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Luxe Nomad

Why train travel is the best

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Lee Tulloch Fast cars make me nervous. But I love the whoosh of speeding along by rail.

Air travel

Istanbul airport climbing rank to join London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle as Europe's top air hubs

Istanbul's Ataturk airport is on course to establish itself as one of Europe's busiest air hub.

The Backpacker

How dumb tourists are ruining great places

A couple kiss near lamp posts covered with padlocks

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

Europe

The other Euro stars

Europe's lesser-visited cities are just as eye-catching, fascinating and fun as their more well-trodden counterparts, writes David Whitley.

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Photos

Perfect Paris

People walk in the Tuileries Garden in central Paris during a warm and sunny winter day March 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau  (FRANCE - Tags: TRAVEL CITYSCAPE ENVIRONMENT)

Paris was once again in the world's top tourist destination in 2013, with 32.3 million tourists.

Lyon Festival of Lights

View of Chinese Corner installation by artist Li Li and the support of Canton city at the Tete d'Or parc during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights in central Lyon late in the night December 5, 2013. The Festival of Lights, with designers from all over the world, is one of Lyon's most famous Festivals to date and will run from December 6 to December 9, 2013.

The 15th "Fête des Lumières" (Festival of Lights), a secular version of a religious tradition devoted to Virgin Mary and dating back 152 years.

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Travellers Tips

The Tripologist

How to avoid getting robbed overseas

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The Tripologist Confidence counts - don't make yourself a target when you're travelling.

Europe

Budget best: cheapest ways to do Europe's greatest cities

Eiffel Tower Paris Heat

Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Map of France

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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