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Food & Wine

Vineyards in the Loire Valley, France.

The Backpacker

I'm a painful travel nerd, and that's OK

The Backpacker There's a fear for all travellers when you come home from an amazing experience.

South Australia

McLaren Vale wineries: Dirt tracks lead to red heaven

Hills of Fleurieu Peninsula

Daniel Scott You can't beat crisp air, rolling vineyards, a cosy winery and a Shiraz, writes Daniel Scott.

Japan

Weird theme bars in Tokyo: The robot and the Barbie doll

Patrons enjoying Friday night at Ton Ton Yakitori bar, Ginza.
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Steve McKenna I have spent the evening hopping around Tokyo's weird and wacky theme bars.

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.

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Special features

ACT

Zesty flavours, sleek spaces

Authentic ... Italian & Sons delivers in cool surrounds.

At every level of dining, there are delights to discover, writes Julietta Jameson.

Queensland

The beautiful home of Australia's most atrocious wine

Kuranda

Megan Levy Megan Levy needs to relax with a glass of red after a busy trip to the tropical north, even if the wine is "Australia's most atrocious".

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Photo galleries

Photos

The hottest bars in the coolest neighbourhoods

Limes Hotel roof bar.

Around Australia's cities, take a look at the hottest bars to enjoy a drink in the coolest neighbourhoods.

Photos

World's biggest beer festival kicks off

Oktoberfest 2012

The world's largest beer festival opened with a pop Saturday as the first keg was tapped at Munich's Oktoberfest, a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and millions of ales.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Apple without the turkey

Tripologist We will be spending Christmas in New York City. We are concerned about how to celebrate Christmas Day.

Gourmet travel

New wave of foodies want their caviar, too

Jane E. Fraser As appreciation for good food and wine continues to grow, Australians are pursuing gourmet pleasures in unexpected destinations.

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Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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