'Professional wanderer' Leanne Melody has trekked through more than 28 countries. Here, FEMAIL takes a look at her top tricks, including how to pack like a pro, style a bum bag so it doesn't scream 'tourist', and how score that all important upgrade on your next flight.
'Getting away with murder': What woman accused of killing her husband searched for online in the days before the sheep farmer was found dead hooked to a helium canister
The online search history of a mother-of-three who is accused of killing her husband included 'getting away with murder', police will allege. Natasha Darcy-Crossman has been charged with the murder of her husband Mathew Dunbar (together main) in Walcha, New South Wales. Mr Dunbar, 42, was found dead at his multimillion-dollar sheep farm on Thunderbolts Way on August 2. Ms Darcy-Crossman, 42, has been charged with his murder, and police allege her Google search history includes the term 'the science of getting away with murder', according to the police facts sheet as reported by the Daily Telegraph. Other searches police allege Ms Darcy-Crossman (inset) undertook included '99 undetectable poisons', if 'helium showed up in an autopsy', 'murder by injection', 'helium filled exit bag', 'euthanasia device', 'suicide/suffocation/helium' and 'arsenic'. Police allege she staged the suicide of her husband after putting drugs and sedatives in his food, then putting a plastic bag on his head and pumping helium into the bag from a canister.
Mystery man who caused terror when he walked down Bourke Street mall with a GUN wearing tactical gear days after deadly car rampage is jailed
The man who walked through Bourke Street Mall carrying a gun and wearing tactical gear has been jailed. Aaron John Purvis, 27, (pictured) was sentenced to 12 months jail in Melbourne on Tuesday. The former security guard was spotted wearing a tactical vest in January, just days after six people died following a car rampage. It was later revealed Mr Purvis was unlicensed to carry the gun when he was photographed.
EXCLUSIVE: Australia's 'most evil woman' becomes wanted fugitive: Mother who masterminded the 'Satanic' murder of her father skips court just months after getting out of jail
Australia's 'most evil woman' is wanted after failing to show up for court on Tuesday to be sentenced for stealing and drug offences. Belinda Van Krevel (left, inset and bottom right), 37, was due to be sentenced after she stole a red handbag and a wallet from an elderly woman, in a brazen robbery near Wollongong, earlier this year. But after she failed to show up to Wollongong Local Court, on Tuesday a magistrate convicted her of both the stealing offences, and also issued a warrant for her arrest. Van Krevel masterminded the murder of her father Jack in August 2000, sitting with a child in the room next door as her boyfriend hacked him to death. Once dubbed 'Belinda Van Evil', she served four years in prison for her role in her father's death, and may soon find herself behind bars if police can hunt her down.
Made you look! Woman struts through a mall in nothing but a thong, pasties, and a BODY PAINT outfit to see if other shoppers would spot her saucy get-up
Model Maria Luciotti was given a faux pair of jeans and a shirt by body paint artist Jen Seidel before they headed to a mall in Towson, Maryland. Several shoppers did double-takes when they realized what the model was definitely not wearing, with some creepier observers taking out their phones. The video has been viewed more than 200,000 times in just three days.
You’re not fooling anybody! Hilarious screenshots showcase the ‘badass’ social media users who tried (and failed) to be intimidating
The hilarious collection of images, circulated on social media, shows would-be rebels trying to impress their online followers by flouting the rules with toe-curling consequences. Clockwise from top left: A threatening hoodie proves an odd choice for a day at Disneyland; a Facebook user is teased over his 'hardcore' status; one man shows off his bloodied hand in a desperate attempt to intimidate his online followers; a Facebooker hilariously boasts about his go-getting attitude; a woman practises her 'mugshot' despite not having been arrested; and a horse owner shows off her equestrian credentials with a cringeworthy t-shirt.
