I'm quite particular about which airlines I fly with, sometimes right down to which aircraft.
The type of plane Qantas flies to a destination can - and has - caused controversy.
Traveller writers, on the spot in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Canberra, report on the hottest neighbourhoods, where there's enough to savour for a whole weekend away or even an extended short break.
The island state is embracing bold inner-city luxury lodgings, writes Lauren Quaintance.
Wowed by dining hot spots, natural beauty, friendly locals and the marvellous MONA, Winsor Dobbin says the time to visit Hobart is now.
Lonely Planet's annual list of the hottest destinations to visit next year has named Hobart as one of the top 10 best cities in the world.
Guy Wilkinson joins the A-listers making a beeline for the south.
Gardens, cooking classes and restaurants are on the menu as Julietta Jameson follows the food trail in and around Hobart.
Natural beauty and a rich colonial heritage are Hobart's longstanding charms, but Australia's most southern city has an unexpected funky streak. Here, trendy bars, fine restaurants and great festivals, along with the edgy and intriguing MONA, make this city a burgeoning cultural hub. All that is delicious and delightful can be found here, but don't forget to check out the city's lush surrounds.