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Paddle around the forested domes of drowned mountains and sleep under the stars in rustic beach campsites on an unforgettable sea-to-summit trail in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands: http://bbc.in/WLT9Ws

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Top 10 places to stay in Melbourne and beyond

In the leadup to the 2013 Melbourne festival, which starts on Friday, we look at the best alternative places to stay in and around the city – from eco hotels and arty B&Bs to beachside campsites and ultra-modern bush shacks • Melbourne's top 10 budget restaurants<p><b>Alto Hotel, Melbourne</b><p>Alto Hotel's …

Weird items found at Oktoberfest

They also found a Segway, 940 items of clothing, more than 1,000 ID cards, 320 mobile phones and 400 keys. Still missing, however, are €50,000 (£42,000) in cash, a drum and a guitar. The gnome was dressed in a Bayern Munich football kit.<p>The list of oddities was published by the German festival’s …

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Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Melbourne

From local favourites to hip newcomers, this multinational mix of excellent budget restaurants reflects Melbourne's diverse mix of people and cuisines • Melbourne's top 10 places to stay<p>The Moor's Head<p>"Inauthentic pizza" is the catchcry at this pizzeria, which pairs thin, crisp Italian pizza bases …

Where in the world?

NOW CLOSED: Identify the location of this photograph for the chance to win a Briggs & Riley suitcase, worth £299.<p><b>NOW CLOSED:</b> Salvation Mountain is the work of Leonard Knight. It is made from adobe and straw and is covered in murals, Christian sayings and Bible verses. It is found in a US state that …

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Costa Rica’s miles of Pacific and Caribbean coastlines are a beach lover’s dream: http://bit.ly/1dUBfeK Do you have a favourite seaside destination?

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

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Did you know some 15 million people visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar annually? Have a look some of the world's coolest marketplaces: http://bit.ly/18LwAKA

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Bremen, Germany: a cultural city guide

Travelling in Germany, I often feel there are a few centuries missing. The medieval world is usually in good shape, and so is the space age. It’s the stuff in between that’s conspicuously absent. This must be odd to live with, but it’s great for a long weekend.<p>Bremen is a case in point. I went …

Verbier: bars and nightlife

Verbier's après is concentrated in a relatively small number of venues, and all the more exuberant for it. Most of those off the mountain lie within a short stagger of Place Centrale, in the centre of the resort.<p>On the slopes<p>Les Ruinettes is the top spot for scenic, dancey drinks on the mountain …

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Clifftop hotels around the world

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse - Frankfurt motor show

Audi Quattro coupé concept - Frankfurt motor show

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Rankin's Travelling Life

<b>How often do you travel?</b><p>I travel every week for work, mainly to LA, New York, Milan or Paris. I tend to travel for holidays three times a year. I like to stay in Britain for at least one of those holidays, so that I can take my dogs with me. Last year I rented a house for 10 weeks at Saunton Sands …

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Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its costs by selling the broadcasting rights to the mission.<p>"The biggest media event in the world," said Paul Römer, the co-creator of Big Brother and ambassador of the project, on the Mars One website. "Reality meets …

Mars One: did you apply for the one-way trip to the red planet?

Read interviews with some of the applicants in the running to win a one-way ticket to Mars here.<p>The Mars One project will cost £4bn and hopes to recoup the cost in part by selling broadcasting rights: "This mission to Mars can be the biggest media event in the world," said Paul Römer, the …

Volkswagen Confirms Twin-Turbo Diesel Four-Cylinder Engine

The Volkswagen Group has long positioned its TDI offerings as fuel-efficient alternatives to conventional or even hybridized powertrains, but the company also has a reputation for churning out go-fast diesels, too—look no further than the Touareg V-10 TDI, the Euro-only Audi Q7 V-12 TDI, and the …

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D996, Côte D’Or, France

09 Sep<p>Great Roads<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p><i>This Great Road was initially published in issue 101 of Total 911.</i><p>Think ‘France’, then ‘Great Driving Roads’ and your …