Stories: Asia

Stomped by giant monsters

Ronan O'Connell

They've been stomped by giant monsters, swooped by flying superheroes, invaded by gun-wielding criminals and cursed by demons. But fortunately those grim events only occurred in movies, so these 10 film locations across Asia are still very attractive tourist destinations...

Peaks, planes and poetry

William Yeoman

Personal experience is at the heart of travel. And personal accounts are at the heart of travel writing, no matter whether you’re an adventurer, a resident in a foreign land or a regular visitor to the same country over a number of years...

Time to plan for a cruisy future

Stephen Scourfield

Forward thinking cruise travellers are picking up bargains, with good solid options for changing or cancelling travel.

Angkor Thom’s Bayon is Asia’s happiest temple

Stephen Scourfield

Welcome to the happiest temple in Asia. Hundreds of huge faces smile down from Bayon, at the heart of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. STEPHEN SCOURFIELD reports.

More Australians taking out travel insurance

William Yeoman

Survey reveals travel insurance an increasing priority for Australian travellers

In praise of escapism

John Borthwick

A long-time contributor to Travel’s pages, writer JOHN BORTHWICK recently won the 2020 Pacific Area Travel Association’s (PATA) Gold Award for Best Destination Story.

Here, he takes a light-hearted look at travel and writing, exploring Thailand and the greatly under-rated virtues of escapism.

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