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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.

Photography

How to take the ultimate travel selfie

The art of a selfie: be ready to snap away at a moment's notice.

Tatyana Leonov Love it or loathe it, the selfie is getting bigger. You can embrace it, whinge about it, or just hate it. Either way, the selfie is here to stay.

China

Hitting the wall

The great wall of china

Fleur Bainger I don't sleep around. Except on very special occasions.

Samoa

The new surfer's paradise

Samoa

Craig Tansley rides high on Samoa's world-class reef breaks without the crowds of Indonesia or Hawaii.

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Ball ban: Rio's beach crackdown

Under rules aimed at bringing order to Rio's famous beaches, ball games are among the undesirable activities being curtailed or banned as the city that will host a World Cup and Olympics within seven years seeks to clean up its act.

Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.

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Insider

The modern holiday: go now, go hard, go home

Short Breaks illustration by Michael Mucci. SHD TRAVEL MAY 9.

Jane E. Fraser If you think big experiences must come with big vacations, think again. A growing range of getaways shows that short breaks can be long on adventure.

Tips

How to stay fit on the road

Matthias Morel, an airport marketing consultant who travels a lot for work, likes to stay in shape.

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Travel News

Virgin Australia axes Melbourne to Los Angeles services, announces daily flights to Brisbane

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JAMIE FREED 1:15pm | Virgin Australia will increase flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles to a daily service and abandon its Melbourne-Los Angeles flights as rival United Airlines enters the latter route in October.

MH17, Elmo and Sophie Monk: What Qantas travellers are interested in

JAMIE FREED 12:28pm | Passengers can now watch news content on large screen at Qantas domestic business lounges and Qantas Club lounges in all capital cities.

Boeing introduces 'space bins' to increase cabin luggage space

11:08am | Boeing is introducing larger overhead lockers in its plane cabins to accommodate more hand luggage.

Shark sightings boost tourism at film location for Jaws movie

OLIVER SMITH 11:58am | Increased sightings of great white sharks are luring tourists to where Steven Spielberg's Jaws' was filmed.

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