The photo craze parents don't want to see: Schoolies snapped sitting on the edge of high-rise balconies before nights out on the Gold Coast
Numerous schoolies seen sitting on the railings of high-rise balconies on the Gold Coast or perilously close to the edge during pre-drinks before heading out to party for the weeklong end of exams celebrations. Several schoolies were snapped sitting on the ledge of a balcony at least nine floors above the ground (inset), after others were seriously injured from falling in previous years. Schoolies posted footage to Snapchat of themselves taking LSD and inhaling nangs, dozens were arrested for drug possession, and a $1 million MDMA shipment meant to be sold to revellers was intercepted.
'Where are the chocolate snacks?' Fans stunned as fitness guru Michelle Bridges shares an inside snap of her VERY healthy home fridge - but do you believe it's really completely sugar-free?
She admittedly once wrestled a cookie out of her toddler son's hands at his first birthday party. So it's no surprise that there was no junk food in sight in a candid snap showing the inside of Michelle Bridges' home refrigerator. The former Biggest Loser trainer took to Instagram on Tuesday to show fans a '100% uninterrupted unstylised photo' of her fridge and as expected, it was completely free of sugary treats and instead packed with fat-burning fruits and vegetables.
Teenager, 16, charged with vandalising iconic Sydney murals including Saint George Michael - just days after 23-year-old was arrested for defacing the same artwork
A 16-year-old has been charged with vandalism after defacing murals in Sydney. The teen was seen painting over a George Michael mural in Erskinville on Monday night (left and right, after being defaced). Artist Scott Marsh painted the iconic mural to honor the late singer and gay icon. Mr Marsh's artwork has been targeted by vandals over the last week, including a provocative mural in Newtown.
America's last iron lungs: Polio survivors whose life saving-equipment is repaired by CAR MECHANICS after insurers stopped covering them 13 years ago
Paul Alexander, 70, of Dallas, is one of just a handful of people around the world who still relies on an iron lung to help him breathe. Today, he spends almost every moment in the device after contracting polio as a five-year-old in 1952. But he faced a crisis in 2015 when the machine began to malfunction. With no support from the manufacturers, his insurance companies, and parts only rarely available at great cost, he put out a YouTube video appealing for help. Thankfully, Brady Richards, who runs the Environmental Testing Laboratory, and is a keen hobbyist mechanic saw the appeal and reached out.
Welcome to 'Ice School': How former addicts including a woman who got hooked on meth at 40 are warning students about the dangers of the deadly drug
The Australian Anti Ice Campaign runs school-based programs to teach students about the danger of ice - and ex-addict Andrea Simmons (pictured) is more than happy to share the message. She was 40 years old when a partner she thought she 'trusted' offered her ice as a way to relax. At the time she didn't even know it was a drug. As she spiralled deeper into addiction, Ms Simmons told the students during one particular lesson that she 'lost everything she'd ever had in life.' Now five years clean, Ms Simmons wants students to understand how addictive and dangerous the drug is.
Does Mick Fanning have a new girlfriend? Surfing legend is spotted buying alcohol with a stunning blonde...almost two years after his split from model wife Karissa
In February 2016, Mick Fanning announced that he and model wife Karissa had ended their eight year marriage. And it seems that the surfing great has found love again, almost two years since his separation. The 36-year-old shark attack survivor was spotted out buying alcohol with a pretty blonde, on Tuesday on the Gold Coast.
Avoid chocolate advent calendars, candy canes and Christmas ham: The Biggest Loser's Tiffiny Hall shares her TOP tips for keeping the weight off this festive season
Former trainer on The Biggest Loser Tiffiny Hall has shared her top tips for keeping your body in shape over the festive season - undoubtedly the most difficult time for watching your weight. According to Tiffiny we shouldn't be too strict on ourselves. 'If you want to taste a little bit of everything on the Christmas table that's fine by me but we get ourselves in trouble by overindulging or going back for seconds, or even thirds,' she tells FEMAIL.
