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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.

Free attractions

Nothing really matters

Kyoto Imperial Palace

If you've questioned that old saying about the best things in life, The Tripologist Michael Gebicki has proof that it's actually, well, on the money.

Top 10

Destination discovery

national museum of emerging science tokyo.

Brian Johnston seeks out the top 10 overseas science museums, guaranteed to fire the imagination.

United States

They came, they soared

Dugald Jellie retraces the Wright brothers' first flight, the moment when mankind's oldest dream became reality.

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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

Golden Princess largest cruise ship to be based in Melbourne

Golden Princess

ANNIE DANG 11:32am | Golden Princess will be the biggest cruise ship to hit Melbourne.

London's first skyscraper hotel: Shangri-La to open at the Shard

8:53am | Shangri-La hotel brings Asian-style comfort and luxury to Western Europe's global city.

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 10:38am | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 16 Apr | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

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