World Travel

Surprise secret: Bali’s ‘other’ beaches

The shipwreck USAT Liberty is great for diving. Picture: Istock THERE’S more to Bali beach life than Kuta bars and traffic jams. Sample some of these quieter shores, a reminder that Bali can still be blissful. BALIAN Drive west from Seminyak for 90 minutes on the trunk road that heads …

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Australian Holidays

You can holiday in Australia’s most iconic home

You can now rent The Castle! The Castle’s iconic Bonnie Doon holiday home is now on Airbnb. What’s even more serene than kicking your feet up on a country getaway in Bonnie Doon is kicking your feet up in Bonnie Doon in Australia’s most iconic holiday home. That’s right, The …

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Travel Advice

Clue to deadly disease traveller missed

David Koch explains how to pick a policy that’s right for you AN AUSTRALIAN backpacker who thought her numb toes and hair loss was due to lots of walking and swimming on her dream world trip actually had diabetes — and could have died every time she worked out. Carly …

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Travel Advice

What happens when pilots hate each other?

Inside the QANTAS flight simulator The secret ‘do not pair’ system for pilots. THERE’S nothing worse than spending a long haul flight sat next to somebody who’s getting on your nerves — especially if they’re helping you fly the plane. Because of this, airlines have adapted a secret system which …

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Travel Ideas

Surprising thing people do on flights

The first Virgin Australia flight has touched down in Hong Kong with Sir Richard Branson in attendance. BESIDES watching TV shows and movies, reading and sleeping, there’s not much you can do to while away the hours on a flight. But there’s a surprising new activity thousands of travellers have …

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Travel Ideas

Naked tourists in Thailand busted in beach romp

Watch the moment two drunk British tourists were frogmarched naked along a Pattaya beach and arrested – after being caught ‘having sex’ in the sea. Video: ViralPress THIS is the shocking moment two tourists were frogmarched naked along a Thai beach and arrested after being accused of having sex in …

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Travel Ideas

Under-the-radar spot cheaper than Bali

James Taylor was surfing in Melkbosstrand, South Africa when he spotted a giant injured squid. Taylor approached the squid and, to his surprise, the squid clung on to his surfboard and wouldn’t let go. Credit: James Taylor via Storyful Seven reasons why Cape Town should be your next holiday. WHILE …

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Travel Advice

Hostie’s ultimate kind gesture for widower

A caring flight attendant can make all the difference to a journey. AIRLINES and flight attendants tend to cop a fair bit of flak, whether it be the fallout from flying horror stories to dealing with passengers’ bizarre requests. So it’s refreshing to see a heartwarming story involving a flight …

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Travel Ideas

Search for Sophie Dowsley called off

Australian woman Sophie Dowsley. Picture: AAP Image/Supplied by Royal Canadian Mounted Police THE SEARCH for missing 34-year-old Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley has officially come to an end after Canadian authorities announced they would no longer continue their search. Ms Dowsley went missing while hiking through rugged terrain in British Columbia …

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Travel Ideas

‘This moment is your holy grail’

Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo i​s ​​the only place where visitors can see the largest species of gorillas in the world — the eastern lowland gorilla.​ The park is hoping to increase ecotourism by habituating more of the silverbacks to be comfortable around humans. Video: Madeline Marshall. …

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