Bendigo, it seems, is big enough to have a spread of good eating and attractions, but still small enough to offer old-fashioned country hospitality.
Tim Richards fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland. He’s a light packing obsessive, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
An overnight train trip to Brisbane is reminiscent of a business class flight.
A good choice for a weekend away from Melbourne, or as a stop on a driving holiday through Victoria.
It is possible to see the Colosseum, St Peter's Basilica, the Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge, Neuschwanstein Castle, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China all in one place.
When you visit Alaska you expect to see ice, and I'm seeing plenty of it just outside Juneau.
As is often the way in Seoul, the new has trumped the old.
The displays here have mentions of Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, Rupert, Goldilocks' ursine adversaries, and the scary Bear Under the Stairs.
This eatery couldn't be more Portuguese if it tried – but we're not in Portugal.
Walking along El Prado, the central avenue of San Diego's Balboa Park, I can hardly believe which country I'm in.
Hamburg is still rocking with the Beatles on this tour.
Chef Bogdan Galazka's turf is the Gothic Cafe & Restaurant within Poland's 13th century Malbork Castle.
Ride a 19th-century gold-rush train that goes from "nowhere to nowhere" for a unique view of this remote corner of Australia.
Curious foodies are buckling up for a minibus tour of the Melbourne's vegan hotspots.
Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.
The Welsh village of Portmeirion with its famous Stone Boat, Italianate buildings, bizarre statuary and borrowed architectural bits and bobs awakens a child-like glee.