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Late season skiing offers half price in new Japan property

One of the luxury apartments Hakuba Valley, Japan has a long season and skiers and boarders can save 51 per cent off peak rates by staying in in April at a new, well-located, luxury apartment-style property in Hakuba. The...

Huge discounts on flashpacker hostels in Europe and USA

Christmas has come early this year, friends, with STA Travel’s worldwide accommodation sale now giving you incredible discounts to get your 2020 looking LARGE! If you’re yet to experience the rich cultural tapestry that is Europe, now is your...

Save 20% on a Darwin hotel this summer

With its lush scenery, spectacular sunsets, and dramatic electrical storms, Darwin is the perfect destination for a short break this summer, as hot and humid days give way to sudden refreshing rains and locals and visitors alike embrace the tropical spirit...

Save US$1000 on an American Music themed river cruise

Includes free pre-cruise stay, unlimited drinks and shore excursions Discover the sights and sounds of America on a music-themed cruise along the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers - the birthplace of many popular music genres - and for a...

Tour of duty

With Vietnam increasing in popularity for all sorts of tours, including the recent, chaotic 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan, Tunnel Rats author Jimmy Thomson recalls how his first tour as a guide began with less than military precision. I was standing in the...

Huge discounts on flashpacker hostels in Europe and USA

Christmas has come early this year, friends, with STA Travel’s worldwide accommodation sale now giving you incredible discounts to get your 2020...

Travel Notes from Laos

Visiting Laos is a bit like going to Vietnam 20 years ago before that country's "Open Door" policy showed that Communist countries can extract...

Save US$1000 on an American Music themed river cruise

Includes free pre-cruise stay, unlimited drinks and shore excursions Discover the sights and sounds of America on a...

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Como Halkin – luxxy London hotel has an unusual history

4.5 / 5 stars THE LOCATION  When the letter comes that you’re being awarded a knighthood,...

Six Senses Singapore retreat with a taste of ancient China

Fifty years ago she was the Kiwi Bond Girl, playing opposite, George Lazenby, the only 007 ever to hail from Australia. ...

In the Mackintosh tearooms, dining is a work of Art Nouveau

Visionary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s restored tearoom is a living, breathing (and eating and drinking) work of art, writes Jimmy Thomson.

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