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Beach Drives Holidays

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North Stradbroke Island

Blue sky, mine

Geoff Strong remembers when Straddie was as exotic as Paris - and almost as hard to reach.

Maui

Into the wild blue yonder

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Kerrie O'Brien As a holiday destination, Maui proves to be wild at heart, writes Kerrie O'Brien.

Fortaleza

Get down and boogie

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Colin Barraclough Colin Barraclough escapes the real world on a 500-kilometre beach drive in Brazil.

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Spa trek

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If you need some pampering, there are plenty of five-star options in north Queensland, as Joanna Hall discovers.

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Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

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

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