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Destination: Basel

Thirty years ago the already polluted Rhine turned red after a chemical spill. Now cleaned up, the stretch through Basel has been revitalised to become a conduit for commuters, sunbathers and spritzes.

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Destination: Turin

You can track the best of Turin along its waterways, whether it’s the spritely early-morning rowers or the late-night revellers carousing at the resurgent Murazzi. Explore and experience the aqua vita.

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Destination: Brisbane

Brisbane River is a gravitational force for the Queensland capital’s splash-happy and active residents. From kayaking to cooling off by its banks, there’s plenty to do along this winding waterway.

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Destination: Vienna

From the river refuge of Alte Donau to the buzzy bars and restaurants that line the Danube Canal, the city waters have become a focal point for the Viennese. Clothing optional.

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Destination: Bordeaux

After decades of decline, a museum celebrating the French city’s love of wine, markets offering fresh seafood and canny commercial investment have transformed the once-seedy banks of the Garonne.

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Destination: Perth

Explorers and residents alike have become besotted with Perth’s Swan River. So how has it retained its status as the city’s focal point? With good planning, a love of water sports and an appreciation of nature.

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Hit the summer sails

Now’s the time we start dreaming of the open water. We’ve found just the right vessels, from the sleekest yacht to the perfect pedalo.

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Happy landings

All the latest news, hotel openings and hospitality happenings you need to hear about from around the world.

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Selling point

Sydneysiders have long known the merits of this salubrious stretch of the Emerald City but read on for a retail rundown that pinpoints the ultimate itinerary for shoppers.

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The directory

Next time you’re on a layover, make the most of it with our guide to the best places to shop, eat, stay and visit, in stop-offs from Singapore to San Francisco.

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Keep on trucking

The road. It’s dotted with romantic associations of freedom and escape but if you’re a long-haul trucker in the US, it’s a lot more serious than that. We visit the truckstops that sustain them.

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Bringing it all back home

Souvenirs so rarely capture the essence of an escape. Our senior editor holds forth on the joys of travel – and guides us through the pitfalls of tourist tat.

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Top of the shops

A tour of Row DTLA reveals a walkable side to shopping in the City of Angels plus plenty of divine takehomes.

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Travel briefing

Read on for the latest hotel openings and travel news from around the globe. First up we head to LA for a smart stay in an art deco building that’s been given a new lease of life.

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The directory

Whether you’re after a design hotel in Budapest, a cup of Joe in New York, a memento from Santiago De Querétaro or tulips in Utrecht, our guide is here to help.

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