A technical stop at a dune-swamped airport and the anticipation of landing in one of the world's most remote and beautiful destinations.
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.
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.
With amazing apps and tailored tours, today's solo woman traveller has the world at her feet.
A Jewish love affair with music will be celebrated half a world away when a new exhibition opens in Sydney this month.
"This is going to be your best cruise ever," says our guide. "Because you're in West Africa, the happy place."
There's extreme cold, and then there's Siberia in winter, where the cold is simply unfathomable.
Inhale centuries of Arabian culture during rose harvest time in the Al Hajar mountain range.