On an overnight flight of this length, the extra legroom and recline in Comfort+ are welcome.
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.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the US getting a man on the moon, so what better time to visit the place where German rocket scientists toiled over the historic mission's propulsion.
The Spanish City – a two-storey English entertainment complex made famous by a Dire Straits song – has had a dazzling makeover.
Jump aboard a jeep for an island safari that goes beyond the palatial resorts of Barbados into local villages, surf spots and spectacular rugged coastline.
Fans of Doctor Who, Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers will find it particularly appealing.
A white-knuckle ride through Moab's starkly beautiful desert terrain is guaranteed to challenge your nerves and dazzle your senses.
If it was good enough for Shakespeare and Jane Austin ...
If you're keen to visit the US restaurant anointed best of the year, plan a trip to Birmingham in the country's Deep South.
The Chinese have elevated the relatively simple act of infusing tea leaves in hot water into a beautiful (and often bewildering) art form.
A 46-kilometre cycle path follows a disused railway between Waterford and the coastal town of Dungarvan.
London's canal system might not be the industrial thoroughfare it once was but there are still plenty of things to trouble the first-time boater.
About 7000 good-as-new items are transferred daily to the centre's nearby retail store, which covers an entire city block.
Welcome to the outrageously opulent L'Oscar Hotel in London.
Fun is the overriding theme of this new offering.
Every aspect of the experience is a noticeable upgrade from economy making it a compelling proposition on a flight of this length.