Calm before the storm: Footy star Mitchell Pearce and girlfriend Zoe relax on Hawaiian holiday - before walking out on his club after losing his position
Mitchell Pearce insists leaving the Sydney Roosters is the best decision for his NRL career as he seeks to become 'the best halfback I can be.' On Monday the club ended weeks of speculation around Pearce's future by granting their long-time halfback a release from the final two years of his contract. The move comes two weeks after the Roosters lured Kangaroos star Cooper Cronk on a two-year deal to be their new halfback, and days after Pearce's (left) return from an overseas holiday. He was spotted with girlfriend Zoe Grant (right) seaside in Hawaii last week (inset), despite the couple being plagued by break-up rumours. The pair were seen soaking up the sun before renting a couple of boards, despite a lack of waves.
Boy, 15, accused of stabbing a 19-year-old woman to death 'had a kill list and was actually targeting the victim's SISTER'
A 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing 19-year-old Makayla Grote (left and right) to death at her home in Longmont, Colorado (inset), allegedly had a 'kill list', according to police. Grote, an aspiring race car driver, was not on the reported 'hit list' but her 18-year-old sister, who was home at the time of the murder, was the first name. The 15-year-old arrived at the Grotes' home around 6pm and allegedly stabbed Grote in the head and chest when she answered the door. Her younger sister was able to escape by locking herself inside of a bedroom. Authorities tracked down the suspect who was hiding in his parents' car where he was about a mile away from the third person on his 'kill list'. He is due back in court .
'We survived the first year!' Married At First Sight couple Zoe Hendrix and Alex Garner celebrate their daughter Harper's first birthday with gorgeous pictures
She welcomed her first daughter with her Married At First Sight husband Alex Garner last year. And Zoe Hendrix has marked little Harper's first birthday, sharing adorable photographs from her big day on Instagram. The 27-year-old posted snaps from their weekend celebration of herself, Alex and their little bub, with the caption: 'we had a blast' and the hashtag '#wesurvivedthefirstyear.'
Half a litre of lemon water in the morning, sautéed kale and dessert EVERY night: 'Holistic' fitness star Sarah Stevenson, 25, shares her typical day on a plate after transforming her 'entire body'
Lifestyle and fitness vlogger, Sarah Stevenson, has gained a loyal following due to her handy tips and tricks on fitness, health and wellbeing. The 25-year-old Australian influencer regularly shares her advice for following a holistic lifestyle and how she transformed her body and mindset towards living an active life. Through a new way of living and a newfound love for wholefoods, Sarah was also able to rid herself from the cellulite, hormonal acne and stomach pains that she had been struggling with for years.
'I finished her off, I strangled her. I got up and wiped off the blood. And she was calm': Family of jogger Karina Vetrano break down in court as they watch her killer detail the final minutes of her life
The parents of the Queens jogger who was murdered in August 2016 wept in court as her accused killer went into details about the final moments of her life. Cathie and Philip Vetrano (pictured inset in April) sat in court as Chanel Lewis (right) calmly confessed to the brutal beating and strangulation of their daughter, Karina Vetrano (left). At one point the distraught mother brought a foot-long golden crucifix she keeps with her in court to her tear-stained face as she watched the footage of his confession, according to the New York Post. Police claim the 21-year-old murdered Vetrano, 30, on August 2, 2016, while she was on a run in Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens.
Are these the world’s WORST wax works? Bizarre figures look NOTHING like their celebrity inspirations (so can you tell who they’re meant to be?)
These bizarre celebrity wax figures appear in tourist attractions around the world but baffled visitors are left struggling to work out which star they are looking at without peeking at their name tags. Some of the worst offenders are these unrecognisable renderings. Can you tell who they're meant to be?
Turning 21 with style! Model Madeline Stuart celebrates her milestone birthday with Eva Longoria at Down syndrome gala before dancing with 30 friends on a boat in the Gold Coast
Madeline Stuart (pictured left and right) was awarded the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy award in Denver, Colorado, walking for the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Fashion Show for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She was caught in pictures with Eva Longoria (inset), who also received the award, and enjoyed a concert and dancing with Jamie Foxx. Madeline's mum Rosanne said she spent three months in speech therapy to prepare for her big speech at the gala. After the event, Madeline returned home and celebrated her big birthday with her boyfriend and a close group of friends.
