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Budget Holidays in Europe

Italy

Rome on $50 a day

Colosseum, Rome

Once you've found a bed, you can enjoy the Eternal City on a tight budget, writes Steve McKenna.

Ben Groundwater

Why trains are better than planes

Train in Cologne, Germany

The Backpacker Two Dutch girls, a Swedish guy, a Belgian and an Aussie in one cabin. Beats flying.

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.

Travel budgets

Warning: dip ahead

shd travel june 30 dollar proof cook islands hi-res from Gaynor Stanley, On behalf of Cook Islands Tourism gaynor@pepr.com.au

Jane Reddy Our falling currency is no bar to Australian travellers finding good-value destinations, writes Jane Reddy, who has done the homework for you on where the bargains are.

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Eastern Europe's finest hostel

Hostel Mostel guest

Comfortable and with great service, Hostel Mostel in Bulgaria must be the finest hostel in Eastern Europe.

World's best free attractions

Where to? Mystery tours are back in fashion.

Backpacker blogger Ben Groundwater names the best free attractions around the world.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: In Britain for work or pleasure

Campania, 
Amalfi Coast.

Tripologist My partner and I plan to backpack through Britain and Europe for six months.

Tips

Today, the greenback, tomorrow the world

Travel Australian Dollar illustration

Jane E. Fraser How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.

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Map of Europe

Travel News

Should you be afraid of flying?

Plane flying around a storm. Wing.

BRITTANY MANN 10:52am | 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

9:46am | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

Economic recovery drives more UK, US tourists to Australia

9:31am | Economic recovery in the UK and US has helped drive a surge in overseas travellers to Australia.

Gaol kicks off National Trust 'hotel' brand

CAROLYN WEBB 2:35pm | The public will be able to sleep overnight in Old Melbourne Gaol cells, with the National Trust starting to throw open its properties as hotels.

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