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Indonesia

Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

Just three kilometres wide and two kilometres long, this is the ideal place to decompress.

The Backpacker

Why do people go wild when they travel?

Magaluf, Spain. Street.

The Backpacker The infamous Magaluf sex video was shocking ... but not that shocking for seasoned travellers.

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Singapore

Nothing as it seems: Singapore's worst-kept secret

Singapore bar

Robert Upe When in the island city state remember not to judge a book by its cover, writes Robert Upe.

Mama Holiday: beware of travel scams

Tracey Spicer Hey, do you have protection? I know, it's a personal question but the boom in online booking agencies could send some of us bust.

Vietnam

Tropical bliss on a budget

Palm Garden Resort

Christina Pfeiffer Christina Pfeiffer indulges in supreme relaxation at Hoi An.

Thailand

Point Yamu by Como resort review: From here to infinity

Point Yamu by Como

Jane Reddy A new Phuket resort departs from tradition, Jane Reddy writes.

Thailand

Twenty reasons to visit Koh Samui

Stone statue in the magic garden, Ko Samui, Thailand.

Julie Miller Unlike parts of Phuket that have descended into tawdry, Samui has retained a sense of style.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks ... has anyone ever opened the door on a commercial jet airliner inflight?

Michael Gebicki The first such incident occurred in the US in 1971. A passenger flying under the name of Dan Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727.

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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Travel deals: Tasmanian retreat

Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments TASMANIA

BELINDA JACKSON Get cosy this winter in the heartland of the cold season, Tasmania. From $99 a night.

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: Where to walk in Britain?

Exmoor

Michael Gebicki Do you want to explore postcard England or a go for a walk on the wild side?

Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia: Cocktail of choices in paradise

Karma Kandara, Bali.

Ute Junker Karma Kandara resort caters for all-comers and their tipples, writes Ute Junker.

The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

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Thailand

Hot nights, cool jazz

Amari Palm Reef

Daniel Fallon Daniel Fallon takes in some great music and fine food as he relaxes in a Thai paradise.

Global

Best neighbourhoods in popular cities

Palermo Viejo

Traveller on Sunday's writers, on the spot around the world, have hunted down the hottest neighbourhoods to visit in six major cities.

Indonesia

Four seasons Bali: The art of idle pleasure

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.

Jane Reddy Wind down and relax, try a wide choice of activities, or just do nothing in Bali, writes Jane Reddy.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: kids cooking classes

Tracey Spicer Like yeast, the cult of the celebrity chef has led to a rise in children's cooking classes.

Vietnam

Hanoi: Cocktails of the city

Paul Chai Hanoi's best bars serve a winning mix of art, music and cocktails, writes Paul Chai.

Singapore

Sofitel So: Singapore's new fling

Sofitel SO.

JANE REDDY Singapore's CBD has a new fashionable player with the opening of the Sofitel So.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Intrepid Good Morning Vietnam tour

Tracey Spicer We've all seen them. Like locusts on a crop, they descend on tourist attractions, chattering and snapping.