'Nice set of boobs you've got': The moment a woman films a man on a bike who stops to sexually harass her as she walks down the street
This is the moment a woman films her sleazy encounter with a man who sexually harasses her on the street. She confronts the pest on the side of the road in suburban Kallangur, north of Brisbane. With her smartphone camera switched on, she does her usual daily walk down School Road only to be harassed with remarks about her body. 'Nice set of boobs you've got,' he says.
Can YOU spot the dog hidden among the ferns? Photo of hound enjoying a walk in the woods sweeps the web as viewers struggle to find it in the foliage
Dog owner Karen Fornos Klein posted the snap of her pooch Ambar hiding during an autumnal walk in the Surrey woodland on Facebook - where it has quickly racked up dozens of likes and comments. The adorable hound is cleverly camouflaged among the dead ferns and autumn leaves thanks to its distinctive brown hair and markings - so can you spot it?
'What have you done to your face?' Viewers go wild on Twitter after Priscilla Presley, 72, showcases her VERY youthful look on TV show
She has dedicated her life to preserving the legacy of her late husband and the original King of Rock 'n' Roll. Yet, Priscilla Presley's appearance got viewers talking on social media following her interview on Monday's instalment of Lorraine as she promoted Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's album and tour.
The devastated bandmates, the last to see him alive, and the young daughter he left behind: A look back at the people in Michael Hutchence's life 20 years after his suicide in a Sydney hotel room
He was the Australian rock star who suffered a lonely death in a hotel room in Sydney's Double Bay on November 22, 1997. And as the 20th anniversary of Michael Hutchence's suicide approaches, Daily Mail Australia looks back at those closest to the star at the time of his passing. From his only daughter and numerous lovers, to his INXS bandmates and siblings, here's where the key people in the late singer's life are now.
Busty Bella Hadid flaunts her sensational figure in skimpy lingerie as she joins Alessandra Ambrosio, Romee Strijd and Candice Swanepoel at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai
This Victoria's Secret show has been surrounded by controversy with reports that several models have been denied entry to China where this year's event is taking place, as well as angry protests by locals. But catwalk stars (L-R) Candice Swanepoel, Romee Strijid, Adriana Lima, Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lais Ribeiro and Karlie Kloss ensured that one of the biggest fashion moments of the year went off well as they led the host of models on the runway for the 22nd annual show at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai today. Flaunting their enviable physiques in skimpy lingerie and the trademark Angel wings, the stunning supermodels were serenaded down the runway with music frHarry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom Jr.
US mother reveals she was gang raped by Taliban fighters in front of her children while they were being held hostage in Afghanistan
Joshua (right) and Caitlan Boyle (left, with daughter Grace), 34 and 31, were kidnapped by the Haqqani network while backpacking through Afghanistan in 2012. Catilan, an American, was five months pregnant at the time, and went on to have two more children during their five years in captivity. In an interview with ABC News, which aired Monday, Caitlan described how she was gang-raped by their guards. The couple said the guards sometimes tried to beat their children, but they fought back to protect their kids. Joshua says he was offered freedom four times if he agreed to join the group. He said no each time and told the guards they would 'burn in hell fire for what they had done'. Last month, Pakistani forces received intel from the U.S. about the couple's whereabouts, in the northeastern region of the country. They couple was rescued and have since returned to Joshua's native Canada.
EXCLUSIVE: 'There was nothing more important than Joe Walsh': How Stevie Nicks fell for the Eagles guitarist but drugged up couple were 'on their way to hell' and the breakup 'nearly killed' her
Stevie Nicks opens up about her battles with addiction and her roller coaster love life in the new book, Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis. Despite romances with Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and Don Henley, Nicks says Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was the love of her life. But their breakup was bitter when he dumped her to head off to tour in Australia. The 69-year-old admits that overcoming her addiction to pills was even harder than quitting her $1 million cocaine habit.The Fleetwood Mac singer said she'll never forgive the 'groupie' psychiatrist who just wanted to hear 'rock and roll' stories so he kept her hooked on pills. During her drug-fueled days she snorted so much cocaine it tore a hole through her nose, admitting she had to use the 'devil's dandruff' in her private parts for the ultimate high.
