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Queensland

You're ruining it ... bridges in France are being covered in 'love locks'.

The Backpacker

How dumb tourists are ruining great places

The Backpacker Some of the world's great sites are being ruined by tourists' love.

Bargains

Deals of the week: Luxury Silk Road rail tour

Bar car on the Golden Eagle train.

Julietta Jameson Beyond Travel 's "Taste of the Silk Road" rail tour begins in Kazakhstan and travels through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan to Russia

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

Weekend away: Mantra Sirocco, Mooloolaba

Mantra Sirocco at Mooloolaba opens out to an esplanade of shops and entertainment.

Scott Beveridge Mantra is right in the heart of Mooloolaba Esplanade with the lift opening to an avenue of clothing shops and eateries.

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Special features

Queensland

Sleek to boutique

Spicers

Revamped hotel kingpins and intimate designer lodgings give visitors a range of stylish choices, writes Belinda Jackson.

Queensland

Indie vibe is right on trend

Shopping

Belinda Jackson finds fashion and jewellery, heels and perfume, in the city's thriving design precincts.

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Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Photos

Six of the best: wellness retreats

Bikini Boot Camp, Mexico, Tulum.

Looking to find a healthier and more balanced you? These top six retreats offer the perfect surrounding to relax and regenerate, writes Flip Byrnes.

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Travellers Tips

Travel Insider

What to do when you need a hotel, right now

Hotel illustration Michael Mucci

Jane E Fraser When you find yourself away from home with no accommodation booked, how do you go about finding a bed?

Flight test

Flight test: Jetstar A320 economy class

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Flight Test The budget airline has its own dedicated lounge on the Gold Coast, but how does it stack up?

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Map of Queensland

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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