Canberra: our newly anointed capital of cool is the hot destination this summer
Katrina Lobley Nothing can prepare you for the majesty of the Himalayas - although some training would have helped.
Michael Gebicki The Tripologist offers advice on travelling through former Eastern Bloc countries.
Sally Macmillan Look out for early-bird deals and e-newsletters.
David Whitley Luxury is in abundance in the billionaires' playground.
Julietta Jameson Richard Branson has left his unique touch on this Chicago hotel.
Max Aderson Want the secret to travelling in the fourth dimension? It's all in a book.
Julie Miller Lake Tahoe is blessed with natural beauty and an air of mystery.
Diane Armstrong There is no better place to hide away. Just ask George Clooney, writes Diane Armstrong.
Ben Groundwater Even if it's not match day when you're in town, these hallowed venues exude history and atmosphere.