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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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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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‘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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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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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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