Australia

Chasing shadows: How to watch the solar eclipse in style

Chasing shadows: How to watch the solar eclipse in style

From an island paradise to a hot air balloon, there are many novel ways to experience today's event
Why Sydney Harbour's Island Bar is not a hot spot

Why Sydney Harbour's Island Bar is not a hot spot

But the floating cocktail lounge is the harbor city's new "in" place
Sydney lights up for Christmas

Sydney lights up for Christmas

Landmarks and the harbor have been decorated for a very summery Christmas
Gallery: Sydney Harbour life

Gallery: Sydney Harbour life

Beyond recognizable landmarks, the harbor is the heartbeat of this quintessentially Australian city
Picasso's private collection on display

Picasso's private collection on display

Some 150 works Picasso vowed not to sell are being exhibited in Sydney
World’s biggest public sculpture exhibition at home on Sydney beaches

World’s biggest public sculpture exhibition at home on Sydney beaches

Over 500,000 expected to visit “Sculpture by the Sea”
Pop-Up art reinvigorates Sydney's The Rocks

Pop-Up art reinvigorates Sydney's The Rocks

Artists' studios popping up around The Rocks have created boutique markets
'Oi You!' Banksy's street art on Sydney Harbour's Cockatoo Island

'Oi You!' Banksy's street art on Sydney Harbour's Cockatoo Island

The exhibition, billed as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, features 23 works by graffiti artist Banksy
Will the Great Barrier Reef die by 2050?

Will the Great Barrier Reef die by 2050?

As scientists debate warming waters that could destroy the world's largest living thing, tour operators ponder their future
10 natural wonders of Australia

10 natural wonders of Australia

Only Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef were finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature poll, but here's Australia's top 10
VisitBritain's 3D pavement art tours the world

VisitBritain's 3D pavement art tours the world

The United Kingdom is promoting royalty, not riots, in a surreal street art tour
From Bali to Balducci’s: How America is eating up Indonesian salt

From Bali to Balducci’s: How America is eating up Indonesian salt

A small, epicurean salt farm in Bali is winning shelf space in quality U.S. delis
Australian climbs Afghanistan's highest mountain

Australian climbs Afghanistan's highest mountain

Tim Wood has climbed the troubled country's highest peak: Could this be tourism's renaissance?
Uluru: The debate over climbing Australia's sacred monolith

Uluru: The debate over climbing Australia's sacred monolith

Indigenous beliefs and safety concerns are making the famous climb less popular
City2Surf: Fancy dress for the world's biggest fun run

City2Surf: Fancy dress for the world's biggest fun run

Superheroes, villains part of the 85,000 contestants in Sydney's great race
Astrophotography: Award-winning night sky photographs

Astrophotography: Award-winning night sky photographs

Unique and breathtaking images of the Australian sky and beyond
Interview: Bangkok exhibition fights for rights of Islamic fashionistas

Interview: Bangkok exhibition fights for rights of Islamic fashionistas

Female Thai Muslim photog Ampannee Satoh's latest shots take aim at France's burqa ban
Sir Richard Branson's paradise island

Sir Richard Branson's paradise island

The billionaire tycoon is renting out his Aussie party island
Sydney's Lost parties

Sydney's Lost parties

The secret party movement whose alter egos live their fantasy
World Press Photo 2011 exhibit hits Sydney

World Press Photo 2011 exhibit hits Sydney

The world's best photojournalism is on display
Gay life in Sydney

Gay life in Sydney

A photographic commentary on Oxford Street, the city's traditionally gay ghetto