While there might be no life on an ocean wave for us this season, anchors have already been hauled up on ships overseas, and the stiff pace of bookings indicates they remain as popular.
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.
Reporter: European rivers now afloat with boats
Here are six simple but utterly delicious foods I'm swearing off until I can have the authentic, local versions once more.
Australia is spoilt for choice when it come to designated green areas where you can walk, relax, swim or just ponder nature at its finest.
The Belgians know their beers, choosing them to suit the season, the food or the special occasion.
Australia is a worn-down continent, but here and there in lush green pockets, landscapes of unimaginable age linger on.
Urban exploration is illegal and dangerous. Here's how to get your thrills the safe way.
Viking Cruises' newest ocean ship Viking Mars has just floated out from shipyards at Ancona in Italy.
Australia has some of the world's best water experiences from pounding surf to rock pools to a horizontal waterfall.
If you don't treat national flags with respect, you might find yourself facing public apologies, fines or even jail time.
Forget beautiful landscapes - nothing beats seeing your bag come down that chute and on to the baggage carousel.
All the world's most extreme places are reachable by adventurous travellers, though few of us might have the skills or patience to get there.
From fish fossils to vintage cars to a stately home in the Scottish baronial style: these museums house a surprisingly rich bounty.
Australia's mining towns are reminders of the dreams that built the country.
"See it before it gets ruined" might be a tourist-trade cliché, but when it comes to our beaches, many are indeed on borrowed time.