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  • The best countries for a self drive holiday

    The best countries for a self drive holiday

    August 29th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    There’s something about road trip travel that always captures the imagination. You can take it all at your own pace, choose where to go and set off with a true sense of freedom and adventure. Thanks to the good old invention of the road (we have the Mesopotamians to thank for that!), we have access…

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  • Mountains in Australia: the best hikes and views

    Mountains in Australia: the best hikes and views

    August 6th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    The thought of Australia‘s mountains may not fill you with the excitement that, say, New Zealand or Canada inspire by the sole mention of their names. But given Australia’s size and biodiversity – home to everything from rainforest to arid desert – is the fact that you’ll find spectacular mountains in Australia really that surprising? Whether bagging summits is what you’re all about…

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  • In search of the ultimate tacos in the Yucatán, Mexico

    In search of the ultimate tacos in the Yucatán, Mexico

    July 11th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    First, you’ve got to get the positioning right. Fold that small but crammed mini-plate up into a delicious morsel and keep a hold of it. Firm, but not too firm. Then it’s attack mode, as you cram it into your mouth and feel the inevitable trickle of sauce down your arm (just embrace it, you’ve got this).…

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  • The 6 travel podcasts you need to listen to right now

    The 6 travel podcasts you need to listen to right now

    April 26th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or had a very long digital detox (sans rock-hiding), you’ll know that podcasts are all the rage. And why not? They’re the perfect entertainment for our busy lives, accompanying us on our commutes, road trips, plane journeys and even as we wind down at night. Plus a pair of headphones (or AirPods)…

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  • A guide to visiting the Provence lavender fields

    A guide to visiting the Provence lavender fields

    April 19th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    The calming, delicate fragrance and dusky purple hue of lavender have enchanted people for centuries – so what could be better than surrounding yourself in fields of the stuff on your travels? If there’s one place in particular that has become synonymous with lavender it’s Provence. With quaint villages and rolling vineyards, and cuisine that incorporates lavender into…

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  • Road trip in California: the best routes

    Road trip in California: the best routes

    April 4th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    When entertaining the thought of travelling in the USA and all its many options, there’s one that never fails to produce a frisson of excitement: a road trip through California. The Golden State has everything you’d imagine and more: beautiful beaches, expansive deserts, canyons and mountains, and of course San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge – but that’s not…

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  • The best beaches in Santorini, Greece

    The best beaches in Santorini, Greece

    March 27th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    Santorini is a firm fixture in people’s minds when it comes to Greek Island getaways, but it’s not renowned for its beaches. Think Santorini and it’s more likely that you’ll picture white buildings with blue trims, luxury cliffside accommodation and those famous Santorini sunsets. And while it’s true that you’ll find better beaches on other Greek islands, that…

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  • Where to stay on the Welsh coast

    Where to stay on the Welsh coast

    March 20th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    Who doesn’t love vast, unspoiled beaches, friendly, quaint villages and incredible seafood? You can get all this and more a lot closer to home than you might think, along the Wales Coast Path. This 870-mile walking route traces the entire Welsh coastline, snaking past beaches and cosy pubs plus a whole host of castles and nature reserves along the way.…

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  • Everything you need to know to plan a South African safari

    Everything you need to know to plan a South African safari

    March 12th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    A South African safari is, without any exaggeration, one of the most unique experiences on Earth. The wide, expansive savanna offers a glimpse into a truly wild environment and a chance to see the Big 5. That is, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – originally named because they were the most difficult to hunt on foot. Aside from wildlife spotting,…

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  • Best Balearic Islands to visit for every traveller

    Best Balearic Islands to visit for every traveller

    February 25th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    Off the east coast of Spain sits the small archipelago of islands known as the Balearics. On hearing the names Mallorca (the largest), Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, you might not expect much from these isles – their reputation is harshly doused in ‘Brits Abroad’ stereotypes and heavy partying (that’s on you, Ibiza). But the truth is that anyone…

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  • Top vacation spots in Chile

    Top vacation spots in Chile

    February 6th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    Chile is more versatile than you might think. With the arid, desert of the north and the mountains, glaciers and rainforests of the south, and multiple islands, there’s a lot of variety in the country. Whatever you’re looking for from your next adventure, whether it’s hiking, epic landscapes or wildlife, we’ve put together recommendations for the…

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  • The Golden Bridge and more: breathtaking sights in Vietnam

    The Golden Bridge and more: breathtaking sights in Vietnam

    January 24th, 2019Kirsten Powley
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    It’s no secret that Vietnam is a beautiful country. From geological sites that have been around for years, like Ha Long Bay, to more recent, man-made feats such as Da Nang’s Golden Bridge, it’s a corner of the world that just keeps on delivering photogenic places. And because of its 1,650 km north-to-south length, Vietnam…

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