All that glitters attracts crowd to the Gemfest

EVERYONE enjoys a bit of bling in life, especially those who go searching for precious gems.

Get your Blues shoes ready for long-weekend escape

BROADBEACH BLUES: No mud, just great music, food and fun, and it's free.

No mud, just great music, food and fun, and it's free.

Enlightening European cruising with enlivening company

NORTHERN CRUISING: The dramatic waterfalls seen in Iceland

Travel in great company when you join this European cruise.

Have you thought of travelling this way?

HAPPY TRAVELLING: Cargo ship cruising is a different take on the well-travelled cruise ship holiday experience.

Step outside the norm and travel by different touring transport.

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Cruising into comedic retirement

REMEMBER Con the Fruiterer? Couple a days...bewdiful. He made the phrase famous and brought it into the Australian vernacular in the 1980s.

Final berths 'must be sold' on spectacular Arctic cruise

The Rembrandt van Rijn.

Final berths on spectacular cruise must be sold.

Cruise the stunning islands of the Torres Strait

EXPLORATION CRUISING: Experience the southern emerald islands of the Torres Strait on one of five newly-introduced yacht-cruise being run by Ahoy Buccaneers.

Book before April 30 for a discount on this small-group adventure.

Gangway! Bow Wave 2 is on at The Indee

BOARDING NOW: Debra Pitura and Bill Hastings in Bow Wave 2, the Kiwi Connection at The Indee from June 30-July 14.

THE Indee Think Tank has been writing out anti-holiday one-liners

Little-known cruise fact could cost you thousands

Passengers on a cruise ship expected to dock in Melbourne today has been hit with an aggressive outbreak of gastro, according to reports. Picture: Thinkstock

Travel insurance is utterly important when you're travelling

Travelfest brings the world to you

THE TEAM: Helloworld Travel experts Halena Sharp, Rachael Donohoe, Andrew Wellington, Greta Lindsay and Sierra White will be on hand with advice at the expo.

Planning a holiday? Don't miss Helloworld's Cruise & Travel Expo

You’ve been booking your cruise all wrong

Views from the Izumi Spa on Diamond Princess. Picture: Princess Cruises

Looking to take to the high seas this year?

Discover Australia: Canberra inspires and excites

THERE is nothing boring about Canberra and its surrounds; it's a place that is alive with entertainment, exhibitions, markets, art, outdoor and more.

Roaring good time ahead at Air Museum

ENGINES ALIVE: The A-40 Allison engine, with it's timber cooling propellers, will be fired up for the first time in 40 years.

Where else can you see vintage aircraft and engines close up?

Discover Australia: Top end top 10

DISOVER NT: There are lots of indigenous  tourism tours to choose including this experience with Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris.

It's hard to choose a top 10 when there is so much to do in the NT.

Get into the Spirit of Byron 2018

Kathryn Riding teaches the benefits of yoga at the Byron Spirit Festival

Yoga offers so many incredible benefits for body, mind and spirit.

Mexico's diving is worth the big travel effort

The Caribbean island of Cozumel lies just off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yukatan Peninsula.

The secrets hidden in your flight number

Most people don’t pay much attention to their flight numbers but they’re loaded with hidden information. Picture: AAP/Morgan Sette

Working out 'The Da Vinci Code' of travel.

In the market for experience

The market in Ratchadapisek, Bangkok.

Markets are where you get a real sense of place

10 reasons to visit Banyan Tree Samui

THAI TRAVEL: The stunning Banyan Tree in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Luxurious holidaying at Banyan Tree Samui in Thailand

Salute sounds of silence

REVELRY: One of the spectacular ogoh-ogohs that lined the streets in Ubud for Nyepi Day celebrations.

Unique Balinese celebration gives you time to ponder meaning of life

The world’s most beautiful public toilet

The most heavenly place to poop.

Forget the public loo in the local park!

A puzzling holiday travel experience

PUZZLING TRAVEL: Take a journey across 30 cities without leaving your lounge chair.

Take a journey across 30 cities without leaving your lounge chair.