Sand-sational beaches

Ungasan Beach, Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia.

What is it about the humble meeting of sand and sea that seems to enchant us?

World's best adventure races

Getting down and dirty at Sydney's Mud Run.

There’s a new breed of traveller out there – they’re fit, fast and ready for an adventure.

Cold at the top

SNOW COVERED: On top of Mount Wellington

It may be summer but it's snowing on Mount Wellington when a group of cyclists begin their hair-raising descent.

Top travel photos of the week

A camel yawns as a tourist checks images on her camera following a ride on a camel safari alongside the Pacific Ocean on Lighthouse Beach, north of Sydney, in this December 4, 2014 file photo.

Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

Hot holiday spots for 2015 gallery

BURMA: In Burma the journey is often as interesting as the destination.

We asked six travel experts to share their predictions for the hot destinations in 2015.

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beaches

Sand-sational beaches

Ungasan Beach, Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia.

What is it about the humble meeting of sand and sea that seems to enchant us?

World's best beaches

When it comes to beaches, we're spoilt for choice, yet we like to travel in search of perfection.

World's best private beaches gallery

Things to do in Fiji

food

5 secrets about airline food

INFLIGHT FEAST: Singapore Airlines' economy meal.

Why is the coffee so bad on planes? Five things you always wanted to know about airline food (but were afraid to ask).

Hawker food steps up to the plate

A new generation of upmarket hawker food is transforming Singapore's dining landscape.

Mulled wine

Christmas Markets: 6 treats gallery

Our adventures through the Christmas Markets of Europe were a culinary quest with high and lows.

family

Life on Bintan gallery

Debbie Griffiths

It may be Southeast Asia's romantic luxury resort destination – but kids are more than welcome.

Have kids, will travel

It's not too late to take your family on a sensational summer holiday.

ARE WE THERE YET? Long haul flights can feel even longer with kids.

Surviving flights with kids

My philosophy is 'expect the best, prepare for the worst and enjoy the adventure'.

budget

8 reasons to take a tour

TOUR GROUPS: They're a great way to meet new people and experience new destinations.

There's been a quiet revolution in the way we travel. Tours now cater to those wanting unique experiences without the hassle.

Perks and quirks

Large resorts have plenty of perks but it pays to know what some of them are.

BUDGET TRAVEL: Jucy, already known for its rental vans, will soon be providing low-cost hotel rooms.

Snooze pods for backpackers

Nearly 300 'snooze pods' which can be hired by the hour will be built near Christchurch airport.

adventure

World's best adventure races

Getting down and dirty at Sydney's Mud Run.

There’s a new breed of traveller out there – they’re fit, fast and ready for an adventure.

Rotorua: Try not to scream

Rotorua. Geysers and hot pools right? Well yes, but there's also speed, adrenalin, engines, mud, sweat and a whole lot of screaming.

SNOW COVERED: On top of Mount Wellington

Cold at the top

It may be summer but it's snowing on Mount Wellington when a group of cyclists begin their hair-raising descent.

luxury

Flying in style video

THIS IS LUXURY: Inflight drinks on Emirates.

If your in-flight wish list includes designer cutlery and food with Michelin-starred provenance, take note.

Five luxury experiences gallery

Looking for luxury in 2015? Here are five experiences to add to your list.

QUICK ESCAPE: If you have the money, you can now use your phone to order a private jet.

Fancy a quick getaway?

Wannabe jetsetters can now hail a private plane anywhere in the world from their smartphones.

short breaks

Rotorua: Try not to scream

The swoop is described as a "swing bungy".

Rotorua. Geysers and hot pools right? Well yes, but there's also speed, adrenalin, engines, mud, sweat and a whole lot of screaming.

Luxe by the lake

Comfort is king at the Hilton Lake Taupo, which offers everything from covered walkways to pillow menus.

On the inside the bach is classic wood panelling - hello 1970s!

Bach to basics

A traditional New Zealand bach has merits even on the cusp of summer.

couples

Jilted Jordan finds Ms Right for free trip

Jordan Axani and Elizabeth Gallagher.

A man has found his "Elizabeth Gallagher" to share an around-the-world adventure with - but there'll be no romance on this trip.

Top 10 hotels for lovers gallery

Here's our list of the top 10 romantic hotels and resorts around the world.

CRYSTAL CLEAR: The Indian Ocean here is unspoiled.

An exotic, adults-only escape

Romantic getaways don't come more dreamy – or exotic – than this.