South Asia : Traveller Tips

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The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

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Why women travellers should not avoid India

Goa woman tourist in market, India

Ute Junker There's no need for solo females to avoid India, if they travel smart, writes Ute Junker.

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Tripologist: Hit the road in Sri Lanka

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Tripologist Find the 'fun stuff' in Sri Lanka, beat the airport blues and avoid overkill in Alaska.

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All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

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Passport to smarter spending

China money yuan currency

Michael Gebecki shares his tips on the best ways with money overseas.

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The right way to go about going

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Our globetrotting experts, Jane E. Fraser and Michael Gebecki, offer their advice.

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Clooney's lesson: traveller diseases are no joke

George Clooney and mosquito

Proving that under the skin we're all the same, actor George Clooney revealed in January that he had been stricken with malaria on a recent trip to Sudan.

Best in travel

World's top 10 cities for 2011 named

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Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2011.

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See Bhutan with the gang and save

Tripologist I'm thinking of travelling to Bhutan. I've heard it's really expensive and I'm not sure how to go about booking a tour or organising a visa.

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Sri Lanka - better by the dozen

Tripologist We're a group travelling to Sri Lanka. Is independent travel recommended or should we consider a tour company?

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Whole new ball game for fans on the move

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Jane E. Fraser Safety and accommodation concerns are likely to have a big impact on the number of Australians travelling to World Cup events next year.

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Tripologist: Find peace in hippie haven

Michael Gebicki My wife and I, both 70 and reasonably fit, are interested in travelling to Goa in April. Could you give us some hints and advice on a three-week stay there?

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One little asterisk and the price isn't right

Check the fine print. Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Jane E. Fraser Sometimes a bargain is not necessarily a great deal — it's just a marketing ploy leading to a whole lot of hassle and not much in the way of savings.

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How to turn your travel experiences into cold, hard cash

Shopping for souvenirs, Petit Rameau.

Frugal authors Sharon Harvey Rosenberg and Myscha Theriault offer tips on how to make money from your travels.

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How to have the best trip ever

Young woman jumping at Flamengo Beach.

There's a lot you can do to make a good trip a great one - and squeeze every last drop of fun out of your hard-earned time off.

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Lifelines for the lost

DFAT reports 34,788 Australian passports were lost last year.

Move quickly on missing passports, writes Ben Stubbs.

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Look before you leap on travel insurance fine print

Fall on your feet ... but are you covered for adventure activities?

Online insurance can save you plenty but check the fine print, writes Jane E. Fraser.

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Best ever tips: how to stay healthy while travelling

There's no great magic to keeping healthy when visiting somewhere new, but know a few tricks of the trade can make life a lot easier.

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Flight test: Qantas 747 business class

Near flawless ... Qantas's 747 business class.

A near-flawless and comfortable journey on board a Qantas jumbo to Mumbai.

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Case study: top tips on packing your bags

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From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.