TripAdvisor just ranked the world’s best beaches – and only one Australian spot made the list

TripAdvisor just released its 2024 Travellers’ Choice Award for the world’s best beaches – and just one Australian foreshore has made the cut. Much to many Australian beachgoers’ dismay, just one local shoreline has made the top 25 cut-off, with Manly taking out the seventh spot. Sorry Bondi. Praia da Falesia in Portugal’s Algarve is the number […]

2024’s most Instagrammable hotel

Nestled between a mountain and the ocean, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal enjoys a setting filled with natural beauty. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel blends into its landscape with sand-hued buildings covered in stone, but it also adds all the right touches: a sinuous infinity pool on the beach; circular spa treatment rooms connected […]

World’s most powerful passports for 2024: Revealed

An unprecedented six countries share the top spot this year, providing visa-free access to a record 194 countries, Henley & Partners’ 2024 Passport Index reveals. Four European countries join previous champions Singapore and Japan in the 2024 Passport Index, which is based on data from the International Air Transport Association, providing their citizens with access […]

Australia’s best wine bar of 2023

In a cozy corner spot off Gilbert Street in the Adelaide suburb of Goodwood, you’ll find a three-year-old wine bar called Good Gilbert. So far, so ordinary. This story appeared in Issue 8 of Forbes Australia. Tap here to secure your copy or become a premium member. But Wilson Shawyer’s part-bar-part-diner was recently named Australia’s […]

Revealed: Airbnb’s top 2024 travel destinations

Online accommodation marketplace Airbnb has revealed where app-users are searching for their next holiday destinations. As 2023 comes to a close, Airbnb has revealed the emerging destinations that holiday-goers are looking up on its app. In a blog post, the company said 2024 will be a “year of globetrotting”. Of course, the Paris Olympics is […]

Polo party returns to the City

After taking a spell during COVID and staging a cut-down event last year, the horse power and glamour of Polo in the City galloped back to Sydney’s Centennial Park last weekend. As in previous years, two four-chukka matches were played on a field about a third the size of a full one (which usually measures […]

206 voyages: Luxury cruise operator Silversea’s 2025 collection launches

The Silversea 2025 Summer Voyage Collection is open for sale to the general public, sporting 206 voyages across 409 destinations. The Silversea summer collection features two new grand voyages, including Silver Spirit’s 54-day Grand Mediterranean and Silver Shadow’s 83-day Grand North Atlantic and Northern Europe. (The Grand Mediterranean covers 44 destinations in 12 countries, with […]

Paris is crawling with bedbugs: Here’s how to spot them and prevent bringing them home during your next trip

Ahead of the Summer 2024 Olympics, Paris is crawling with bedbugs in its homes, hotels, theatres and public transportation due to an uptick in travel. Key facts Big number 77.7 million. That’s how many tourists visited France annually between 2010 and 2021, according to a report by luggage storage company Radical Storage, making France the most visited […]