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  • 10 of the world’s best gourmet destinations

    10 of the world’s best gourmet destinations

    Food glorious food! One of the best things about travelling around the world is getting to sample the local cuisine. From India to Paris, Berlin to Mexico, each destination has its own unique flavour. Here are 10 of the world’s must-taste destinations, but be warned: drooling may occur. Bon appétite!

  • The best things to do in the dark (with your clothes on)

    The best things to do in the dark (with your clothes on)

    Watching the sun set on your travels doesn’t mean you have to stop exploring. The world offers some spectacular after-dark adventures from crazy light shows to the weird nocturnal creatures.

  • Australian family holiday destinations

    Australian family holiday destinations

    Just in time for the Easter school holidays, TripAdvisor has revealed Australia’s top family-friendly attractions in Australia for a getaway with the kids.

  • The landscapes of Game of Thrones

    The landscapes of Game of Thrones

    While fans wait impatiently for the next episode of Game of Thrones, check out some of these stunning film locations from the series.

  • 11 natural wonders of the Middle East

    11 natural wonders of the Middle East

    Home to stunning caves, snow-capped peaks and islands , the Middle East is a lot more than sand and camels. This part of the world throws up some rather stunning natural attractions, making for some surprising diversity in the landscape.

  • Lombok: the alternative to Bali

    Lombok: the alternative to Bali

    Less than a 20-minute flight from the tourist hub of Bali, Lombok couldn’t be more different. Picture wide-open spaces and unspoilt beaches on this island paradise.

  • Take to the skies

    Take to the skies

    Why just view new destinations from ground level? Soar into the ether in some of the world’s most inspiring locations.

  • Travelers’ Choice: Top 10 in the South Pacific

    Travelers’ Choice: Top 10 in the South Pacific

    TripAdvisor announced the winners of its sixth annual Travelers’ Choice Awards and Australia has much to celebrate.

  • Best airports in the world to spend time in

    Best airports in the world to spend time in

    Usually a mundane waiting room en route to a wonderful holiday destination, these airports are offering services and amenities to make the journey an altogether more pleasant one.

  • Top 10 hottest destinations to photograph

    Top 10 hottest destinations to photograph

    An interactive “heat map” has revealed the top 10 most photographed cities in the world - along with which tourist attraction is the most snapped in each location.

  • Top 10 hotels for lapping up the luxury

    Top 10 hotels for lapping up the luxury

    Private plunge pools, world-class restaurants and award winning spas are just a few indulgent reasons to escape on a five-star luxury holiday.

  • Great rail journeys

    Great rail journeys

    Real travel by train can make the journey itself an adventure. Great train journeys provide a return to more leisurely days, when travel was a glamourous voyage rather than an irritant endured between home and holiday.

  • National Geographic Traveler photo contest is underway

    National Geographic Traveler photo contest is underway

    The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Here’s a look at some of the best entries so far!

  • The world’s 10 greatest dive spots

    The world’s 10 greatest dive spots

    From searching for the bizarre to exploring long-lost shipwrecks, here’s a collection of some of the world’s most exhilarating dive spots.

  • Paris for free

    Paris for free

    City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. While museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium here, the French capital offers a few amazing things at no cost at all.

  • Amazing underwater hotels and restaurants

    Amazing underwater hotels and restaurants

    Usually the domain of snorkellers, divers and fish, these hotels and restaurants give visitors a glimpse of the world underwater without even getting wet.

  • The Eiffel Tower turns 125: Her life in photos

    The Eiffel Tower turns 125: Her life in photos

    The Eiffel Tower has been standing tall for 125 years, as of March 31. Have a look back the the famous landmark's younger years...

  • Totaltravel Photo of the Day - March

    Totaltravel Photo of the Day - March

    Take a look at today's "Photo of the Day" - March

  • EcoLodges of Australia

    EcoLodges of Australia

    Australia is one of only 10 organisations worldwide to be formally recognised by the United Nation’s Global Sustainable Tourism Council. These local Ecotourism experiences are also nationally endorsed by the T-QUAL Tick, Australia’s symbol of tourism quality.

  • Cities of the sea: The world's largest cruise ships

    Cities of the sea: The world's largest cruise ships

    With facilities that make these behemoths more like a small city than a ship, it's easy to see why these cruise liners are commonly referred to as 'pleasure voyagers'.

  • Holidays that pack a punch

    Holidays that pack a punch

    If sipping cocktails by the pool isn’t quite your style, pack some action and adrenaline into your next holiday with one of these more extreme holiday destinations.

  • Ski destinations you never thought of

    Ski destinations you never thought of

    Everyone heads to Europe, Japan and Colorado to hit the slopes, and every Aussie worth their salt has done some downhill in Canada; why not check out some lesser known places to ski.

  • One planet, ten beautiful islands

    One planet, ten beautiful islands

    You've seen a musical on Broadway, climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower and taken a tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok; if you've got itchy feet for a real adventure, why not check out these beautiful sights that our planet has on offer.

  • The Naked Traveller

    The Naked Traveller

    Miru Kim is a New York-based artist who loves to photograph urban ruins such as abandoned subway stations and shipyards. What makes her work different to others? Well, she's naked.

  • How to bring your holiday home

    How to bring your holiday home

    You've unpacked your swimmers, put away your hat and washed the last of the sunscreen from your skin. You're home, work starts tomorrow... the holiday is officially over. But it doesn't have to be. Here are our tips to maintain the resort life back home.

