Travel

Relive the memories of your favourite movies

Movie-inspired travel remains a booming travel trend

Cruise on the smartest ship at sea

By any measure, it’s a colossus and it’s coming to a port near you. After all, this is a ship that cracks 19,900 eggs a day in its main kitchen.

Be seduced by the Spanish City of Cordoba

In the eyes of visitors, Andalucía’s allure is legendary, but the appeal of Southern Spain is spectacularly illustrated in explorable Cordoba.

Living in luxury Waikiki Beach style

Mike Yardley sets about staking out Waikiki’s unrivalled beachfront cocktail stops.

Dating and mating at Cape

It’s a feathered frenzy of preening birds, theatrical mating rituals and rampant adultery. No, not the mooted Real Housewives of Auckland but the largest mainland gannet colony in the world, pinned to the ocean edge of Cape Kidnappers.

Star-studded tour of Tinsel Town

All roads lead to the Hollywood Strip, or “the boulevard of broken dreams”, as my Red Line walking tour guide, Michael, preferred to call it. Red Line’s Behind the Scenes tour has become part of Hollywood folklore, expertly narrated and spiriting you into many storied nooks and crannies, that most tourists miss.

Conquering the Sydney Harbour Bridge

I matched it with the likes of Heidi Klum, Ben Stiller and Oprah Winfrey. One hundred and thirty two steps – I’ve got the hat and certificate to prove it.

Nothing can prepare you for Lucerne

Irresistible scenery, lakeside serenity, urban style and medieval character is the lifeblood of Lucerne’s siren-like pull.

Find the fur seals in Palliser Bay

There is a savage, raw-edged beauty to Cape Palliser, where the land and sea can come to serious blows on the southernmost tip of the North Island.

Take a walking tour in the warmth

Disembarking from the plane, Perth's extreme heat wave was in full force, embracing me with a welcome that was akin to be slapped me in the face with a hot spatula.

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