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Worldwide

Continental gifts

These seven Traveller writers spend their lives crisscrossing the globe. Here are their ultimate three-week itineraries for the continents they know best.

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

Chile

The Backpacker There are some destinations where you can’t fail to take good photos.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Meekong cruising

Victoria Jenna

Sally Macmillan River cruising in Asia is becoming a popular option for thousands of Australian tourists.

Global

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

Dead sea

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

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Photo galleries

Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

A glimpse behind the closed doors of Yangon

A man works in a rice field in Dala township, near Yangon

Myanmar's former capital and biggest city Yangon is a crumbling monument to almost half a century of isolation and mismanagement at the hands of generals who took power in a 1962 coup and ruled with...

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Travellers Tips

The Backpacker

Find freedom: How to take a year off to travel

Freedom ... it is possible to spend a year travelling, but you need to prepare.

The Backpacker Don’t pack too much. Turn off your phone. Get good insurance. The dos and don'ts of spending 12 months overseas.

Tips

Tourists behaving badly: how to avoid being a travel jerk

Foreign tourists sunbath while Balinese attend the Melasti ceremony prayer at Kuta beach.

Chris Pritchard Aussie tourists make plenty of cultural gaffes, and some travel agents think Bali is to blame.

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Travel News

No nudes is bad news for Germany's nudists

Germans will still happily get naked while holidaying in France and Spain, but nudist clubs in their home country are in decline.

5:45pm | Germans still love to bask naked on holidays, but at home the nudist scene is facing a decline.

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

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