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  • On the trail of Klimt in Vienna: the art tour of a lifetime

    On the trail of Klimt in Vienna: the art tour of a lifetime

    October 21st, 2015Alice Park
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    Known for its lavish balls and even more lavish cakes, Vienna is overflowing with art. If there’s one image that encapsulates the city, it’s of an elegant, gold-clad muse staring out at the viewer with an unsettling beauty. No, not Conchita Wurst, but the women of Gustav Klimt’s paintings. A tour of his artworks not only takes you to Vienna’s... Read more »

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  • 20 places that look even more beautiful in winter

    20 places that look even more beautiful in winter

    October 15th, 2015Greg Dickinson
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  • 360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    October 14th, 2015Colt St. George
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    Feeling far away from the natural wonders of Iceland? You’re about to feel a lot closer. Welcome to 360° virtual reality, where you can look where you want, when you want, as the video plays in real time.  After hitting play, either click and drag on the video to take control of its camera (on desktop) or tilt... Read more »

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  • On location: follow in the footsteps of Macbeth in Skye, Scotland

    On location: follow in the footsteps of Macbeth in Skye, Scotland

    October 13th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    See a picture of Skye, suspect computer enhancement. That’s just how it works until you get there. Then you cross the bridge, and slowly it dawns on you – Skye really does look like another world. The grass really is that emerald green (that’ll be the rain), the mountains really are that sheer, the water... Read more »

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  • Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

    Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

    October 9th, 2015Steve Vickers
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    On the face of it, Scandinavia isn’t a very sensible place for a holiday. For one thing, it’s almost always going to be colder than the place you’re leaving behind. And when it comes to basics like food and accommodation, it’s probably more expensive too. But if you don’t mind throwing a few warm jumpers... Read more »

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  • Discover Berlin’s biggest bathtub: the Baltic Sea

    Discover Berlin’s biggest bathtub: the Baltic Sea

    October 8th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Carved balconies like lace, swaggering villas in spacious gardens and an absurdly long pier. Who would have expected “Herring Village” to be so glitzy? Indeed, who would have imagined such Bäderarchitektur (spa architecture) in a backwater like Usedom, a little-known island in the Baltic Sea? Pin Yet during the latter half of the nineteenth century, as German aristocracy went crazy... Read more »

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  • A trip to remember: 7 uniquely Scottish experiences

    A trip to remember: 7 uniquely Scottish experiences

    October 7th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    There’s nowhere quite like Scotland. This epic land of mighty mountains, plunging glens and surging rivers offers a sweep of experiences that you just cannot find anywhere else. If you’ve ever wanted to have your own kilt fitted, canoe down a river fuelled by a wee dram or hop on Europe’s only scheduled flight to land... Read more »

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  • Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

    Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

    October 7th, 2015Lucy McGuire
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    You’ve probably never heard of apitourism, or even considered “bee tourism” to be a thing. But it is, and it’s a travel trend swarming all over Slovenia. While bee populations in countries such as the US are dwindling at an alarming rate, Slovenia is the only EU member state to have officially protected its prized... Read more »

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  • 21 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

    21 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

    October 6th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Iceland‘s landscapes look different from every angle and at every time of day. Whether it’s a late-morning sunrise in the middle of winter, or the aurora borealis dancing in the skies above a glassy lake, the country produces vistas that make even the most travel-weary adventurers say “wow”. The climate can be challenging, but the rewards are plenty –... Read more »

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  • In pictures: Wales hosts Europe’s largest Elvis Presley festival

    In pictures: Wales hosts Europe’s largest Elvis Presley festival

    October 2nd, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Last week, Porthcawl in South Wales hosted Europe’s biggest gathering of Elvis Presley lookalikes. This annual festival sees the small seaside town flooded with Elvis fans and tribute acts for a weekend-long rock ‘n’ roll romp. The action culminates on Saturday night at the The Elvies award show, “the World’s leading award show for Elvis Tribute Artists”, with awards dished out for the... Read more »

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  • 8 reasons why Belgrade is Europe’s hidden highlight

    8 reasons why Belgrade is Europe’s hidden highlight

    September 30th, 2015Mary Novakovich
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    Serbia’s capital is always on the move – a constantly changing scene of new bars and restaurants alongside old favourites. After a scorching hot summer, temperatures are now perfect for getting the most out of the city’s lively café culture and Eastern Europe’s best nightlife. Here are a few reasons why Belgrade is a hidden... Read more »

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  • 9 of the best road trips in Europe

    9 of the best road trips in Europe

    September 28th, 2015Colt St. George
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    From the sunny shores of Portugal to the darkest dungeons of Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, the following itineraries can be easily combined, shortened or altered to suit your wayfaring tastes. If you’ve got wheels, wanderlust and a spot of time, start your engines: these are the best road trips in Europe. 1. From the glamour and... Read more »

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