Beyond the ashram, Megan Johnston discovers the growing number of places worldwide devoted to inner calm.
We plan to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast in mid-December with our two children. Can you suggest some good stopping points along the way?
With children in tow, Peter Wilmoth compares two beachfront lodgings.
Samantha Lane immerses herself in the marine life of Byron Bay - surfing, snorkelling and whale watching.
There are pitfalls to watch out for with holiday rental bonds, writes Jane E. Fraser.
There's no faster route into a literary culture than a local get-together, writes Rosemarie Milsom.
Peter Wilmoth finds a tonic on a return visit to the beach town.
Penny Watson tracks down some of the best places to stay in NSW national parks and nature reserves.
Attracting surfers and holidaymakers, Byron is a tick-all-boxes destination for beach getaways. Blessed with perennially sunny weather, its superb beaches and small-town feel have attracted an artsy community with a hippy edge. Come to relax, peruse galleries, hit the beach, sit back in a cafe and people watch, take part in one of its annual festivals or eat at one of its notoriously good restaurants.