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  • Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    Travel news: AirTHC, tuk tuks, and new flights to Vegas

    May 23rd, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Holiday homes for stoners, electric tuk tuks, and the website that promises to freeze airfares solid: it’s the latest travel news briefing from Rough Guides. Finding fair fares Have you ever held back from booking a flight, only to check again later and find that the fare has shot skywards? Well check this out: a... Read more »

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  • Scaling the Swiss Alps the easy way

    Scaling the Swiss Alps the easy way

    May 20th, 2014Helen Ochyra
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    Among the imposing Swiss alps near Verbier, Helen Ochyra finds the easy and hard ways to scale these incredible mountains. I am cycling up a mountain and it feels like the easiest thing in the world. I am making my way up to La Chaux, high above Verbier in Switzerland, a place most people reach... Read more »

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  • Why Glasgow is great for cycling

    Why Glasgow is great for cycling

    May 16th, 2014Meera Dattani
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    In anticipation of this year’s Commonwealth Games, Meera Dattani finds out how to explore Glasgow on a bike. There are no brakes. The gears are fixed. Your shoes are clipped into the pedals and don’t clip out with ease. You’re essentially attached to your bike. Then there’s the bigger question of how do you slow... Read more »

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  • Into the wild in Estonia

    Into the wild in Estonia

    May 16th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    Most visitors don’t venture beyond Tallinn, but leave Estonia’s capital behind and you’ll find a country of vast, untouched wilderness. a haven for wildlife and a place to escape from it all. Olivia Rawes gets back to basics to discover some of the wilder things to do in Estonia. A congregation of jovial boozy stag... Read more »

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  • How to adventure responsibly in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    How to adventure responsibly in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    May 12th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    During a wet weekend in Wales, Lottie Gross is bowled over by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s natural beauty and learns how to enjoy this coastline’s many adventures in a responsible and sustainable way. The rain is like a thousand tiny pins attacking my face with brute force. There’s a small stream making its way down my... Read more »

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  • Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    Nine quirky places to stay with the Landmark Trust

    May 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The Landmark Trust have been restoring buildings for almost fifty years and now have nearly 200 buildings in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, France and Italy. Here are some of our favourite unusual places to stay by the Landmark Trust: Clavell Tower, Wareham, England Rescued from the edge of a crumbling cliff along the... Read more »

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  • What the WWI centenary means for Sarajevo

    What the WWI centenary means for Sarajevo

    May 9th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    With the WWI centenary coming up, Jonathan Bousfield looks at what it means for Sarajevo, the city where it all began 100 years ago. With its fantasy-novel-meets-fairytale skyline of church belfries and minarets, the Bosnia-Herzegovinian capital of Sarajevo is the perfect place for a romantic long-weekend break. Or at least that’s what Archduke Franz Ferdinand... Read more »

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  • Around the world in twenty artworks

    Around the world in twenty artworks

    May 9th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • How to escape from London on a bike

    How to escape from London on a bike

    May 7th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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    London is a cyclist’s nightmare, so they say. Bus drivers cackle as they deliberately squeeze commuters onto the pavement, pedestrians wander into busy roads with complete disregard for silent pedallers, and what about the smoggy, toxic city air? There’s no doubt that cycling in the heart of London can be a bit of a slog, but there’s still... Read more »

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  • Visiting Vlad the Impaler, Romania

    Visiting Vlad the Impaler, Romania

    May 6th, 2014John Malathronas
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    The whereabouts of Dracula’s grave is a contentious issue; two monasteries in Romania are fighting for the title of the resting place of Vlad the Impaler – but which one has the strongest argument? John Malathronas goes to Snagov monastery to find out. “You need four people for an impalement,” says my guide, Gabriel, in taciturn... Read more »

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  • Exploring Slovenia in the spring

    Exploring Slovenia in the spring

    May 6th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The famous poet and author of the Slovene national anthem France Prešeren once wrote this about the famous Lake Bled: “No, Carniola has no prettier scene Than this, resembling paradise serene.” But after five days, over 400km, countless wine tastings and an ungodly amount of food, I have concluded that he was wrong. During my... Read more »

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