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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.
The destinations that are the hardest to get to, the most remote, sometimes the most dangerous, and yet provide the best experiences.
It's not every day you receive travel advice from a former leader of the free world. Especially one who's actually seen a fair chunk of it.
No matter what sort of holiday you're planning, the following tips will make your next holiday cheaper.
''To eat well in England," said the writer William Somerset Maugham, "you should have breakfast three times a day."
On this flight they go beyond our expectations. It's truly exceptional.
There's nowhere you can't travel by yourself if you really want to go, but some places are better with company.
You can still go on an amazing adventure with the bare minimum of planning.
These are the things you can do to make long-haul travel as painless as possible.
Ancient Basque culture springs to life each Saturday in Tolosa as farmers sell their cheese, meat and vegetables like they have for centuries.
The bar looks like any you might find in Australia. Except, it's not.
What it lacks in terms of decent food and architectural beauty, it makes up for in shops, lots of shops.
There's no screaming yet from our seven-month-old, but it's coming.
This is not good coffee. It's barely coffee at all. How did this happen?
It's not easy, but this will change travel for you forever. It's worth it.