Strip off your clothes. Pull on your togs and thongs. Brisbane is as balmy as a tropical breeze.
For the second time this month, a flight has been diverted because a pregnant passenger has gone into labor.
Whether you're an art lover or sports fan, here are 19 good reasons to hit the road in 2015.
From a year that's been everything from unpredictable to bizarre to catastrophic, these are the major travel stories.
Could 2014 be the worst year in recent aviation history? In short, yes and no.
The Airbus A320 is a short-haul workhorse and with 11,000+ orders it is a direct rival to Boeing's 737.
From a luxury longhouse to the steamy heart of the Borneo jungle on the trail of an endangered species.
From dining next to massive predators to drinking atop a rock in the middle of the ocean, Africa boasts some of the most interesting places to eat.
Rugged coastlines, fairy tale castles and snowy mountains make Greece an ideal cold weather getaway.
With new construction, rebuilds and plenty of revamped heritage properties rising from the ashes, the global hotel hot list became a lot more enticing this year.
I like plans. Making them. Sticking to them. Of my many faults, one is that I have trouble, as my mother would say, just going with the flow.
Know before you go -- what testy, deceitful and placating head cases some user-reviewers can be.
England's Highclare House, which doubles as TV's most famous stately pile, opens a lodge to paying guests.
Move over, Caribbean! The new year will see more cruises heading for Arctic and Scandinavian waters as well as Asia and the South Pacific.
With smart shirts and smart earplugs, travel tech is moving from our phones and tablets to wearable technology in 2015
Two planes bumped into each other on the tarmac at New York's LaGuardia International Airport. No injuries were reported.
A team of wedding cinematographers on a two-week trip have produced a stunning video of Sri Lanka.
Good or bad, TripAdvisor usually thrives on reviews -- but when antitrust officials in Italy gave their damning opinion of the travel website, it wasn't quite so happy.
Each day, we're transported to a beautiful place somewhere in the world and it's all thanks to you.
The wait is finally over for aviation fanatics wanting to book a flight aboard the Airbus A350 XWB.
From horse and camel adventures to treks through tiger territory, the safari industry Oscars recognize the best wildlife encounters.
This holiday season, I am heading to the only Cuba I've ever known: My relatives' homes in Miami.
It won't be a banner year for major announcements, but there are still aviation developments to keep an eye on.
For those keen to have their very own Boeing 747 seat or are looking for the perfect gift idea, Japan's ANA is selling seats from a decommissioned 747-400D.
The gateway to Japan's capital celebrates its centennial this month. We're joining in with 10 wild facts about Tokyo's most trafficked hub.
Turbulence-related injuries caused American Flight 280 from Seoul to Dallas-Fort Worth to divert to Narita, Japan.
These fabulous new properties will make you want to rethink your upcoming holiday plans.
Though many U.S. Christmas traditions originated elsewhere, one has an All-American pedigree: electric Christmas tree lights.
Fantasy Flight takes sick children or victims of abuse and homelessness to the North Pole to see Santa.
Minimalist architecture firm Johnston Marklee is quickly becoming the go-to for Los Angeles creatives.
Deja vu? Yesterday's news? Nope, it's another spate of air rage incidents involving misbehaving Chinese tourists on planes.
Journals, luggage tags, Panama hats? Yawn. We've got a selection of gifts travelers will actually use.
Game over for a Brooklyn man who tried to conceal parts of a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a PlayStation 2.
Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart."
If the travel experts are correct, next year will see us hanging with locals, being served by robots and, more than likely, heading to Asia.
Global events, new attractions and anniversary celebrations will put these destinations on travel radars next year.
Man gives woman bearing the name of his ex-girlfriend a free world trip.
From Mexico to Malta, Northern Lights to sunny skies, these places are doing Christmas better than the rest.
With U.S. President Barack Obama announcing a historic overhaul in relations between the United States and Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean stands on the precipice of dramatic change.
You could call it a budding romance with the possibility of a strong, long-lasting relationship. More Americans are riding public transportation.
Looking for snow porn? This helicopter ski safari will fly you into the Coast Mountain range for the freshest untouched runs.
Yes, you can experience the mountains and culture of Nepal without crampons. Here's how.
The Manhattan Project could become a National Historic Park site under recently passed congressional legislation.
Even the most beautiful people have to eat some time. When they do, make sure you're there.
Ethical Traveler has released its annual list of the countries that are doing the most to promote human rights and preserve their environments.
A historic rail link bolsters trade between China and Spain.
South Africa's answer to Burning Man is a surreal mirage of sculptures, music and mayhem under star-filled desert skies.
Hong Kong is heaven for business travelers. Here's how to squeeze in the city's best food, views and shopping.
A massive statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, toppled in an earthquake some 3,000 years ago, has been restored in Luxor, Egypt.
