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Q&A

Famous flyer: Ellyse Perry

Cricketer and soccer player Ellyse Perry is happiest when enjoying an active holiday.

Six of the best: Devout digs

David Whitley The spa is the star in this former monastery, which teeters on an Amalfi Coast clifftop.

Global

Top 10 bad smelling places to visit

Geothermal spa at Hells  Gate, Wai Ora Spa, Rotorua

Aimee Gulliver Guidebooks are full of lists of "places to see", but what if you wanted to give your other senses a turn?

Travel Insider

Meet a girl from Ipanema: the songs that created tourist hotspots

Girl on Ipanema beach

Jane E Fraser How many travellers have added a city to their itinerary purely out of music-induced curiosity?

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Beaches

Your island home

Young woman strolling on beach pier, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean.

Whatever your penchant, there is a beach somewhere in the world that is just right for you. Sheridan Rhodes surveys some of your choices.

Q&A

Famous Flyer: Hiromi Omura

A bottle of eucalyptus oil always helps Hiromi Omura on her travels.

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.

Cuba

Shabby chic, Castro style

Keith Austin is entranced by the faded glory of a landmark.

Global

A look back in wonder

Japan. Teshima Art Museum.

Our writers spend their year going places. In 2013 these were their most memorable experiences.

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: best avoid English 'beaches'

Chilterns

MICHAEL GEBICKI What's your advice on visiting coastal towns in southern England for next August?

Q&A

Famous Flyer: Jackie Collins

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Nina Karnikowski Jackie Collins won't stray far from books, beaches and a good bed when on holiday.

Islands

How the rich holiday: private islands for rent

Musha Bay, Bahamas

No need for a 'do not disturb' sign at these havens, writes Michael Gebicki.

Luxury

Travel by private jumbo jet: heaven is your own 747

A Qantas 747 flight from Melbourne to LA takes more than 13 hours.

Take one private plane, several countries and sit back and enjoy the ride, writes Keith Austin.

Cruising

Ships in the night

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Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.

Cruising

Shore excursion

On their sixth family cruise, Alex and Shauna Haxton, of Port Stephens, get up close and personal with dolphins.

Cruising

The Cruise Director

Sally Macmillan Taking a cruise with the whole family - mum, dad, kids, grandparents - is becoming increasingly popular.

Cruising

Fun for your crew

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Sally Macmillan Our Cruise Director Sally Macmillan suggests some popular holidays that are filled with thrills for the kids, while also enjoyable for mum and dad.

Frequent Flyer

Frequent Flyer: Kevin Kwan

Jane Reddy Kevin Kwan's debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians, is a social satire of the Asian super-rich (Allen & Unwin).

World

Ten 'awful' cities you should still visit

Coolest city in the Middle East ... Beirut has a hip beach club scene.

David Whitley There are many cities around the world with a justifiably awful image. But here are 10 that are better than their reputation suggests.

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Cuba

Havana good time

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Guy Wilkinson Storm clouds roll in over downtown Havana. In the streets, people scurry for cover, huddling beneath doorways.