An ingenious idea in the 16th century helped sailors keep tabs on their travels.
Sydney-based writer and photographer, Michael Gebicki has been writing travel articles since 1982 and is Traveller's resident Tripologist.
Getting ready to travel? Bags all packed? Toiletries, bathers, pet goanna? In Australia this just won't fly.
If you're looking for free, open-air (possibly illegal) art galleries - look no further than these cities.
Asking for this one drink after noon may brand you a barbarian.
Here are 10 things I wish someone had told me before I headed overseas for the first time.
Obese passengers are a growing problem for airlines.
Who wins the ugly tourist stakes? Is it the Russians, the Israelis, the Americans? Us? Answer: none of the above.
When you're flying it pays to check - and double check.
And enjoy experiences straight from the Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous playbook.
The issue of the single supplement continues to vex solo travellers.
The Louvre in Paris is a must-visit destination for many.
We reported the missing bag and where we'd be staying to the next two weeks. Then the fun began.
The issue: Brexit for Australians
The car hire industry is larded with 'gotcha' moments that ensure the final price you pay is always more than you'd been quoted.
The travel noose is tightening. Christmas might still be four months off but if you're thinking of heading overseas in December/January, it's time to book