Holidays

Noosa Heads: Sheraton Noosa Resort

Sheraton Noosa is well located in Noosa, near Hastings St.

Simon Holt Sheraton Noosa has lifted its game. The refurbishment to rooms and the broader common spaces has given it a fresh lift, and the addition of Peter Kuruvita’s menu to the kitchen has made a big...

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NSW

Town and country

Novotel Newcastle

From heritage style to hipster hangouts, you'll find it in Newcastle, writes Danielle Teutsch.

Middle East

Get that golden glow

Kerrie O'Brien Gold is holding its value in the luxury spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel in Dubai.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks: why is a one-way airfare almost as much as a return ticket?

The Tripologist Why does a one-way ticket on most airlines cost almost as much as a return fare?

Victoria

Weekend Away: Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne

Iconic ... the Adelphi's 25-metre glass-bottomed lap pool that juts out over Flinders Lane.

Robert Upe With spoon at the ready, Robert Upe checks into the dessert-themed Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne.

Airlines

Flight test: Etihad business class

Etihad's 'Pearl' business class has probably the most stylish cabin in the air.

Flight Test Etihad has probably the most stylish cabin in the air with extensive meal choices.

Photos

Six of the best: hotels opening in 2014

Shangri-La, London, will open in the Shard.

From the best address in London to the Whitsundays in Australia, here are the top six hotels opening around the world in 2014. By Belinda Jackson

Malaysia

Wake on the wild side

Back to nature ... the Andaman Langkawi.

Kate Cox learns how to embrace nature at The Andaman Langkawi.

Mama Holiday

Yes, we're flying on Christmas Day

Spying eight tiny reindeer ... some people will be flying on Christmas Day.

Tracey Spicer 'Will we see Rudolph out the window?" my daughter Grace asks, excitedly. It depends on how many G&Ts Mummy has.

Travel Insider

Call this a holiday? Surviving staying with the rellies

Can't we all just get along? A holiday visiting the relatives can be stressful.

Jane E Fraser Can staying with relatives ever be a holiday?

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The Backpacker

Where not to go in summer

Nice, Beach, France

The Backpacker As the hotter months descend, thoughts turn to summer destinations - but you don't want to be going to these ones.

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The Backpacker

Meet the travel nutters

Female scuba diver.

The Backpacker You meet nutters of all descriptions when you travel - they have an obsessive look about them.

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Britain

The gold standard

Pullman carriage at Victoria Station

Rob McFarland leaps at the chance to experience the long-gone days of luxury train travel.

Queensland

Weekend Away: Brisbane

Spicers Balfour, Brisbane, Queensland.

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis meets elegance, tradition and comfort in a Brisbane Queenslander.

The Tripologist

LIVE Q&A: Make the most of your summer holiday

Summer caravan river girls.

The Tripologist Where are you heading this summer? The beach, the bush, overseas or a 'staycation'? Whatever your plans, our travel expert Michael Gebicki, the Tripologist is here to help.

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Luxe Nomad

First world problem: is business class really worth it?

Would you blow thousands on flying business class rather than spend it on luxurious accommodation after you've arrived at your destination?

Lee Tulloch I often do fly business class and there's always a moment during every flight when I ask myself, "Is it worth it?"

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Mama Holiday

How do you cope with allergies while travelling?

child food

Tracey Spicer If you have a family member with an allergy, a simple trip away can be life-threatening.

New South Wales

Weekend Away: Kingscliff

Sean Mooney finds a property for all seasons at Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Kingscliff.

Victoria

Weekend Away: Fairhaven

Manorola, Fairhaven.

Larissa Dubecki Larissa Dubecki enjoys a beach haven with views at Manorola, FAIRHAVEN.

NSW

Sealing the deal

Lil (Naomi Watts), Tom (James Frecheville), Roz (Robin Wright) and Ian (Xavier Samuel) in a scene from Anne Fontaine's ADORATION.

Daniel Scott returns to a favourite beach to find that despite its new A-list connection, its charm remains.