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Amsterdam

The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington DC.

Free attractions

Nothing really matters

If you've questioned that old saying about the best things in life, The Tripologist Michael Gebicki has proof that it's actually, well, on the money.

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Amsterdam

The Tripologist Could you make a left-field suggestion for my upcoming trip to San Francisco? It’s my second time there and I want to do something memorable.

Cruising

Ships in the night

AXW2TR Curetes Street and Library of Celsus, completed in AD 135. Ephesus, Turkey. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown. shd travel september 15 cruise report ALAMY

Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.

Europe

Anything goes: five things you can do in Amsterdam that are illegal here

Despite threats of a government crackdown, the Amsterdam coffee-shop scene remains robust.

Shaney Hudson Amsterdam satisfies the need for weed and other liberal pursuits.

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Eight of the world's best airport hotels

Inside the spa at Sofitel London Heathrow.

A comfortable bed, good shower, dark rooms and absolute quiet are other cravings of the jetlagged. Nobody wants to be desperate for sleep and have to listen to aeroplanes or traffic noise.

All aboard the beer bike

Beer bike passengers

Tourists in Amsterdam can rent a pedal-powered bar dubbed the 'beer bike'.

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

German trains keep the cost under control

Tripologist My friend and I are travelling around Europe. We have looked at Eurail tickets but it doesn't seem to be value for money. Which is the cheapest way to go about this?

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Travel News

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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