I'm quite particular about which airlines I fly with, sometimes right down to which aircraft.
Captain Cook Cruises has a 'take a mate for half price' sale on for MV Reef Endeavour trips.
Peter Cochrane sings Kilimanjaro's praises and warns about its receding ice cap on a trek to the summit.
Alison Stewart boards the luxurious Pride of Africa for an epic train journey from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town.
After walking all night, Carol Nader is freezing and a little delirious as a miraculous dawn breaks over Mount Kilimanjaro.
Follow the pride by day, retire to a luxury lodge by night. More Australians are seeking 'exotic' destinations and Africa's wildlife makes the continent a growing favourite.
Distant shores continue to beckon, but they may cost more in 2011.
Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.