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United States

Sunset strips

The world's best beaches

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Paul Edwards The sands of the world are magnets for travellers for any number of reasons. Paul Edwards picks a few of the best.

Texas

A dive oasis in the desert

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L.M. Otero finds an unusual freshwater scuba spot in a remote West Texas waterhole.

New York

Escape in New York

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Jacqui Taffel Amid the traffic, crowds and noise, Jacqui Taffel finds there are plenty of places for quiet reflection.

Hawaii

Big is beautiful

Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano

Tom Wald The appeal of Hawaii's Big Island ranges from beachside relaxation to watching the dramatic forces of nature in action, writes Tom Wald.

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Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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