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Your fast and furious guide to getting the best out of Los Angeles

Never mind trying to pin down the mind-bending mishmash that is LA. The best way to tackle this city is just to enjoy it.

  • Lauren Sams

September

The Kimberley is calling

The Kimberley is a place of superlatives. This is the quintessential sunburnt country, flamboyant and orange tinted.

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Through the lens: Remote locations that remind us of Earth’s splendour

This Sydney-based photographer has made an art form of wandering the globe searching for those special “surreal moments” in sparsely populated places.

  • Rae Begley

19 nights for two at $262K: Indulge in the best new suites at sea

From multi-storey apartments with roll-up TVs to an opulent ‘palace’ including an in-suite spa, salty real estate has never looked so good.

  • Fiona Carruthers and Brian Johnston

To Antarctica and back in 13 hours, creature comforts assured

The business class cabin of a Qantas 787 is the place to be to view the icy continent in style – though there’s always a scrum for choice views.

  • James Daggar-Nickson
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More than 40 cruise ships headed to Australia

Debate about the location of Sydney’s third cruise terminal has restarted after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Fiona Carruthers and Tom McIlroy

Fancy desert golfing in style? Stay at the Arizona Biltmore resort

The hotel has hosted almost every US president since Herbert Hoover. Unwind after a day on the course, and enjoy its $103 million refurb.

  • Matthew Cranston

Confessions of a speed dater at sea

Travel industry parties are the stuff of legends, and it’s no different aboard new ship Celebrity Beyond.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Millennials, here’s why you should book a safari for your next trip

An affordable eight-day adventure in the South African bush means this often once-in-a-lifetime treat is attainable on most budgets.

  • Lauren Vadnjal

Cruising with Katy Perry on a $1.5bn ship with go-karts? Sign me up

The songstress and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, joined the maiden voyage of Norwegian Prima. The ship has many other attractions, too.

  • Tom McIlroy

How many people is too many in this much-loved US national park?

Nature lovers are flocking back to Yosemite in California, where a visitor cap in place since 2020 expires this week. Should it be renewed?

  • Alana Christensen

With 230 vineyards, here’s how to tackle NZ’s Wine Trail

Be careful not to lose your heart, or max out your wallet, on this meandering journey to the country’s most spectacular cellar doors.

  • Joanna Bates

How many submarines can you fit on one ship? Step into The Hangar

Any expedition ship worth its salt carries a range of smaller vessels for exploring destinations in comfort – in this case, including submarines.

  • Kate Armstrong

At $NZ12,000 a night, Auckland has rarely looked so posh

Go on, treat yourself: the Presidential Suite at the Auckland Park Hyatt delivers on views, luxury – and service.

  • Joanna Bates

Can Tassie deliver on a $10,000 weekend for two?

Heli transfers make a two-night, uber-luxury stay in the wildness of Freycinet Peninsula seem effortless. Whether it’s worth it is up to you.

  • Peter Kerr
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Is this the world’s most beautiful layover?

As more direct long-haul flights take off from Australia and New Zealand, Changi Airport in Singapore is fighting back to deliver a stopover like no other.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Why the new Clooney and Roberts Bali film was shot in Queensland

Thanks to COVID-19, George Clooney and Julia Robert’s latest romantic comedy, ‘Ticket to Paradise’, was mostly filmed in the Whitsundays.

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  • Mark Ludlow

Ballgowns and bikinis: A revamped Vic hotel channels The Great Gatsby

The lead architect behind the $120 million renovation of Sorrento’s historic Continental Hotel says he took his cue from the movie worlds of Baz Luhrmann

  • Patrick Durkin

This Grange might start at $1000 – but it’s boosting GDP

The Australian Financial Review did its bit for the economy last week, with readers spending up big on wine and travel as part of the inaugural AFR Reader Journey.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Bankers follow Musk’s lead to holiday on rented superyachts

Americans are a growing client base, filling gaps left by wealthy Russians who aren’t travelling as much due to restrictions following the invasion of Ukraine

  • K. Oanh Ha