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Luxury Holidays in Central America

The crew on the Equatorial Explorer tour.

Global

My plane, my way

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

Spas

Cool, calm and corrected

Spa

It seems nothing is too out there in global spas devoted to your relaxation, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

Private islands

Becoming castaways: how to rent a private island

Would-be castaways can take their pick of islands for rent around the world.

Become a latter-day Robinson Crusoe by renting an island, writes Louise Southerden.

Panama

School's out for dictators

Water torture ... beyond the hotel pool lies dense jungle.

Gentility has replaced lessons in torture at the Hotel Melia, writes Louise Southerden.

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Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have no-strings-attached sexual encounters.

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Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

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Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again

RICHARD WILLINGHAM 19 Aug | Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, out-scoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.

Sultan of Brunei bids for New York's Plaza Hotel

19 Aug | Brunei's latest hotel bid follows celebrities, including Richard Branson and Anna Wintour, who have called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by the sultan, including the Dorchester in London.

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