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  • Beer and yoga have been added to this year’s UNESCO heritage list

    Beer and yoga have been added to this year’s UNESCO heritage list

    December 6th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Each year, UNESCO adds a slew of new sites to its World Heritage List, which this year included a cave complex and an entire archipelago. But there’s another list that’s far less talked about. Its contents don’t feature on travellers’ bucket lists and there’s little coverage in the media when it’s updated. Yet it’s just as…

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  • The other Emirate: an introduction to Ras Al Khaimah

    The other Emirate: an introduction to Ras Al Khaimah

    December 2nd, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Mention Ras Al Khaimah to your friends and the response is likely to be along the lines of “Ras Al What?”. Most visitors travelling to the UAE head for hedonistic hubs like Dubai and Abu Dhabi; few have heard of the country’s fourth-largest Emirate. In 2017, the Ras Al Khaimah tourism authority are on an…

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  • 12 poignant images of tribal peoples around the world

    12 poignant images of tribal peoples around the world

    November 29th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Each year, Survival International – a charity that lobbies for the rights of indigenous peoples – collate the best of their supporters’ pictures into an annual calendar. Celebrating the diversity and beauty of tribal peoples around the world, it supports their mission to help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their futures. From the mountains…

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  • Away from the skyscrapers: how to find the “other” Dubai

    Away from the skyscrapers: how to find the “other” Dubai

    November 22nd, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Pin It’s big, brash and lays claim to so many world records it might even have the world record for the number of world records. But beyond the superlatives, skyscrapers and inexplicably squeaky-clean streets, there’s far more to Dubai than meets the eye. On its surface, the city looks like an ultra-modern adults’ adventure playground…

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  • Taking selfies on holiday can be good for your memory

    Taking selfies on holiday can be good for your memory

    November 21st, 2016Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a shameless selfie snapper we’ve got good news: it turns out you might just have a better memory than those who don’t turn the lens on themselves. In a study dubbed the Science of Memories, commissioned by HomeAway, researchers found that travellers who take selfies and photos while on holiday are 40% more…

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  • Amazing new aerial images show uncontacted tribe in Brazil

    Amazing new aerial images show uncontacted tribe in Brazil

    November 18th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Incredible aerial images of one of the Amazon rainforest’s uncontacted tribes have been released by Survival International. The pictures, taken by photographer Guilherme Gnipper Trevisan on a flight over the Amazon in September, show a Yanomami yano (a communal house) surrounded by dense jungle. There are around 22,000 Yanomami living in the Brazilian Amazon and this community…

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  • 7 things you didn’t know you could do in Albania

    7 things you didn’t know you could do in Albania

    October 26th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Albania often doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. The country still suffers from the echoes of its Communist past: few people travelled in or out for decades during Enver Hoxha’s dictatorial rule, and as travel in Europe developed, Albania got left behind. It’s now somewhat overlooked by tourists, who would rather opt for Greece’s famously…

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  • The new BBC Planet Earth II trailer is out and we’re excited

    The new BBC Planet Earth II trailer is out and we’re excited

    October 26th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    If you love nature, you’re going to love this. The BBC’s original Planet Earth documentary was a feast for the eyes when it came out in 2006, and now they’re back with a second instalment: the imaginatively named Planet Earth II. This month they released the extended cut of the new trailer and it’s possibly one…

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  • You can now rent Dracula’s Castle on Airbnb

    You can now rent Dracula’s Castle on Airbnb

    October 19th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    For one night only Airbnb are offering the chance for a daring traveller and their companion to sleep in the home of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – or so they say. Bran Castle – all ramparts and towers – sits on precipice surrounded by impressive mountains in Transylvania, Romania, just like the castle described as belonging to…

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  • Quiz: which cheap European destination should you visit?

    Quiz: which cheap European destination should you visit?

    October 11th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Europe doesn’t have to be as expensive as London, Paris and Barcelona. There are plenty of places where you can have the same fun for half the price, whether you’re after culture, cuisine or cocktails by the beach. To figure out where you should take your budget European break, take this quiz:

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  • Poll: would you ride this motorized suitcase through the airport?

    Poll: would you ride this motorized suitcase through the airport?

    October 5th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    We’re all familiar with it: that seemingly miles-long trudge, along travelators, around corners, into endless corridors and up escalators, just to reach the gate for your flight. It almost feels like a cruel joke, like you’re being made to work for your holiday. Thankfully, weary travellers will no longer have to haul their luggage through the airport before boarding…

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  • 15 stirring pictures of elephants across Africa

    15 stirring pictures of elephants across Africa

    September 12th, 2016Lottie Gross
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