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Viral fame turns quiet town into tourist hotspot

The Mona Lisa, The Great Wall of China, The Trevi Fountain; it seems some of the wonders of the world are being destroyed by hoards of tourists. What can we do to protect them? Swiss town of Lavertezzo overrun with tourists after video goes viral. Photo: Irene Grassi THIS quiet …

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The surprising thing banned from the cockpit

Ever wondered what your airline pilot does during a flight? The answer might be surprising! These are the rules pilots have to obey in the cockpit. WHETHER it’s reading a book, binge-watching films or seeing just how many of those little bottles of wine you can put away, everyone has …

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UK border crackdown by 2019

Aussies with European passports would not have the right to live in the UK automatically once freedom of movement ends. Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images. FREEDOM of movement between the UK and European Union is expected to end by March 2019 when a new immigration system will be in place. UK …

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Toddler’s Disneyland rant: ‘It’s a sham’

For most children, a trip to Disneyland is a dream come true. Not Mila Stauffer though. Having previously explained what was wrong with airport security, she now takes apart the so-called “happiest place on earth.” “If you go to Disneyland,” Mila tells the camera. “Prepare for a heartache.” Credit: Katie …

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Nothing’s gonna mess with these tourists’ holidays

Firefighters work to put out a fire in Biguglia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on July 24, 2017. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA People evacuated due to wild fires watch smoke rising from still raging fires in Bormes-les-Mimosas on July 26, 2017. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Andrea …

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The expensive truth about travel cards

Read the fine print to avoid any “hidden” travel money card fees. IT WAS my own fault, really. When I decided to load my holiday money onto a travel card I was so focused on avoiding some international fees and locking in a good exchange rate that I completely missed …

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Say goodbye to your passport

The government is considering a new plan that would see your personal information stored on a huge database which would allow you to travel passport-free If facial recognition technology is rolled out, you’ll be able to keep these safely packed away. NEW technology will be rolled out at Australian airports …

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Why you should book your seat on this row

The biggest mistake people make is not getting full value for their points. Courtesy ABC News FREE upgrades are the holy grail of air travel. They’re said to exist, although they often seem like an urban legend. And there’s nothing we won’t do in the hope of scoring one, even …

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Is this the world’s creepiest motel?

Hair in shower drains and questionable stains on bedsheets are usually the scariest things about hotels, but these hotels will have you screaming for a totally different reason. Sound effects: YouTube/BerlinAtmospheres & YouTube/Scary Sound Effects The Clown Motel in Nevada is the stuff of nightmares. Photo: TripAdvisor Traveller LEGEND has …

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Tourist dies after 30 metre cliff plunge

Glacier National Park in Montana. Picture: iStock OFFICIALS with Montana’s Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death. Park officials said in a statement Monday that 26-year-old …

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