It's a trick that catches out even the most experienced travellers. I've made this mistake. I'm sure many other people have as well.
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.
Whether you're into food or art, history or modernity, music or sport, here is your ultimate Tokyo city guide.
Once the txotxero opens the tap, you place your glass under the stream ...
Why limit yourself to just three meals a day?
Whether it's high-speed, luxury or an old rattler, people have become so obsessed with train travel for a reason.
Authenticity. Have a scan through pretty much any travel story ever written and you'll find that word, or at least that concept.
You might think travel exists outside of fashion and trends, that all of the world's destinations are always open to us to visit so there's no "cool" and "not cool" – but you'd be wrong.
I'm envious of other people's adventures, of the great things my friends and colleagues are doing, even when I'm travelling.
The queues are long and it's not easy to navigate, but you can appreciate it's an architectural wonder.
You might feel you're entitled to some of the following things. But, you're not.
The ‘bucket-list’ experiences every traveller should do at least once in their life.
There's an old truism of travel: as long as you've got your passport, you'll be fine.
It's one of the worst things that can happen – and there's nothing you can do about it.
Rome's king of carbonara has been crowned.
It's not easy driving a car in another country. Especially in these countries.