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Woman dances with a hoola hoop as she moves to the beat of electronic music during the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami March 15, 2013.

US

The 'new' Miami: Shaking off a shady reputation

Lance Richardson Trashy yet entrancing, Miami's streets offer a diverse mix of creativity, writes Lance Richardson.

USA

New Orleans, and all that jazz

Conti & Dauphine Street, French Quarter

Brigid Delaney hits New Orleans, lets loose her inhibitions and declares the city the fun-filled wild child of the South.

Mama Holiday

The latest Australian holiday trend is 'gramping'

Three generational family gathered around table playing card game

Tracey Spicer A bumper sticker I once saw sums it up perfectly: 'Adventure before dementia.'

Wildlife

Responsible wildlife tourism: Close encounters

Playful Killers

David Whitley There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself, writes David Whitley.

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Photo galleries

Photos

So bad it's good: when tourist attractions go wrong

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain.

From world-famous landmarks originally dismissed as monstrosities to bungled construction projects and half-baked theme parks, sometimes getting it wrong makes a site far more attractive.

Photos

New York: National September 11 Memorial Museum

A helmet New York City Fire Department Captain Patrick John Brown wore on September 11, 2001,  on display during a press preview of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Wednesday, May. 14, 2014 in New York.

After more than $700 million and years of delay, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has opened to the public.

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Travellers Tips

Worldwide

Don't go there: the destinations you need to avoid

Thailand coup with tourists

Karen Halabi Which destinations should you cross off your list? Some of them may surprise you.

USA

Twenty reasons to visit Santa Barbara

California, Santa Barbara

Julie Miller Santa Barbara is a seaside haven epitomising the Californian dream.

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Travel News

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

IKEA Tempe

ANNIE DANG 3:33pm | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again

RICHARD WILLINGHAM 19 Aug | Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, out-scoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.

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