With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don't they?
Just 82% of young Australians have insurance when they travel overseas. But even if you have insurance, you might not be covered for everything.
Grey nomads travel Australia because they have the desire and the means to do so. Could future generations end up following in their footsteps because they can no longer work and stay in one place?
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
Huge progress has been made, but safety issues and environmental concerns mean plans are still up in the air.
With the often prohibitive costs of dental treatment in Australia, travelling overseas to have dental work done is increasingly common. But it's important to exercise caution.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
If the UK left the EU without a deal, it could have an impact on passports, driving licences and mobile phone charges.
Cheap flights and irresponsible tourists are causing many holiday destinations to become overrun with visitors.
Big data from smart phone and credit cards can uncover the daily rhythms of city life, for all its residents.
It can feel much faster to get the bus – but that could all be a matter of perspective.
What turns a seaside resort into something altogether more glamorous? One word can change the fortunes of a whole region.
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
With train fares looking set to rise, there are some simple rules you can follow to get the best value tickets.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
The free movement of people between African countries could facilitate economic development.
What would you pay to keep trash off your favorite beach, or pollution away from a national park? Economists can tease these values out of our travel choices and use the numbers to help make policy.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.
'The Mother Road' is one step closer to becoming a National Historic Trail, which would allocate funds for struggling towns along the original Route 66.