Singapore's exotic past belies its stitched-up reputation.
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.
Here's ten of the greatest places to spot both established and up-and-coming comics.
It's a big country, and there's no better way of experiencing its vastness than by train.
On Qantas' long-haul routes to North America, this is a good compromise between comfort and price.
There's no better place to soak up some Shakespearean drama than the town and castle where the Bard chose to house his characters.
It's inside one of Europe's major cities, but it has its own laws and customs - including legalised drugs.
A long, narrow former rail corridor cuts a green swath through the island city-state.
An unforgettable local comes out in the wash in suburban British Columbia.
Cat cafes have spread across the world, but dog cafes are very, very different.
There's a much more sociable option than fighting through airport queues when you are travelling.
An upgrade of the economy menu is a welcome change.
It's hardly luxurious, but this airline delivers exactly what it promises – cheaps fares and unfussy service.
The entertainment pack may be a bit dull, but the cheap Wi-Fi is a bonus.
There's one city that takes its coffee very, very seriously. And it's not in Australia.
The five remote Aussie corners where state and territory borders meet and how to visit them.