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A new way to dodge city traffic? Hover car trial planned for Tel Aviv

Jolyon Attwooll New hover car trial planned for Tel Aviv expected to change the way we get around in the future.

Spas

Wriggle rooms

Within the sumptuous surrounds of a modern spa, things can sometimes start to get weird, writes Keith Austin.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

Dead sea

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

The Tripologist

Keep the kids happy little Dolomites

MICHAEL GEBICKI We are concerned about how to keep things interesting for the kids after Gallipoli.

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Photo galleries

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.

World's top 10 party towns

Partygoers at Love Parade street party. Tel Aviv

Lonely Planet names the best cities in the world to party the night (and day) away in.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

On the phone on three continents

iPhone travel app plane

Tripologist What is the least costly way to use mobile phones and email while travelling across three continents?

Best in travel

World's top 10 cities for 2011 named

Valencia

Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2011.

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Travel News

Deals of the week: Germany romantic back roads

Germany's romantic back road to Vienna.

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Take an early bird 10 per cent off a romantic tour of Germany and Austria's back roads during 2015.

Traveller letters: Skytrax's fifth best airline a turkey

Customer service must not be one of Skytrax's judging criteria when it comes to judging the world's best airlines.

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

12:31pm | 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.

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