And any chance to lie flat on a long-haul flight is a pleasure.
Catherine Marshall started her career as a news journalist in her native South Africa three decades ago. Today, the Sydney-based writer specialises in travel writing.
The New Mexico that defined artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Embracing the cold with the thrills and chills of a Quebec winter.
The business class seats come with the tasty food and wine and good-natured service.
An airport without the "shopping centre vibe" but the potential for long queues when busy.
A technical stop at a dune-swamped airport and the anticipation of landing in one of the world's most remote and beautiful destinations.
Journey by rail is one of the lesser sacrifices one can make in the quest to halt global warming.
Australia's first purpose-built DoubleTree by Hilton is surrounded by urban curiosities.
So diminished is it, the river will soon swallow its remains, taking ruins and baobabs and people's stories with it.
Brew wildflower elixirs and breathe mint-fresh air as you hike in an Alpine summer .
Those who will miss climbing Uluru may also be missing the point - the rock is best seen from above or below or in the distance, not from on top.
Head west for Island life that is remote and pristine.
What do women (travellers) want? Deeper immersions, stimulating conversations, accessible toilets – and lots of shopping.
Free time is the most precious commodity in the world – except when it's gifted to you in the form of a long layover.
It emerges from its indigo underworld as though from a dream, a colossus accompanied by the tiniest of golden trevallies.