Fancy a staycation? Thanks to the hotel boom that is currently sweeping the country, there has never been a better time to take a local holiday at home.
Ute Junker worked as a magazine editor and TV and digital producer before running away to become a travel writer. She now gets to pursue her passions - including food, history, art, architecture and wildlife - across the globe, and is happy to travel a long way for a coral reef, fine French champagne, or a bathtub with a view.
From a surfeit of natural wonders to good-humoured locals with a quirky world view.
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Be warned: narrowing down your options here can be a challenge.
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The Fraser Island Great Walk is impressive even in the rain.
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Natural disasters, oppressive regimes or plain bad luck can push some nations off the visitor radar for decades.
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You can get away from it all right in the middle of where it's all happening.
The world's best islands offer so much more than five-star resorts and endless beaches.
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