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Italy

The Backpacker

Solo traveller seeking company? Here's the answer

kiss, censorship, lovers, relationships.

The Backpacker There's one sure-fire way to find yourself some travelling company.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: here comes Cruise Week

Emerald Waterways supplied

Sally Macmillan The third National Cruise Week starts next Monday, with cruises worth $100,000 up for grabs.

Luxe Nomad

GPS sends family on perilous route in Italy

Satnav fail.

Lee Tulloch Family's rental car ends up perilously perched on top of a flight of stairs in an Italian village.

Six of the best: Cool hotel and resort bars

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The Rocks Bar, Vomo Island Resort, Fiji

Ute Junker Even in New York, where it's all about the new and the now, there's room for the classics.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Devout digs

Monastero Santa Rosa, Conca dei Marini, Italy.

Grandeur and heritage vibes remain in these former places of worship.

Photos

So bad it's good: when tourist attractions go wrong

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain.

From world-famous landmarks originally dismissed as monstrosities to bungled construction projects and half-baked theme parks, sometimes getting it wrong makes a site far more attractive.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Heartbreak holidays: The best places to go after a break up

Vietnam is a destination that will help you put your life in perspective.

Ute Junker If you need to get over it you should get away from it. Here are the best places to go.

The Backpacker

Find freedom: How to take a year off to travel

Freedom ... it is possible to spend a year travelling, but you need to prepare.

The Backpacker Don’t pack too much. Turn off your phone. Get good insurance. The dos and don'ts of spending 12 months overseas.

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Travel News

Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

Don't pee here

OLIVER SMITH 9:25am | A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

12:25pm | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

28 Aug | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

28 Aug | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

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