There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush that comes from reaching the top of a giant rollercoaster, the peak of a mountain or the start of a drawbridge, knowing that somehow or other you have to survive. Can you bear the thought of experiencing these sights that make you go weak at the knees?
Your camera’s fully charged, your credit card is almost empty and your bags are zipped to an inch of their lives, bulging like Santa’s sack on Christmas Eve. Looks like you’re ready to hit the road. Almost. Because we want you to have the best time on your adventures, here are a few extra things you should know about, before it’s too late.
Take a look at today's "Photo of the Day" - November
With humanity continually looking to the future, some relics of the past get lost along the way. Despite often being illegal to enter, some people defy the laws to capture the beauty in the forgotten.
Melbourne has taken the crown from Sydney in Australian Traveller magazine's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Check out the rest of Australia's big winners...
With summer upon us, there is no better time to just jump in the car and drive, feeling the sunlight streaming through the open windows and knowing you have all weekend – or if you’re lucky all week – to relax and explore. And while we all have our own secret holiday destinations, here are our top picks for the places you should be escaping to.
From the city lights of bustling New York to the ski slopes and parties of snowy Canada, find your version of a Christmas wonderland right here!
We all have the Pyramids and Eiffel Tower on our bucket list, but there are some obscure and little-known wonders that deserve your attention too. Let’s take a look at 10 awesome places we should all see before we die.
From exploring sunken war wrecks to diving between the continental plates...
Ah, what a wonderful planet we live on, and it’s not a bad thing to want to see it all. What’s bad, however, is when you act like the world’s worst tourist in a place that demands your respect. Let’s look at some examples.
While it’s not entirely fair to label any one city as “awful”, it’s true that there are some less salubrious holiday destinations out there. Spontaneity is fun, but if you’re planning a quick getaway, perhaps it would be in your favour to do a little research into where not to go.
Ambitious, practical and unusual buildings have been recognised at the World Architecture Festival Awards. Check them out...
TripAdvisor has named its 2013 Travellers' Choice Awards for All-Inclusive Resorts. Check out who made Asia's top 10...
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story… or a good holiday. Can't afford to visit the real thing? You could always visit the replica instead.
Whether you're a visiting 'out of towner' or want to spice up life in your own city, take a look at our favourite Australian designer hotels you'll want to check-in to right away.
There's something fishy about a new hotel room that's opened in the Indian Ocean...
Crammed flights, grimey hotel rooms, WiFi more expensive than the mini-bar… is this really what you want? We’ve asked around and travellers are demanding more for their buck. Here are the top things travellers want, how about you?
Sick of flying? Try one of these classic rail journeys instead.
Drop those shorts and strip off that swim suit; this is no time to be shy!
Love to travel but hate the jet lag that comes with it? You’re in luck. We’ve gathered some of the best value holiday destinations only a few hours from Oz.
Dare to dive? We love fabulous pools and have located some of the world's best you can actually visit!
Take a look at 10 camping essentials that every traveller needs when spending time in the great outdoors.
Set for completion in 2017, the Abu Dhabi Airport Complex will cater for 30 million passengers a year and become one of the world's greatest airports. Take a look inside with these images from project team Kohn Penderson Fox.
Relax, recline, unwind. Those are some general rules to live by, but it's even better if you're doing it in one of the world's most exclusive spas.
We thought long and hard over what to include in our top ten uniquely Australian experiences gallery this week, and had to cut some rippers from the list, but we have gone with a mix of stunning sites, ancient history and ‘true-blue’ Aussie-ness. Feel free to share your own picks on the TotalTravel Facebook page.
These islands getaways will have you longing to escape the concrete jungle and dive into their crystal clear waters...
From desert marvels and gothic masterpieces to giant boats and places of worship, these are some of the world's greatest building designs.
If flying makes you nervous, you'll want to avoid these ridiculously sketchy runways.
Already started planning next year's great adventure? Here are 10 hotels and attractions you might want to add to your list.
Worth the trip? Worth the money? They may be well known, but some of the world’s biggest attractions aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
Take a look at today's "Photo of the Day" - October
To celebrate the centenary of Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica, Bentours is offering travellers the chance to retrace part of that journey. Take a look at what you'd expect to see on this great Antarctic expedition.
Cramped conditions, stuffy air and delays are enough to fray anyone's nerves, but often the most annoying thing about air travel is fellow passengers. Here's how to avoid being an annoying passenger.
Need a good fright this Halloween? Here are 10 spooky destinations that will give you the chills all year round.
If you thought your last trip was bad, consider yourself lucky you didn't get stuck in one of these places...
Jasin Boland has travelled the world as a motion picture stills photographer, capturing powerful images on some of the biggest Hollywood movie sets. One of the perks of the job is visiting incredible locations across the globe. Here are a handful of his stunning photos.
The Bolivian salt flats of Salar de Uyuni make for incredible photography, even with just a mere smartphone at your ready. Take a look at these creative instagram snaps that will challenge your perspective.
Travelling is fun. You get to visit new places, meet fascinating people, and even have a go at speaking a foreign tongue. Normally it works out fine. But sometimes you can put your foot in it without even realising. Here are some easy language mistakes.
There's nothing like browsing through market stalls and hunting down bargains.
Take a look at these epic travel photos from Tumblr bloggers and photographers and get inspired for your next trip of a lifetime.
From the Catacombs in Paris to the Akodessewa Fetish Market in Togo, we take a look at ten of the world's destinations that will make your blood curdle.
There are some weird and wonderful attractions around the world, from a vast city beneath the streets of Antwerp to the fiery Gates of Hell.
Life at sea can make people do strange things… If you've been on a cruise, chances are you’ve already encountered the curious creation known as the towel animal. Similar to origami, but made out of towels instead of paper, room attendants leave these little beauties to put a smile on your face. Are they creepy or cool? You decide.
The world is constantly changing. Here are some of the most important sights to see before they vanish.
The iconic Sydney Opera House celebrated its 40th birthday on October 20 - but have you ever been inside?
If you’re looking for a bit of scandal on your weekend break, perhaps some time in a hotel with a secret, shady past will inspire you to live it up.
Summer is just around the corner, and most of us are already planning where to go and what to do during the break. Why not kick the habit and take off on the trip of a lifetime? To help you get inspired, we’ve compiled our ultimate summer bucket list…where do you want to go?
Conde Nast Traveller has announced the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards, this time revealing the top 25 cities in the world. But if you think Sydney or Paris are going to nab the top spot yet again, you'll be in for a surprise.
Photographer Kuni Takanami celebrates almost two decades of travelling to Hawaii's beautiful islands. In this gallery he shares some of her more unknown, natural secrets from Kauai and the Big Island.
There's no time like spring to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture that Sydney offers, so why not treat yourselves to a city trip while basing at one of its lavish hotels. Need a little help choosing your luxury stay? Allow us to help, we've hand-picked our favourite Sydney hotels:
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