A nation of travellers? Close to half of Australians don't even have a passport.
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.
This is the stuff we Australians, too, should be getting genuinely excited about when it comes to planning a holiday at home this year:
The Champs Elysees is going green – here are a few other streets I would like to save.
It takes a brave commentator to predict what's going to happen in 2021. Brave, or possibly even stupid.
Every camping enthusiast has one. Sometimes two. It's their favourite little spot to pitch a tent or pull up the 4WD
You could spend your time stuck at home wallowing in your own wanderlust-driven misery, or you could take the opportunity to better yourself.
In declaring that day-to-day life in Australia is not particularly culturally rich, I neglected to say something important.
There's surely never been a better time to beat the madding crowds and find your own little stretch of sunny, sandy paradise.
Australia is not perfect and that's so much easier to see when you spend some time living in another country.
What a year. Unless your name is Jeff Bezos or Nat's What I Reckon, 2020 has probably sucked.
These destinations are evergreen. They're long-time favourites of Australian travellers, and they're sure to be just as popular when we can pack the passports and head overseas once again.
It doesn't feel like Christmas. That's what you always hear from foreign visitors.
There's still time and places to be part of this summer's vacation nation.
There comes a time in every traveller’s life when we have to admit that we're a bit of a plane nerd - but why are we so obsessed with this airborne mode of transport?
For Australian tourism operators, promoters and regulators hoping to please their new audience this summer – that is, Australians – these are the issues that need addressing.