While Brits are outraged over having to self-isolate, Australians have raised barely a word of complaint about the strongest travel restrictions we've ever faced.
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.
If you want the travel world to change, then you have to change.
If you want to make travel better; if you want to make the world better – now is the time.
The jealousy is real. It's hard to look at photos of your Europe-based friends right now and see them out enjoying life.
Australia has a long history of staking and claiming the ''Greatness'' of its landmarks. So how good are these ''Great'' sights really?
No one cries about aeroplanes, right? Wrong.
There might not be a better country in the world for a road trip than Australia. So where should you go?
You may love a destination with all of your wandering heart. But it might not love you back.
I'm not easily bowled over by a destination these days. I know what to expect in most places. But this city is different.
It's going to happen. The world will open once again. But where will we be able to go first?
Reverse culture shock is real. There are a few quirks of Australian life that it takes a while to get used to as a returning expat.
In the post-COVID world, travel won't be for everyone anymore. It will be for those with plenty of cash.
We may have had to ditch our overseas travel plans this year but here's how you can recreate your dream travel at home.
We're coming to drink at your pubs and eat at your cafes and stay in your B&Bs and peruse your shops and wander your streets. And we're going to be a bit of a nightmare.
If the ugly parts of a country don't affect you, you don't have to worry about them. What a luxury.