Cyprus may not be top of your bucket list of places to see in Europe – but this island nation offers up secluded beaches, gorgeous canyons and ancient ruins - and is definitely worth a look.
Iran isn’t quite one of those countries you can turn up to and hope for the best – it does need a little pre-planning – and there’s 18 things you should know before you go.
Iran offers intrepid travellers a sensory avalanche filled with turquoise, saffron, sweet tea and a chorus of Welcome to Iran.
But planning a trip to Iran can be daunting. You may wonder how easy it is to get around on public transport and negotiating language barriers; how to experience traditional Iranian hospitality; and if you should stick to the cities or get off the beaten path and explore the natural landscapes.
The following itinerary will help you to plan your trip and figure out what is possible given the time you have in this fascinating country.
If you thought heading to Europe for winter sports would break your meagre backpacker budget – then you’re in for a surprise. Central and Eastern Europe boasts a handful of ski resorts offering cheap lift passes and lessons for the beginner skier or snowboarder.
I bet you didn’t know there’s more than a dozen mountains you can hike near Brisbane. If you’re looking for the best mountains for your next weekend adventure, I've done the hard work for you. Here's my selection of the very best mountains near Brisbane.