Getting Around Australia

Getting around Australia takes a little planning. It’s a huge country, only slightly smaller than Canada and the U.S., with big distances between major cities. Fortunately, low-cost airlines offer competitively priced flights on the main domestic routes, and highways connect most of the country. Long-distance passenger trains (plus buses that connect at train stations for travel to outlying areas) are ...

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Airport Security Q&A

If you haven’t flown in a while, you may not be up on the latest airport security changes from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Most travelers are aware that the TSA has instituted strict regulations about the amount of toothpaste, bottled water, and other liquid and gel items that travelers are permitted to bring in carry-on luggage. But what ...

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Australia Accommodations: Lodges, Cattle Stations and More

Not sure where to stay in Australia? The country’s superb natural assets are on display in an array of accommodations from wilderness lodges and boutique sandstone hotels to stunning steel and glass edifices that skirt the glorious coastline. Australia accommodation choices are numerous. Eco-friendly hostels in prime positions suit the young and budget-conscious, while luxury retreats and island resorts cater ...

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Packing Tips from Our Readers

Are you the type of traveler who can’t leave home with fewer than four suitcases? Or the type who crams clothes willy-nilly into each bag and then doesn’t understand why every shirt comes out riddled with wrinkles? Whatever your packing problems, our readers can help. members have responded to our packing tips with their own travel-tested suggestions for saving ...

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