It's here! It's happening! New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced quarantine-free travel for Australians hoping to enter the Land of the Long White Cloud.
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.
I miss international travel. I miss everything about it. But then I like to think back to this one trip. And then I don't miss travel at all.
Not all roads lead to Rome. The Romans roamed far and wide, leaving impressive structures beyond the borders of Italy.
It's my first email address, the one I made specifically because I was about to go away overseas for a year or two and I wanted to keep in contact with everyone back home.
You're probably not going on an overseas holiday this year. Here's the next best thing.
Everything you need to know about the federal government's subsidised half-price flights to domestic holiday destinations.
What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? I never know how to answer this question.
Prefer your island paradise to be palm-tree fringed and tropical, or windswept and wild? Take your pick from the island nation's own menu.
Don't get your passport out of the drawer just yet. This might not be the great news we're hoping for.
How do you visit every single country in the world? How do you even get your head around a challenge like that? We're going to find out.
It's still strange to me that there aren't more people demanding their right to leave the country right now.
Hinterlands are Australia's hidden secrets: they are usually lush, hilly, and a cool escape from the hustle and bustle.
It's not pasta, pizza, sushi or dumplings. It's not even pho. Come with me and I'll explain my choice for 'the best food on Earth'.
Who knew that the daggy holidays of our childhoods would suddenly be dominating our social media feeds in the 2020s?
You'll be scared. Very scared. But you'll also be enthralled by these wilder than wild sea cliffs.