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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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  • Travel photography competition 2016

    Travel photography competition 2016

    July 27th, 2016Lottie Gross
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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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  • Divine importance: a pilgrimage to Tibet’s remote cave temples

    Divine importance: a pilgrimage to Tibet’s remote cave temples

    July 11th, 2016Lottie Gross
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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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  • Britain’s 30 best seaside towns

    Britain’s 30 best seaside towns

    June 24th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Britain’s seaside towns offer everything from traditional fun to tongue-in-cheek kitsch. Plan an escape to the coast, with our top 30 British seaside towns.

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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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  • Bournemouth: more than just sun, sea and sand

    Bournemouth: more than just sun, sea and sand

    June 22nd, 2016Lottie Gross
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    Bournemouth’s main draw has always been its long, wide and immaculate yellow sandy beaches. It was once the playground of rich Victorians – Charles Rolls (as in Rolls-Royce) and Edward VII both enjoyed its shores – and has been extremely popular ever since it was founded as a purpose-built resort in the early 1800s. But…

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  • How Hastings has become Britain’s must-visit seaside town

    How Hastings has become Britain’s must-visit seaside town

    June 14th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    The East Sussex coastal town of Hastings isn’t exactly a go-to beach break for Brits, or visitors to the UK. But with a brand new pier and the world’s largest underground BMX skatepark, it’s just put itself firmly on the British seaside map. Lottie Gross went to find out what makes Hastings one of Britain’s…

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