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Family Holidays

Spicers Peak Lodge, QLD

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Malaysia

Batu Batu, Malaysia: An island to call your own

Paul Chai The boutique island resort of Batu Batu ticks all the right boxes for Paul Chai and family.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Intrepid Good Morning Vietnam tour

Tracey Spicer We've all seen them. Like locusts on a crop, they descend on tourist attractions, chattering and snapping.

Air travel

Airline child seating policies: all men are not potential paedophiles

Child travelling alone on a plane.

Lance Richardson It's an odd experience to log on to a newspaper website and find a fellow writer you admire making the suggestion that you could be a secret paedophile.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Live mermaid show in Weeki Watchee, Florida

Weeki Watchee Mermaid show Florida

Behind the scenes at the underwater show "Little Mermaid" at Weeki Watchee Springs State Park in Weeki Watchee, Florida.

Santa Claus is coming.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus

As shown in this collection of photos from around the world, Santa has been busy in the build up to Christmas. Despite his tight schedule, he promises to arrive on time Christmas day.

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Travellers Tips

Ages and stages the key to holiday plans

Happy travellers ... a family affair.

Travel Insider If you're travelling with toddlers or temperamental teenagers, it's all about choosing the right sort of trip.

Air travel

Come cry with me

Baby crying plane

Flying with a toddler? Fasten your seatbelt, advises Dugald Jellie. There's a white-knuckle ride ahead.

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Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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