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  • From literary romance to wild scenery: top things to do in Kefalonia

    From literary romance to wild scenery: top things to do in Kefalonia

    May 24th, 2019Mike MacEacheran
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    From sublime fishing villages to the epic romance of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — set on the ravishing Ionian island and published 25 years ago this summer — Kefalonia is so perfect it almost feels imaginary. It’s the old-fashioned Greek island you’ve searched so long to find, with pinch-yourself beaches, mint-blue seas and pastel-painted villages, plus…

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  • 6 Reasons why you should visit Zadar, Croatia this summer

    6 Reasons why you should visit Zadar, Croatia this summer

    April 15th, 2019Mike MacEacheran
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    Zadar — located in Croatia‘s island-strewn midriff — is the coolest place on the Adriatic to visit this summer. Don’t let anyone tell you different. In Croatian terms, it’s improbably crowd-free, with memorably-beautiful sunsets, a spectacular confusion of cliffs and coves, and its ancient Roman streets are a world apart from the cruise ship chaos…

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  • The street food dishes you have to try in Kuala Lumpur

    The street food dishes you have to try in Kuala Lumpur

    March 7th, 2019Mike MacEacheran
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    When it comes to eating in Kuala Lumpur, you could have a different dish every day of your life —street food here is not a trend, but a way of life. In KL, locals are known to eat up to six meals a day and street food stands are hotbeds of innovation. Go for the basics, such as nasa…

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  • A guide to skiing in the Aosta Valley, Italy

    A guide to skiing in the Aosta Valley, Italy

    February 28th, 2019Mike MacEacheran
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    There are all sorts of reasons to love the Aosta Valley in Italy. Located in the country’s northwestern extreme between France and Switzerland, it could well be considered the heart of the Alps. It’s home to six ski resorts and three of Europe’s highest peaks — Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. But dig a…

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  • 7 offbeat things to do in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s capital of cool

    7 offbeat things to do in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s capital of cool

    December 17th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Approaching Kuala Lumpur for the first time brings with it a ridiculous measure of excitement. At first, the twin-pronged skyscrapers of the Petronas Towers loom large. They’re then joined by the spindle of the majestic KL Tower, which casts a long shadow across the colonial architecture and historic Chinese shopfronts of Petaling Street. Here, street food dishes…

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  • 7 ways you can revitalize your travel planning

    7 ways you can revitalize your travel planning

    July 3rd, 2018Mike MacEacheran
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Not all holidays are created equal. From backpacking in Asia to five-star splurges in the Caribbean or South Pacific, the world is alive with possibility for the eternally curious. And yet, with the world seemingly shrinking, finding a truly out-of-the-ordinary, swashbuckling adventure can be a real head-scratcher. If your holiday planning is stuck in the…

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  • Taiwan beyond Taipei: venturing off the tourist trail

    Taiwan beyond Taipei: venturing off the tourist trail

    June 20th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
    local_activity Special feature

    Taiwan has long been Asia’s forgotten nation. Yet it's home to plenty of national parks, historic cities and far-flung islands. Mike MacEacheran finds out more.

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  • How to ace Aberdeen: an expert’s guide to the Granite City

    How to ace Aberdeen: an expert’s guide to the Granite City

    April 18th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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    With more than thirty other namesakes around the world – from New South Wales in Australia to South Africa’s Eastern Cape – Scotland’s Aberdeen remains the original and best, wearing its history well. Known as the Granite City, and built on centuries of nautical heritage – herring fishing, whaling, shipbuilding, and the far more recent offshore oil boom, which took off like a…

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  • Your Iceland itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    Your Iceland itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    February 28th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Iceland is a world unto itself. From black beaches and glacial lagoons to Martian landscapes and science-fiction-worthy geothermal craters, it runs the gamut from the reassuringly familiar to the barely believable. There are national parks, gushing waterfalls and snow-crested peaks, and yet it’s as close to lunar topography as Europe gets. This is a frozen…

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  • Leeuwarden: the coolest Dutch city you’ve never heard of

    Leeuwarden: the coolest Dutch city you’ve never heard of

    February 20th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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    By nature of its design, there is something immutable about Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland in the Netherlands’ northwesternmost province. Hemmed in by historic canals, reflective lakes, century-old dikes and dairy farms, the city wears its Dutch stripes well, offering a stopped-clock snapshot of the country as it once was. But look beyond the gabled…

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  • The best places to visit in Southeast Asia – as voted by you

    The best places to visit in Southeast Asia – as voted by you

    January 24th, 2018Mike MacEacheran
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  • A postcard from the Philippines: saving the tarsiers in Bohol

    A postcard from the Philippines: saving the tarsiers in Bohol

    November 3rd, 2017Mike MacEacheran
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    Tarsiers are the world’s smallest primate – and 20 years ago they were dangerously close to extinction. But numbers are rising in Bohol, in the Philippines. Mike MacEacheran went to meet these curious creatures and the man dedicated to saving them.  The rainforest is so serene, the only sound is the crinkle of leaves underfoot. Over my head, dusky…

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