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Traveller

Florence

Q&A

Famous flyer: Sam Moran

Nina Karnikowski Travel leaves its mark on Sam Moran: left arm is full of tattooed passport stamps.

Luxe Nomad

Bogan tourists: ditch the thongs, show some class

Where has the glamour gone? Some tourists should make a bit more effort.

Lee Tulloch Does it make me a snob to wish tourists would make a little more effort to show some class?

The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

Italy

Date with the devil

Nick Trend follows in the footsteps of infamous Renaissance politician Machiavelli, from Florence's corridors of power to a modest Tuscan farmhouse.

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Travellers Tips

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

Tripologist

From Paris to Rome, inhaling as you go

Tripologist How do we decide between the most loved, well-known destinations or attractions and discovering our own in France and Italy when we have only one week in each country?

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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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