Forget silver service or high thread-count sheets; the new luxury is a lot more laidback.
All of Italy is a top destination for lovers of gourmet holidays, but some of its smaller cities and towns provide particularly restaurant-dense, mouth-watering food scenes and rich cuisines.
On Hong Kong Island is another, until recently, forgotten relic of the Battle of Hong Kong.
It's one of Australia's great rail journeys, taking three days and two nights to cover the 2979km from north to south.
Budget-minded skiers and snowboarders can find ways to stretch their dollar further in North America's ritziest winter resort.
Japan is a nation of rituals and rules, and these are never more evident than in the onsen or the ryokan.
A wild river ride leaves even the most hesitant passengers calling for more.
Journeys that were once only for the most adventurous are now available to more travellers than ever.
Cycling in the footsteps of his grandfather through Flanders Fields has a profound effect on this writer.
It was a journey that tested and inspired Ben Groundwater like no other, yet his tales left others strangely silent. Is southern Africa too adventurous for the Australian traveller?