The $35k trip that killed Leigh

LEIGH Aiple travelled to Malaysia for a life-changing extreme makeover. The day after he returned home to Melbourne, he was dead.

Experience China: The Gorge Explorer

Yangtze river close to Three Gorges Dam, China

Natural and man-made meet on one of the world's longest rivers

Destinations to avoid in 2018

Overcrowded cities you should avoid in 2018.

A report shows some of the world’s most popular cities in trouble

Inside world’s most notorious red light district

The crowded streets of Japan’s red light district, Kabukicho.

My terrifying experience inside Tokyo's red light district

Come play a round on the 'Golf Coast'

Bonville Golf Resort has been voted Australia's favourite golf course.

Local courses star in Golf Australia Magazine's 50 favourite courses

Tombs of the Cloud Forest

PICTURE PERFECT: Glenda leads her group to the Cloud Mountains of northern Peru.

Peru's Cloud Mountains make it worth stepping outside boundaries

Life is beachy on the Sunshine Coast

Life is beachy on the Sunshine Coast

The best way to end a day is to watch the sky change

Qantas and Virgin's new luggage ban for travellers

Smart suitcases may not fly, airlines warn

The suitcases can charge mobile phones and weigh themselves

SURFS UP: The top Australian beaches you don't know about

SOME are well-known and some are completely off-the-beaten path. These Aussie experts know a good stretch of sand when they see one. Here are their hot picks.

Indigenous cruise to fill gap in Gladstone tourism market

Curtis Ferries is collaborating with the Port Curtis Indigenous community to offer cultural heritage tours around the stories of the Great Barrier Reef

Indigenous stories of the Great Barrier Reef to lure tourists

Rainbow Beach leads Airbnb boom

GRAB A SHARE: Rainbow Beach is leading the growth of Airbnb in the region.

Gympie's share rentals soar in past two years.

45 million crabs are off on a march on Australian island

Red Crabs in a water cave on Christmas Island.

FORTY-FIVE million red crabs are on the move for once-a-year migration

AIRBNB: 10 stunning stays around Warwick

Binnum in Warwick.

Here are just a few of the Airbnb options on the Downs

ESCAPE FROM BALI: Thousands of Aussies to arrive home today

Bali’s Mt. Agung volcano surrounded by clouds. Picture: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka

Thousands of Australians stranded in Bali expected to fly home today.

Mount Agung blowing its top: 'You can't outrun Bali volcano'

Mount Agung volcano spewing hot volcanic ash as it is seen from Datah in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 29 November 2017.  EPA/MADE NAGI

“IT’S like shaking up a bottle of Coke and then taking the lid off.”

Watch: Croc lunges at tourist

24-year-old tourist bitten by a small crocodile at Cape Tribulation. Source: Facebook

Tourist videos the moment a croc leaps out to bite her.

How Do Hotels Decide Who Gets Perks?

How to get a luxury hotel room at a fraction of the price.

How Do Hotels Decide Who Gets Perks?

The Summit of Everest: What it's Like

Nepal’s Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 8850 metres. Picture: iStock

Discover exactly what life is like on top of the world.

New Dreamliner for Qantas

Great Southern Land is the first of Qantas’ new Dreamliner aircraft.

Extended range means first non-stop flights from Australia to Europe.

Moreton Island Canon Collective Photography Festival

Moreton Island’s inaugural Canon Collective Photography Festival was held at Tangalooma Island Resort. Photo Reilly Wardrobe

Moreton Island’s inaugural Canon Collective Photography Festival was held at...