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England

How a village destroyed itself to save a nation

David Whitley An English village made a grim but noble sacrifice sealing themselves in to a death trap to save their fellow countrymen.

Germany

Berlin street art: If these coloured walls could talk

Mitte Art Berlin

Ben Groundwater Berlin's past is everywhere, and its people never forget, writes Ben Groundwater.

France

Postcard: Carrie on in Paris

Kristie Kellahan I was waiting for my French lover to arrive and take me to dinner. He was several hours late.

France

Skiing in France: A blanc canvas

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Tracey Spicer Don't underestimate the French Alps for value and variety, writes Tracey Spicer.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Julie Goodwin

Julie Goodwin

Nina Karnikowski I took a magical trip with my husband, Mick, and our three boys to Italy in 2012.

Q&A

I never leave home without ...

CHERI FLEWELL-SMITH

Katrina Lobley We quizzed some well-travelled globe-trotters for their expert tips on tools to make travel easier.

Italy

Giuseppe di Lampedusa's Palermo palazzo: In the lair of The Leopard

Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Caroline Baum The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests, writes Caroline Baum.

Airlines

Flight test: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (business)

The Airbus A340-600, the longest aircraft type in the world, which Virgin Atlantic plans to fly to Australia  once final approvals are received for the London - Hong Kong - Sydney route.

Flight Test It's hard to grumble about average food and the less than spectacular cabin staff aboard this flight.

Luxe nomad

How to deal with a fear of flying

Megan Ryan in French Kiss.

Lee Tulloch To endure or to not endure: For some the fear of flying can be crippling.

The Backpacker

The Italian city everyone hates

Italy, Campany, Naples, Bay of Naples.

The Backpacker Nobody seems to like this place, but it might be my favourite Italian city.

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England

Walking the Norfolk coast: How to do it in three days

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Daniel Scott Daniel Scott gets a sinking feeling on a Norfolk walk but finds some sustenance on the way.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Shaynna Blaze

Nina Karnikowski My first major overseas trip, which was to a girlfriend's wedding at Hydra in the Greek islands.

The Tripologist

Should we hire a car on a cruise to Hawaii?

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Michael Gebicki Hiring a car is a great idea - you can tailor your travels to your own interests.

Mama Holiday

Voluntourism: Helping out on your holidays

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Tracey Spicer Charity begins on holidays - that's what many tour operators in the family market are finding.

Global

The world's must-visit buildings

New York May 2011. The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. Photo Ross Duncan

Katrina Lobley The buildings around the world you must visit, according to the experts.

Turkey

From hick to uber hip: Istanbul is the coolest place to be

Turkey, Istanbul, Karakoy District, the Modern Art Museum.

Michael Gebicki In the last decade, a once squalid Istanbul quarter has become the place to be, finds Michael Gebicki.

Luxe nomad

Why no traveller can resist an outlet mall

Handbag window display in Via Monte Napoleone, Milan, Italy.

Lee Tulloch Why would anyone visit a generic mall in a foreign country? Here's why.

Nafplio in Greece's Peloponnese region picture-perfect

Suckered in: Freshly caught octopus.

Effie Mann Effie Mann ventures south of Athens to picturesque Nafplio, the chosen site of modern Greece's first capital in the early 1800s.

Belgium

Delirium Cafe, Brussels: no small beer

Delirium Cafe.

David Whitley A world of choice awaits at Brussels' Delirium Cafe, writes David Whitley.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: world cruises are changing

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Sally Macmillan A world cruise used to be straightforward: get on a ship, sail around the world, then get off.