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US to ban citizens from visiting North Korea

European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels to discuss migration and increased tensions on the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in the capital Pyongyang. Picture: AP TWO tourist agencies that operate tours to North Korea say the US government will soon ban …

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Passenger’s last text as plane plunges towards sea

An incredible 1 in 4 people suffer from a fear of flying and with Australia being so far from everywhere else it’s time to get it fixed. We’ll take you through the latest techniques and tips to get you seeing the world in no time. Terrified passengers text loved ones …

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World Travel

Cecil the lion’s son killed by hunter

Zimbabwean lion called “Cecil” was killed by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer in 2015. Picture: 2015. THE son of Cecil the Lion has been killed by trophy hunters just two years after his father suffered the same fate. Conservationists in Zimbabwe confirmed the son of Cecil, whose 2015 …

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Why it’s ok to take the hotel room slippers

The best tips and tricks to get the most from your travel experience. You can take the slippers – but leave the robe behind. They’re our home away from homes around the world but sometimes there are things we’re not too sure about when we check into a hotel. To …

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How to turn seven days off into 17

Aussies don’t take all of their annual leave according to Expedia It’s time to make those public holidays work for you. WHEN it comes to work, nothing is as grim as having a burning desire for a holiday break but hardly any annual leave days in the tank. Maybe that …

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Crazy cruise rides you didn’t know about

There are more crazy rides on cruises than you might expect. GONE are the days when all you expected on a cruise ship was a deck chair, cocktail hour and a sexy legs competition. These days sailing the high seas is full on sensory overload. From skydiving to underwater cycling, …

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How to see Europe for half price

Explore the Mediterranean aboard Azamara Journey. Picture: iStock IF THERE is one thing better than soaking up the Mediterranean sun, it’s doing it for a fraction of the usual cost. Here’s how to pull it off. CRAZY CRUISE RIDES YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT SOUTH AMERICAN SIGHT THAT’S BIGGER THAN RIO …

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Extreme way to avoid high cost of city life

There’s plenty to keep passengers entertained on cruise ship Ovation of the Seas Many people have decided the cost of holidaying long-term was less than the cost of living in New York City. Picture: iStock SAMANTHA Martin, a publicist, wraps up her workday by sending one last email, shutting her …

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Crew’s sordid tales of life at sea

While Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are among the most popular wines on luxury cruise ships, WSJ’s Lettie Teague outlines much broader wine collections kept by cruise sommeliers on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty Crew reveal what it’s like to work on a cruise ship. Picture: iStock IT …

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Why would people do this in the nude?

This nude Instagram page has attracted over 58,000 followers, but the owner says there’s nothing sexual about the photos submitted – it’s all in good fun. Happy Nude Hiking Day. Picture: Instagram COLORADO’S prudent Parks and Wildlife department has already warned residents against celebrating Nude Hiking Day, but that hasn’t …

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