Travel

Australia's tropical paradise.

Just over a year ago, the Australian state of Queensland completed an 18-month-long, $24.5-million project to spruce up the coastal town of Airlie Beach. The landscaping spit-and-polish was a complement to Airlie’s existing central lagoon which overlooks the Coral Sea.

Antarctic trek.

Crawling down the hall, gripping the handrails, guests are between a cartwheel and a handstand as they make their way down to dinner. The boat is at full tilt, on its side. It’s an interesting start to an Antarctic cruise.

Flight plan.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The world of consumer aviation is a no-quarter-asked-no-quarter-given business littered with sky-high egos and grounded ventures. So after a lifetime spent in this unforgiving business, what drives Robert Deluce to want to continue?

Slope style.

With more than 762 centimeters of snow and 300 days of sunshine per year, Telluride is one of the most dependable destinations for powder hounds.

Exceptional stops in 2014.

If your resolution for the new year is travel, let this slideshow of 15 favourite destinations serve as inspiration for the year ahead.

Over the years, we have contemplated what it means to be Canadian, penned odes to everyday pleasures, and recorded the journeys we, and our many contributors, have taken. Here, a look back at eight favourite essays of subjective non-fiction.

Green tea mecca.

For the Japanese, the drinking of green tea, in the proper way, is a Zen experience. Fukujuen Kyoto Flagship Store, a six-storey emporium in Kyoto, Japan, is dedicated to green tea in its many forms.