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Insta account calls BS on fake travel snaps

An Instagram account is calling BS on people’s unrealistic camping photos. Picture: iStock CERTAIN people on Instagram, and their picture-perfect lives, have a way of making us feel pretty inferior about our own. It’s especially the case with holiday photos, and when we compare other people’s extraordinarily well-framed, well-lit, well-composed …

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Luxury Bali stays with the kids

Take a look inside one of Bali’s beautiful holiday villas and also some scenes from local streets. TAKING the family to Bali is the perfect way to escape the winter blues and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Forget trying to score the best deal on a hotel or …

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‘I judge parents who dump kids at clubs’

Every parent will have to, at some point, fly with young children. Are there ways to make trips less stressful? MarketWatch’s Catey Hill discusses with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Vsurkov HAVE you ever sipped a poolside cocktail on holiday while your offspring enjoyed some supervised finger painting with pals? Or perhaps …

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What people use plane Wi-Fi for

A sneak peek of Qantas engineers installing wifi hardware into a plane. THREE months ago Qantas switched on in-flight Wi-Fi on one of its Boeing 737-800s, promising to offer fast and free connectivity for passengers up and down the Australian east coast. While the concept of Wi-Fi on planes has …

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New vegetarian-only inflight menu

British Airways tried a new ingredient that they hoped wouldl pep up perennially bland airline food, Scott McCartney reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Ian Macaulay/British Airways. Air India is no longer serving meat to its domestic economy passengers. Picture: iStock AN AIRLINE has sparked un uproar with its decision to …

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Pilot’s pep talk before ‘hideous’ flight

Stay calm – there is plenty of wine and cheese on board. Picture: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images THE NOTORIOUSLY windy domestic flight from Auckland to Wellington night was set to be a rough one on Thursday night, following the week’s lashing of rain and wind on the New Zealand capital. Media …

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‘Humiliated’: Airline ‘treated us like dogs’

David Wadge and Dr Merima Isakovic have been wheelchair users for over 20 years, but both were not allowed to board their Scoot flight from the Gold Coast to Singapore because they didn’t have a carer Dr Merima Isakovic and David Wadger were turned away at the gate before they …

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Couple’s honeymoon turns to nightmare

Great tips that can improve your culinary experience overseas. Peony Lim’s honeymoon did not go as expected. Picture: Peony Lim THIS Instagram star and her new husband had the perfect start to their marriage with a picture-perfect wedding — and then the dream turned into a nightmare on their honeymoon. …

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Dubai’s toxic culture drove me out

In what could be described as one of the dumbest photo ideas in the world, Russian Instagram Queen, Viki Odintcova hangs 1000ft in the air off a Dubai Skyscraper, all for a photo. Courtesy: @a_mavrin/instagram This is the reality most tourists experience — bright lights, fancy hotels and fast cars. …

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Kate Langbroek’s epic souvenir fail

These young baby gibbons have been taken in by the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. They are enjoying their care, and are happily playing with some toys and puzzles in this video. Credit: YouTube/Swiatoczamigoski via Storyful WE’VE all brought home a tacky souvenir or two …

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