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The Tripologist

The Tripologist: should we squeeze in Cape Town?

The Tripologist I'm getting a rush of blood to the head just reading your itinerary.

Frequent Flyer: Christine Osborne

JANE REDDY Korean Air is the preference for long trips to London. They have excellent inflight service, this traveller says.

South Africa

Johannesburg: A double take at downtown

Johannesburg, Braamfontein district, Kitchener's Carvery Bar and trendy shop at the Corner of Juta and De Beer Street, Mfa and Pumza.

It has been described as one of the most dangerous cities on earth, but Winsor Dobbin finds Johannesburg surprisingly vibrant and safe.

The Tripologist

How can we get around in rural France?

Avignon

The Tripologist Local transport in villages is geared to the needs of locals rather than visitors.

Q&A

Frequent Flyer: Ky Furneaux

Jane Reddy Ky Furneaux, stunt woman and wilderness expert is a big fan of Virgin.

Global

Petals from heaven

Keukenhof

Brian Johnston Spring has almost sprung in the northern hemisphere, writes Brian Johnston.

South Africa

Cape crusaders

I love my laundry

Rachel Olding A cool new breed of entrepreneurs is bringing a fresh energy to Cape Town, writes Rachel Olding.

Q&A

Frequent Flyer: Alain de Botton

Jane Reddy I'm off to Uganda to do some research for a forthcoming book. It'll be way out of my comfort zone.

Health spas

Six of the best: health retreats

Flip Byrnes Tempted to sneak a midnight snack? Forget it. The kitchen at this health retreat is locked at night.

Worldwide

World's 15 best places to watch the sun rise and set

Samoa

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Gourmet travel

Dine-in delights: the world's best hotel restaurants

Las Balsas

Ute Junker When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks: how do I protect myself from chikungunya?

Once bitten ...

The Tripologist How to protect yourself from a viral disease that's in Bali, China and India and on the rise.

South Africa

Vine tuned

Plaisir de Merle.

Rachel Olding Find rambling old farmhouses, history and great wine in the Cape region, writes Rachel Olding.

Global

Frequent Flyer: Alex Cearns

Jane Reddy I'm quite particular about which airlines I fly with, sometimes right down to which aircraft.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

Dead sea

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

Worldwide

Destinations that pack value

Michael Gebicki Travel in budget mode doesn't necessarily involve nights in shared dorms, fast food and backpacks.

South Africa

Wildly indulgent

Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Holidaying safari style is out of this world, finds Louise Southerden.

Worldwide

How to beat the queues at the world's busiest attractions

Paris Eiffel Tower queues

Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.

Restaurants

I know this great little place ...

Simon Thomsen Margot Janse's restaurant, The Tasting Room, regularly ranks among the world's 50 best.

Zimbabwe

Swinging safari

Ben Groundwater At Zimbabwe's Somalisa Camp, the elephants visit you, writes Ben Groundwater.