Canberra: our newly anointed capital of cool is the hot destination this summer
Julietta Jameson With Valentine's Day looming special deals are on offer for Phuket and Byron Bay.
Nina Karnikowski Hong Kong is a city always searching for new attractions to entice and excite and visitors are the lucky beneficiaries.
Louise Goldsbury A trip to the Antarctic on a Russian-flagged ice-breaker turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter.
Sheriden Rhodes Trekking through the rainforests proves restorative.
Alison Stewart Go with the flow! In its unruffled progress, the Loire, Europe's last untamed river, is an excellent metaphor for how to survive a group cycle with friends.
Ben Groundwater When you arrive in Zurich, you know exactly what's going to happen - but is this a good thing?
Lee Tulloch The two Texan cities only 40 minutes apart make for a memorable visit to the Lone Star State.
Paul Chai The city-state's success has pushed up prices, but there is some value if you know where to go.
Michael Gebicki As a thrifty traveller, Michael Gebicki, Fairfax's Tripologist, once dragged a suitcase two kilometres through the streets of Zurich rather than catching a taxi. "Don't try it," he advises, "especially over the cobblestoned bits." With the benefit of such instructive experiences in his repertoire, he has a wealth of money saving measures to pass on to the cost-conscious traveller.