Why is it that we pay a lot of money to travel to the other side of the country or the world, while others on the other side of the country or the world spend a lot of money coming here?
It's called the 'travel bug' - and like the 'love bug', once you're stung, you're hooked for life.
In fact, the travel bug and the love bug have a lot in common - both involve intense experiences and long-lasting memories; they both activate the same synapses in our brains. "I LOVE Italy!" or "I LOVE Paris!" or "I lOVE Broome!" is often the refrain of inveterate travellers. Romance is part of the travel dichotomy; travel leads to romance, and romance is part of travelling.
In the drop-down boxes under this title page, we look at the experience of travel, whether it's the uniquely Australian experience of travelling our ancient Outback or visiting environments as diverse as the the convict settlements of Tasmania or the crocodile infested rivers of Northern Australia - or the delights of Europe from Paris to Rome, cruising the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, or the electric delights of walking down-town New York.
We talk to experts in the travel industry - and you cheddas, who have been bitten by the travel bug and want to share your experiences with others.
So travel with us - and renew your love affair with the travel bug!