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Florence

The farewell dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London.

Global

Whirlwind of rich rewards

A pauper among princes and princesses, Max Anderson fastens his seatbelt for an air tour of a lifetime.

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.

Worldwide

How to beat the queues at the world's busiest attractions

Paris Eiffel Tower queues

Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.

Mama Holiday

To Airbnb or not Airbnb?

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Tracey Spicer When travelling overseas, do you stay in someone's home or a hotel room?

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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

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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