knuckle trip.
A handy tip from the cabin crew gives this class of seat an edge.
This flamboyant rock'n'roll hotel is right in the thick of the San Fran action.
This is a twisting, buckling, sometimes hair-raising route that skirts vertiginous cliffs and sweeps through verdant farmland.
The audacity and scale of this engineering feat are mind-boggling.
Walking to and from Chicabal Lake, the 575-metre-wide body of water that fills a volcano crater, can leave you breathless.
There's a reason Norwegian has won SkyTrax's Best Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline for the last two years.
Food lovers will be happy to know there is a second Michelin guide – this one for cheaper eats.
If you're looking for apartment accommodation in the Big Apple, Airbnb isn't the only option.
Well-priced, well-located property that ticks a lot of boxes for a short stay in Bangkok.
The city's street food scene is much more diverse than most visitors realise.
Complimentary fresh fruit smoothie and basket of pastries with breakfast.