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  • Travel writing scholarship 2013 with World Nomads

    Travel writing scholarship 2013 with World Nomads

    February 16th, 2013Site Editor
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    Update: we have a winner! Andrew Commins from Bristol will be joining Martin Zatko in Beijing. Read his winning entry online here. Have you ever dreamed of living the life of a travel writer? Well, we’ve teamed up with World Nomads to give one lucky reader the chance to realise that dream. After a hugely…

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  • Win a round-the-world trip and an iPad

    Win a round-the-world trip and an iPad

    February 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Pin Update March 5th: We have a winner! Congratulations to Moira Ashley for her excellent entry. Watch this space for an update from Moira on her trip. Hands up who fancies dropping everything and travelling the world for a bit? All of you? We thought as much. To celebrate the launch of the new Rough Guides…

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  • Wild and remote Britain

    Wild and remote Britain

    February 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Britain’s more remote fringes are perfect for getting back to nature. Here’s seven our our favourite wild and remote spots drawn from travel bible Make The Most Of Your Time In Britain. Visit Bardsey, island of 20,000 saints You might get more than you bargain for if you’re out for a breath of fresh air…

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  • Top British holidays for children – part two

    Top British holidays for children – part two

    February 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    Kids – you’ve got to love them, but you’ve also got to keep them entertained. In the second part of our special guide to British breaks for children, we look at puppet theatres, model villages, and trusty Thomas the Tank Engine. Share your own ideas for kid-friendly holidays below. Revisit the Viking era in York…

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  • Top British holidays for children – part one

    Top British holidays for children – part one

    February 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    Our rundown of essential holiday experiences for kids features farms, festivals, wild watery adventures and even a spot of digger driving. As ever, share your own child-friendly holiday ideas below. Getting wet and wild on the Pembrokeshire coast There are family days out that involve being a spectator or sitting down for a ride. And…

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  • Ten top British breaks for sports fans

    Ten top British breaks for sports fans

    February 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    From cricket at Lords to darts in Lakeside and boxing in London, here’s ten of our favourite British sporting breaks. Share your own below. Visiting the home of cricket at Lord’s Pin Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard once said that he considered Lord’s “the cathedral of cricket”. Nestled into your seat at a Test…

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  • 20 stunning close encounters with animals

    20 stunning close encounters with animals

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you like getting up close and personal with the animal kingdom on your travels, these trip ideas should appeal. From alligators to zebras – via reindeer, cheetahs, baboons and gorillas – we’ve herded together a veritable wildlife park to inspire you. See wildlife in Gabon The jungles in Gabon have the highest diversity of…

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  • Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    Hiking up a volcano and dunking in natural hot springs should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re yet to get up close and personal with lava, and the only geysers you’ve encountered are down the pub, might we suggest one of these memorable experiences? Hiking by Stromboli’s lava flows, Italy Stromboli is the most…

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  • Five top shopping holidays

    Five top shopping holidays

    February 6th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re the kind of traveller who saves extra space for holiday purchases – or even dumps old clothes and toiletries to make room for impulse buys – you’ll want to check out some of these unique shopping experiences from around the world. From carpets in Turkmenistan to jewelry in Dubai, we’ve rounded up some of the…

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  • Best of British campsites

    Best of British campsites

    February 6th, 2013Site Editor
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    Camping’s revival isn’t just about the money in people’s pockets; there are few better ways to get some fresh air and few more eco-friendly trips. The British campsites below stretch from Scilly to Orkney, taking in New Forest ponies, basket-weaving courses and ancient trails, and are fine options for a summer that’s due some sunshine.…

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  • Six truly epic surfing spots around the world

    Six truly epic surfing spots around the world

    February 5th, 2013Site Editor
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    From Spain to El Salvador, our round-up of the best surfing sites from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth covers some spectacular breaks. So whether you’re a seasoned surfer or you’ve never been near a board in your life – let alone caught a wave or hung ten – give one of these…

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  • Bizarre contests across the globe

    Bizarre contests across the globe

    February 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    You’ve probably heard of La Tomatina, Spain’s annual tomato fight, but there’s plenty of other strange contests that take place around the world. Here’s five of our favourite oddball activities, all featured in Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth. Robot riders on camels, Kuwait A stampede of two-year-old camels tears down the racetrack,…

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