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Your funniest signs from around the world stuff nation gallery

A McDonald's drive-thru served up this treat for Viv Cairns, who said: "Kids thought this was funny as they can't go through drive-thru without their butts!"

We showed you 18 of the world's funniest signs. You saw us and raised us with examples of your own.

The curse of the flower poo

A Southeast Asian adventure is ruined by an illness, a worm and and an itch that can't be scratched.

How to travel, even if you haven't saved

Just what the doctor ordered

news

Do holidays really make us happier?

SMILING FACES: For many, the holiday high kicks in long before they actually go on vacation.

When it comes to holidays it seems it's not necessarily the beaches, sunshine or freedom from our usual routine that makes us happy.

Expedia buys Travelocity

Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity $375.5 million in cash.

Keep calm and carry on travelling

Planes should carry improved technology

travel troubles

King Tut's beard glued back on

A golden funerary mask of King Tutankhamun is on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The blue and gold braided beard of famed pharaoh was hastily glued back on after being knocked off during cleaning.

The curse of the flower poo

A Southeast Asian adventure is ruined by an illness, a worm and and an itch that can't be scratched.

Virgin flight drama costs man

Measles outbreak tied to Disneyland

nz

The American who is the future of NZ tourism

TOLKIEN FAN: Liz Carlson in Hobbiton.

From Washington DC to Wanaka, travel blogger Liz Carlson is promoting New Zealand to her thousands of followers.

Wellington one of world's 'hottest cities'

Wellington has nabbed yet another international accolade, this time being named among BBC's "hottest cities" to visit in 2015.

PICTURE PERFECT: The Lewis Pass National Reserve in Canterbury.

Aotearoa perfect opposites

Eleanor Catton ponders the limitations of words in capturing the power of the land of the long white cloud.

australia

Sydney at full throttle

FLOORING IT: Burning the bitumen in the V8 Supercar series in Homebush.

An action-packed trip across the Tasman can leave you with adrenaline overload and tastebuds on fire.

Where you should really go in Melbourne

Forget about the cliches: Here's where tourists should really go when visiting the world's most liveable city.

True North Kimberley.

Top 10 Australian experiences gallery

5:00 AM  The ultimate Australian bucket-list. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences you need to cross off your list.

themes

Top travel photos of the week gallery

Snorkelers interact with a Florida Manatee inside of the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

The world's best hotel named gallery

The best hotel in the world named in annual awards, but staying there doesn't come cheap.

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. Photo location: Shanghai, China.

World's funniest signs gallery

Sometimes signs just don't make sense. Here are 18 of the funniest from around the world.

europe

Tourist numbers drop in Paris

TOURIST NUMBERS DROP: French soldiers at the Eiffel Tower after the Paris shootings.

Grey skies over a half-empty Eiffel Tower. Only a handful of tourists were taking photos, and one or two having portraits sketched by resident artists.

Bungy jumping, sans rope, in Spain

A medieval hamlet built into a towering cliff face proves a new dare-devil pursuit.

The ultimate Catholic gilt trip

Brutal, brave and elegant

uk and ireland

Death came in a bundle of cloth

BATTLING THE PLAGUE: The boundary stone where all food and supplies to Eyam were left.

A tailor who ordered a bale of cloth unwittingly triggered a chain of events that led to 260 villagers dying.

Legacy of the silent warriors

Spies and computers - what could there be to dislike at Bletchley Park?

What's at the other Abbey Road?

Travel guide to the RWC 2015

usa

Could you escape from this room?

RIDDLE ME THIS: (L-R) Eric Arnold, Cassie Young, Jen Lee and Matt Leedham work together to figure out a riddle on one of the clues in the room at Escape Room Live DC.

You're trapped in a basement, frantically searching for clues to root out a spy defector and time is running out...

World's first Virgin hotel opens

Richard Branson promises unique services and no rip-offs a his first hotel opens.

Headed for Orlando? Here's what's new gallery

America's weirdest museums

canada & alaska

5 free things to do in Vancouver

VANCOUVER GEM: A visitor to Stanley Park rides his bike along with his dog.

Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities and many of its most beautiful attractions are free.

Natural beauty to spare

In Alberta's high country the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder flanking the road, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling.

Escaping winter in Quebec

The best fast food

asia

China to 'shame' unruly tourists

SNAPSHOT: Tourists posing at the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey. But the Chinese government says not all Chinese tourists behave well overseas.

China encourages citizens to film Chinese tourists' bad behaviour overseas so it can be publicised to shame offenders.

Amidst ancient temples

As I tee off for the sixth hole, the Shwedagon Pagoda looms in the distance.

One of the 32 luxurious over-water villas at the One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives.

No limit to luxury in the Maldives

Rich or poor, this Maldives resort will at least make you feel like a million bucks.

cruising

What it's like living on a cruise

The Crystal Serenity cruise ship at sea.

For $216,000 a year, 86-year-old widow Lee Wachtstetter gets to see the world while living in the lap of luxury.

Luxury at sea in a $6000-a-night suite video

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled plans for what it is calling the "most luxurious ship ever built."

Tours only part of cruise experience

Crashing a wedding in Cambodia gallery

snow

China's icy festival

Harbin

China's spectacular ice festival has kicked off in style.

Jumbo jet's spectacular journey gallery

An unforgettable flight to the world's only ice continent makes for a perfect start to another New Year.

Cold at the top

First day of summer?

Video

Woman freaks out over ferry delay

A woman's ridiculous temper tantrum about missing a ferry was captured on video for the world to see.

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