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Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail

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.

Worldwide

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

Paris Eiffel Tower queues

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

Peru

Whistle top tour

Musicians on board HiramBingham train

Catherine Marshall takes the easy road to the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Peru

The Inca alternative

Machu Picchu

Millions have trekked to Machu Picchu but Nicola Iseard finds you don't have to join the crowd to visit the fabled ruins.

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Photo galleries

World's best places for a cuppa

woman with cup

Lonely Planet names the 10 best places in the world to enjoy a cup of tea.

South America's top 10 sights

The ancient ruins of the Inca civilisation at Machu Picchu in Peru.

Australians are heading to South America in droves. Here are the top 10 things to see on the continent.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Tripologist: heads-up on Latin America's lows and highs

Machu Picchu

Tripologist The best time to visit Machu Picchu is between late April and September.

Map of Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail

Travel News

Delta pilot on wrong taxiway unleashes fury on air-traffic control

Delta Airlines

ABBY PHILLIP 29 Jul | This story from one of the world’s busiest airport might be amusing if it weren’t just slightly horrifying.

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

LAURA WALTERS 4:31pm | Hundreds of Air New Zealand face third night in Hawaii after plane broke down.

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

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