The 19-year-old daughter of former President Obama started Harvard this year. On Saturday, she was seen tailgating the Harvard-Yale game in New Haven. Video shows the moment Malia and a mystery fellow Crimson fan started kissing. Another photo shows Malia smoking what appears to be a cigarette. A year ago, her father said that Malia and his younger daughter Sasha had already started dating and that he was 'pretty relaxed' about it since they have Secret Service protection. 'They've had Secret Service. There's only so much these guys can do,' Barack joked.
Moment a brazen robber uses a sledgehammer to smash into a bowling club in the middle of the day before leaving with just a few COINS
Thieves have been caught on camera making a dramatic smashing entrance into a bowling club in an attempt to rob it – but only came away with a bag of bowls and a few coins. The two thieves broke into the North Manly Bowls Club north of Sydney using a sledgehammer on Monday morning (pictured left), according to Nine News. One of the men used a sledgehammer to smash through the door of the club before him and his acquaintance – wearing thongs – entered the premises.One of the thieves then began searching the club for money, shaking slot machines in an attempt to acquire some cash. Club manager Paul Campbell said the incident was 'pretty frightening'. 'I'm really glad no-one was here, and no-one was hurt,' he said. The thieves smashed a wooden door inside the club with the sledgehammer (pictured right), causing significant damage.
Do the traffic jam tango: Dancers entertain motorists with stunning routine in the middle of a freeway during long delay
An exercise group has made the most of bumper-to-bumper traffic, jumping off their bus and performing a dance routine on the middle of a freeway. Members of the Wallarah Point Physical Culture Club on the NSW Central Coast were caught up in lengthy delays after a truck crash on the Pacific Motorway on Sunday. They took the opportunity to entertain commuters with a carefully choreographed performance.
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'I never thought I could move that quickly!' Cairns couple's lucky escape as monster python slithers into their bed in the middle of the night
An unlucky woman experienced a waking nightmare on Friday morning when she opened her eyes to find an three-metre long scrub python just centimetres from her face. Jan Nielson was sleeping peacefully in her Trinity Park, Queensland, home when her dog Susie started pawing her and whimpering at around 4am. 'I jumped up screaming that there was a snake in the bedroom! I never thought I could move that quickly at my age.'
'Australia has changed': Imam who speaks out against radical Muslims is PUNCHED in the face in a random attack - as he says Australia has turned into haven for religious extremists
A Muslim imam who campaigns against radical Islam has been punched in the face in a random attack. Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi, 34, (left) was sitting in his car at Mawson Lake Shopping Centre carpark in Adelaide's north, about 12.45pm on Tuesday when he was approached by a stranger and punched in the jaw (inset). 'He came towards my car and extended his hand so I rolled down the window and shook his hand, then straight away he hit me in my face,' Imam Tawhidi told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday. He posted footage of his alleged attacker's arrest on Tuesday afternoon (right).
So much for common sense! Hilarious photos capture painfully obvious instructions from around the world (and the VERY confused people that show why they exist)
People from around the world shared these hilarious images of incredibly obvious instructions, signs (top centre) and clothing labels (top left and bottom centre). While they might seem utterly pointless to most viewers, the gallery also includes images of people who were in desperate need of a little more guidance (top and bottom right) and those who still failed to follow even the most basic instructions (bottom left).
The two-wheeled Blitzkrieg: Fascinating photographs show how Nazi motorcyclists saddled up to ride to war (and some of the other weird motorbikes which have made it to the battlefield)
The Nazis used motorbikes as a key part of their fast-moving attacks which tore through Holland, Poland and Czechoslovakia at the start of the war. The pictures show the iconic German motorbike and sidecars (top left) which have since appeared in scores of war films, as well as the stunts pulled by riders as they attempted to show off their skills. The motorbikes were put to use for propaganda on the home front (top right), with displays before large crowds used to boost morale. As well as German bikes, the book shows other attempts at creating a military motorbike, such as this French bid to combine the motorbike and the tank in 1939 (bottom right).