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Beach Active Holidays

Luxury lagoon escape ... Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa.

Samoa

The new surfer's paradise

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

Queensland

Glad tidings

Continental drift ... paddling alongside Hudson Island.

Andrew Bain explores the long beaches and palm-fringed coastline of Hinchinbrook Island from the seat of a kayak.

Hawaii

Aloha, bring your boots

Snorkelling, surfing lazing about in a hammock and trekking. Erin O'Dwyer discovers a new side to Hawaii.

Tonga

Alone in the isle seat

Seeking solitude, Ben Stubbs strikes out in a kayak to find a deserted tropical island in Tonga.

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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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No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

Germans will still happily get naked while holidaying in France and Spain, but nudist clubs in their home country are in decline.

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

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