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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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    Elephants are some of the most graceful and mesmerising animals to watch in the wild. They wave their wandering trunks with surprising control and their leathery, wrinkled skin gives them an air of aged wisdom. But these beautiful beasts are fast in decline: every 15 minutes an elephant is killed by ivory poachers, totalling over 30,000 per…

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  • The 7 wonders of the world – as voted by you

    The 7 wonders of the world – as voted by you

    August 19th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    “What are the seven wonders of the world?” is a question that causes debate among historians and travellers alike. It’s been a contentious issue for centuries, since Ancient Greek explorers created the first list in the fifth century BC, and hundreds more adventurers and writers have created their own versions. But today only one of…

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  • Travel alert: Pokémon causing disruption in Basel, Switzerland

    Travel alert: Pokémon causing disruption in Basel, Switzerland

    August 5th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Travellers are being advised to stay in their hotels, put their smartphones down and keep away from any Pokémon gyms in the Swiss city of Basel after some rogue Pokémon were seen ambushing unsuspecting humans. The video below shows shocking footage of members of the public being attacked with giant Poké Balls by a rogue group…

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  • UNESCO has added 21 new sights to their list for 2016

    UNESCO has added 21 new sights to their list for 2016

    July 20th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Every year, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre scours the globe for new sights to add to its list of cultural and natural wonders. This year’s new inscriptions include a cave complex in Gibraltar and an entire archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, added for its importance as a home for seabirds and a remarkable abundance of large pelagic species,…

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  • Poignant images from the Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards 2016

    Poignant images from the Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards 2016

    July 7th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    This year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year Award has been announced, and the shortlist includes some stunning and poignant photography from around the world. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award puts sustainable development, pollution and human rights at the forefront of people’s minds through…

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  • Video: the world’s scariest slide just opened on an LA skyscraper

    Video: the world’s scariest slide just opened on an LA skyscraper

    June 29th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    It’s not the longest slide, nor is it the steepest, but it’s made of glass and it sits almost 300m above Downtown LA on the side of the US Bank Tower. The Skyslide is the latest in a craze for unusual and cool slides around the world, and probably takes the trophy for the scariest.…

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  • The world’s most expensive cities for expats revealed

    The world’s most expensive cities for expats revealed

    June 23rd, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Many travellers consider moving abroad at some point – there are 222 million expats across the world, after all – but the grass isn’t always greener. This week, consultancy firm Mercer released an index of the world’s most expensive cities for expats. Find out where topped the list below. 10. Beijing, China It might surprise you that…

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