The evening sun stayed high in the sky, shining orange-tinted rays on tabular icebergs floating in magnificent procession through the Weddell Sea on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The historic Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains started life as a hydrotherapy spa offering treatments like needle baths and bowel kneading. Today, it's a resort that celebrates decadence - but ghosts reportedly still haunt its interior.
Exploring the streets of Sydney’s colourful and historic Rocks area can see you handcuffed in a bunker one minute and drinking espresso martinis in a trendy industrial-style bar the next.
I swing gently in my hammock, my big toe rippling up powdery white sand. But after a few weeks' wait for my tropical break, this isn't quite how I pictured my slice of Fijian paradise.
Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands offers grim reminders of a time when whales were hunted and killed in their thousands. It is a place full of deception – morbid and unpredictable, but also heavenly.
There’s nothing like a swim in zero-degree-temperature water to wake up a body – especially when followed by a jacuzzi with glacier views. Caroline Berdon explores the icy beauty of Antarctica from both land and sea.