Politics has overtaken science in the clamour over climate change.
Australian officials in the Pacific nation must cope with a complex scenario of political rivalries and criminal violence, writes Craig Skehan.
Planting your feet on Antarctica is worth the effort to get there, writes Carolyn Swindell.
And sandcastles on the beach - what more could you want?
The capital of Francophone Canada will charm the most jaded traveller, writes Steven Meacham.