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  • Route 66: celebrating 90 years of America’s Mother Road

    Route 66: celebrating 90 years of America’s Mother Road

    November 8th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    This week, on the 11th November, America celebrates the birthday of one of the world’s greatest roads. It’s been 90 years since Route 66 opened, connecting Chicago and Los Angeles with 2448 miles of tarmac. The “Mother Road”, as it became known, crossed eight states and three time zones, forming a key part of the migration route used by those heading to…

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  • Quiz: which breakfast food from around the world should you try?

    Quiz: which breakfast food from around the world should you try?

    November 3rd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Whether grabbed on the go or eaten with the family, few meals give such an insight into local culture as breakfast. If you’re looking to get a taster of a new destination, there are few better ways to do it. So, only one question remains – which breakfast food should you try next? Header image via…

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  • Quiz: where should you escape to for winter sun this year?

    Quiz: where should you escape to for winter sun this year?

    September 28th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    There are few better ways to banish the winter blues than planning a trip away. Whether you’re dreaming of a week sprawled out on a tropical beach or a couple of action-packed days in the sun, we’ve put together this quiz to help you decide where to go.

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  • The most-visited cities of 2016 have just been revealed

    The most-visited cities of 2016 have just been revealed

    September 27th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Mastercard have just released their annual Global Destinations Cities Index, revealing the most-visited cities of the year based on international visitors. Asian destinations dominate the list this year, with Bangkok in top-ranked position receiving 21.47 million overnight visitors. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur also saw an increase in travellers, moving up one rank to sixth and seventh respectively. The report also notes…

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  • These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

    These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

    September 2nd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Travel booking site Hoppa have just released a list of the most expensive cities to visit in Europe. Looking at the cost of hotels, food, drink, transport and entertainment, they’ve analysed the affordability of 48 European cities. Unsurprisingly Scandinavian countries top the list, with average hotel nights in the Danish capital clocking in at around €200 by their calculations. In Reykjavík Hoppa believe costs are more…

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  • 7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    August 26th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The ingredients for a great European weekend break are simple. You’ll need a walkable city centre, a handful of excellent restaurants, some cool bars, affordable places to stay, interesting attractions and good transport. Lyon, one of France’s most delightful small cities and the country’s culinary capital, offers all these and more. Here’s why it should…

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  • The most liveable cities in the world have just been revealed

    The most liveable cities in the world have just been revealed

    August 23rd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The results of The Economist‘s annual Global Liveability Ranking have just been released, revealing the world’s most liveable cities in 2016. A total of 140 cities were assessed in the report, which looks at five broad categories: stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture and environment. “Liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities surveyed over the last 12 months”,…

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  • 13 reasons why Colorado is America’s most beautiful state

    13 reasons why Colorado is America’s most beautiful state

    August 18th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Dreaming of getting out into the great outdoors? Wondering which state should top your next travel bucket list? It’s time you considered Colorado. From its sensational landscapes and soaring mountains to its cool cities and quirky gold-rush towns, the star of the West is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country.…

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  • 20 pictures that will have you booking your next vacation to Maine

    20 pictures that will have you booking your next vacation to Maine

    August 8th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    New England‘s beauty needs little introduction. From the spectacular fall colours to the charming seaside towns, this is a region that rewards travellers year-round. Each state has it’s own myriad attractions, but covering an area the size of the other five combined, Maine‘s diversity is hard to beat. 1. Bass Harbor Lighthouse Image courtesy of Maine Office of…

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  • Meet Norway’s new ambassadors: 4 sheep named Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari

    Meet Norway’s new ambassadors: 4 sheep named Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari

    August 1st, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    This summer, the Norwegian tourist board have taken a new approach to sharing their country’s magnificent landscapes. They’ve shunned slick ad campaigns in favour of enlisting the help of four woolly friends. Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari are four sheep who’ve just landed the job of a lifetime – and their own Instagram account. Roaming free in…

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  • The best destinations to follow on Instagram

    The best destinations to follow on Instagram

    July 7th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    There’s nothing like travel inspiration straight from the source. If your Instagram feed is feeling short on dreamy seascapes, epic mountain scenery and wanderlust-inducing food pics, start here. This is our pick of the 15 best destinations to follow on Instagram, from little-known cities to world-famous destinations. Got a favourite we’ve missed? Tell us in the…

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  • Are drones the new selfie stick?

    Are drones the new selfie stick?

    June 15th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    According to research published this week, drones are the new must-have travel gadget. Online retailer DronesDirect.co.uk claim that nearly 400,000 Brits alone are set to pack a drone on their summer trip. The news comes as little surprise to those who’ve been following the drone revolution over the past year. Their popularity has been gathering…

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