Home to some of the finest marble in the world , this town has another claim to fame.
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.
This new Thai hotel is a playful mix of French elegance and Thai whimsy.
There's a dedicated crew and extra touches include hot towels and sparkling wine after take-off
Los Angeles is full of delightful authentic restaurants and stores that most tourists never go near.
'Don't worry,' says Samurai Joe. 'I have done this 3000 times and only made one mistake.'
New York once led the pack when it came to these clandestine drinking dens but LA is now hot on its heels.
I'm astonished to be allowed to walk here at all.
Men pay to be served drinks by young girls dressed as maids. It sounds seedy, but the reality is different.
Motor-assisted cycling tour of Kvarner Bay region reveals some uneasy truths.
A refreshing change from the polished perfection of most urban luxury hotels.
Grace and comfort are delivered in spades with this multimillion-dollar refurbishment.
Larger seats, with a leg rest and adjustable footrest, makes sleep an easier proposition on this overnight flight.
Even without its impressive annual festival line-up, Edinburgh would be worth visiting for its civic splendour alone.
Here's a guide to Edinburgh's festivals, including the lesser-known.
Leave Australia in the morning and be skiing that afternoon. In the USA.