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  • The best beaches in Australia: the east coast

    The best beaches in Australia: the east coast

    May 1st, 2014Site Editor
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    Whether it’s surfing, sunbathing or water sports you want to do, use our guide to the best beaches in Australia to decide where to lay down your towel.  Bondi Beach, Ocean Beaches, Sydney Bondi Beach is synonymous with Australian beach culture, and indeed, the 1.5km-long curve of golden sand must be one of the best-known…

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  • WIN a travel tech bundle worth over £1000

    WIN a travel tech bundle worth over £1000

    April 15th, 2014Site Editor
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    Congratulations to our winner Fiona King, who’s travel selfie was taken in St Tropez. On April Fools’ Day we made a joke about banning the selfie, but of course we’d never do such a thing – after all, we loved your travel selfies on Twitter. In fact, we are rewarding you for your travel selfies with…

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  • The best beaches in Australia: the west coast

    The best beaches in Australia: the west coast

    April 14th, 2014Site Editor
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    Get away from the crowds of the east coast and explore some truly remote and wild areas. These are some of the best beaches on the west coast of Australia: Rottnest Island Rottnest Island, 18km west of Fremantle, was so named by seventeenth-century Dutch mariners who mistook its unique, indigenous quokkas (beaver-like marsupials), for rats. Today, following a…

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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    April 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the shores of Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the post-Mardi Gras partying in New Orleans, our editors give you their picks for the best places to go in spring time: Cornwall, England Pin Becca Hallett, Editorial Assistant: Cornwall has plenty of activities to help burn off all the delicious seasonal food available, like a wander…

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  • The 20 best beaches in Vietnam

    The 20 best beaches in Vietnam

    March 25th, 2014Site Editor
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    With over 2000 miles of coastline, Vietnam has plenty of secluded coves with white sands and waters fit for snorkelling. For days spent sunbathing and evenings watching stunning sunsets, these are the best beaches in Vietnam: Long Beach, Phu Quoc Long Beach (Bai Trong), spanning the west coast of Phu Quoc Island, is a 20km…

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  • Ten great British B&Bs on a budget

    Ten great British B&Bs on a budget

    March 17th, 2014Site Editor
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    Taken from the Best Places to Stay in Britain on a Budget guide, here are ten of the best places to stay across England, Wales and Scotland on a budget. Old Red Lion, Norfolk There’s something magical about this simple, welcoming spot. Painted deep red and covered in Virginia creeper, the Old Red Lion sits just outside…

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  • St Patrick’s Day, a different way

    St Patrick’s Day, a different way

    March 10th, 2014Site Editor
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    If you’re planning on celebrating your Irishness this next March (or getting yourself adopted for the day), the most obvious place to head is Dublin. But not everyone can get there – plus prices are high, half a million people descend on the capital for the parade, and it’s hard to find a place to…

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  • Browsing English veg in the Asian hills, Sri Lanka

    Browsing English veg in the Asian hills, Sri Lanka

    February 28th, 2014Site Editor
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    Sri Lanka has many unexpected sights, but few are as surreal as early morning in Haputale. As dawn breaks, the mists that blanket the town for much of the year slowly dissipate, revealing the huddled shapes of dark-skinned Tamils, insulated against the cold in woolly hats and padded jackets, hawking great bundles of English vegetables…

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  • Tracking down polar bears in Manitoba

    Tracking down polar bears in Manitoba

    February 26th, 2014Site Editor
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    Signs warning “Polar Bear Alert – Stop, don’t walk in this area” dot the city limits of Churchill, Manitoba. Beyond them lie wide expanses of the bleak and often frozen Hudson Bay or the treeless, endlessly flat tundra. It’s this location on the threshold of two forbidding environments that makes the town the unchallenged “polar…

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  • Indulge your tastebuds at Queen Victoria Market

    Indulge your tastebuds at Queen Victoria Market

    February 25th, 2014Site Editor
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    A visit to Queen Victoria Market, or “Vic Market”, located on the northern fringe of the city centre, is a superb introduction to Melbourne’s vibrant food culture and will have you rubbing shoulders with everyone from government ministers to the city’s best chefs. Running for 128 years, it’s one of the oldest markets in Australia…

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  • A night out in Independence Street, Turkey

    A night out in Independence Street, Turkey

    February 20th, 2014Site Editor
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    You’ve had a satisfying day or two’s heavy sightseeing in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. You’re culturally replete – but have a nagging feeling that you’ve missed something. The locals. Just what the hell do they do in this metropolis of fifteen million souls? To find out, head across the Golden Horn to Independence Street (İstiklal Caddesi), the nation’s liveliest…

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  • Beach bar-hopping in Hamburg, Germany

    Beach bar-hopping in Hamburg, Germany

    February 19th, 2014Site Editor
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    Move over Paris Plage. Although media reports heap praise upon its strip of sun, Seine and sand, the North European city that has a better claim to be the spiritual home of the urban beach is Hamburg. Every April tens of thousands of tonnes of sand are imported as miniature seaside paradises appear in the…

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