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Beach Holidays in North America

Believe in magic ... a lagoon on Big Island, Hawaii.


The isles that bind

Kerry van der Jagt finds the spirit of aloha is blooming again as Hawaii undergoes a cultural renaissance.


America's best beach? Not really

Duke Kahanamoku beach

Gary A. Warner I have seen the future and it is hot, wet, sandy and you can get one of those funny-colored drinks with a paper umbrella on top.


Blink if you dare

Circle Island Tour, Oahu, Hawaii.

Caroline Gladstone takes a whistle-stop tour of the highlights from Waikiki to Sunset Beach.


Aloha low-down

Beautiful Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore, Hawaii

After a 25-year absence, Katrina Lobley gets to know the lei of the land all over again for this beginner's guide to a Pacific idyll that's become a true favourite for Australian travellers.

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Security fears fail to dampen spring break

Spring break.

Security fears have failed to stop American students going wild at spring break.

Spring break kicks off


North American college students invade Mexico's beaches despite warnings over gang violence.

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Your questions

Three girlfriends and I are travelling to Honolulu. Any recommendations on things to do while there?

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Magaluf bar crawl shut down in wake of viral sex video

A private security worker watch tourists having fun in Punta Ballena street in the Magaluf zone, in Calvia on Mallorca.

NATALIE PARIS 10:34am | A club night notorious for encouraging drunken sex acts among tourists in Magaluf has been ordered to close down for 12 months.

Hilton hotels to replace room keys with guests' smartphones

10:16am | Hilton Worldwide hotel guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to select specific rooms, make special requests, check in and out, and even unlock their room doors.

Drunk tour driver terrifies passengers in the Top End

9:37am | Alarmed tourists in a Darwin minivan called police when they realised their female driver was showing signs of intoxication.

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

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