Canberra: our newly anointed capital of cool is the hot destination this summer
So you've booked that big trip overseas? Here are the other things you need to do before you go.
Julietta Jameson With Valentine's Day looming special deals are on offer for Phuket and Byron Bay.
Ben Groundwater When you arrive in Zurich, you know exactly what's going to happen - but is this a good thing?
Louise Goldsbury A trip to the Antarctic on a Russian-flagged ice-breaker turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter.
Lee Tulloch The two Texan cities only 40 minutes apart make for a memorable visit to the Lone Star State.
Michael Gebicki As a thrifty traveller, Michael Gebicki, Fairfax's Tripologist, once dragged a suitcase two kilometres through the streets of Zurich rather than catching a taxi. "Don't try it," he advises, "especially over the cobblestoned bits." With the benefit of such instructive experiences in his repertoire, he has a wealth of money saving measures to pass on to the cost-conscious traveller.
Paul Chai The city-state's success has pushed up prices, but there is some value if you know where to go.
Sheriden Rhodes Trekking through the rainforests proves restorative.
Tim Richards I hadn't thought to pack a suit jacket for a destination where the daily maximum routinely passes 40 degrees in summer.