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One of the world’s most important museums reopens after major upgrade

One of the few institutions to champion women in art has finally completed its more-than-two-year, $105 million renovation.

  • by Julietta Jameson
Earth Experience, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

BBC’s new immersive nature blockbuster arrives in Australia

Australian multimedia fans have been spoiled for in-the-round experiences and another blockbuster just arrived in Melbourne.

  • by Julietta Jameson
A monument to Chopin in the Lazienki Park at autumn, Warsaw, Poland.

This city is not pretty, but it has something that makes it beautiful

Warsaw will never make it onto most-beautiful-city lists. It isn’t even Poland’s most beautiful city.

  • by Brian Johnston
Dark rituals: the hooded-man emerges from the flames at Puca.

This ancient, ‘other’ Halloween is deeply dark

In the ancient castle town of Trim, Samhain has an otherworldly darkness far richer than the jump-scares of its corny, candy-laced cousin across the Atlantic.

  • by Belinda Jackson
An enviable waterside setting has landed Ostermalm the nickname Venice of the North

This is ABBA-solutely one of the world’s most attractive cities

What better way to see Stockholm than guided by the music of Sweden’s most famous pop band?

  • by Anthony Dennis
Salt Flats

10 transformative travel experiences that will change your life

From the French Riviera to the salt flats of Bolivia, these journeys will nurture your mind, body and soul.

  • by Julietta Jameson
Osaka Castle: we arrive to hundreds of cherry trees in dazzling peak bloom.

Two things you must do to guarantee you’ll see Japan’s cherry blossoms

Organising a trip to coincide with Mother Nature’s whims can feel like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. If only I’d known this before visiting.

  • by Kristie Kellahan
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Forget museums or concerts: I’d rather get my hit of local culture here

There’s an old saying among sports fans: I went to a fight, and a game of ice hockey broke out.

  • by Ben Groundwater
The figures of Parikkala Sculpture Park are hideously freaky.

10 places where you can visit hell on Earth (for fun)

Here are 10 devilish destinations associated with hell, Satan or plain weirdness that are sure to freak you out.

  • by Brian Johnston
Former President Barack Obama (centre) at the groundbreaking ceremony for his Obama Presidential Centre in Chicago in September 2021.

Presidential libraries are great attractions, but Obama’s will be different

The 13 US presidential libraries aren’t mere repositories for fusty documents, but are history made manifest in artefacts, letters, video footage.

  • by Catherine Marshall