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Flight check: Cairns to Brisbane on Virgin Australia:

June 28th, 2017

The plane: A Boeing 737-800. Class: Economy. Price: This flight usually costs about $397. On time: Boarding was delayed by more than 10 minutes, but the flight time listed as 2h 15min was shorter - a fortunate thing as...

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Man has travel card implanted into hand to make catching public transport easier:

June 28th, 2017

A Sydney biohacker has come up with a way of getting home even if he loses his wallet - and all it involves is a simple wave of the hand.But be warned this isn't for everyone as Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, which is his legal...

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He Tangata: Eve Reilly of Poronui Lodge:

June 28th, 2017

I grew up in Ireland, in County Tipperary with three older brothers and a younger sister. Growing up in the country, my childhood was very rural, riding horses, cooking on campfires and having adventures. I remember from a very...

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Crazy way to make airfares cheaper:

June 28th, 2017

THIS airline is considering a novel way of making flying even cheaper - by removing seats and making passengers stand up during their flight.It's not the first time an airline has floated the idea, but low-budget carrier VivaColombia...

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Hong Kong: Motu Kiwi serving delicious NZ cuisine:

June 27th, 2017

I'm almost ashamed to admit one of the best Kiwi meal experiences I may ever enjoy in my life happened in Hong Kong. As part of my research into the city's fledgling New Zealand food scene, I popped into a restaurant called Motu...

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New artificial intelligence promises to make travel a little smarter. Does it?:

June 27th, 2017

The Terminator wants to be your next travel agent.New artificial intelligence (AI) technologies promise to make travel a little smarter. The latest entrant is Aeromexico's new AI-based customer-service bot, billed as a "smart brain"...

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Indian hotel refuses room to solo female traveller:

June 27th, 2017

A woman was left stranded in a foreign country when a hotel refused to let her check-in because she was single.Nupur Saraswat, a spoken word artist, travelled to the city of Hyderabad in Southern India for a performance when she...

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Staying at The George, Christchurch:

June 27th, 2017

Location: Excellent - overlooks the Avon River, across the road from Hagley Park. It's a short stroll to good bars and eateries (try Mexicano's, just stop before you get to the taco cheesecake). The George has been voted New Zealand's...

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Ask Away: Ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones can block out noises:

June 27th, 2017

I have read the article by Pamela Wade ( Travel , May 23) regarding luggage locks and noted her comments about travel to the USA.As I will be travelling to the USA in the near future do you have any info on what type of locks are...

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New Zealand roadtrip - a mouse's tale:

June 27th, 2017

Deep in the hills of Arthur's Pass I could hear the voice of Sir David Attenborough as I set up my Navman HD dashcam to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that had taken residence in my car.I had received the cam at Christmas and...

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Tim Roxborogh: The Laos-to-Bangkok bus scam:

June 27th, 2017

I did the maths. The overnight bus from Vang Vieng in Laos bound for Bangkok was going to be averaging some kind of record-breakingly slow speed if our arrival time on Khao Sanh Rd was to be believed. Due to park up at 8am on the...

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14 reasons to visit Taiwan:

June 27th, 2017

Taiwan has more in common with New Zealand than you may think. It is, for instance, a tiny scrap of land that lives in the shadow of a much, much, much bigger sister to its left (in more ways than one): as we do.And tiny Taiwan's...

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Why Nara Park is so much better than all Japan's animal cafes:

June 26th, 2017

"You have to visit a cat cafe," said absolutely everyone ahead of my recent trip to Japan.And with good reason - Japan is the world's cat cafe capital. Tokyo alone is home to more than 50 such places, offering drinks and playtime...

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Pacific Islands: Vacation like a millionaire:

June 26th, 2017

Dolphin Island, Fiji On Dolphin Island you can have crayfish for every meal. The private island is one of three properties under the wing of Huka Retreats and is a luxury castaway experience. Arrive by private boat to crystal-clear...

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My holidays: Aaron Gascoigne:

June 26th, 2017

What was your greatest holiday? With my amazing wife Jacinta in 2001, we spent four months backpacking through Africa. If we bump into you on holiday, what are you most likely to be doing? Fishing! Fishing! Fishing! Or at any...

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Bar review: Zion Canyon Brew Pub, Utah:

June 26th, 2017

"But there's nothing on earth half as lonely or drear"As to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer" - Dan Sheahan 1943, Queensland I don't know if Dan Sheahan visited Utah en route from his native Ireland to Australia, but a visit...

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Winston Aldworth: On the dry road:

June 26th, 2017

Travel and drink go hand in hand.Drinkers drink more alcohol when they travel. For the most part, that's a good thing. You're in a new part of the world so try the wine, sample the regional cocktail and meet the locals in a dive...

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Five myths about air travel:

June 25th, 2017

Airlines don't just defy gravity; they also defy business norms. From the way they treat customers to the way ticket prices are determined to the blistering pace of change (the way we fly today is vastly different than even 10 years...

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Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime:

June 25th, 2017

Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light.But on August 21, local officials expect this lookout...

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The most interesting late-night room service around the world:

June 25th, 2017

Bleary-eyed from a long flight that lands after dark, staring down an even-more-exhausting work trip ahead, you drop your luggage in your hotel room, grab the room service menu and flip straight to the "late night" pages ... only...

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