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  • One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    August 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a keen travel photographer, amateur or professional, and you’ve not heard of Picfair you’re missing a trick. As a platform for professional photographers it’s revolutionary, allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want. Travellers with camera can get in on the action too. Since its launch in August 2013, 5,000... Read more »

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  • An Interview with Pico Iyer

    An Interview with Pico Iyer

    July 30th, 2014Tim Chester
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    British-born, with Indian parents and a childhood spent in California, Pico Iyer is one of the most respected travel writers today. Tim Chester asks Pico about lessons learned, packing and the evolution of travel. Could you single out the first formative experience that sparked your love for travel? I was lucky in that I was... Read more »

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  • Travel news: ninja bus tours and Burmese visas

    Travel news: ninja bus tours and Burmese visas

    July 28th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Heated sleighs, bag-tracking apps, Burmese visas and ninja-themed bus tours: Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news. An iBeacon in your bag You know that thing at the airport where you’re waiting to get your bag off the luggage belt, and the whole thing is surrounded by so many other... Read more »

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  • Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    Delving into Kelvedon Hatch: a secret nuclear bunker

    July 18th, 2014Adam Bennett
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    From 1947 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, secret bunkers sprung up across Europe in an effort to protect capitalist and communist states from potential nuclear attacks. Adam Bennett explores a secret metropolitan bunker in the Essex village of Kelvedon Hatch. During the Cold War, the prospect of a nuclear attack was... Read more »

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  • The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    The best cities in the world – as voted by you

    July 17th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Yorkshire’s overlooked oddities

    Yorkshire’s overlooked oddities

    July 4th, 2014Jos Simon
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    Yorkshire boasts a wealth of big-hitting tourist attractions, but hidden away there are a few entertaining oddities which would be a shame to miss. Here, in no particular order, are ten of the best. The Teapottery Housed on an industrial estate just outside Leyburn, the Teapottery calls itself, with justification, the “home of eccentric teapots”.... Read more »

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  • 24 hours in London

    24 hours in London

    July 2nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    “The city that never sleeps” is probably a cliché used for cities in almost every country in the world. But is London really a nocturnal city, where night-or-day you can find somewhere to play? Lottie Gross took up the challenge to find out… 6am: finding flowers at the wholesalers It’s 6am on a Saturday morning... Read more »

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  • 30 pictures of England to give you wanderlust

    30 pictures of England to give you wanderlust

    June 26th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    As it says in the Rough Guide, “no one enjoys knocking England more than the English”, but they do have an awful lot to shout about too. There are beautiful mountain ranges, historic ruins, incredible palaces and precious little coves along its coastline. If the English charm isn’t enough to bring you here, then check out these... Read more »

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  • Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    Travel news: a tourist pop group & portable hotel

    June 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news, including business-only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms.  New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class? Well a brand new airline is about to start running business-only flights to New York. And for now,... Read more »

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  • An historic hideaway in the city of Bath

    An historic hideaway in the city of Bath

    June 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross takes a step back in time and finds the perfect historical retreat in the city of Bath. The year is 1723. My name is George Wade MP and I’ve just returned from London after a stressful week in the House of Commons. It’s late on a Saturday morning and I’m nursing a cup... Read more »

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  • The world’s best views as chosen by you

    The world’s best views as chosen by you

    June 19th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Plane speaking: cure your fear of flying in a day

    Plane speaking: cure your fear of flying in a day

    June 12th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    British Airways’ Flying with Confidence course has been helping people conquer their fear of flying for over twenty-five years. We sent Eleanor Aldridge to put it to the test. Flying is one of the safest ways to travel. Last year, more people died in the UK sticking knives into toasters than in commercial aviation accidents... Read more »

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