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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.

USA

New Orleans, and all that jazz

Conti & Dauphine Street, French Quarter

Brigid Delaney hits New Orleans, lets loose her inhibitions and declares the city the fun-filled wild child of the South.

Mama Holiday

The latest Australian holiday trend is 'gramping'

Three generational family gathered around table playing card game

Tracey Spicer A bumper sticker I once saw sums it up perfectly: 'Adventure before dementia.'

US

The 'new' Miami: Shaking off a shady reputation

Corner of building wrapped in stripes, Miami.

Lance Richardson Trashy yet entrancing, Miami's streets offer a diverse mix of creativity, writes Lance Richardson.

Wildlife

Responsible wildlife tourism: Close encounters

Playful Killers

David Whitley There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself, writes David Whitley.

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.

Canada

Canadian Rockies: white world of wonders

Dog sledding in Lake Louise

Christina Pfeiffer Christina Pfeiffer explores the adventures on offer in the majestic Canadian Rockies.

The Tripologist

Should we hire a car on a cruise to Hawaii?

Kauai

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

US

City in transition: Glamour returns in LA sequel

Ace hotel los angeles

Andrea Black Paint and political will have helped restore a run-down area into a hub of cool, writes Andrea Black.

US

One day three ways: Miami

Ocean Drive Miami, US.

Lance Richardson Miami may be diversifying its image, but it remains a perfect playground for anybody wanting to throw some cash around.

Air travel

Flight test: Virgin Australia business class to LA

Virgin Australia business class bar

Flight Test Friendly service - always attentive but never over the top - makes up for a small seat width.

USA

Weeki Wachee: Tales of real-life mermaids

Weeki Watchee Mermaid show Florida

When considering a mermaid’s career, one doesn’t tend to ponder the occupational hazards.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: travelling with big families

Tracey Spicer The time has come to just say it - the travel industry is failing large families.

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.

USA

Skiing in Aspen Colorado: powder room

Aspen Snowmass

Robert Upe Aspen, Colorado, is now four distinct ski resorts, writes Robert Upe.

Canada

Prince Edward Island: Desperately avoiding Annie

lighthouse, Prince Edward Island

Daniel Scott The lure of a fictional red-haired heroine eventually proves too much for Daniel Scott.

The Backpacker

What do you do when you're lost?

Penn Station, New York

The Backpacker I was 17, fresh out of high school, and overconfident.

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The Backpacker

Global roamer: My first trip

The Backpacker If you want to get to New York you just hop on a train to New York. Right? Wrong.

The Backpacker

Authentic? Tourists, you're kidding yourselves

Travel bubble? No troubles. Soldiers pass sunbathing tourists in Mexico.

The Backpacker When you visit a country, you're actually inside 'the travel bubble'.

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Travel with kids

How to travel with children: The kids are all right

Sally Webb A bit of planning can take the stress and tears out of travelling with children, writes Sally Webb.