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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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  • A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    August 27th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    The Swedish love to fika. At least twice a day if they have the time. Any place that has a verb for drinking coffee and eating something sweet will always be more than alright by foodie Rachel Mills. Find out how she ate her way around Skåne in southern Sweden. The southernmost region of Sweden... 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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  • Discover the “real Ireland” in Skellig Kerry

    Discover the “real Ireland” in Skellig Kerry

    August 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Away from the tourist hub that is Killarney, discover an exciting area of County Kerry in Ireland that’s rebranding itself and screaming out for independent travellers to explore its rich history and dramatic landscapes. The Ring of Kerry is a circular road from Killarney that traverses the stunning lakes and mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula. It... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    August 13th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper reveals his top ten most photogenic countries in the world. From his home country, England, to the depths of Vietnam and Slovenia, Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides throughout his career as a professional travel photographer. After starting out on the Rough Guide to England, he went... Read more »

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  • Top ten things to do in Estonia

    Top ten things to do in Estonia

    August 6th, 2014Kiki Deere
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    From the cultured capital of Tallinn to the winter-playground that is Otepää, here are ten of our favourite things to do in Estonia.  Admire the beauty of Alatskivi Castle Originally dating back to the sixteenth century, Alatskivi Castle was rebuilt between 1876 and 1885 by Baron von Nolcken who was inspired by the royal residence... Read more »

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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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  • Amazing images of Slovakia

    Amazing images of Slovakia

    August 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Slovakia borders with Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Ukraine. It’s home to a diverse population scattered across mountains, lakes, forests and the Danube basin. Earlier this year, Tatra Photography built three wooden wildlife hides in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, providing visitors with the unique opportunity to capture close-up images of wild brown bears in their natural... Read more »

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  • 21 fun facts about Italy

    21 fun facts about Italy

    July 31st, 2014Site Editor
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    Do you know how old Italy really is? Any idea what Italy actually means or who Alessandro Volta is? No? Then you’d better read these 21 fun facts about Italy to get clued up before you go. Source: italiantrips.com Source: eatingitalyfoodtours.com Source: eupedia.com Source: sciencekidz.co.nz Source: unesco.org  Source: mymelange.net Source: lifeinitaly.com Source: dera.ioe.ac.uk Source: lifeinitaly.com... Read more »

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  • 17 things you must see and do in Croatia

    17 things you must see and do in Croatia

    July 30th, 2014Site Editor
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    Planning a trip to Croatia and wondering which 17 things you shouldn’t miss? Always thought about Croatia for a holiday but never knew what it had to offer? Allow us to present our favourite things to see and do in this beautiful European country.

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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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  • A first time guide to Edinburgh’s festivals

    A first time guide to Edinburgh’s festivals

    July 29th, 2014Andrew Mickel
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    At any time of the year, Edinburgh is a city of culture, books, and tradition – but in August, thanks to a variety of festivals, all three are amplified to full volume. From the hundreds of theatre, comedy and cabaret shows of the Edinburgh Fringe festival, through the pomp of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, to... Read more »

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