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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

STA Travel has seven-night stays at fam­ily-fo­cused Plan­ta­tion Is­land Re­sort in Fiji on sale for $769 a per­son; three free nights are built into the cost of the week-long pack­age, which in­cludes com­pli­men­tary stays for up to three chil­dren • Mel­bourne-based Jon Baines Tours has an in-depth and all-in­clu­sive Jour­ney along the Mal­abar Coast in south­west In­dia from Jan­uary 27-Fe­bru­ary 11 led by spe­cial­ist guide Paul Wait; $5282 a per­son twin-share, with $1476 for a sin­gle sup­ple­ment, add in­ter­na­tional air­fares • New from Lonely Planet, Epic Drives of the World ($44.99) is a hard-cover com­pen­dium that fea­tures six Aus­tralian road trips, in­clud­ing the Gibb River Road and the Great Ocean Road, among the 50 routes cov­ered • Lithua­nian tour com­pany Vilnius in Love ar­ranges stays in re­pur­posed Cold War air-raid shel­ters and vis­its to bars and dance clubs on es­corted ex­cur­sions; itin­er­ar­ies can in­clude the du­bi­ous plea­sures of “KGB-style in­ter­ro­ga­tion” and a Soviet din­ner in a bunker out­side Vilnius.

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