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From Melbourne's best kept secrets, to last minute road trips to major international jaunts, we've got your travel needs covered

The best quirky getaways in country Victoria
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The best quirky getaways in country Victoria

From restored churches to riverside yurts, try these out-of-the-ordinary stays around Victoria

Victoria’s newest glamping spot is located in a winery
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Victoria’s newest glamping spot is located in a winery

Glamping by a winery? Don't wine-d if we do

Palm Springs: travel tips for California’s hip desert town
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Palm Springs: travel tips for California’s hip desert town

A guide to making all your friends jealous while in Palm Springs

The best ways to see Melbourne from above
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The best ways to see Melbourne from above

See your city from the clouds on these balloon rides, plane trips and skydiving experiences

10 incredible national parks within driving distance of Melbourne
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10 incredible national parks within driving distance of Melbourne

Hit the road and explore the state's best looking national parks

An insider's guide to Melbourne travel

Where to stay in Melbourne
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Where to stay in Melbourne

The best hotels in Melbourne
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The best hotels in Melbourne

48 hours in Melbourne
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48 hours in Melbourne

The best campsites near Melbourne
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The best campsites near Melbourne

Short escapes from Melbourne

The best day trips from Melbourne
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The best day trips from Melbourne

These one-day escapes are just what the doctor ordered, so get out there and explore Melbourne's beautiful backyard.

15 epic road trips from Melbourne
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15 epic road trips from Melbourne

The best day hikes from Melbourne
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The best day hikes from Melbourne

Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne
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Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne

Where to go glamping in Victoria
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Where to go glamping in Victoria

Interstate trips from Melbourne

Hobart
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Hobart

The Whitsundays
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The Whitsundays

Canberra
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Canberra

Western Australia
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Western Australia

Adelaide
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Adelaide

Launceston
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Launceston

International escapes from Melbourne

New Zealand's North Island
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New Zealand's North Island

Palm Springs
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Palm Springs

Santiago
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Santiago

Fiji
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Fiji

Austin
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Austin

Travel tips and tricks

How to score an airline upgrade
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How to score an airline upgrade

How to get the best hotel room
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How to get the best hotel room

Top five premium economy cabins
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Top five premium economy cabins

Hotel pools for night swimming
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Hotel pools for night swimming

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Amex Eats: Salt and pepper squid in Melbourne

Deep fried squid, calamari, salt and pepper squid – whatever you want to call it and whichever way you want to fry it – it comes up on every other menu in Melbourne. From pubs to fine diners, Italian institutions to the local fish and chip shop, we scooted around the city to see who's frying up the cephalopods in the most interesting of ways, and letting you pay for your salty fried treat using your American Express.    

Head to the Duke of Wellington for happy hour tasting platters
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Head to the Duke of Wellington for happy hour tasting platters

Every day (so that includes weekends) Melbourne's oldest licensed pub the Duke of Wellington is putting on $18 Happy Hour Tasting Plates from 4 to 6pm. Punters can order up $7.50 wine, beer or basics or imbibe with $10 cocktails. Now, this CBD pub is also offering up share plates to complement your bargain drinks. You can snack on crisp salt and pepper calamari; dips with sourdough; lasagne croquettes with mushroom ketchup; and charcoal fried prawn sliders packed with wasabi slaw, pickled seaweed and kewpie mayo, all for just $18.  Probably the biggest clincher is the Duke's stellar location, minutes from Fed Square and all the action on Flinders Street. Their minimalist public bar is ringed by comfortable green banquettes, so you can kick back with mates, enjoy happy hour drinks and catch up on any night of the week.  Find out more about the Duke of Wellington.

Enjoy boozy ice cream at the Exchange
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Enjoy boozy ice cream at the Exchange

To see out that last of the long summer days, Port Melbourne's Exchange Hotel is doing adults-only ice creams and sorbets, with house made wine and spirits infused frosty treats available every day of the week. The flavours change weekly so you may get a scoop of gin and cucumber sorbet, Aperol sorbet with blood orange or an espresso martini ice cream served in a house-made chocolate bowl.  On Saturdays, head chef Fraser Stark is flipping mini burgers, so you can also snap up a cider and slider special, with $20 jugs of cider and four sliders for just $15 (from noon until 5pm). Also on any given day you can order up a rosé spritz for just $6 from 4-7pm.  There's only a few weeks left of balmy days, so head into the Port Melbourne pub to send off the summer in style.  Find out more about the Exchange Hotel.

8 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season
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8 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season

An A-list line-up of comedy talent is about to hit a stage near you. Here's the rundown of what to see and where and when to see it.