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Tripologist: SIM-ple fix for iPads overseas

Michael Gebicki What is the best data SIM card for my iPad while I'm travelling overseas?

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Trading places

Greece house swap

Daniel Scott takes advantage of an increasingly popular way to save on holiday accommodation while living like a local: house swapping.

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Tripologist: By George, Penang's the place for a solo trip

Penang

Tripologist Penang's George Town is one of the most atmospheric and likeable cities in all of south-east Asia.

Ages and stages the key to holiday plans

Happy travellers ... a family affair.

Travel Insider If you're travelling with toddlers or temperamental teenagers, it's all about choosing the right sort of trip.

Tripologist: Hit the road in Sri Lanka

Alaska railroad

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

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Flight test: United Airlines economy class

United Airlines 747 jumbo jet

Flight Test There are no individual entertainment screens on this 13-hour jumbo jet long-haul.

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Tripologist: Best way to phone roam in the US

iPhone travel app plane

Tripologist We are heading to the US and would like to use the data roaming on our iPhones to take advantage of the tourist-guide apps.

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Tripologist: Qantas points worthless?

Qantas 747-400 Dallas.

Tripologist Why is it that booking a flight using points with Qantas, it makes almost no difference to the cost of a ticket?

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Flight test: Qantas business class

Sleep easy ... the Qantas A380's fully flat Skybed in business class.

Flight Test A 747 jumbo on the way there, an A380 superjumbo on the way back.

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Tripologist: Top tips for planning a tricky trip

Mauritius island

Tripologist I'm planning a trip to include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Durham, New York, Barcelona, Paris, Malta, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Athens, Santorini and Manila. All within 6-7 weeks.

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Flight Test: China Southern business class

China Southern business class.

Flight Test The entertainment is disappointing, but the meal is seven courses.

Europe

Budget best: cheapest ways to do Europe's greatest cities

Eiffel Tower Paris Heat

Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Tripologist: Best options for travel money

Money exchange, Bangkok

Tripologist We'll be in a different country every few days - what on earth do we do about money?

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Ten of the best new Australian travel apps

iPhone travel app plane

Robert Upe It seems Australian travel apps are coming out faster than you can fold a tourist map. Here are some of the most nifty available, many of them free.

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Tripologist: Best way to do a California road trip

California, Pacific Coast Highway Sign Near Big Sur.

Tripologist I was wondering how I can best do a road trip up the California coast?

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Hefty charges fuelling angst

Economy class seat

Travel Insider High taxes and fees on frequent flyer seats are causing angst among passengers, who have the national carrier foremost in their sights.

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Tripologist: Ticking the boxes in Thailand

Thailand, Krabi Province, Ko Pee Pee, Phi Phi Le Ao

Tripologist After Phuket, wee want somewhere warm and relaxing with great food.

Flight Test: Cathay Pacific premium economy

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Flight Test There's a bit of magic engineered in the recline — the seat base lifts and slides forward, leaving me in a cradled position.

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Tripologist: Hip-pocket help for hire-car country hopping

Amsterdam

Tripologist If you return your hire car in another country from the one you hired it in, your operator is going to crunch you with a one-way fee.

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Don't let being ill (or obese) stop you travelling

People sometimes think their medical conditions rule out holiday travel - but this isn't necessarily so.