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  • Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

    Travel news: can tweeting get you hotel discounts?

    September 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    September’s journey through the travel news jungle includes trips to space, another chance to ‘fly’ Pan Am (cocktails and all), and the hotel website that promises discounts for high-profile tweeters. Win a trip to space… someday Virgin Galactic and Land Rover have launched a new competition. The prize? A trip to space for you and... Read more »

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  • Why Myanmar (Burma) is a travel photographer’s dream

    Why Myanmar (Burma) is a travel photographer’s dream

    September 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Having visited Myanmar (Burma) a number of times since 2004, travel photographer Stephen Studd says it’s one of the best places he’s photographed in years. In this video he explains why Burma is so photogenic, and shares his travel photography tips below. Stephen’s top tips for travel photography Owner and tour leader of Digital Photography... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • 23 fascinating facts about China

    23 fascinating facts about China

    September 10th, 2014Kerry Higgins
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    With a civilisation spanning over 5000 years and a land area of 9,600,000 square kilometres, China certainly packs a punch. From the sweeping vistas of Mount Sanqingshan National Park to the sprawling cities of Beijing and Shanghai, it makes for an unforgettable eastern experience. Why not begin your oriental odyssey by checking out these fun facts... Read more »

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  • Great journeys – as chosen by you

    Great journeys – as chosen by you

    September 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • The best photography on Picfair: the locals

    The best photography on Picfair: the locals

    September 2nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    For the second piece in our “Best of Picfair” series, we take a look at locals around the world. From Haiti to Vietnam, here is some of the best travel photography from some of the top photographers on Picfair – a website that lets amateurs and professionals upload and sell their photographs for a fair price. Next month’s theme... Read more »

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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  • Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

    Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

    August 26th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Steve Vickers checks in with another suitcase full of travel stories, including news of free wi-fi on London’s red buses and the new ‘roof of the world’ railway line that’s bringing tourists closer to Mount Everest. More on Myanmar visas Last month we reported that Myanmar (Burma) was about to introduce a new e-visa that would... Read more »

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  • Shipwreck diving in Bali, Indonesia

    Shipwreck diving in Bali, Indonesia

    August 21st, 2014Jeroen van Marle
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    While researching the Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok, Jeroen van Marle took some time out to explore an underwater shipwreck in east Bali. We waded into the warm sea from the black sand beach, slipped on our flippers, did a last safety check and then dived down. Our dive master Wayan had only led our small group of... Read more »

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  • From mountains to markets in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    From mountains to markets in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    August 21st, 2014Jamie Fullerton
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    Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, is a tropical gateway to one of the region’s main surfing areas, Kenting. But it’s also well worth a visit in its own right. Jamie Fullerton finds some of the top things to do in Kaohsiung. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan and most travellers’ gateway to the island that is... Read more »

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  • The sex theme park that’s helping Koreans loosen up

    The sex theme park that’s helping Koreans loosen up

    August 20th, 2014Nelson Groom
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     In amongst blushing couples and giggling grannies, Nelson Groom gets a sex education at Jeju Loveland, South Korea.  South Korea has a prudish past. It was only in the 70s that police were patrolling the streets with rulers, measuring the length of ladies’ skirts. Gauging from my time there, South Koreans remain vastly conservative, especially... Read more »

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  • Motorbiking from Australia to Estonia

    Motorbiking from Australia to Estonia

    August 18th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    After motorcycling from Australia to Istanbul, Kickstarter-funded traveller Tyson Cable told Lottie Gross about his exploits around the world on two wheels.  Over a crackly line from his hotel room in Istanbul, Tyson Cable introduced himself to me as a traveller first and foremost, and a photographer second. He is the creator of the Adventure... Read more »

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