The big chill: the world’s top 10 best places to relax

As one of Australia’s most successful spa entrepreneurs, Lyndall Mitchell travels to health retreats constantly. On her last trip she visited 60 spas in 15 countries. Here, Mitchell reveals to

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Slices of island life

A cruise that takes in Indonesia’s key sights is a fascinating way to explore, writes John Coleman. Contrasts loom from the start on a cruise aboard Holland America’s Rotterdam. We’ve

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I had Botox in Bali

Yes, you read that headline right. Raise your eyebrows all you like – or not, my injected friends. When I first told my travelling companions about my plans to get

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Bali, Indonesia: Cocktail of choices in paradise

Karma Kandara resort caters for all-comers and their tipples, writes Ute Junker. If I had to pinpoint the moment that my Bali break kicks into a higher gear, I’d say

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Mama Holiday: beware of travel scams

Hey, do you have protection? I know, it’s a personal question but the boom in online booking agencies could send some of us bust. Families can be hit hard because

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Sheraton Kuta Bali review: Calm amid the chaos

Kuta is known for its traffic, its touts and its tattoos, but as Belinda Jackson finds, there are pockets where families can chill out. Arrayed in white linen, the Italian

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Six of the best: In

of Enlarge image Six of the best: In-suite plunge pools Advertisement Close Advertisement AYANA RESORT AND SPA BALI In Bali, pool villas are a dime a dozen, but those on

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Traveller deals: cheaper flights to Paris

FLIGHT OF FANCY Considering Europe next year? The earlybird sale from 2014 Skytrax Airline of the Year Cathay Pacific offers low fares and flexibility. Prices are from $1647 for Melbourne

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Indonesia travel guide beyond Bali: The secret jewels of Java

of Enlarge image Java, Indonesia: Better than Bali Advertisement Close Advertisement Bali is a blip when you consider Indonesia boasts 17,508 tropical islands and some of the most pristine beaches

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Living on a tropical island: Australian expats’ expert tips

Tropical islands are bewitching; balmy weather, blue seas and hypnotic sunsets with palm trees silhouetted by a flaming sky. For some, an island holiday is never enough. Something pulls them

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