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Ireland

The big easy: Coastal trips are perfect if you're not in a rush.

Australia

Ten great vrooms with a view

Your quick guide to the best drives on offer across the planet and closer to home.

Tripologist

The Tripologist: where to go in France?

Saint-Flour

The Tripologist The Lot is a part of France that has not yet been 'discovered'. This is rural France at its best.

Global

World's best St Patrick's Day parties

Jolyon Attwooll For the celebration of the national saint of one, relatively small country, St Patrick's Day has assumed proportions way beyond Ireland's borders.

Ireland

When lineage draws you to the Emerald Isle

A trip to Ireland uncovers long-lost family links, writes Helen O'Neill.

More stories on Ireland

Photo galleries

Ireland: off the beaten track

A week sampling the delights of Ireland.

Top 10 places to celebrate Christmas

4. BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA. Come 25 December the beach acts as a magnet for backpackers a long way from home, who celebrate alongside other 'Christmas orphans.' Bands and DJs rock the Pavilion, everyone checks out everyone else, and a festive atmosphere prevails.

Christmas has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location.

More photo galleries on Ireland

Travellers Tips

The Tripologist

Should you be worried by the government’s travel warnings?

Comapss

The Tripologist For each country, DFAT assigns one of four risk levels that reflect the potential dangers a traveller might face.

Q&A

Your questions

With the EU Schengen Convention in place, is there a way we can holiday in Europe for six months straight?

Map of Ireland

Travel News

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

Jetstar

12:19pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

Croatia expels tourist for punching monk seal

9:06am | A man who punch a Mediterranean monk seal has been fined and expelled from Croatia.

Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

ANNIE DANG 9:48am | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

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