From the highest mountains to the lowest valleys and the deepest gorges - the US has it all.
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.
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.
Holy mountains and samurai strongholds are among the secret attractions of Tohoku.
There's a European airport that has its own brewery. A real brewery.
When you're drawing up your 2020 travel plans, you can safely strike these destinations from your list.
Here's a tip: don't go to French Polynesia on your own.
All of our rituals seem to involve alcohol. All of them.
Airports have duty-free, but they're also duty free. So go on, have a morning beverage. Indulge yourself.