How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.
Nicola Walker lives like the rich and famous in a splendid historical hotel in Croatia.
If you're looking for more than your everyday itinerary involving must-see monuments and unforgettable hostels, there may be a job in it for you.
Taking a cruise is a fascinating way to explore capital cities and countryside alike, writes Joanna Hall.
Tricia Welsh explores tiny villages and historical sites along the dramatic Dalmatian Coast.
Michael Gebicki finds sun, sand and sweat for half the price.
Whether he was born here or not, the ghost of Marco Polo looms large in Korcula, writes Ben Stubbs.