Fraser feels like nature’s theme park, a place where lakes, dunes and streams seem built for human fun.
Four-wheel drive across the beaches to access the ‘rides’ – Champagne Pools’ fizzing surf, the dark depths of Lake Wabby, a gentle float with the fish down Eli Creek and the perfect-blue shallows of Lake Mckenzie.
Hoi An is an elegant waterfront harbour of 18th-century merchant houses, ornate pagodas and French colonial airs.
You’ll nose into museums, sip café au laits overlooking the Thu Bon River – and then you’ll buy clothes.
It’s an adventure for a gap year or a career break, a turning point in your life.
Australia beckons, its vast red blanks on the map as enticing as the coastal cities you’ll start from.
Yosemite has been a national park since 1890, and every year hordes descend on its riverside meadows, pine forests and rockfaces.
Set up camp, stash comestibles in your bear locker and hit one of the many hiking trails; plan your trip for autumn, when most areas of the park are still open but the crowds have gone home.
Drass is the answer to that question and the board welcoming travellers to Drass, states just that.
It is also known as ‘The Gateway to Ladakh’. The winsome valley is situated in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir and begins from the base of the Zoji La Pass.