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Europe

France

Postcard France: ice hole diving

Brian Johnston I roll with a plop into the ice hole. My chest feels tight, and shallow breathing fills my ears.

France

Best food spots in central France: The secret inside

Hiking in Madargue Hills near Riom.

Guy Wilkinson Guy Wilkinson finds the fare of central France is far from middling.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Cycling the Danube

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

Italy

Dolomites, Italy: A taste of the high life

Woman on fixed rope route onto Paterno, Alta Pusteria, Sexten Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy.

Kate Farrelly You don't need skis or snow to make the most of the attractions of northern Italy's rugged Dolomites, writes Kate Farrelly.

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Photos

Knee-wobbling glass lookout opens in French Alps

 'Step into the Void' installation at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix, in the French Alps.

The 'Step into the Void' installation at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix, in the French Alps opens on Saturday.

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

Shopping

Open and shut case

Sascha Griffin

Nina Karnikowski Trying to shut your suitcase should not end in tears, writes Nina Karnikowski.

Tripologist

Tripologist: Hip-pocket help for hire-car country hopping

Amsterdam

Tripologist If you return your hire car in another country from the one you hired it in, your operator is going to crunch you with a one-way fee.

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Travel News

Deals of the week: Bali bargain

Nikko Resort, Bali.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Stay six nights at the Grand Nikko Bali at Nusa Dua for the price of three.

Traveller letters: Qantas Club members deserve lounge access, despite codeshares

We have been life members of the Qantas Club for more than 20 years.

Should you be afraid of flying?

BRITTANY MANN 25 Jul | The two Malaysia Airlines incidents have not helped those with a fear of flying, but are those fears realistic?

Donald Trump unveil plans for new Washington DC luxury hotel

25 Jul | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

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