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Bliss beyond the bustle

Be cocooned in comfort at the heart of Bangkok's commercial district, writes Daniel Fallon.

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NZ lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am Nigella Lawson granted 'special direction' to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the US for cocaine use.

Air travel: Mumbai's new airport terminal doubles as art museum

Air travel: President apologises for 'world's worst airport'

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism after Royal visit

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Life cycles of the city

KERRY VAN DER JAGT Kerry van der Jagt takes to the streets on two wheels for a look at one of Honolulu's hippest new hoods.


The battle for Delhi's bellies

LEISA TYLER India's cuisine wars pit the old against the new.

South America

Alive and kicking

UTE JUNKER Air travel in South America is not all dog eat dog, as Ute Junker discovered.


Istanbul, Turkey: The city of delight

LEE TULLOCH Named the No. 1 destination for 2014, Istanbul's complexities are hard to resist.


Chateau de love

A Durham museum houses treasures from one of history's great shopping sprees, writes Fiona Bruce.


Denver: One day three ways

ELSPETH CALLENDER If you're in Denver on a summery Saturday rise early to 'downward dog your tail off' with 1000 others at Yoga on the Rocks.

Expert traveller


Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

Traveller quiz

Test your knowledge: Traveller quiz

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Air travel

Flight test: Etihad Coral economy class

FLIP BYRNES I was so parched at one point I considered drinking my contact lens solution.

Luxe Nomad

Why train travel is the best

LEE TULLOCH Fast cars make me nervous. But I love the whoosh of speeding along by rail.

The Tripologist

What is the best currency to pay in overseas?

MICHAEL GEBICKI When I make an electronic transaction overseas, sometimes I am offered a choice - pay in local currency or in Aussie dollars. What's the best option?

It's time to cut Americans some slack

THE BACKPACKER American tourists: loud, rude and demanding? Sometimes, but there's more to them than that.

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Coming soon: Superjumbos with no economy seats

Travellers' Check One airline is flying in the face of budget carriers by fitting out planes with only premium seats.

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Mama Holiday

Is eco-tourism an oxymoron?

To go on a holiday you have to travel on pollution-producing planes, trains, or automobiles.

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The Big Picture: reader travel photos, April 19, 2014

Send one unpublished image of a special moment from your travels taken in the past two years (at least 1MB and 300dpi in JPEG form) to along with your name, address and daytime telephone number. Also, please tell us in 100 words or less where and when the image was taken and what made it so memorable. The overall winner and a partner will travel to Singapore, courtesy of Singapore Airlines, spend four nights for two at Accor Hotels' new Sofitel So Singapore and take part in a special travel photography-inspired itinerary for two of Singapore from the Singapore Tourism Board. The winner will also receive two 2015 memberships to Clique, Fairfax Media's photography club, one framed print of the winning photograph and a portfolio review by a Fairfax Media staff photographer. For a full list of terms and conditions, see