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  • Why California should be your next family holiday

    Why California should be your next family holiday

    February 19th, 2018Keith Drew
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    When it comes to kids, the Golden State certainly lives up to its name – California is one paradise of a playground. Go now and you’ll find the sights quieter and your accommodation costs, particularly in the cities, much lower than during the popular summer months. From world-class museums to weird and wonderful wildlife, here’s why... Read more »

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  • Los Angeles or San Francisco: which should you visit first?

    Los Angeles or San Francisco: which should you visit first?

    January 29th, 2018Keith Drew
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    They’re two of the biggest cities in the United States. They’re two of the most famous cities in the world. Los Angeles and San Francisco have been written about, sung about, and eulogised a thousand times on the silver screen. But which of these West Coast heavyweights should be first on your travel list? Here’s our... Read more »

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  • The best national parks in California

    The best national parks in California

    January 25th, 2018Keith Drew
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    California has more national parks than anywhere else in the United States; together they protect an area the size of West Virginia. And with such a wealth of national parks, deciding which ones to visit can be tough. So we’ve made things easier for you – here’s our list of the best places to embrace the great outdoors... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in New York City

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in New York City

    January 10th, 2018Stephen Keeling
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    For dynamism, cultural impact and sheer diversity, New York City is hard to beat. The city is a global leader in art, architecture, music and food, and is crammed with iconic sights, from the raised torch of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, to the hipster haunts of Brooklyn. With accommodation in... Read more »

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  • Why you should head to Minnesota and Wisconsin for winter thrills

    Why you should head to Minnesota and Wisconsin for winter thrills

    December 27th, 2017Michelle Bhatia
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    Though it may be tempting to escape to the sunshine this winter, there’s a lot to be said for revelling in the snow and ice, too. And there’s plenty of beautiful (and bracing) backcountry to explore in northern Minnesota and neighbouring Wisconsin. As Minnesota gears up for February’s Super Bowl, all eyes are on the state. So, whether you... Read more »

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  • The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    December 22nd, 2017Lucy Cowie
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    Tomato-drenched crowds wading through a lake of passata at Valencia’s La Tomatina festival might be a familiar image, but such passionate and eccentric celebrations of food are far from unique. Across the globe, there’s a smorgasbord of wonderfully bizarre festivals dedicated to edible delicacies, ranging from the conventional to the questionable (ostrich testicles, anyone?). As Mexican radish... Read more »

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  • 5 reasons why Seattle is a city on the up

    5 reasons why Seattle is a city on the up

    December 12th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    “Seattle has more cranes than any other city in America” wasn’t one of the most interesting facts delivered during my tour of the Emerald City. It being the home of Nirvana, Starbucks, the Pike Place Market and our favourite human Cranes (Frasier and Niles) seemed far more interesting to me. But these construction cranes –... Read more »

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  • Video: a brief history of the American road trip

    Video: a brief history of the American road trip

    November 10th, 2017Colt St. George
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    We dug into the visual archives of yore to bring you a brief history of the American road trip. From the first coast-to-coast car voyage in the USA to today’s new wave of vanlifers, this is a reminder that whenever you hit the road, you might just be making history yourself.   Plan your own US road trip with... Read more »

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  • Beer and bison burgers: a foodie’s guide to Denver

    Beer and bison burgers: a foodie’s guide to Denver

    September 19th, 2017Ros Walford
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    Countless cities are credited with a burgeoning food scene – but Denver, the Wild West capital of Colorado, stands out from the crowd. In 2016, a staggering 220 restaurants opened in the city, from fine-dining bistros to laid-back cafés, and it’s also been touted as America’s beer capital. To get a taste, we ate and drank our way around... Read more »

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  • Eating Baltimore: a foodie’s guide to the city

    Eating Baltimore: a foodie’s guide to the city

    August 15th, 2017Phoebe Lowndes
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    A few hours’ drive from New York City (and just one hour from Washington DC), you’ll find Baltimore. Once viewed as a gritty seaport with a reputation for crime – a perspective reinforced by TV shows such as The Wire – this Maryland city is now home to scores of millennials, magnetised by a lower cost of living... Read more »

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  • 7 places to get off the tourist trail in New York City

    7 places to get off the tourist trail in New York City

    April 11th, 2017Stephen Keeling
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    Ticked off New York City’s big sights and wondering where to go next? From sinking a pint in Brooklyn’s Red Hook to sampling Italian delicacies in The Bronx, Stephen Keeling picks the city’s off-the-beaten track highlights. 1. Sample small-batch Red Hook At the southern tip of Brooklyn, the cobblestoned blocks and red-brick waterfront warehouses of Red... Read more »

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  • Your USA itinerary: 6 ideas for an American adventure

    Your USA itinerary: 6 ideas for an American adventure

    March 15th, 2017Nick Edwards
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    The USA’s sheer scale and scope means it’s impossible to see everything the country has to offer in one go ­– and you shouldn’t try. From sprawling national parks to quirky small towns to some of the world’s most exciting cities, America has an overwhelming number of potential trips. To make things easier, here are six... Read more »

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