Australia

Tips and Articles in Australia

cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a child's oceangoing nirvana, with deck after deck of video arcades, playgrounds, theaters--even a...
turkey's posh new padTurkey's nightlife capital, Bodrum, now has two landmarks: the seaside Castle of St. Peter and, perched on a hill above it, the striking Marmara Bodrum hotel. Earthy architect Ersen Gürsel and interior designer Christian Allar...
If you want to surf, go to Sydney. If you want to shop, the answer is Melbourne, where smart Sydneysiders buy fresh wardrobes, find the only decent shoes on the entire continent, and inhale a breath of Europe without a passport. Here, Melbourne's ...
For three years I lived just hours away from Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. If I never visited it, it is because I already had paradise enough outside my cabin window. A narrow road ran to the coast at Noosa Heads, curling an...
The bartender at the Prince of Wales looks like Ray Davies wrote “Lola” for her: She has clearly not always used the Ladies. At six-feet tall and with bleached-blond hair, she cuts a striking figure, and in a voice that is indeed a deep dark brow...
From a tiny platform 110 feet up an enormous stinking-toe tree, I had a monkey's-eye view of Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. The rain forest was coming back to life after a sudden and violent tropical downpour. Puffs of water vapor hovered ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Nighttime Adventures. It’s 10 p.m. on the banks of the Macal River, a whitewater stream in the mountains of Belize, and Carlos Quiterio has a rhyme to tell: “Black and yellow, kill the fellow; yellow and black...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
The choice is yours: all kinds of islands are available, from a deserted dot to one where a luxurious resort holds a clutch of like-minded souls. Most of the resorts have resisted planning celebrations, but a huge soiree is not why you go to a pri...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
What won't you eat?From Mexican dog burritos to Burmese avocado ice cream to the testicles of all kinds of animals, you've tried everything. The most popular responses: Australian witchetty grubs (fat white caterpillars) and Philippine balut (duck...
It is easier for me to think of my least favorite places— Amsterdam, where I have never known anything but cold and rain, and Moscow, for all the obvious reasons— than of my favorites. I love sliding into a country's spin, giving myself up to its ...
Australia for two . . . Handmade in Italy . . . San Francisco restaurants . . . Sailing Venezuela q. My wife and I will be traveling to Perth to visit relatives. Where should we go to enjoy a few nights on our own? -- S.W., Ann Arbor, Mich. a....
It comes as no surprise that Europe remains the favorite destination of overseas-bound Americans and that England is the most popular country, with almost 4 million visits last year. We know it's not for the food. Could it be familiarity wit...
On an island full of pastoral inns, the Islington stands out like a bold Rothko painting in a gallery of Norman Rockwells. That’s not to say the Regency-era building (with a modern addition) set at the base of Mount Wellington doesn’t have its ...