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Budget Holidays in Africa

Stunning view ... Sydney Harbour YHA.

World

Ahead of the pack

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater puts to rest the age-old notion that to backpack is to slum it with this list of 'poshpacker' hostels.

Egypt

First class with the pharaohs

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There's a Mediterranean getaway for under a tenner, writes Belinda Jackson.

Budget travel

Travellers turn to cheap adventures amid downturn

Cheaper airfares are compelling increasing numbers of people to book African safaris, Vietnamese bike tours, and Moroccan desert trips as a way to escape news of the depressed - and depressing -...

Among friends in Cairo central

Belinda Jackson The Pension Roma hotel is a budget traveller's dream in the thick of the city action.

Photo galleries

World's best free attractions

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the best free attractions around the world.

Travellers Tips

Tips

Today, the greenback, tomorrow the world

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Jane E. Fraser How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.

Tips

Case study: top tips on packing your bags

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From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.

More travellers tips on Budget Holidays in Africa

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Travel News

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

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 19 Apr | 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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