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North America

Spicers Peak Lodge, QLD

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Mexico

Swimming with sea lions in Mexico

seals

Jocelyn Pride The soft eyes of sea lion pups peer up, beckoning me to come and play.

Hotels

Weddings, parties, elephants

Hotel concierges have seen it all - and they can help with it all, too, writes John O'Ceallaigh.

Worldwide

The big chill: the world's top 10 best places to relax

Sahana Spa

As one of Australia's most successful spa entrepreneurs, Lyndall Mitchell travels to health retreats constantly. On her last trip she visited 60 spas in 15 countries.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Live mermaid show in Weeki Watchee, Florida

Weeki Watchee Mermaid show Florida

Behind the scenes at the underwater show "Little Mermaid" at Weeki Watchee Springs State Park in Weeki Watchee, Florida.

Lap of luxury: how sports stars travel

A specially outfitted Delta charter Airbus A319 used for NBA basketball teams

Tailor-made meals and an 'unbelievable' amount of leg room - Delta Air Lines goes all out to cater for US sports teams on its charter jets.

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Travellers Tips

Air travel

Come cry with me

Baby crying plane

Flying with a toddler? Fasten your seatbelt, advises Dugald Jellie. There's a white-knuckle ride ahead.

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

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Travel News

Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

 Familie van Veldhuizen-Marckelbach In Memoriam Facebook page

ANNIE DANG 4:03pm | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

30 Jul | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

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