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Active in Southeast Asia

Saddle up: cycling along the Danube with Persenbeug Castle in the background.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

Indonesia

Beating heart of Java

Yogyakarta Java

Brigid Delaney ventures beyond Bali to a land of smart cities, friendly locals and incredible temples.

Global

Extreme: the kooky new holiday activities that will blow your mind

Charlotte Piho

David Whitley Holiday ideas that are putting new spins on destinations around the world, writes David Whitley.

Burma

The ride intentions

Burma

If it's good enough for Barack Obama to visit, it's good enough for the Sydney Swans. David Sygall joined a premiership winner, a couple of future stars and a crew of intrepid cyclists on a journey...

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World's most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Walk this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

World's top 10 most thrilling experiences

6. RUNNING WITH THE BULLS, PAMPLONA, SPAIN. Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the event, running with the bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona has come to symbolize some kind of macho pinnacle. Bull runs start at 8am every day from 7 to 14 July.

Take a deep breath, get strapped in and feel the buzz in these heart-pounding experiences, as named by Lonely Planet.

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Travel News

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

Soutwest Airlines plane.

3:09pm | A family was asked to get off flight in the US because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline's service.

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

ANNIE DANG 10:34am | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

'Drunk' Ryanair passenger attempts to open plane door during flight

LIZZIE PORTER 8:59am | A nervous flyer drunkenly attempted to open the exit door on a Dublin-bound Ryanair flight after mistaking it for the toilet.

Snow industry's powdery promises doubted by skiers

MISA HAN 1:01pm | Reports of excellent snow cover in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller have left a flurry of powdery promises on social media.

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