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Family Holidays

Gili Trawangan is just a short boat ride away from Bali and Lombok.

Indonesia

Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

Just three kilometres wide and two kilometres long, this is the ideal place to decompress.

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Tuppenny Farm, VIC

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.

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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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

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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