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The Tripologist

The Tripologist: Boat hire in France

Michael Gebicki Burgundy would be a fine choice. Great culinary traditions, fabulous wines, mediaeval towns.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Sam Moran

Nina Karnikowski Travel leaves its mark on Sam Moran: left arm is full of tattooed passport stamps.

France

Postcard France: ice hole diving

Brian Johnston I roll with a plop into the ice hole. My chest feels tight, and shallow breathing fills my ears.

Switzerland

Switzerland by train? Do Tell

Willhelm Tell Express Switzerland
Credit Swiss Travel System AG.

Sally Webb This rail journey is short on time but long on pleasures, writes Sally Webb.

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

Dream merchants: The future of hotels has arrived

The Fogo Island Inn, Canada.

Lance Richardson In the 21st century, 'hospitality' is taking on new colours, writes Lance Richardson.

England

England rail routes: Ride the never say die line

Ribbleshead Station, North Yorkshire, England.

Anthony Dennis If you snooze you lose, Anthony Dennis finds on one of England's most treasured rail routes.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks… Are city passes good value?

People queue outside the Louvre' pyramid in Paris, during the first

Michael Gebicki One persuasive argument in favour of city passes is that they allow you to bypass ticket queues.

France

Best food spots in central France: The secret inside

Hiking in Madargue Hills near Riom.

Guy Wilkinson Guy Wilkinson finds the fare of central France is far from middling.

The Backpacker

Welcome to the world's worst road trip

Bus tours can be fantastic, life-changing adventures ... but sometimes they go wrong.

The Backpacker Buses don't have to reverse, if your driver knows where he's going.

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Luxe Nomad

Bogan tourists: ditch the thongs, show some class

Where has the glamour gone? Some tourists should make a bit more effort.

Lee Tulloch Does it make me a snob to wish tourists would make a little more effort to show some class?

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Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Tuppenny Farm, VIC

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Italy

Dolomites, Italy: A taste of the high life

Woman on fixed rope route onto Paterno, Alta Pusteria, Sexten Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy.

Kate Farrelly You don't need skis or snow to make the most of the attractions of northern Italy's rugged Dolomites, writes Kate Farrelly.

Fance

One day three ways: Bordeaux

Brian Johnston Bordeaux is more about soaking up ambience than specific sights, and needn't cost a centime.

Cycling

Two-wheel wonders: The world's 12 best bike rides

Cycling the Danube

Andrew Bain As cycling holidays become the first choice of travel for a growing number of us, there is no shortage of places to conquer, writes Andrew Bain.

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Air travel

Flight test: Qatar Dreamliner business class

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Flight Test So many little touches add up to make Qatar Airways' Dreamliner business-class virtually unbeatable.

The Backpacker

You won't find this in the brochures: Berlin street art walking tour

berlin street art

The Backpacker Berlin is different. While most major cities offer free walking tours, they're rarely like this.

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Switzerland

Watch shopping in Geneva: time is of the essence

Downtown Geneva

Brian Johnston Brian Johnston clocks into Geneva, birthplace of the world's luxury watch industry.

Famous flyer: Brett Climo

BRETT CLIMO

The level of service at the Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair was like nothing else.

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