Try one of the least well-known Canary Islands – Fuerteventura

Hypnotic sand dunes, gorgeous villages, active volcanos, golden beaches and year round sunshine. Fuerteventura is a great escape, especially if you’re fleeing the winter cold.

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Barcelona attack: a long war against Islamic terrorism is our reality

OPINION & ANALYSIS: World leaders have condemned the Barcelona attack, but beyond pro-forma statements of support the reality is that Islamic-inspired terrorism is here to stay for the time being.

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CHUCK THIS! La Tomatina: throwing tomatoes and seeing red

For exactly one hour every year the Spanish city of Buñol is a pulpy, tomato flavoured battleground. It’s every person for themselves as chaos ensues for La Tomatina!

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Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls: what happens and how did it come about?

RUNNING OF THE BULLS IN PAMPLONA | Spain’s famous San Fermin festival brings together daredevils and spectators of the world for a week of bull dodging and serious, serious partying. Here’s the what, how, why and when…

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Barcelona: a big bit of everything

When planning a vacation, you usually need to choose: city or beach? Activities or culture? Fast­paced adventure or leisurely meander? Luckily in Barcelona that needn’t be the case because with a few right turns, you really can have the best of all worlds.

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Pamplona: It’s Hemingway’s party, and he’ll cry if he wants to

Ernest Hemingway’s depiction of the unbelievable spectacle of the running of the bulls, the beauty of Pamplona itself, and the romance of the trip, made the city and its San Fermin festival a mainstay of bucket-lists.

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5 off the beaten track (but easy to get to) European summer escapes

There is nothing better than summer in Europe! But, sometimes it’s better to avoid the big cities and tourist destinations that can get crowded, hot and smelly.

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Lourdes help me! But it was some saintly Aussie celebs to the rescue for this vintage film fan

The irony of falling ill in Lourdes of all places is indigestible. People come to Lourdes to get healed and most emphatically not to fall unwell. Remarkably, however, this is exactly what happened to me at the end of my European venture.

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Real Madrid loves training in Melbourne

Video: Real Madrid says training in Melbourne is a pleasure.

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Expats: missing Australia? Top 5 European destinations for the away from home feel

5 awesome European travel hot spots boasting something a little familiar for Aussies.

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Acrobatic couple gets married over and over again all around the world [in pictures]

This acrobatic couple decided they wanted to marry each other in multiple countries over a three-month period. The result is simply beautiful.

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Ambassador’s husband “emphatically denies” child molestation charges

The husband of Australia’s now former ambassador to Spain is accused of sexually abusing an underage girl. While rejecting the allegations, he allegedly admits to blowing raspberries on her belly button.

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The great European roadtrip: Everything’s ahead of you

On the other side of the world I went on another kind of roadie; one so epic, so jam-packed with festivals and good times that it almost topped the great Australian road trip.

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Stoked about Ibiza

WADE GRAVY recounts his first experience of Spain’s hedonistic ground-zero and discovers there’s more to it than losing yourself (although he does that too).

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Australian Dollar reaches one-week high

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR REVIEW | Despite finishing on high last week, the Aussie Dollar faces some hurdles this week including the Reserve Bank of Australia releasing highlights of its November board meeting.

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