A moment of affection and humour captured between a young girl and an older tribes woman

11 reasons to add Ethiopia to your future travel plans

With a culture dating back centuries, a fascinating history, natural beauty and coffee – it is where coffee came from after all – Ethiopia has it all for travellers.

Hotel bed

Why you should travel with your own pillow

When you’re away from home, it’s the little things that matter. Zac de Silva makes the case for bringing a little bit of home with you while you travel.

Hurtigruten cruising through the Midnight Sun

The magic of experiencing the Midnight Sun in Norway

When it comes to adventure, wildlife and nature, Norway has few peers. And while the winter months offer a chance of witnessing the otherworldly Northern Lights, the summer months are just as beguiling.

Best scuba diving holidays Australia

The best places to enjoy a diving holiday in Australia

Escape crowded beaches this summer and explore the vast open spaces underwater! Here are the best places to scuba dive around Australia.

Travel Talk

Northern Territory top sites: Couple walking towards Simpsons Gap. | Image: Tourism NT/Jesse Lindemann

NT borders set to open to Sydney next month – see the top 10 sites to visit

The Northern Territory’s vast red centre, scenic national parks and cascading waterfalls are the perfect way to enjoy an exotic holiday within Australia.

Four Bedroom Beach House

Smiths Beach Resort goes through a serious upstyle

Long touted as the home away from home for Perth’s well to do, Smiths Beach Resort has once again upped the style stakes on the humble Australian beach holiday with a sleek new look.

Culinary

Bar area at the Empire Lounge

Waterside dining at Empire Lounge, Rose Bay NSW

The casual ‘beachside’ dining vibe at Empire Lounge offers the perfect setting to enjoy the finest from Australia’s Oyster Coast.

Julio's Restaurant

Julio’s Restaurant: the Italian delight in West Perth

Julio’s Restaurant West Perth, has leaned hard into what it does best: Italian comfort food complemented by a warm vibe and an unpretentious menu.

Tried & Tested

Glamping at Turon Gates Mountain Retreat

Get out of town: Glamour Glamping in NSW

Located three hours northwest of Sydney, Turon Gates is ideal for a remote retreat. See what we thought of their Glamour Glamping.

Sapphire Coast Tathra headland. Image: David Rogers

Taking to the road on the NSW South Coast

NSW South Coast is perfect for a road trip, with spectacular scenery, charming little towns, and a plethora of things to do.

Top Features

Only a true Aussie travel expert can get 11 out of 11 in this quiz!

Australia isn’t a destination – it’s one adventurous voyage. But how much do we really know about our beautiful country?

Dining on the Great Southern

Ride Australia’s newest train – the Great Southern

While The Ghan and the Indian Pacific had a stranglehold on high end train travel in Australia, their new sibling – The Great Southern – has made quite the splash.

Travel Spotlight

Experience the Northern Lights, guaranteed

With the Northern Hemisphere winter around the corner and travel in Europe back on the cards, now is the time to tick off that big bucket list headliner: witnessing the magical Northern Lights with your own eyes.

Vacations & Travel Autumn 2020 Adventure Issue
The Adventure Issue
Autumn 2020

In this issue, we venture into the beautiful, wild and wonderful parts of the Earth, from the desert sands of the Sahara in Mauritania, to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, and the challenging ‘bumps’ of USA’s Winter Park ski field. We journey through the Solomon Islands, Iceland’s Arctic Coast and Vanuatu while we emphasising exceptional photography and savvy storytelling places. Plus, the latest in Travel Talk, Vacation Essentials, Tried & Tested, Wine & Dine, Hotels & Resorts, Trending, Postcards and Sustainability & Connection.

Vacations & Travel Autumn 2020 Adventure Issue