Choose somewhere sunny or foodie and you can't go wrong. Spontaneity and travel can be best mates, especially when there are cheap air fares on offer. Just add a couple of days to a weekend, throw a few clothes in a bag and skip off to the airport. Nothing feels quite as good as taking a short travel break on the spur of the moment. If you're a more considered sort of person, you might want to book a series of short breaks throughout the year. Then there's always something to look forward to.
For many, the lure of the Pacific is hard to resist. Destinations like the Sunshine Coast, Samoa, Fiji and Rarotonga have the warm waters and powder-soft sands your soul is yearning for. And don't forget Niue - it has some of the best snorkelling and cave adventures in the Pacific. For others, a break means a steady procession of fabulous menus and equally good shopping experiences. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide are all ready to oblige.