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  • 8 of Europe’s most haunting ghost towns

    8 of Europe’s most haunting ghost towns

    March 23rd, 2017Kiki Deere
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    Abandoned buildings with crumbling walls. Deserted streets. Eerie silence. Scattered across Europe are a number of once-bustling towns that are now left uninhabited. Some were the scene of fierce fighting; others were abandoned when natural disasters struck. From France to Norway, these are the ones you should add to your bucket list. 1. Oradour-sur-Glane, France The small... Read more »

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  • The cheapest places to travel this spring

    The cheapest places to travel this spring

    March 20th, 2017Michelle Bhatia
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    With the slightest hint of spring in the air we can all be coaxed from that winter hibernation and out into the world as it blooms. Spring is a great time for travel, so whether it’s catching some sun, mountain hiking or delving into some history and culture – or even some last-minute snow action... Read more »

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  • Is Valletta Europe’s most underrated city?

    Is Valletta Europe’s most underrated city?

    March 17th, 2017Abigail Blasi
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    Valletta, the Maltese capital, has been missing from the tourist radar for years. This sixteenth-century city has remained remarkably preserved, a grid of elegant houses with a view of the sea at the end of every cobbled street. And now, as the European Capital of Culture for 2018, it’s starting to get noticed. Here’s what you need... Read more »

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  • Why you should visit Palma in 2017

    Why you should visit Palma in 2017

    February 28th, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Forget package holidays: Palma is far more than just the gateway to Mallorca’s beach resorts. The Balearic capital is a dynamic city of stylish restaurants, chic bars and a unique architecture that mixes the Gothic with the Moorish. Don’t just fly in and head out, stay awhile in this lively Spanish city and you’ll soon... Read more »

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  • 9 of the best UNESCO sites in Europe

    9 of the best UNESCO sites in Europe

    February 23rd, 2017Kiki Deere
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    With more UNESCO sites than any other continent, Europe is home to a staggering array of natural and cultural landmarks. There are historical sights and architectural marvels aplenty, from classical Greek ruins to Italian Renaissance cities. The scenery is exceptionally diverse too, with white-sand beaches, ancient forests and dramatic fjords just a hop and a skip... Read more »

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  • Alternative London: off the tourist trail

    Alternative London: off the tourist trail

    February 20th, 2017Neil McQuillian
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    In 2015, some 31.5 million people visited London. That was a record year, yet early indications are that 2016 beat even those figures. The capital has the three most popular free visitor attractions in the UK (British Museum; National Gallery; Natural History Museum). It also lays claim to the top three paid-for sites (Tower of... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in Iceland in summer

    The best places to visit in Iceland in summer

    February 16th, 2017Rebecca Hallett
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    Iceland is famous for majestic glaciers and snow-covered houses, for the Northern Lights and blue-lit ice caves. Visit in summer, though, and it can feel like a different country. While there are still plenty of icy natural wonders, you can also party with the locals at summer festivals, hike across flower-strewn moorland and soak in hot springs... Read more »

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  • The best European city breaks with rural escapes

    The best European city breaks with rural escapes

    February 8th, 2017Diana Jarvis
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    City breaks can be hard to plan. You want it all – art, culture, quirky hotels, top restaurants – but also the chance to relax. Fortunately, there some cities where you can find both. These eight European destinations don’t skimp on urban culture, and have nature on their doorstep for when you need a breath of fresh air. 1. Reykjavík,... Read more »

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  • Aurora Spirit: a magical journey to Norway’s Arctic north

    Aurora Spirit: a magical journey to Norway’s Arctic north

    February 7th, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    This year, there’s more than the aurora borealis to draw you to ethereally beautiful Arctic Norway. On the shores of Lyngenfjord, two hours from the city of Tromsø, a team of plucky entrepreneurs have opened the northernmost distillery in the world. We went to discover why this is a magical escape for whisky lovers and... Read more »

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  • Tromsø: why you need to discover Norway’s Arctic gateway

    Tromsø: why you need to discover Norway’s Arctic gateway

    February 3rd, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    Norway isn’t short of incredible landscapes. This is the country of majestic lakes, lush meadows and snow-covered mountains. Yet one part of Norway continues to hold unique appeal – the wild Arctic north where the mainland fractures into an intricate coastline of twisting fjords and remote archipelagos. At the heart of the region is one... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beaches in Portugal

    The 10 best beaches in Portugal

    January 20th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Pin For many travellers, Portugal is synonymous with images of golden sun-baked beaches. And with a generous 1700 kilometres of coastline, there’s enough sand for everyone. Famed for its wonderful, resort-groomed beaches the south-facing Algarve coast may be the country’s main tourist magnet, but it’s also dotted with secluded, cliff-backed coves. And there’s plenty more... Read more »

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  • Undiscovered Portugal: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    Undiscovered Portugal: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    January 17th, 2017Matthew Hancock
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    Pin Although Portugal is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, it is surprisingly easy to get away from it all and escape the crowds. Most people head west from Lisbon airport into the bustling maelstrom of the city, but head east instead over the Vasco da Gama bridge – at 11 miles, it’s Europe’s... Read more »

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