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  • The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    The 10 best summer festivals for escapism in 2017

    June 7th, 2017David Hillier
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    Festivals are a different beast in 2017. They used to be associated with drinking warm cider while watching crusty bands in your naffest clothes; now the best events are kaleidoscopic extravaganzas designed to tease out the hidden, spectacular you that doesn’t get aired in the office. From Morocco to Norway, we pick 10 summer festivals... Read more »

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  • Why Turin should be your next foodie break

    Why Turin should be your next foodie break

    May 26th, 2017Edward Aves
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    Not so long ago, Turin (Torino) – Italy’s great northern powerhouse – was largely ignored by tourists, unfairly dismissed as little more than a giant Fiat factory. Yet this elegant city of Baroque palaces and graceful piazzi would be a prime draw were it anywhere else other than this spectacularly beautiful country. Since hosting the... Read more »

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  • Why you should go back to Paris in 2017

    Why you should go back to Paris in 2017

    May 11th, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    There’s nowhere else quite like Paris. No other city can match the allure of its rooftop vistas, café-lined boulevards and striking monuments. Paris’s ability to be at once a bastion of cutting-edge culture, classical arts and old-school romanticism are just a few of the reasons why we named it our top city to visit in... Read more »

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  • 7 Dutch cities to explore beyond Amsterdam

    7 Dutch cities to explore beyond Amsterdam

    April 27th, 2017Stuart Forster
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    Amsterdam — with its museums, gabled Golden Age houses and network of historic canals — is a sure bet for a weekend break. But it’s not all the Netherlands has to offer. Beyond the capital, there are a whole host of lesser-visited cities worth a trip – and they’re likely to be easier on the pocket.... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beach holidays in Europe

    The 10 best beach holidays in Europe

    April 14th, 2017Mary Novakovich
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    For a relatively small continent, Europe has some extraordinary coastlines. Their variety is dizzying, from sheltered rocky coves fringed with olive trees to vast stretches of soft sandy beaches. Whittling down the list for possible beach holidays on this continent can be tough, so here are a few places that will get you in the mood for lazy... Read more »

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  • Back to nature: 8 of the wildest places in Europe

    Back to nature: 8 of the wildest places in Europe

    April 5th, 2017Jonathan Bousfield
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    Europe is often seen as an over-populated, over-travelled continent. But it can still serve up huge helpings of mind-blowing natural beauty – and the peace and quiet with which to contemplate it at leisure. To prove it, we’ve listed eight of Europe’s wildest, most exhilaratingly and away-from-it-all spots – and the best ways to explore them.... Read more »

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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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