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Australia is vast: grandly, imposingly, continentally vast. That should be no surprise to anyone who has ever spun a globe, but it never hit home for me... Read More

Take a deep breath. Chances are, the air filling your lungs is far from pure. Even if you live in a clean, ecologically conscious area, you may be... Read More

"What were they thinking?" ... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Romantic Places to Propose. ... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities. ... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. ... Read More

Tipping conundrums are everywhere. Should you tip the valet when you drop off your car and when you pick it up?If the service is atrocious, is it okay... Read More

Can I still get tickets for the summer Olympics—and an affordable hotel room in Athens? ... Read More

See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art. ... Read More

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

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