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The $270m airport hardly anyone uses

Shelley Hedgecock Starks was on a Spirit Airlines flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Dallas when another woman sitting near her gave birth. Nurses and other medical workers who happened to be on board all pitched in to help. Shelley captured this video of the newborn baby on her phone with …

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Places you need to know in Bangkok

The best Bangkok bites for your next Thai holiday. EATING and drinking in Bangkok is akin to a national sport. As such, the scale of epicurean fare in the Thai capital is unparalleled. The city is famous for its drool-inducing street food, historic shophouse eateries and ramshackle local bars. Then …

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‘NZ is so much better than Australia’

Enjoying the view from the deck of his apartment – all for the same price as a one bedder in Bondi. Picture: Supplied. LIKE most Aussies I know, I’ve spent my life poking fun at our Kiwi cousins, mostly because of the way they say ‘fush n’ chups’. Despite this, …

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NZ town swamped by Australian tourists

Queenstown in New Zealand really is too beautiful for its own good. WE’D just arrived back in Queenstown after walking the Routeburn Track, deep in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. We’d had the best possible time: Clear blue skies, crystal mountain streams, breathtaking scenery. We were still on …

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Paradise spot that’s just two hours away

The best tips and tricks to get the most from your travel experience. New Caledonia is a blend of Bora Bora, Bali and Paris. IT’S been touted as an alternative to Bali, Bora Bora and even Paris. It’s one of the cheapest spots for Aussie holiday-makers, and it’s only a …

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‘Perhaps Earhart died beneath the tree’

A number of discoveries on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro may solve the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart American aviator Amelia Earhart — pictured here looking through the cockpit window of an aircraft in Essonne, France — is the subject of one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. …

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Crackdown on the annoying selfie-sticks

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? Milan cracks down on selfie-sticks, food trucks, and glass bottles. IF you didn’t take a selfie, …

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Airline releases funniest safety video yet

British Airways releases a hilarious safety video featuring some of Britain’s biggest stars. British Airways’ latest safety video was the best airline safety video we’ve seen yet. AIRLINES spend huge amounts of money to out-do each other on safety videos, but the star-studded offering from British Airways could be the …

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Crackdown on shameless tourists

Every backpacker must go through the 88 day farm work scheme to extend their 417 visa. Although many love the experience, there are some horror stories from within the industry. Thailand is cracking down on shameless Western ‘beg-packers’. THAILAND is now cracking down on “beg-packers” — shameless Western backpackers begging …

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Is this the world’s weirdest plane?

The odd-looking Airbus Beluga is celebrating 20 years in the air. Courtesy: YouTube/Airbus The Airbus Beluga is one of the largest planes in the world. THE Airbus Beluga is practical, but it’s not exactly beautiful. There are only five in the world, each stamped with a handy serial number, and …

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