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Helsinki: Europe’s new cool

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With a stopover in Singapore, travelling to Europe just became a whole lot more fun and relaxing. Roderick Eime tests Finnair’s new Airbus A350 en route to Helsinki.

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Manchester terror attack: travel insurance cover explained

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The horrific terror attack in Manchester has triggered a change in travel advice for Australians headed to the UK. The terrorism threat in Britain has been upgraded from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ (the highest of the UK’s four domestic threat levels). What should travellers do if they are visiting the UK?

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A week in Brittany

“Leaning out the window of our accommodations on the rural outskirts of Bordeaux we’re assailed by two things: a cat which wants to come in and share our comfort, and the scent of the garden. First to hit me is the strong perfume of lavender; it is everywhere. There was a mist or a bit

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Slow Sunday in Slovakia

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Sunday morning in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and for those intrepid early risers taking a dawn stroll along the banks of the river Danube, there is company to be had: groups of young men are shuffling, somewhat unsteadily, back to their hotels after a hard night’s partying. Ian Jarrett explores the Post-Communist generation in

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The 5 cities that are the most environmentally friendly places in the world

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Hundreds of cities around the globe, are all driving forward initiatives to make their city space environment greener than the next.  Cities are marked on an ever increasing range of ‘Green’ standards from CO2 levels, energy, land use, transport use, water, waste, environmental governance and more.  Here are some of the cities that have been

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Spirited Scotland’s ‘Top 17 for 2017’ for Australian Travellers

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From ancient monuments and heritage sites to pristine landscapes and jaw-dropping entertainment, Scotland has plenty to offer Australian travellers. Each reflecting the Spirit of Scotland, this is the go-to list of Scotland’s diverse but delightful must-visit attractions, events, activities and adventures for 2017

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Top 10 Markets in Amsterdam for Shopping

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No city can be so much pure, clean and natural even after supporting a number of industries and high-end technology down the line, as much Amsterdam is. With ample boating and other natural activities the place is one of the popular tourist spots of all times. Amsterdam prides of being one of the biggest European

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Luxembourg is laid back

Market flowers galore

Charming and romantic, you’ll find it hard to come across a more laid back capital city of the same name as the country writes John Newton.

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Solo women travellers in Dubai – safety issues and precautions to be taken

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Dubai is a fast emerging international city and a tourist hub that attracts luxurious tourist from all over the world and welcomes them with its opulent structures, best tourist amenities and grand hotels that are best suited for both personal and business purposes. 

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The many secrets of Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Generations of Australians have spent “one day in paradise” on Mystery Island in Vanuatu, but few know the many secrets of this stunning coral atoll, writes Dallas Sherringham.

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