There are no screams as we descend into the icy depths: our suits keep us warm, and it's too astonishing to make a sound.
David Whitley is a freelance travel writer based in the UK. He has a taste for unusual experiences and oddities with a great story behind them.
The road trip from Adelaide to Perth is an Aussie institution, but few people tackle it with relish. There are, however, some reasons to break away from the Nullarbor's endless nothing.
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Stick this in Thailand or Bali, and Australians would be fighting over themselves to get here.
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By the standards of American airports, Seattle-Tacoma is superb.
Entirely lacking in flair but highly functional, apart from the security process - that, you're going to hate.
There are few industries more prone to me-too trend following than restaurants. And sometimes, eagerly following the trend leads to the trend becoming rather tiresome. So, restaurateurs, it's probably time to ease off on this little lot…
Europe's concentration of great reasons to visit is probably unrivalled by any other continent. But some of its big hitters can't half be disappointing.
Walk coast to coast taking in superb sea vistas and then eat amazing food.
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