Jeremih was arrested attempting to board plane after its doors had closed for takeoff.
A couple allegedly threw hot water at a flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane, forcing the Nanjing-bound plane to turn back to Bangkok.
Passengers at London's Heathrow Airport report long delays and disorganization after a technical failure in the air traffic control system.
The air traffic control system for London airspace has been restored, but air travelers can expect flight disruptions and cancellations.
A Greenpeace message about climate change may have damaged the ancient Nazca Lines World Heritage Site in Peru.
Get as much Christmas delight as you can handle by visiting these nine places around the world.
The long investigation surrounding a mysterious battery fire that made so much trouble for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is closed.
These 10 Hawaii waterfront watering holes have killer ocean views, creative drinks and that distinctive mahalo vibe we demand.
These are some of the more unusual requests Australian travelers make when abroad. The government will no longer bother with them.
Lonely Planet's top 10 U.S. destinations for 2015 list includes well-known destinations and hidden gems.
Soarigami says its foldable plastic divider will increase in-flight harmony when it goes on sale in 2015.
A Southwest flight from San Francisco to Phoenix was diverted after a woman gave birth.
Tapeworms, tumors and birthing chairs -- skip lunch before touring these grotesque displays.
By helicopter, snowmobile and big-wheel truck across some of the world's most volatile landscapes
Here are 16 gift suggestions for the foodie or traveler in your life.
With a gigantic waterfall, forest hikes, playgrounds and sunshine, Singapore's new airport complex could make delays and layovers a pleasure.
Flying on Delta Air Lines will get more complicated starting March 1, and it's not clear if that's good for consumers or not.
Rear seat-kickers top the list of airplane etiquette violators, according to an Expedia study.
A new gallery wants to change the way street art is viewed among the pristine walls of the United Arab Emirates.
Rejuvenate with one of these 5 road trips, offering distinctive culture, great food and yes, spectacular scenery.
Whether it's carved into a mountain or submerged underwater, these statues are awe-inspiring even to the strongest of non-believers
After a day of going downhill, these relaxing resorts should help pick you up.
In Japan's super-speed train culture, Seven Stars is slowing down for you to enjoy volcanoes, onsen and shorelines around Kyushu island.
The human race is poised to enter a new era of transportation that would have seemed miraculous just a few generations ago.
25 years after the death of Romania's communist dictator, tourism is helping heal old wounds.
The most Instagrammed places in 2014: Not a luxury shopping mall, this year's winner will cause fewer jaws dropped than last year.
Despite the many challenges, extreme hikers seek thrills and extraordinary views.
Moomin Cafe: Japan's anti-lonliness café comes to Hong Kong: Hong Kong is getting a jolt of Finnish culture... from a café started in Tokyo.
Because there's always time to squeeze in a quick round between meetings.
For expert car restorers at General Motors, a wrecked, supervaluable 1992 Corvette represents a tall mountain to climb.
It's a giant jigsaw puzzle: 300 bones, 19 plates, four spikes. The world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton has gone on display at the Natural History Museum in London.
First restored Corvette damaged by museum sinkhole back in February has been unveiled.
From Kauai to Kenya, discover your inner explorer with these once-in-a-lifetime adventures.
Monets, underground crypts and stunning Tadao Ando architecture are hidden on a remote Japanese island.
It may sound like a bad copy of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel but Funtasy Island is aiming to become a major eco-tourism resort.
Remember when flying used to be romantic and glamorous? The Pan Am Experience will bring you back in time.
If you're considering going to Olive Garden again, stop right now and consider these 10 wacky restaurants.
New York may be a paradise of Zagat-rated, Michelin-starred restaurants, but some of its best food can be found on the streets.
For fans of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Pagani, this corner of Europe is a petrol-powered promised land.
Sunsets, stunning scenery and swinging parties. It may be tiny but Boracay's shorelines are a big attraction.
The TSA has seized a record number of guns at U.S. airports this year, and the year isn't over yet.
These may soon be 10 of the most popular destinations in the world, thanks to TripAdvisor reviewers.
Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana ups the eco stakes with what it claims is world's first battery-powered safari fleet.
The first thing you notice is the smell: rich, deep, and mysterious. And somehow, both fresh and musty at the same time. It's a scent that immediately piques your curiosity.
When US Airways passenger Robert Phelps first saw the woman coming down the aisle of the plane, he thought she had a "really big dog" or a stuffed animal thrown over her shoulder.
Premium and budget carriers recognized by AirlineRatings.com annual excellence awards
As of 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, more than 3,000 U.S. flights were delayed and more than 190 were canceled.
It may have taken a while, but travelers struggling to get home after Thanksgiving weekend will get to sleep in their own beds soon.