Finally there is real hope that we can all start travelling again. But get organised to avoid being left behind.
Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.
It's extraordinary that these splendidly located historic sites are so little visited except by local residents.
Cruise passengers are keen to dip their toes into the water.
If Middle Harbour were anywhere else, it would be lauded as one of the world's most scenic urban waterfronts. In Sydney, it doesn't even rate a dedicated page on the city's official tourism website.
International cruising remains in the doldrums but Australia's success in containing COVID-19 has already seen domestic small-ship cruises back in business.
Just a few dozen houses and a camping ground comprise Seal Rocks, a village at the eastern end of Myall Lakes National Park.
Where's the first place you'll head to once borders are open? Our travel writers are planning their great escapes.
In stressful times, we all need a chance to unwind. Here are six of Australia's best places to do just that.
This remote region would be overrun with tourists if it was a little more accessible.
The Kimberley coastline features thousands of kilometres of islands, gorges, hot orange bays and thundering waterfalls.
The enforced pause has provided time for an embattled cruise industry to rethink and regroup.
Immersive yourself in art, history and science at Canberra's best museums.
Even many Sydneysiders seem unaware that one of the world's best urban hikes weaves right through their own city.
While waiting for domestic travel to resume across our wide brown land, Brian Johnston looks to Dorothea Mackellar's "My Country" for inspiration.
If you can overcome your queasiness on a visit to the confronting Museum of Human Disease, you might actually end up feeling better about your life.