About the Author

Globetrotting Contributing Editor - Christian’s first globetrotting adventure saw him get lost exploring the streets of Saigon. Following his nose to Asia’s best coffee, two lifelong addictions were born. A freelance writer and novelist, Christian’s travels have since taken him around his native Australia, Asia, Europe, and much of North America. His favourite trips have been through Japan, Spain, and Brazil, though with a love of off-beat, artsy cities, he’ll seize any opportunity to return to Paris, New York, or Berlin.

Dramatic sunset over Ascona, a popular resort town on Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

Introducing the Grand European, Goway’s Exclusive Holiday of a Lifetime to Europe

Introducing Goway’s Grand European, the latest exclusive Holiday of a Lifetime, offering the “Promise of Something Special.” What did a “gap year” look like in the 17th to mid-19th centuries? It was a tradition known as the Grand Tour, a way for young, wealthy Europeans to complete their classical education. This meant exposure to the Renaissance, […]

Skyline of Malaga's old town, Spain.

Eight Cities You Need to Visit on a Spain Vacation (That Aren’t Madrid or Barcelona!)

Few countries nourish all the senses like Spain. Bringing together its unique mix of cuisines, cultures, languages, and histories, this is a corner of Europe everyone needs to explore once in their lifetime. But where do you begin in such a vast and diverse country? Barcelona and Madrid pair well together for a weeklong trip, […]

Melbourne city skyline at twilight, Victoria, Australia

Why Melbourne is Still the Richest City for Visitors on an Australia Vacation

Melbourne steals the hearts of visitors on an Australia vacation. What is it about the Victorian capital (in)famous for “four seasons in one day” that keeps Globetrotters coming back? There are more reasons for that than we can possibly go into here, but these six ideas for a Melbourne visit are sure to win you […]

Montagne de Reims Champagne region in France

Getting the Most Out of Champagne on Your France Vacation

Any self-respecting “bubbly” drinker knows it’s not “Champagne” unless it comes from the Champagne region of north-eastern France. The area makes an easy enough addition to your Western Europe trip, but it requires some preparation, and in most cases, advance reservations. Many Champagne houses have a long and proud heritage with reputations stretching around the globe. […]

Northern Cove at Thala Beach Lodge, Queensland, Australia

Thala Beach Resort Brings Your Queensland Vacation Back to Nature

North Queensland is defined by two natural treasures, located on either side of its golden shores. Beneath warm waters to the east lies the famed Great Barrier Reef, a “must-see” for many first-time visitors to Australia. Meanwhile, covering the mountains to the west, the Daintree rainforest protects an ecosystem just as complex, ancient, and beautiful. […]

Ancient Maori sculpture on top of Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand

Manaakitanga – Finding the Spirit of Kiwi Hospitality on New Zealand Travel

One only needs to do a Google image search to see the extent to which nature has blessed New Zealand. Jagged, snow-capped peaks separated by deep blue fjords and winding roads that just beg for exploration. Mountain ranges overlook dense forests, rich with wildlife. Surreally-clear bay waters break gently on soft sand beaches, while powerful […]