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Mongolia

The shrinking Dead Sea.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

Mongolia

In the grip of the Gobi

Desert ritual ... Mongolian wrestlers at a local festival.

Stephen Phelan receives a traditional welcome of fermented mare's milk and vodka — followed by an invitation to wrestle.

Revealed

Secret spots: 10 places you will never visit

Never visit

No matter how widely you travel, there are some secret spots you'll never get to visit. Here are 10 of them.

Luxe Nomad: in search of the exotic

Lee Tulloch

Lee Tulloch It doesn't seem so long ago that the very definition of an exotic holiday was a midwinter trip to Thailand.

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Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

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Places you will never visit

Never visit

No matter how much you travel, here are 10 places around the world you will never get to visit. From Daniel Smith's book, 100 Places You Will Never Visit.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Plane v train across Siberia

Tripologist How would you suggest we get from Mongolia to Moscow without flying on either Aeroflot or Air China?

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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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