Here's the funny thing about travel: you go to learn about the world, but you end up discovering just as much about the place you came from.
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.
Imagine if it was white people. Imagine if one of our politicians got up in front of cameras and microphones and started complaining about white immigrants in Australia.
Some of our sweetest travel memories are made with an Aperol spritz.
What to do, where to go and what to avoid when travelling Australian's spectacular outback.
This must happen to every Australian who's been away from home for any decent amount of time.
We can't all be Greta Thunberg. Not all of us has the time or the support crew to sail a solar-powered yacht across an ocean to get to our next holiday destination.
There are still some far-flung destinations where you can let your hair down and let it all hang out.
The countries where tourism has grown the most, and where it has fallen the furthest.
Just when you thought the Japanese couldn't be any more considerate or polite, along comes this piece of news.
Despite the hordes, there are some big-name tourist attractions that you must see.
Here's the thing about the Shepherd's Bush Walkabout: if you remember it, you probably weren't there. It's basically the '60s in pub form.
Some of us still carry around the strangest and most pointless stuff when we travel. Why?
The Japanese are a polite, welcoming and accommodating people – however, a little cultural understanding will go a long way.
It pays to know at least a few words in the local language before you travel.
The snooty Frenchman. The rude Frenchman. The Gallic snob who refuses to speak English even though he or she clearly can.