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A day in the life of Australian orangutan whisperer

Orangutan

We spent a day in the life of Leif Cocks, The Orangutan Project founder and President. A passionate campaigner for orangutans and a key player in developing conservation plans for orangutans and influencing positive change for orangutan protection and survival. After having arrived in Jakarta the previous evening, we have an early start at 3:30am

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Caviar and Bear in Finland

Helsinki

You can feast on bear and meat or smoked poro (reindeer) – even black caviar from sturgeon farmed in Finland. They’re not signature dishes on the menu at Helsinki’s top restaurants – they’re every day delicacies that can be found at the Finnish capital’s indoor wanha kauppahall (old market hall), which turns 130 years old next

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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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