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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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  • Win a trip to India with Exodus

    Win a trip to India with Exodus

    November 1st, 2016Lottie Gross
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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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  • The 50 best cities in America

    The 50 best cities in America

    October 21st, 2016Lottie Gross
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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 expensive. There are plenty of places where you can have fun without breaking the bank, 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:   For more inspiration on how to explore the continent without breaking…

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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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  • The Rough Guide to 2015

    The Rough Guide to 2015

    September 19th, 2016Lottie Gross
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  • The Rough Guide to 2014

    The Rough Guide to 2014

    September 19th, 2016Lottie Gross
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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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