We can't have nice things because we can't be trusted with them. We can't be given the freedom to act responsibly and in society's best interests because we won't actually do it.
Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
Those of us who love to travel are trapped with the itchiest of feet. We're stuck with nowhere to go and no solid end in sight.
Friends, we need to take a moment to talk about toilet paper. Not the hoarding. The avoiding.
Australia isn't a country in lockdown – it's a country going through the motions.
Is this thing going to get better, or worse? That's the question travellers will all be asking themselves right now.
Should I stay or should I go? It's the conundrum facing travellers.
From the highest mountains to the lowest valleys and the deepest gorges - the US has it all.
Coronavirus? What coronavirus? If you didn't check the news you'd forget there was even a problem here.
'You Muslim?' the immigration official asks. No, I say, it's just a beard.
There are some things you can't avoid when it comes to travel.
This isn't a debate about seat reclining. It's a debate about entitlement.
I broke the rules on my first Contiki tour. In fact, I broke the golden rule.
Can you order sandwiches in seven different languages?
This has happened to me three times in the past 12 months. Three times, from the same rental outlet.
I almost got caught in an Indian jewellery smuggling ring. I was that close. It was real.