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48hrs in Dubai

Dubai

Where old world meets a modern metropolis, Dubai is at the heart of travel in the Middle East. As Greg Clayton discovered, there is a myriad of ancient suburbs, desert safari’s and quick side trips to other exotic eastern spots.

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Think beyond selfies to tackle child slavery: Rachel Griffiths

rachel griffiths

Hollywood star Rachel Griffiths says Aussies need to think past selfies when volunteering at overseas orphanages and consider if the children are benefiting.

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Jet-setting Australians plagued by travel sickness

travel sickness

New research shows that Australian travellers are losing precious holiday time as they’re not aware of the health risks associated with travel.

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48hrs in Munich: explore the highlights on a city break

Munich

Fairy-tale streets, green gardens, stunning architecture, and beer – there’s a lot to do and see on a weekend holiday in Munich, writes Lukas Johannes.

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Preparing for a Galapagos cruise

Galapagos

For nature lovers heading off on a once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruise, knowing some things ahead of time will only serve to enrich the experience. Marissa Ellis-Snow has all the tips to preparing for your Galapagos adventure.

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Washington DC Dupont Circle: A view from the top

  Every city has its elite neighbourhoods and Washington DC ’s historic Dupont Circle stands out as a beacon in that nation’s capital. Roderick Eime walks the hallowed streets.

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Don’t ever order this on your flight…..

flight attendants

They have to deal with small confined spaces, irate passengers and clean dirty toilets, but there is one thing you don’t want to ask a Flight Attendant for.

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DIY botanical touring in Oman

Oman

Over the years I have turned into a botanical ‘twitcher’.  Like avid birdwatchers, I am forever keen to expand the number of (plant) species I encounter and can identify ‘in the wild’. Until Oman’s rich botanical heritage is showcased at the Oman Botanic Gardens (still a few years away I suspect) I recommend a ‘do-it-yourself’

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The Vasa Museum – A must visit when in Stockholm

vasa museum

  Like the Titanic, the warship Vasa – the pride of the Swedish Navy’s fleet – keeled over and sank on her maiden voyage. The year was 1628, the captain was promptly arrested, interrogated and imprisoned – then released and no one was held responsible for the disaster. The 69-metre-long vessel capsized after being struck

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The top 4 Michelin restaurants in Paris

Michelin restaurants in Paris

The French love to eat as much as they love to cook! And, Paris happens to be one mecca for food. From quaint bistros to high-end classy gourmet restaurants which serve the finest products of sheer gastronomical experiments. But the Michelin-starred restaurants are a league apart. Here’s a list of the best Michelin restaurants in

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