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So many resorts, so little time—and such a wide margin for error. That's the dilemma on the Great Barrier Reef, a 1,240-mile sweep of spectacular... Read More

South KoreaThe ProgramThe Secret of Coocoo Island (MBC, weekdays, 7:45 p.m.)What You’ll WatchDon’t worry about the language barrier. This version of... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

Secluded Scottish CastleBy Shane MitchellAny faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice... Read More

What It IsJust a few hours north of Adelaide, the 367-square-mile Flinders Ranges National Park encompasses 3,900-foot-high peaks, cavernous gorges of... Read More

ArtEuropeLondon“From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through... Read More

"Our summer pudding is the best in Tasmania," the proprietress assured me. I had pulled off the highway to eat at Eureka, a tiny fruit and berry farm a... Read More

This is not the Tunisia of self-satisfied design hotels or of palaces with well-being centers, billion-dinar views of the Mediterranean, and thimbles of... Read More

The burgeoning bar scene in Australia's second city has three new additions. Named for one of Melbourne's most illustrious historical figures, Madame... Read More

GEORGIA Raw Tupelo HoneyA citrus infusion harvested each April along the Altamaha River. (912/234-0688; www.savannahbee.com, $19.99)AUSTRALIA Natural... Read More

A teenage American backpacker for whom every penny counts nods respectfully to a middle-aged German with all the money in the world. Both men are... Read More

DESTINATION Byron Bay, Australia. GO FROM Sydney, Melbourne TRAVEL TIME 90 minutes by air from Sydney; two hours from Melbourne STAY At least two or... Read More

Eleven years as a sports journalist cushioned me against the hard realities of negotiating tennis's version of the Super Bowl—the four high-powered,... Read More

Melbourne has always been Australia's most Europeanized city, but Sydney is suddenly overflowing with Italian restaurants, many of them in the trendy... Read More

The Australian snow scene (yes, there really is such a thing) is getting cooler, thanks to Huski, an urbane apartment hotel in the alpine town... Read More

ASIAHua Hin, ThailandLike much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the... Read More

DESTINATION Melbourne STAY AT Lyall Hotel & Spa (14 Murphy St., South Yarra; 61-3/9868-8222; www.thelyall.com; doubles from $300) ESSENTIAL READING The... Read More

Australia is known for its obsessive coffee culture, but half a century ago, it was Bar Coluzzi (322 Victoria St., Darlinghurst, Sydney; 61-2/9380-5420;... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch... Read More

Manhattan-based designer Tony Chi (Chicago's restaurant NoMI; Spoon in Hong Kong) has given the classic French brasserie a Modernist makeover at Glass... Read More

When I was making my new epic film, Australia, we were shooting at our homestead set—a working cattle station named Carlton Hill, over an hour’s drive... Read More

If your idea of a perfect summer day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, skip the kiddie parks this year. The Matterhorn... Read More

Even the crows sound different out here. Sitting in front of the Warmun Roadhouse in Warmun, Western Australia, I note how their strangled clacking has... Read More

See our slideshow of Olympic Venues Open to the Public.Mark Hobson, a 61-year-old creative director and wilderness guide, pushes his sled into the luge... Read More

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