Backpacking was a dying art. And COVID-19 could be the final blow.
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.
Anthony Bourdain, the late chef, TV host and traveller, was always on the hunt for the perfect meal, even though he knew it didn't exist.
If we want leisure travel within Australia to go back to the way it once was there are several major things that need to change.
You might think you know what to expect when you travel within Australia. But you should expect the unexpected.
I love travel in this country, I love so much of what we have to offer here. But there is one thing that just cannot be replicated here.
Fresh produce and fine wine bundled together with magnificent mountain views: welcome to Bright, Victoria.
Microbreweries, fine art, classy hotels and fabulous restaurants. Brisbane offers much more than great weather.
If you're driving one of these popular routes, here's where to stop off for a meal on the way.
Victoria has so much to offer, and surely there has never been a better time to get in there and experience it.
A nation of travellers? Close to half of Australians don't even have a passport.
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.