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RACQ Roadside celebrates 30 million call-outs

It wasn’t until 20 years after the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland was formed that the first RACQ roadside patrols took to the streets. In 1925, two mechanics, George Clark and Wally Henderson, were commission by RACQ to patrol the roads – on motorcycles with sidecars for their tools – in search of disabled vehicles. Since then, RACQ has rescued more than 30 million motorists from the roadside and grown to a network of 110 ...

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Winter warmers pack a punch

We’re now in the middle of the one month of cool weather that we in Queensland like to call winter, and the nights have become decidedly chilly in our little wooden house. ...

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Keep children safe when travelling

When visiting a new place, it is a good idea to designate an easily accessible and identifiable meeting point. This way, you will have a greater chance of regrouping with ease if a child does become separated. Another idea is to teach your children to look for a ‘safe stranger’ ... More

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Explore Stockholm’s cultural scene

As the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in Scandinavia, Stockholm boasts an impressive mix of historic and modern architecture, rich culture and momentous landmarks. Visited by more than one million people each year, the Vasa Museum is the famous in Scandinavia and is a landmark worth visiting during your stay. ... More

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Take in the sights of Christchurch

When exploring the city, visit the Christchurch Farmer’s Market, which is one of the most impressive in New Zealand. Held from 9.00am to 1.00pm every Saturday in Riccarton Bush, the market showcases an extensive range of organic fruit and vegetables, South Island cheeses, local craft beer and delectable ethnic treats. For ... More

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Fall in love with New York City

When strolling the streets of New York City, don’t miss Central Park. Visited by more than 40 million people each year, the park covers 340 hectares in the heart of Manhattan. It is here where local folk and travellers can enjoy such activities as skating around one of the two sizeable ice ... More

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Enjoy Christmas in the French Alps

Situated at the foot of the famed Mont Blanc, Chamonix is one of the best-known villages in the French Alps. Not only does it provide visitors with the opportunity to experience adventure activities as husky walking or snowboarding, but also transforms into an enviable white wonderland each winter. At the start ... More

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Recognising anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that is severe and can be life threatening. This can occur in people who are highly allergic to things such as nuts, seafood, certain medications (such as penicillin) and bee stings. If you know what to look for, recognising anaphylaxis is relatively easy – look for the following signs: Nausea Vomiting Breathing trouble Skin rash Weak pulse Sudden drop in blood pressure Some people who know they are highly allergic to ...

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