Orion cruise PNG

Dive into beauty

Putting boats and Papua New Guinea in the same sentence these days doesn't automatically evoke visions of luxury or expectations of wonder. But Orion Expedition's Melanesian cruise, from New Zealand via Norfolk Island, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands in March 2014 is a boat trip to PNG with plenty of appeal.

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sri lanka

The Tripologist

My wife and I are planning a trip to Sri Lanka early next year. We want to go on a guided, all-inclusive tour but there is a certain sameness to the tours within our mid-range budget. Is there a tour for us?

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Uepi Island Resort, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands.

Quiet slice of the sea

The Solomons are attracting travellers seeking unique, remote experiences, writes Richard Rogers.

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Water world ... a beach bungalow at Sanbis resort on Gizo Island.

What lies beneath

Emma Quayle is charmed by an archipelago where the planes are underwater and the schedules are rubbery.

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