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Answers sought

After the drama, the investigaton of what disabled a ship in the Gulf of Mexico begins.

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Catch Beach Club on Surin was one of the first in a new wave of Phuket beach clubs.

Fantasy island

A new-look Phuket has established itself as a leading Asian beach destination. Leisa Tyler finds out why.

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Elemental ... rock climbing at Railay Beach.

Grab a piece of the action

From zorbing to ziplining, there's an outdoor activity to challenge any thrill-seeker, writes David Whitley.

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Illustration by Michael Mucci. Strong Australian Dollar

Look closely at all sides of the coin

A favourable exchange rate means more travellers are heading to America. But less obvious destinations have keen currency-related savings too.

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