  • Landmarks as you've never seen them

    Landmarks as you've never seen them

    Ever wondered what lies just outside the viewfinder? We've taken some well-known landmarks and found images that give a fresh perspective on what the reality is at these iconic structures.

  • Holi 2014: India's Festival of Colour

    Holi 2014: India's Festival of Colour

    Holi, a Hindu festival celebrated on the last full moon day of the northern winter season, has once again filled the streets of India in a dazzling display of colour.

  • What's your travel phobia?

    What's your travel phobia?

    People often say the best way to beat your fears is to tackle them head on. Here are the top travel phobias, and how we reckon you might face them.

  • The best of the Emerald Isle

    The best of the Emerald Isle

    As people around the world don green outfits and knock back a pint or three for St Patrick's Day, we give you the highlights of an Irish holiday...

  • Australia's Best Suites

    Australia's Best Suites

    Fancy living it up like a Hollywood star right here in Australia?

  • Cheetah pokes head through car sunroof in Tanzania

    Cheetah pokes head through car sunroof in Tanzania

    An Australian photographer has 'cheet-ed death' when an inquisitive cheetah poked it's head through the sunroof of her Land Rover while on safari in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Take a look at the incredible images.

  • World's best-designed restaurants

    World's best-designed restaurants

    If delicious food or Michelin stars aren't enough to get you interested in dining out, perhaps this selection of 10 jaw-droppingly beautiful restaurants will tantalise your inner architectural critic as well as your taste buds.

  • Top 10 hotels in Dubai

    Top 10 hotels in Dubai

    Dubai Tourism has announced more than 11 million guests visited the city last year, an increase of a million on 2012 figures. Aussie travellers were up nearly 40%. If you're thinking of visiting Dubai, here are the top 10 places to stay – as voted in the recent TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards.

  • Hashima Island: Inside a forgotten world

    Hashima Island: Inside a forgotten world

    Off the West coast of Japan is Hashima Island, a ghost town where the once bustling sound of the coal mining industry has been replaced by a still, eerie silence.

  • Trips to satisfy your wanderlust

    Trips to satisfy your wanderlust

    Want to go the extra mile to find inspiring sights away from the tourist traps? Explore these lesser-known wonders of the world and satisfy your wanderlust.

  • 10 reasons airline food tastes so bad

    10 reasons airline food tastes so bad

    Unless you're flying business or first class, the reality is that airline food just tastes bad. Gone are the days of the in-flight carvery; these days we're get dry white-bread sandwiches, cup noodles and something resembling an omelette. Here's why.

  • 10 places that will make you feel small

    10 places that will make you feel small

    They say the world is our oyster... but lets face it, the world is a whole lot bigger than a blob of shellfish. These 10 sights will not only remind you how large the world is, but that you have the freedom to go anywhere and do anything that you desire. The world is yours for the taking; make the most of it.

  • Travel snaps of the rich and famous

    Travel snaps of the rich and famous

    Ever wondered what the celebrities get up to on their travels? Thanks to the world of social media, now you can take a look. From private jets to holiday selfies, here are our favourite mega stars' candid travel snaps.

  • The world's most photogenic destinations

    The world's most photogenic destinations

    Some places are just so photogenic that it's hard to put down the camera and simply enjoy the views.

  • Bang for your buck and a great night's sleep

    Bang for your buck and a great night's sleep

    You may think Singapore is all high-rise apartments and five-star hotels, but there are plenty of great accommodation options that, while still classy, won't break the bank. Here are our favourite budget to mid-range places to stay in Singapore.

  • Timeless Travel Rules

    Timeless Travel Rules

    Simple rules every traveller should follow, no matter where or when you travel…

  • Highlights: Rio Carnival 2014

    Highlights: Rio Carnival 2014

    Dubbed the "greatest show on Earth", Brazil's Rio Carnival kicked off in spectacular fashion for another year. During the course of the celebration, thousands of revellers and onlookers will take to the streets of Rio de Janeiro for a colourful display packed full of feathers, footballs, sequins and samba music.

  • Places you won't believe are real

    Places you won't believe are real

    Mother Nature has created some incredible sights over the years, many of which you might find hard to believe they actually exist.

  • Cruisers' Choice Awards: The best cruise ships

    Cruisers' Choice Awards: The best cruise ships

    Ready to enter the world of cruising but not sure which is right for you? Wonder no more.

  • Don't look down: The world’s scariest footbridges

    Don't look down: The world’s scariest footbridges

    Skipping a row of planks across a shallow stream is one thing, but having to hang on to a rusty wire for dear life as you cross a raging river is enough to make even the strongest person weak at the knees. Take a look at some of the scariest footbridges in the world.

  • Kingdom Tower: Too big to build?

    Kingdom Tower: Too big to build?

    If constructed, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia will become the world's tallest skyscraper. The only problem? Engineers have no idea how to build it yet.

  • Notorious travel scams to watch out for

    Notorious travel scams to watch out for

    Check out these notorious tourist scams - it might just stop you getting ripped off on your next trip...

  • Totaltravel Photo of the Day - February

    Totaltravel Photo of the Day - February

    Take a look at today's "Photo of the Day" - February

  • Plans for windowless passenger jet revealed

    Plans for windowless passenger jet revealed

    American engineering company Spike Aerospace is designing a supersonic jet that will feature a "windowless" cabin. Take a look...

  • Travel like the world is about to end

    Travel like the world is about to end

    Unlikely as it is that the world is about to end, we thought we'd compile a list of amazing destinations that deserve a place on your end of the world bucket list.