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  • Making Music at Workshops Rail Museum

    Youngsters will explore a musical journey through workshops, singing and dancing performances, craft and interactive play. It’s ...

  • Noosa Triathlon

    The Noosa Triathlon, held from October 29 to November 2, is Australia’s largest triathlon and the largest ...

  • QPAC Green Jam Sessions

    Kicking off at 5pm every Friday from October 17 until December 19, audiences will be treated to jazz standards, ...

  • Cunnamulla Fella Festival

    The Cunnamulla Fella Festival, held November 7 to 8, involves locals, bull riders, shearers, cowboys and stockmen ...

In The Road Ahead

RACQ website gets the ‘smarts’

The rise of mobile technology has revolutionised how we organise our everyday lives. Whether it’s finding the nearest coffee shop or paying a bill, there’s not much you can’t do on the average smartphone. Love them or hate them, they are the way of the present and the future. With about 40 percent of people already using a mobile device to access the RACQ website, the Club recognised the need to update the site to ...

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Make it to work alive

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said the CARRS-Q research highlighted the importance of remaining alert while driving, regardless of the type of journey. “When you are travelling on the same stretch of ...

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New in Departure International

What travel vaccines do you need?

If you don’t take proper precautions, it can be easy for you to fall ill while travelling to a foreign country. In certain parts of the world, particularly developing countries, you may be exposed to bacteria and diseases that are uncommon in Australia, meaning that your body isn’t likely to ... More

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Enjoy the beauty of Banff, Canada

The mountain town of Banff is located in the Banff National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The surrounding landscape is popular among hikers, wildlife lovers and campers during summer, while skiers and snowboarders flock to the town’s surrounding resorts during the winter season. To relax your ... More

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Explore Lake Como, Italy

Summertime is when Lake Como comes alive as Italians and foreigners flock to the beautiful villas surrounding the lake. Located in the foothills of the Italian Alps, the lake has several towns around its perimeter, including Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, Varenna and Como. Historic boats will ferry you around towns on Lake Como, ... More

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Discover the treasures of Singapore

Culture, food and plenty of shopping are what draw visitors to Singapore. Whether you’re there for a few days or a week, you’re not likely to run out of things to do. For a bird’s-eye view of the city, take a trip up to the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, which ... More

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Visit Hobbiton in New Zealand

You mightn’t capture a glimpse of J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters themselves, but you can feel like one of them with a visit to the Hobbiton movie set, located in Matamata on New Zealand’s North Island. The picturesque farmland that provided the setting for The Lord of Rings trilogy and, more recently, ... More

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Understanding the science of weight loss

After losing a significant amount of weight, you might have wondered where the weight actually went, as it may have seemed like it dissolved into thin air. But in fact, there is a science of weight loss. When we lose weight, our bodies are actually converting the molecules in our fat cells into energy, which makes the cells get smaller. This is why exercise can help you lose weight, because your body is using up ...

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