There's an old truism of travel: as long as you've got your passport, you'll be fine.
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.
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.
When you write a column about the difficulty of travelling and dining out with a baby, the response is sadly predictable.
Sight-seeing trips, as we knew them, are finished.
There's a popular theory that you should never meet your heroes, should they not live up to your expectations.
When the basics are all you need: on time arrival, efficient check-in and professional staff.
Is modern-day tourism truly the golden age of travel, or was it better before everyone else was doing it?
There's always something to do in Japan. There's always a festival on, always a celebration taking place, always some particular food to eat or place to go.
It’s one of the most misunderstood destinations. Here are the most surprising things you’ll discover in Iran.
The Middle East is not a single, homogenous country and we need to stop thinking of it in that way.
History. Culture. Legend. That's what this tour is about.
Space tourism is here. It's real. It's not some outlandish vision of a distant future. Right now, if you have the money, you can pay to get in a spacecraft and fly around the moon and back.
The world is a strange place, so when you get the chance to see, or taste or experience the weird or the wacky - go for it.