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Simon Calder: Until this disaster South Korea's ferry safety record fared well compared to its Asian neighbours

Death tolls are typically high on Asian ferries, but the peninsular nation had developed an efficient system

Visa vision: Turkey has tricky new entry rules

Simon Calder: Turkish delights get tangled in red tape

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Bright lights, big city break: by starting your trip in Europe, you could fly to Los Angeles for less

Cross-border ticketing: Make your mini-break go further

Treat yourself to a weekend in a European city and you can also cut the cost of a long-haul trip. Simon Calder explains 'cross-border ticketing'

Storm force 10: the Great Western line at Dawlish

Simon Calder: How InterCity makes the going ... slower

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Jumbo journey: Gatwick to Indonesia

Simon Calder: It's a long haul from Gatwick to Jakarta

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Q&A by Simon Calder: How far could it have travelled? Who was responsible and what would their plans be? And how can a plane just vanish?

One week on Simon Calder runs through what we do – and what we do not – know about the disappearance of the Boeing 777

Brighton early? Probably not on Sundays

Simon Calder: Green signal for the 'red book'

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Grieving families of passengers on the flight know little other than the aircraft had flown routinely for two hours before losing contact

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Q&A: What do we know about what happened?

What happened to Malaysia Airlines MH370?

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Despite expected death toll we must remember air travel has never been safer

The total 239 presumed dead aboard the flight is barely more than the number killed on Chinese roads every day

Malaysia Airlines MH370: the missing aircraft, and what investigators will be looking for

The aircraft apparently lost over the South China Sea was a Boeing 777. This twin-jet entered service in 1995, and it has become one of the world’s most successful aircraft - as well as one of the safest.

Swiss air: Geneva is the pick of BA's day trips

Simon Calder: If life's too short, how about a BAwayday?

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Coiled in spring: western diamondbacks

Simon Calder: Snakes alive, but not for long – in Texas at least

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Wing it: bats at Congress Avenue Bridge

48 Hours In: Austin

The capital of Texas comes alive this weekend, with pioneering flights giving easier access to a city that has a spring in its step. Simon Calder saddles up

Simon Calder: Why won't the airline make me an offer?

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End game: King's Cross, 4.30am on Thursday

Simon Calder: A whistle-stop tour of northern England

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Escape to the Greek island of Rhodes

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Tim and Kit Kemp's new Ham Yard Hotel in Soho is taking reservations from 1 June
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From Scotland's new John Muir Way to Ibiza's pop-up cinema

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Water works: Cleethorpes Beach
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Winter wonderland: spending Christmas in Tobago felt radical for Malone
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'My best holiday? Escaping to Tobago'

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New style: decor changes by the room and floor of the hotel
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A Chilean fantasy that is back to its very best

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Spice of life: Elco pani puri stall
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The flourishing suburb of Bandra is mirrored by a diverse dining scene

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Picture this: Musée Matisse in Cimiez
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Where to find the master's work if you can't make it to the new London show

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Little Dix Bay was developed as a resort in the 1950s
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Mark Jones: Something to declare

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Historic and contemporary design combine at Le Nuvole
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A 16th-century palazzo converted into a guesthouse by a Genoese family

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Light fantastic: a lantern-strung street in Hoi An
advice'Hoi An is a beautiful Vietnamese town on a river. I would highly recommend it'
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travel agendaStockholm hotel; Glasto snoozes; Iceland cyclothon; Manchester to Hong Kong; Italy guide; London party nights; Thailand flights; Tate on Matisse
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Guest spot: the design is based on ‘a friend’s apartment’
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Swallow's Nest Castle, Crimea
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Halcyon's rooms feature original sash windows
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Isles seats: the 'Hebridean Princess' in Scotland
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Just deserts: the stark landscape of Namibia
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'The Namibian desert is pretty special – the sand dunes roll on for miles'

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Visa vision: Turkey has tricky new entry rules
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Chicago has some stunning shopping
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The Hedonist: what to see and where to be seen

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A dog’s life: Long Cover Cottage
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Where B&B stands for basket and breakfast

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Joined-up thinking: Same-sex couples should expect the same welcome as any other couple on holiday
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