There are high expectations of a revamp of New York City's favourite tourist destination.
Writer and author Barry Divola - who specialises in music, popular culture, food and travel - lives in Sydney, but his heart lives in New York.
Barry Divola discovers his travel journal from 1991, when he travelled solo around the US for 10 weeks and fell in love with an entire country.
Many a celebrity has been smitten by this authentic old-style watering hole.
In the heart of Manhattan you can enter a magical miniature world where the planet has been shrunk to Lilliputian dimensions.
This hotel hits just the right balance between style and unpretentiousness.
Malcolm Turnbull fled to New York when his world came crashing down. Of course he did, that's what the Big Apple is for.
Manhattan might be one of the world's most visited cities but it still has plenty of secrets and surprises.
What were the chances of actually seeing Spike Lee? Pretty good, apparently.
Berlin's food scene once wasn't worth a sausage, but that's all changing in the most mouth-watering way, writes Barry Divola.
Mauerpark, once part of Berlin's infamous death strip, is now at the centre of weekend fun.
People travel from all over the world to see it: a spacious New York loft full of dirt.
An airport you can surf in? Here are ten reasons this European airport is on par with Asia's best.
Artisan food, knick-knacks and hipster cool at New York's coolest markets.
Food & wine
There are so many great places to dine and so much variety that it's difficult to know where to start.
Following in the footsteps of The Brady Bunch with a family holiday to Hawaii's Oahu.