Japan is looking to reopen its borders to a very small number of tourists from overseas – and Australians have made the cut.
After a crippling few months amid the coronavirus shutdown, Bali may be open for business – and travel – much sooner than first thought.
She made an unexpected discovery out the back of an unassuming supermarket in the Philippines. It lead to a truly memorable New Year’s Eve.
An incredible hike lets tourists enjoy some of the best views in all of Thailand. But it’s only available for a short time each year.
While most plane tickets are quickly lost among travel documents, this one is harder to misplace - and only 27 Aussies will be able to get one.
This journalist took a trip to one of the world’s most romantic holiday destinations. Except there was a pretty crucial thing missing.
You don’t need to fly to New York or London to lap up the world’s best food and cocktails. We’ve got a city that never sleeps on our doorstep.
Last year Bali gave us plenty of excuses to go somewhere else for a holiday. But hardly any of us listened.
Guests staying at a Sri Lankan hotel had to contend with an unexpected guest when a wild elephant took a stroll through the lobby.
Whether it’s a serene getaway you’re after or you want to be in the thick of the action, these are the spots in Bali you need to consider.
All eyes will turn to Tokyo for next year’s Olympics. But in the lead-up to the event, a grim discovery has been made in the bowels of the city.
Bali is an island steeped in tradition and unique customs. So if you want to be a thoughtful tourist, these are the rules you need to follow.
There are strict rules in Bali that we don’t have in Australia, which can catch us out when visiting our favourite home away from home.
Painting dogs to look like panda cubs has caused a cafe in China to cop some serious flak for treating the animals as a “money-grabbing gimmick”.
Bartering, haggling, price negotiating. Whatever you call it, it’s an essential part of the shopping experience in Bali. Here’s how to do it right.
It’s one of Indonesia’s most famous islands, bringing in 176,000 tourists last year alone. But now it will cost you a whole lot more to visit.
One of Japan’s most visited cities is schooling rude tourists on how to behave, including telling them to quit with this common faux pas in particular.
For a while, this city was the most devastating place on the planet — and it’s known for little else. But all of a sudden, Aussie tourists can’t stop visiting.
From wet season to dry, the low period or a week during the shoulder — this is when you should be booking your next trip to Bali.
If you’re sick of coming back from holidays unhealthy, there’s a place promising to help you avoid it — and push you to party harder than you planned to anyway.
Whether you’re after calming beachside bliss or raucous fun in the sun, here are some of the best beaches you’ll find in Bali — those you know, plus some you don’t.
It’s one of the most famous spots in the world to grab a quick photo in front of crystal-clear waters. But now this cove faces a devastating future.
The mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’ in Laos has long been a source of fascination for tourists to visit. But now a grim history has been revealed.
Wild scenes have broken out at Hong Kong’s airport, with protesters detaining several people — including a journalist — and all flights cancelled.
China has promised a crackdown with “no mercy” after a large crowd of rowdy demonstrators shut down Hong Kong’s airport.
The Chinese Government has threatened a renowned international airline, forcing it to sack staffers amid rising tensions in Hong Kong.
A family on holiday in Bali have been shamed online after they were caught red-handed stealing various items from their hotel room.
China Airlines have thrown the book at traditional in-flight advertising and released a video that has won over the internet.
A male model on the run from police has turned to selling explicit pictures and videos online to fund his lavish holiday lifestyle.
Surrounded by trees, fields and everything in-between, a community has discovered how to be the longest-living population on earth.
Tourists flock to this stunning temple throughout the year hoping to get the perfect photo. But they’ve been left confused and angry.
It is North Korea’s embarrassing eyesore, the creepy “hotel of doom” that may have caused Aussie Alek Sigley to be detained.
For years “begpackers” have been asking for money off strangers to help fund their travels. Now they could face trouble in this tourist mecca.
We all know bringing your own shopping bag better for the planet. But in Bali, there’s another reason to do it too: it could save you getting scammed.
This beach is considered one of the world’s best because of its unusual formation. But if you want to check it out, be prepared to wait your turn.
A joint investigation has revealed that tourists entering China are being forced to install an app that secretly steals texts, emails and other files.
This was the scene of tragedy and scandal, and an underwater rescue thought impossible. A year later, this is why people can’t stay away.
An Instagram model on holiday in Bali has been forced to quit the social media website after receiving backlash over a single bikini post.
After looking back at their holiday snaps, this Queensland family burst out laughing when they realised what one cheeky monkey did.
Going inside one of the most exclusive relaxation spots means checking your inhibitions (and your clothes) at the door.
Down on the ground they had no idea the nightmare that was about to happen. Then it dropped and the world was changed forever.
Most people won’t go to North Korea, and even fewer would venture into this little known town that’s one of the country’s oddest spots.
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn married his bodyguard, in an unexpected ceremony. Now the former air hostess is a queen.
Snapping a photo with a landing aircraft in Phuket has become a bucket list item for many. But doing so could now see you face the death penalty.
Tourism authorities are hoping to crackdown on badly behaved visitors by using facial recognition technology and hidden cameras.
Forget Germany, France and the UK having the most powerful passports. These three countries have now taken the top spot.
For this class of people in China, dubbed “discredited individuals” or “deadbeats”, daily life is a series of inflicted indignities.
It’s known for its great beaches and welcoming people — and now rock-bottom flight prices are seeing this cheap holiday spot take off.
Many people on a tropical island getaway might take a jungle hike, or learn about the local wildlife — not find a creature like this.
This luxury island is a party destination and playground for the rich and famous. And carefree as it is, it holds some fascinating secrets.
