by Jeff Pflueger | 11.05.09 | 9:39 AM ET
On the problem with "trophy travel photos" -- and what to aim for instead
by Larry Habegger | 10.29.09 | 10:44 AM ET
Larry Habegger rounds up global travel news
by Michael Yessis | 10.16.09 | 1:21 PM ET
One of the films in question is Wolf Creek, which made our list of 13 great holiday horror travel movies.
by World Hum | 09.29.09 | 1:02 PM ET
Surfer Mark Visser drops into a 36-foot wave at Cow Bombie, near the Western Australian town of Gracetown. The surf spot is located roughly 175 miles south of Perth.
by World Hum | 09.23.09 | 5:01 PM ET
A dust storm obscures the Sydney Opera House at sunrise this morning.
by Michael Yessis | 09.16.09 | 2:34 PM ET
by Michael Yessis | 08.19.09 | 4:19 PM ET
That line is one of the comedic high points in a rather moving story about Australia, kookaburras and family by David Sedaris in the latest New Yorker.
by Alicia Imbody | 08.03.09 | 10:32 AM ET
From Puebla to Paris, 12 photos by moonstruck world travelers
by Eva Holland | 07.08.09 | 11:55 AM ET
An Australian government proposal is in the works to ban tourists from climbing Uluru, the distinctive red rock monolith that is considered sacred ground by local indigenous groups. Those same groups have been pushing for the move for years, but the proposal is—predictably—controversial in other quarters: “Big Brother is coming to Uluru to slam the gate closed on an Australian tourism icon,” said one conservative politician quoted in the Independent.
Invoking Orwell here seems a tad dramatic. I’m more inclined to agree with local elder Vince Forrester. “You can’t go climb on top of the Vatican, you can’t go climb on top of the Buddhist temples and so on and so forth,” he said. “Obviously you have to respect our religious attachment to the land too, so we’re saying please do not climb Uluru.”
by Eva Holland | 06.29.09 | 7:05 PM ET
That was the verdict from Bruno, comedian Sasha Baron Cohen’s gay Austrian alter ego, during a visit to Sydney for his movie‘s Australian premiere. Said the ostensible fashion TV reporter after meeting Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: “That guy is like, uber-cute. I thought Obama was like the hottest guy in the world until I met Kevin.”
Ooh. Them’s fighting words, Bruno. President Obama, care to respond?
by Kristin Luna | 06.19.09 | 10:55 AM ET
The Oecophylla smaragdina packs a flavorful punch. Kristin Luna explains how to get a taste.
by Michael Yessis | 06.18.09 | 3:50 PM ET
A Wallpaper slideshow looks at how red-light districts in Amsterdam, Singapore, Sydney and seven other major world cities have been cleaned up. Or, as the story’s intro describes the transformation of Times Square in New York City, how they’ve reacted after after being given an “urban colonic.”
by Eva Holland | 06.18.09 | 11:48 AM ET
Who knew the world of guidebooks-in-bookstores could be so fraught with conflict?
Last week came the news that WH Smith—a large British bookstore chain found in most of the country’s airports and major train stations—had reached an exclusive deal to sell only Penguin-published guidebooks (namely DK Eyewitness and Rough Guides) from its shops. According to the Guardian, the chain reasoned that travelers “are often pressed for time and want to have a straightforward range of travel guides to choose from.” Michael Palin and Margaret Drabble are among the big names opposing the move. Arthur Frommer also has a predictably furious response, calling the deal “an unthinkable act of literary censorship and corporate greed.”
by Tony Perrottet | 06.10.09 | 9:50 AM ET
In the Margaret River region of Western Australia, you can just sip wine and nibble on cheese. Or, like Tony Perrottet, you can push the limits of indulgence.
by Rob Verger | 05.01.09 | 10:30 AM ET
There is an amazing multitude of low fares for air travel out there right now. Want to fly cheaply to Australia? Shanghai? Las Vegas? I’ve rounded up some great travel deals below.