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Books for the travel hungry
This summer be inspired by a wonderful collection of travel books that will have you dreaming up trips around Australia and Europe.
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A beauty routine for frequent flyers
Tackle beauty problems head-on every time you board a plane, with these tips by Emirates' expert Helen Roxburgh.
How to eat well while camping
For many people, the question of what to eat while camping makes the whole idea of going camping all too hard. But with a little bit of thought and preparation, camping meals can be as good as, if not better than, any meal eaten at home.
Overseas proposals
Last year I was in Paris and my man got down on one knee in front of the Eiffel Tower. It was remarkably romantic – and nerve-racking (for both of us!). After my nervous giggle, I, of course, said yes. Later I got thinking about proposals in general and why men choose exotic locations to pop the question. Here I chat to five couples who got engaged overseas – all with very different stories.
Let Instagram take you there
We take a look at five Instagram travel accounts worth checking out.
Reviews take the pain out of travelling
Getting online to study the pros and cons of your accommodation before travelling is a boon for tourists - and for the destinations.
Beware thieves who can steal your holiday
Bob Arno, an expert on picking pockets, has infiltrated pickpocketing groups in different parts of the world to learn their secrets. Here are his tips.
How to be a green traveller
Take your own water bottle, choose a fuel efficient plane and pack a reef-friendly sunscreen are just some of the ways to enjoy a green holiday.
Airport prayer rooms offer place of calm
Whether it's communing with a higher being, mediating or simply finding a place of calm, airports are increasingly offering travellers prayer rooms.
Standby is gone — now what?
Now Air New Zealand has finished standby flights, we look at smart ways to clinch those cheap flights.
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