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Washington Dc

Tourists queuing at base of Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

Worldwide

How to beat the queues at the world's busiest attractions

Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.

USA

Power and the palate

House rules ... the Obamas like dining out

Alex Spillius knows where Washington's political elite go to unwind - and the tables to book this election year.

United States

24 hours in Washington, DC

Arlington Cemetery.

Dead presidents, living presidents. If there is one thing they could agree on, it's a love for this city, writes Dugald Jellie.

USA

Gettysburg and other addresses

Daniel Day Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the movie LINCOLN.
 

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After Barack Obama's swearing-in for a second term, David Whitley traces the story of another US president immortalised in a new movie.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Tourists beware: thievery hotspots around the world

London may not have the reputation for crime that some other cities do, but it's actually one of Europe's worst cities for thieves.

Mark Juddery When a bag containing my laptop and smartphone was stolen in London, it was a shock to me - but not to the locals.

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.

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Travel News

Orpheus Island resort takes luxury to another level

Guests sit on the beach at Orpheus Island.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Orpheus Island Beach Resort on the Great Barrier Reef has just opened its newly renovated South Suites.

Deals of the week: Cruising goes half price

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Ambling from Scandinavia to sunny Miami, this 47-night cruise package is now almost half price.

Traveller letters: Understand how a cash passport card works

I purchased a cash passport card and have widely used it throughout Europe.

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

MICHAEL KOZIOL 3:26pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

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