My legs are aching, I'm drenched in sweat and my shoes are covered in mud. But I still feel pretty great.
Despite its exotic appeal, with the exception of Cuba – which many of us see as a region in itself – few Australians visit the Caribbean. And we are missing out – big-time.
Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.
Not a soul is around and the waves are sublime at this resort in the southern Maldives.
It's rated among the world's best, but can a resort that accommodates more than 1500 guests be all that relaxing?
There's something about old-time sailing ships that captures the mind and heart.
Its guests have included everyone from Prince Harry and Meghan to Somerset Maugham.
Tasmania is a natural artwork framed by the most beautiful of beaches.
Standing on the bow of our boat, gently cruising across the lagoon, everything suddenly feels unreal.
If the hurly-burly of Koh Samui has turned you away from its tropical lure, try the other sleepier side of the island where peace and relaxation are easy to find.
From the famous to the little-known, here are 10 of the most beautiful little islands in the Mediterranean.
Nothing beats an island for getting away from it all. Traveller's writers give you their pick of them.