• Lights, camera, travel: 7 iconic film sets you should visit this year

    By James Shackell

    “There’s no place like home,” Judy Garland says in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, before clicking her heels and picturing sleepy Kansas. And while these words are enshrined in cinema history, we think Dorothy might have had a different approach to travel if she’d seen a few of the movies in our list below.

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  • How to eat and drink like a European

    All around the world people observe traditions when it comes to eating and drinking. In Europe, every country seems to have one custom or ritual that stands out. Master this one thing, and you'll feel like a local in no time.

  • Europe's Top 5 unique architectural secrets

    It's no secret that Europe is home to some of the world's most incredible architecture - The Colosseum, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sagrada Família among others. But you don't need to be an expert to enjoy some of the lesser known marvels.

    Take a look at these five examples of some of Europe's hidden architectural secrets. Get off the beaten track, veer away from the crowds and come home with a little bit of culture under your belt.

    The Dancing House, Frank Gehry - Prague

  • Take your mum to Europe

    Central Europe is the Europe you would have imagined all your life. There is something hauntingly spectacular about cities like Vienna and Prague that make you see what classic beauty truly is. 

  • How to spend your Aussie dollars in Europe

    The Aussie dollar looks set to continue its record run against the euro, so if you've been dreaming of a European escape now could be the perfect time.

    ANZ Senior currency strategist Andrew Salter has said as long as the global economy doesn't go into a major recession, "we would not rule out the Aussie going higher against the Euro”.

  • Going underground in Vienna

    Exploring Vienna’s underground will introduce you to this dynamic city’s historical side and also its modern face of restaurants and clubs. Here are our must-see underground sites in Vienna.

    The cathedral
    Take the guided tour below ground, and you'll see the usual assortment of sarcophagi holding the bones of dead rulers, archbishops, and other personages.

  • So hot right now – a digest of where to go in 2011

    It’s a January tradition – newspapers and websites pontificating on the next big thing in travel, giving readers the inside scoop on where and what is hot for the year ahead. Trouble is, it’s pretty exhausting wading your way through the welter of various “where next” lists, so, as a public service of sorts, below’s our brief digest of the hottest tips for the year ahead.

  • Kick-start 2011: the best cities in the world for coffee

    Wipe the sleep from the eyes, shrug off post-festivities sluggishness and kick-start 2011 with a shot or two of black lightning: here’s a few of our favourite places for picking uppa cuppa something good.

    Vienna, Austria

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