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Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal has undergone a $22 million face-lift, sparking the city's latest feeding frenzy. Across the quay from the Sydney... Read More

Sydney's long-established shopping enclave Paddington is getting a dose of youthful vigor, now that a crop of fashion-forward boutiques has planted... Read More

When in-the-know Australians are looking for a quiet beach ... Read More

I was born in Mount Isa, a small outback mining town populated largely by Finnish immigrants who migrated to Australia after World War II. My mother was... Read More

Australia's most luxurious new hotel, Wrotham Park Lodge, sits in splendid isolation north of Cairns on a 1.5 million-acre ranch—that is, if you don't... Read More

The trip turned biblical not long after we set out. It started innocently enough: the plan was to trace a path along Australia's two great high-country... Read More

q. I've always wanted to take a river cruise in Asia. Can you recommend a good tour operator? —L.V.S., Tempe, Ariz. ... Read More

AUSTRALIA COUTURE Everything about the new Palazzo Versace on Australia's glitzy Gold Coast reflects the Italian fashion empire's trademark opulence:... Read More

no free rides Travel agents' fees are on the rise For decades, travel agents reminded consumers that their services cost nothing, since they are paid... Read More

so you want to see The Lion King?Everyone knows that if you're hoping to absorb some culture on a trip, you should buy your tickets ahead of time.... Read More

A century ago, the Blue Mountains were a sylvan hideaway where Sydney's smart set escaped the heat of the city in elegant houses with shady verandas and... Read More

When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the... Read More

mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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