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8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Why it's not just bad for the reef that Tony Abbott is out of step on climate | Alexander White

As he prepares to meet Barack Obama, the PM risks putting Australia's relations with the US in the deep freeze<p>"The science is compelling… The baseline fact of climate change is not something we can afford to deny" said Barack Obama in an interview with the New York Times last Sunday, and "if …

Jamie Oliver levy backlash grows as Woolworths cancels farmers' meeting

The peak body representing Australian vegetable growers has called Woolworths “churlish” and “belligerent” after the supermarket giant cancelled a meeting between farmers and international buyers in the wake of growing protests about a marketing campaign featuring celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.<p>Ausveg …

Lost Australian soldiers buried with full military honours after nearly 70 years

Two Australian soldiers killed by Japanese forces near the end of the second world war have been buried with full military honours.<p>Lance Corporal Spencer Walklate and Private Ronald Eagleton, both members of Z Special unit, were buried in a ceremony at the Bomana war cemetery, Port Moresby, on …

Offshore fracking fight washes up on the pristine shores of Arnhem Land

The first Alice Eather knew of Paltar Petroleum’s plans for her ancestral land was when she read a square-inch notice buried in the back pages of the NT News. The August 2012 announcement detailed an application by the resource giant for a license for exploratory oil and gas drilling. If …

The future of Tasmania's forests is in the balance

One year ago I stood underneath a giant old growth eucalyptus, known as the observer tree, and experienced the most amazing feeling. The world heritage committee had just announced that 170,000ha would be added to Tasmania's wilderness world heritage site. I felt honoured to have been part of the …

Prospect of reintroducing Alice Springs' banned drinker register sparks debate

The potential reintroduction of the controversial banned drinker register (BDR) in Alice Springs has sparked debate amid criticisms that the current policy of stationing police outside bottle shops is ineffective and racially divisive.<p>The Alice Springs ­Alcohol Reference Group (ARG), an advisory …

The Palermo Effect! Stylish Olivia Shifts More Sunglasses Than Selena Gomez

• Grazia<br>• Fashion<br>• Shopping<p>by Sophie Haslett | 08 12 2014<p>Olivia Palermo [Getty]<p>Olivia Palermo Shifts More Sunglasses Than Selena Gomez<p>Some people have a …

The World's Top 10 Airport Hotels With Stunning Runway Views

<i>By Christina Pfeiffer, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats. Some properties have gone to great lengths to attract travel-weary guests, with many now offering opulent rooms, expansive swimming …

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel …

Some Of The World's Scariest Roads To Drive

Driving on any sort of road can be a harrowing challenge on a regular old road trip. It's easy to get preoccupied with dodging other bad drivers or pedestrians, but still, those scenarios get a little trickier when the roads themselves involve pretty beautiful scenery, but also pretty terrifying …

19 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in …

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The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

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Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

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10 Pinterest Boards That Will Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

Allow us to introduce you to some seriously beautiful travel inspiration boards.<p>When Pinterest introduced their map feature in November, our heads nearly burst with ways we could utilize this amazing new tool. So with summer vacation just around the corner, we scoured Pinterest to find the ten …

10 Cool Nature Retreats With Unbelievable Views

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?<p><b>Chole Mjini, Chole Island, Tanzania</b><p>Chole Mjini bills itself as a "castaway fantasy." Located on remote Chole Island in Tanzania, the hotel is based in the heart of the …

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

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California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

The 10 best family holiday destinations

Who says that successful travel <i>en famille</i> means a week in the company of a certain famous mouse? In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences,</i> we've got some suggestions for a trip your brood will never forget.<p>1. Sing a rainbow in the desert, Rajasthan, India<p>It might be dry but …

8 Snorkel Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind

As some of you may know, I recently became a certified scuba diver to prepare for my 2013 trip to the Maldives. Less than a year later, I’ve become a …

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Top 10 Places to Eat Ice Cream

Travel<p>Globe-trotters can experience flavors that go far beyond the standard chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Experience eel ice cream in Japan or green tea in Florence.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Capogiro Gelato, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania</b><br>Made with the freshest …

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

Top Five Bargain Destinations for Summer 2014

In many places, prices rise with the temperature, but these hot spots offer cool savings this coming season. From a relaxed beach destination to a nonstop urban party, these destinations deliver plenty of wallet-friendly fun this summer.<p>I've monitored trends, industry news, and sale patterns to …

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