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Central America

Spicers Peak Lodge, QLD

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Costa Rica

Cute overload: the sloth sanctuary

Sloth sanctuary

Life is sweet once the gates open at Costa Rica's sloth sanctuary, one of few in the world specialising in the study of these famously sedentary and solitary mammals.

World

Ahead of the pack

Sydney Harbour YHA

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

Global

My plane, my way

Captain's Choice Jet

Paul Sheehan Eight countries, three weeks, 87 strangers: Paul Sheehan boards a private jet for a serial adventure.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Cutest creatures: baby sloths

Sloth sanctuary

The Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary was founded in 1992 by a Costa Rican named Luis Arroyo and his US wife, Judy Avey.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: SIM-ple fix for iPads overseas

Qantas iPad

Michael Gebicki What is the best data SIM card for my iPad while I'm travelling overseas?

Map of Central America

Travel News

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

The smoke and ash from Mount Tavurvur

MICHAEL KOZIOL 2:04pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

OLIVER SMITH 9:25am | A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

28 Aug | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

28 Aug | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

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