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  • Top places to experience Maori Culture in New Zealand

    Top places to experience Maori Culture in New Zealand

    February 14th, 2019Jessica Cropper
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    New Zealand has a special kind of allure. Its vast and beautiful natural landscapes are a big draw for visitors, as are its famous cities and many cultural festivals and events. But perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the country is its long connection with the Maori peoples, that stretches back over  700 years. The first native New Zealanders…

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  • Exploring the world: at every age

    Exploring the world: at every age

    February 6th, 2019Jessica Cropper
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    It seems 40 is the new 20 when it comes to travelling. With young people saddled with student loans, rising levels of debt, and ever-increasing house prices, the early 20s is no longer the only chance we have to get out and explore. Waiting until after you hit 40 to go and have the time…

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  • The newest winter sun destination? Oman

    The newest winter sun destination? Oman

    January 2nd, 2019Jessica Cropper
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    Oman is a jewel in the Middle Eastern crown and an ideal place to visit to escape from a cold, dark winter. As soon as you land you’ll switch grey drizzle for guaranteed blue skies and awe-inspiring scenery. Dubai might steal all the limelight but, as the oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman can boast a history…

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  • Christmas in South Korea: Grandpa Santa and ice skating

    Christmas in South Korea: Grandpa Santa and ice skating

    December 3rd, 2018Jessica Cropper
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    Korean Christmas – not two words you’d normally put together? Well, perhaps you should. Spending Christmas in South Korea might not be in your festive plans, but we argue that it should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Why? Temperatures take a nose-dive, transforming much of the country into a winter wonderland, and there are festivals…

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  • 6 fascinating Jamaican traditions and customs

    6 fascinating Jamaican traditions and customs

    September 21st, 2018Jessica Cropper
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    Jamaica is an island full of folklore, magic, and spirituality, with a rich culture of traditions, customs, and rituals, many of them religious in origin (although by no means all). Jamaican traditions are often a mix of African and European customs – modified and adapted over the years to create the unique Jamaican culture that…

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