Holidays

Peru

In deepest, darkest Peru

Ben Groundwater Plunging into the Amazon rainforest, Ben Groundwater finds wonders aplenty.

Travel Insider

Should kids get cheaper seats on planes?

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Jane E Fraser As a parent I shouldn’t say this, but I don’t understand why children get cheaper seats on planes.

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Air travel

Airlines battle in luxury seating race

Air France unveiled its new first-class section in Shanghai on Wednesday, fuelling an international luxury-seating race to win over Asia's rising number of high fliers.

Traveller's Check

Premium puts the squeeze on cheap seats

Economy class is about to get more cramped.

Traveller's Check Even as airlines like Etihad unveil even more luxurious seating and sleeping options on their big jets, the outlook has never been bleaker space-wise for those hoping to fly at restricted 'headline'...

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The call of the Cote d'Azur

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Michael Gebicki It's the realm of the impossibly glamorous and the improbably wealthy, but the Cote d'Azur has a simple, earthy charm.

The Backpacker

Can you judge a city by its cab drivers?

A bicycle rickshaw on the Ring Road in Delhi, India.

The Backpacker What would any country be without its own version of a dodgy taxi driver?

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NSW

Weekend Away: Halcyon, Kangaroo Valley

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski travels back to 1910 at quaint Halcyon, Kangaroo Valley.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Phoenix Apartments Lorne

Peter Spinks Peter Spinks visits Lorne where even pet kittens are smitten with their surroundings.

Queensland

Splendour on the hill

A hotelier has opened his mountain lodge to a lucky few guests, writes Erin O'Dwyer.

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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Tasmania

Weekend Away: Villa Howden, Tasmania

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Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis finds a touch of provincial France at Villa Howden near Hobart.

Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Weekend Away: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Welcome to the jungle, Spicers Tamarind style.

Simon Holt Did somebody say something about the real world? Spicers Tamarind Retreat does its best to help you forget.

Photos

Six of the best: Brazilian beach getaways

Pousada Picinguaba, Paraty.

Land of sun and sand, where the weather is always warm and everyone has a good time. By Ute Junker.

Photos

Live mermaid show in Weeki Wachee, Florida

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

Weekend away: On the Beach, Noosa Heads

Escape to the rooftop of On the Beach, fill the spa and look out at one of Australia’s best-known beaches – all in the privacy of your own penthouse.

Simon Holt Take someone you like to On the Beach at Noosa, unless you plan to shower with your clothes on.

On the Beach, Noosa Heads

On the Beach, Noosa Heads

Airlines

British Airways first class: then and now

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Flights of fancy: the revolution in air travel threw open the doors to cattle class in the 1970s. Lobsters always travelled first class.

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John O'Ceallaigh While present-day first-class passengers might increasingly expect on-board Wi-Fi and entertainment on demand, in times past they were happy with a seven-course dinner and a complimentary Benson &...

Hotels

Six of the best: James Bond's preferred hotels

Ute Junker Don't let the tux fool you - James Bond loves a bit of bling.

NSW

Weekend Away: Myer House, Mimosa Rocks National Park

Myer House, Mimosa Rocks National Park.

The rustic charm of Myer House compliments the bush setting, writes Ben Stubbs.