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Canvas covers and frogs’ legs: Camping in Ardeche, the south of France

April 26th, 2018 by

We’re sloshing about in the river and somehow I’ve managed to catch a frog. My seven-year-old daughter is furious with me.”You can’t throw it back in,” she yells. “We’re supposed to eat that!”Daisy has heard about French food,…

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Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

April 26th, 2018 by

Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island’s famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development.Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…

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48 hours in Chicago: Breezing through a tour of the Windy City

April 26th, 2018 by

Chicago is quite the destination for gourmet travellers, and we’re not just talking about deep-dish pizza. And for those with an interest in architecture, the city on Lake Michigan is a goldmine of innovative design and spectacular…

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Sound and Vision: Exploring David Bowie’s New York and a new Brooklyn Museum exhibition

April 26th, 2018 by

There are few artists who merit a true pilgrimage – a concerted attempt to walk in the footsteps of greatness – but if there’s one luminary worth traveling for, it’s David Bowie.So Kristen Hartke, Bowie fanatic and writer for The…

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Ask Away: Take your togs and towel in Waikiki

April 25th, 2018 by

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I am a grandmother visiting the United States in December and am travelling on my own on Hawaiian Airways via Honolulu. I have a 12-hour stopover there before going on to…

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Solomon Islands: Peace and war

April 25th, 2018 by

A WWII tour of the Solomons is made more special by a personal remembrance, writes Richard Moore. He stood there in the heat of a Solomon Islands afternoon with his head bowed, sagging slightly under the emotional weight he was…

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2018 Sony World Photography Awards winners announced:

April 25th, 2018 by

After a search spanning the globe and 10 categories of world-class photographers, the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced.At the top of the pile was British photographer, Alys Tomlinson. Her black…

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Halong Bay’s Cat Ba: a jewel in Vietnam’s island crown

April 25th, 2018 by

I spend the journey from the Chinese border lying on a bed, softly rocking with the motion of the overnight train. The air conditioning hisses overhead and the carriage smells of the wood that bedecks the interior. Outside, bats are…

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Gallipoli: Humanity wins

April 24th, 2018 by

Sue Halliwell went to Gallipoli with a hero in her heart and left with stories of compassion and the high regard the Anzacs and Turks held for each other. I arrived on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula steeled to face the inhumanity…

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Hawaii: Watery grave

April 24th, 2018 by

There’s plenty of history at Pearl Harbour: even a Kiwi link, finds Helen Van Berkel. Tomorrow the minds of New Zealanders travel to battlefields around the world where our men and women have fought with extraordinary gallantry,…

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