Australia

Tips and Articles in Australia

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 ...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years humans have slashed and burned their way through millions of acres of wilderness, turning it into ...
This is the first in a new series of reports that tap into the knowledge of editors at T+L’s international editions—six and counting—from around the globe. Great Barrier Reef The just-opened resort Qualia (61-2/9433-3349;qualiaresort.com.au; doub...
New York has the Hamptons. Boston has the Vineyard, Nantucket and the Cape. And halfway around the world, Melbourne has the Mornington Peninsula. Just over an hour’s drive south of Australia’s second-largest city, this boot-shaped promontory has l...
The devil's footsteps are dancing circles around us. They start at a massive sand dune to our right, zigzag past the beached man-of-wars ballooning at our feet, then vanish mysteriously where the foamy ocean tide melts into the talcum-white shore....