'Just remember, the more playful you are, the more playful they'll be.'
Nina Karnikowski is a staff travel writer for Fairfax Media.
For a Europe-jaded traveller such as myself, this is the perfect find. It is the quieter, lesser-known side of the continent.
A wellness adventure in Timor-Leste opens the mind and strengthens the body.
See one of the country's most heart-melting sights: snow monkeys relaxing in mountain hot springs.
For over 140 years, this has been the summer getaway of choice for the rich and the royal of Japan.
The elephant outside my tent is actually far less intimidating than the cranky, middle-aged guy I live next door to back in Sydney.
A peaceful oasis in the famously fun-loving Spanish capital.
They say that safari guides can make or break dreams.
Visit novelist Karen Blixen's home-turned-museum, eat among the who's who or see wildlife within city limits.
Here, visitors are reminded that time is indeed one of the great luxuries.
An elephant orphanage is making steady progress in the battle to save East Africa's elephants.
In Spain, the locals need no excuse to relish the finer things in life.
To be a good traveller, every so often you need to meet your edge, and tip right over it.
It's a continent that offers everything, from Danielle Steel-style romance, blood pumping danger, and, let's be honest, tonnes of booze.
Penedes, one of Europe's oldest viticultural heartlands, is an absurdly pretty place.