There is more to the Continent than the big-name destinations.
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.
There are some seriously big names in Tasmanian whisky, including one rated the world's best.
It's the old cliché: don't judge a book by its cover. Only, as a traveller, the 'cover' of a new destination, the first impression you get, is usually its airport.
We're going to explain the whole process of travelling in the era of COVID-19, and give advice on how best to tackle it.
The first recorded mention of a dish made of chopped-up sheep innards and herbs, called "hagese", comes in the year 1430 in England. Awkward.
These are often simple foods, traditional foods, easy foods, but foods that speak so much of a place and a people and their history and passions.
If you're on a diet it's probably best to look away now.
It's amazing how much you forget about the travel experience in two years.
This is a traditional and historic country, but it's also ultra-modern and edgy, and a pop-culture juggernaut.
What is truly impossible to argue, however, is that pasta all'amatriciana is absolutely delicious.
Pretty soon you might be able to overhear a conversation that's not about COVID-19.
This is food of the people, a dish that is cheap and simple and eaten with relish.
Same-same, but different. That's our two countries, our two cultures. Next time you're travelling in New Zealand, keep an eye out for these quirks.
Tassie was the butt of jokes when I grew up – it wasn't somewhere you'd be jealous of. But now, I'm jealous of Tasmania.
Let us take you to one of the most misunderstood and yet incredible places that the world has to offer: the Middle East.