It has great rail connections and is low-stress compared to London Heathrow.
After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year, and regularly runs workshops for aspiring writers. While not averse to the charms of a 5-star hotel, his most memorable travel experiences involve adventure. Highlights include scaling the mist-shrouded mountain behind Machu Picchu and rafting the Futaleufu River in Patagonia.
Amorgos' serenity is the Greece you dream of.
A market trip and kitchen adventure in Peru's foodie capital.
From dogsledding to heading to dinner via a snowmobile, here are six must-do activities.
Soak up Jet Age era style at JFK's only on-airport hotel.
The venue for this head-to-head is Superthriller Jetsprint, a purpose-built jetboating facility next to Auckland Airport
Look beyond the obvious and don't forget to pop across the border to Tijuana while you're there.
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The hills of Valparaiso are alive with graffiti art.
On one day alone, I took 432 photos. It's given me a new benchmark for tropical perfection.
Find a seat outside and watch the seaplanes and super-yachts shuttle back and forth on turquoise water.
It can be difficult to rouse any enthusiasm for venturing beyond the building.
Cycle Germany and Czech Republic: Berlin to Prague along enchanted forest routes with gourmet food and champagne lodgings
A cycling trip between two of Europe's hottest destinations is garnished with tempting goodies.
When you think of the world's great cuisines, odds are Hungarian isn't one of them.
Don't ski? Fine dining, excellent wines and a cosy cabin may help lure you to Japan's snowfields.