Inside a tribe deep in the Indonesian jungle, a group of women continue to go through horrific physical pain. WARNING: Graphic content
It’s the first thing most travellers do when they touch down in Singapore — but before you jump on board, make sure you know the rules.
It’s received the food industry’s top honour and is a cult favourite among foodies — and it costs as little as a small coffee. Here’s where to find it.
It’s a billion-dollar ship superhighway of huge global importance. But this notorious and popular stretch of water is also home to some shocking secrets.
A popular Thai tourist beach has been rocked after two naked and headless bodies, and a woman’s head washed ashore.
Your next trip to Bangkok is going to look very different. The city’s iconic street food scene has been devastated by a brutal military crackdown — and this is what survived.
Fancy chowing down on some delicious Chinese hot pot while you get near nude and take a bath? Maybe not.
A major change is coming to the way Aussies travel to our favourite holiday island — and we’ll probably notice it in the cost of our airfares.
It’s the headache most of us have endured at one time or another. But Japan has launched a new way to try to fix the country’s dire commuter problem.
Stunning footage of a rare weather phenomenon has been captured on camera by tourists on a remote Thai holiday island.
Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts have taken over all this airport’s terminals, so your stopover just got a whole lot more interesting.
This building is creepy, dangerous and illegal to enter. Tourists are so desperate to get inside, they’re bribing guards to look the other way.
IT’S the destination known for its sky-high prices, until now. A mega-sale with rock-bottom fares to this island paradise is about to launch.
THIS stunning island has reopened to visitors after a six-month shutdown. But there’s an unusual condition of entry they now have to agree to.
AN IMAGE which seems to show an alien space craft has people baffled. The photographer insists it’s not a Photoshop creation.
SECRETS from 10,000 years ago are expected to be revealed in esoteric rock etchings after a shock discovery by archaeologists.
AUTHORITIES in Australia’s favourite holiday spot reckon the quality of tourists has declined. And a new ban might fix the problem.
HONG KONG-based airline Cathay Pacific made a gigantic, and hilarious, typo on the side of one of its new planes.
THIS tiny, picturesque island has long been a romantic getaway spot. But now, foreign arrivals have seen it marred in bitter protests.
AN ISLAND voted the world’s best two years ago will finally reopen to tourists after a long shutdown — but expect major changes.
A PHOTOGRAPHER explains why you won’t see any pictures of Kim Jong-un on display in Nth Korea and how he was treated by locals.
SINGAPORE is full of fancy places where you could spy some real-life crazy rich Asians. We went on the hunt.
OFF the coast of an incredibly popular tourist city lies an intriguing island that’s frozen in time. And it has a very disturbing past.
IT WAS promoted as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but Airbnb have been forced to dump its overnight stay on the historic landmark.
A FEW years ago this town was filled with Aussie backpackers probably having a few too many beers. Now it’s unrecognisable.
BIG plans are in store for the Thai cave where 12 boys and their coach were trapped. But some say it might be an insensitive move.
THE secluded island that will play host the leaders has a dark history of piracy, disease and executions, earning it the former name, Island of Death.
WHAT was once a thriving village in China is now an abandoned spot that nature has taken back — with eerie results.
QANTAS has confirmed it will be making changes to its website based on China’s demands, in a move the White House has slammed.
HE WAS regularly spied on and wasn’t allowed to contact his loved ones. An American student says studying in North Korea’s not for the faint-hearted.
A RAILWAY company has solemnly apologised to passengers for an “inexcusable” act that would probably have many Australians cheering.
KIM Jong-un appears to be building a huge structure at breakneck speed on a 5km stretch of coast. So what will it be used for?
ONE of the world’s most beautiful buildings is in trouble — so much trouble, India’s Supreme Court has stepped in. And it’s not happy.
THIS is the South East Asian destination everyone will be rushing to soon — so you might want to get in quick.
AN AUTISTIC Christchurch woman got a passport, changed her name and ran away to India, now her father wants answers.
A TRAVELLER who lost her passport thought all hope was lost with it until a stranger went to extreme lengths to save the day.
THOUSANDS of holiday plans are in tatters as the Philippines announced it would mobilise police to keep tourists off the “world’s best island”.
THE bid to have the most unforgettable and unique wedding is a real competition these days, and this Aussie couple has taken it to the extreme.
BAD news, Aussies: drastic laws are going to change the way you enjoy some of the most popular stretches of sand in Thailand.
THIS amazing place in Vietnam is rarely mentioned in guidebooks and this Aussie had only heard rumours of it from fellow travellers.
BALINESE people will never tell you to your face, but one Aussie expat says we need to end this bad habit on the holiday island.
IN A field just out of sight of a highway lies an abandoned Boeing 737. The thing is, nobody knows how it got there or why.
IT IS the food industry’s top honour. But the head chef at this much-talked about restaurant says winning a coveted Michelin star has been a curse.
THIS slice of paradise made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio will not be closed to the public, Thai authorities have confirmed.
A MAGNITUDE 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Pohang region of South Korea this morning with tremors felt across the country.
IF YOU love the idea of walking with the dinosaurs, you don’t have to star in a Hollywood blockbuster. Because the real-life Jurassic Park exists, and it’s beautiful.
FOR hundreds of years few people knew what lurked beneath the surface here. But we’re finding out.
IT’S well-known for its debauchery, but this city is experiencing an undesirable side effect of all the raunchiness.
YOUTUBER Logan Paul might’ve brought the sad reality of Aokigahara into the public eye, but the dense forest was infamous long before that.
ONCE a tiny trading post, Hong Kong is now a neon metropolis where young expats are flocking for business — and pleasure.