Natural disasters, oppressive regimes or plain bad luck can push some nations off the visitor radar for decades.
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.
What makes El Questro's The Homestead the Kimberley's most luxurious experience?
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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Hands up who knows which country first scored a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity listing for its food?
Indigenous tourism is about to boom in the Kimberley.
As Qualia turns 10, we look at the rise and rise of Australia's luxury lodges.
Calling all road warriors: the touring industry is set for some big changes.
From outback adventures to cutting-edge hotels, Australia is a more diverse destination than ever before.
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Margaret River offers everything from hiking to making your own blend of gin.
Travellers are increasingly drawn to the idea of visiting First Nations peoples, cultures whose way of life is entirely different from that of the West.
For those who enjoy a little luxury in the wilderness, this is the best way to do the Great Ocean Walk.
A diverse range of food, culture and nightlife, new restaurants and bars, are reinventing Jakarta's nightlife.