Activities

Luxe nomad

Cruise ships, I was wrong about you

Lee Tulloch Ships for sexy singles, intellectuals or adventurers. I'm no longer horrified by the concept.

Luxe Nomad

The three dangers of duty free

Lee Tulloch Another day, another airport, another few hours of wandering around in a daze before the plane boards. Another duty free shop to peruse.

New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing: The best day walk in New Zealand

Emerald Lakes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand.

Andrew Bain The North Island's extraordinary landscapes are constantly transforming, writes Andrew Bain.

Travel Insider

Who buys duty free on board a plane? You do

Korean Air's A380 features a duty free shop on board.

Jane E Fraser When it comes to buying stuff on planes, there are two things we're most interested in.

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Photos

Luxury submarine: Lovers Deep

With glass-fronted living spaces and a specially assigned concierge, underwater explorers can indulge in luxury on this leisure submarine.

Singapore

Nothing as it seems: Singapore's worst-kept secret

Singapore bar

Robert Upe When in the island city state remember not to judge a book by its cover, writes Robert Upe.

France

Postcard France: ice hole diving

Brian Johnston I roll with a plop into the ice hole. My chest feels tight, and shallow breathing fills my ears.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Christmas cruises

photo:tim-mckenna.com.

Paul Gauguin cruise ship. Photograph supplied. SHD TRAVEL JULY 15 CRUISE.

Sally Macmillan Cruising around Australia during the Christmas holidays is becoming more popular.

India

India: Gliding the golden gateway

Familes washing in Hooghly River, Calcutta.

Peter Cochrane The surrounds of Kolkata's Hooghly River contain all of the follies of the British raj, writes Peter Cochrane.

France

Best food spots in central France: The secret inside

Hiking in Madargue Hills near Riom.

Guy Wilkinson Guy Wilkinson finds the fare of central France is far from middling.

Luxe Nomad

Pass the tea bag: Why I'm over Nespresso

Nespresso capsules

Lee Tulloch So many hotels now use Nespresso machines as a selling point. But I'm over it.

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Supermoon photos from around the world

People stand and look at the moon one day ahead of the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York July 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk.

The Supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk.

Italy

Dolomites, Italy: A taste of the high life

Woman on fixed rope route onto Paterno, Alta Pusteria, Sexten Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy.

Kate Farrelly You don't need skis or snow to make the most of the attractions of northern Italy's rugged Dolomites, writes Kate Farrelly.

Queensland

Brisbane top places to eat: Not the same old story

Brisbane Bridge at Night.

Anthony Dennis No longer a poor culinary cousin, Brisbane has arrived as a food capital, writes Anthony Dennis.

Snow It All

Like 'First World problems', only richer

A woman wears a fur coat and hat while drinking sparkling wine.

Snow It All This 'First World problems' are a bit rich? They're not as rich as the problems of privileged skiers.

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Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Cycling the Danube

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

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Cruising

Cruising Fiji: The ultimate disconnect

Fulaga Lagoon

Katrina Lobley It took three years of negotiations over much kava before a cruise line could set sail for Fiji's remote Lau islands, writes Katrina Lobley.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: the retro holiday

Tracey Spicer Kitchy, retro, flashback, call it what you will, but family holidays have taken on a '70s 'flare'.

Switzerland

Watch shopping in Geneva: time is of the essence

Downtown Geneva

Brian Johnston Brian Johnston clocks into Geneva, birthplace of the world's luxury watch industry.

South Africa

Cape Town Garden Route: Take the low road

credit: steve mckenna

pictured: Gansbei sharks

Steve McKenna Travel the Garden Route from Cape Town for some spectacular sights, writes Steve McKenna.