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5 fine dining experiences in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city where culinary opportunities are rising faster than just about any city in Europe. The multi-cultural nature of the residents plus the fact visitors come from all over the world has resulted in Michelin star chefs painting culinary creations with a unique approach. And the product is meals and creations that expand…

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5 ways to find a new-found love for Paris

By Tisha Neufville on Jan 21, 2019 in Attractions, Europe, Food and Drink, France, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe – Read … times I’ll admit, I grew a bit bored of Paris after visiting a few times for fun over the years and a couple of times for work…

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A Spring family holiday in Provence

With the Christmas holidays finished and the children back to school you might be breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward to a little bit of downtime! Not for long however… the school holidays keep on coming with February half term just around the corner, quickly followed by Easter and then May half term!…

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Top 5 hot tubs in the Alps

Man’s relationship with the health giving properties of water is as old as the hills. Many town’s and cities in Europe have risen to prominence because of the natural springs and spa’s they developed around. The Roman’s built bath houses in many of these town’s and cities to facilitate the use of the healing properties…

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What to expect from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest

Ecuador has plenty to offer in a relatively small territory; if you are visiting the Amazon rainforest, one of the most biodiverse places of the world, the following lines could give you an overview on what to expect: Adventure Ordinary poolside lounging can be relaxing, but not invigorating. The Amazon can provide you with both…

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Luxury resorts and vegan food in Phu Quoc

By Paul Eyers on Jan 18, 2019 in Accommodation, Asia, Featured, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Resorts, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, Vietnam – Read … times Read all about these Luxury Resorts and Vegan Food in Phu Quoc from our recent trip to the Vietamese island which is a fast growing tourism hotspot. We…

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9 of the best California theme parks

California is renowned for its theme parks, amongst other things.  Above all, they offer a variety of ways to have fun – only limited by your time, your energy and, adrenalin.  Providing everything from castles, characters, thrill rides and incredible places which help us learn about the world around us.  And history too, the Louff…

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Travel video of the week: Hidden secrets of Easter Island

Modem archaeological scientists and engineers try and recreate and decipher the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues by experimenting with archaic engineering methods and mysterious practices. Curved from stone, the human figures have over-sized heads, often resting on massive rock platforms called ahus, partially buried underground. 1,000 statues exist on the island, 30 feet tall,…

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Unmissable events taking place in Athens

Athens is a European capital that warm-heartedly invites and welcomes people from all over the world to be a part of its cultural scene. As many events take place in this vibrant city, it is worth mentioning a few that stand out for various reasons and possibly appealing to different crowds. That is also the…

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What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

A land-based tour to the Galapagos allows the traveler to explore the enchanted islands while staying at a hotel or lodge on one of the three main inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, or Isabela. Visitors can chose one island to serve as their home base, or island-hop between the three. The flexibility of a…

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5 top tips for skiing with a toddler

Putting our little ones into professional ski lessons will give them a great start on the snow. Their instructor will have a tool box of tricks to teach them the necessary new skills, and experiencing in teaching small humans. With that in mind, taking your own kids for a ski is an excellent way to…

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5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest in the world, some parts of it have never seen rain. It is the oldest in the world at 150M years and the highest in the world – we visited some parts at 4,600 metres. It is also simply huge at 1,500 sq km and has many…

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A new take on the January blues

By Thomas Ryves on Jan 15, 2019 in Africa, Asia, Europe, Greece, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Regions, Western Europe We’ve got a new take on the January blues… here we highlight some of the most beautiful blue places around the world to visit, from exploring the brightly-coloured alleyways of Chefchaouen in Morocco to sailing around…

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The ultimate escape in Burma

This new year we can’t think of anywhere we would rather escape to than the mysterious and magical land of Myanmar, with its serene atmosphere and wealth of experiences on offer: from floating high above the temple plains of Bagan in a hot air balloon for the most striking of views over this iconic landscape,…

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10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots

By Alfonso Tandazo on Jan 14, 2019 in Attractions, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Going Out, Peru, Regions, South America Even after journeying to more than 110 countries, I continue to find that nothing has the potential to be as life-altering as a remarkable travel experience. Though we all learn and grow on every trip…

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7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito

Quito is well known as a heritage city that offers a variety of cultural activities and sightseeing. Nevertheless, most of the travelers use Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the amazing Galapagos Islands. There is plenty to explore for the most avid traveler to plan to spend a few nights in…

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Top 5 ways to unwind in the Sunshine State

Whilst many holidays to Florida consist of adrenaline pumping adventures, there are plenty of ways to switch-off, unwind and relax. From massages on the beach, to floating down a real lazy river, here is VISIT FLORIDA’s top five ways to de-stress: Tiki Beach massage on Anna Maria Island White sand, clear blue water and the sound of crashing waves,…

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5 of the most amazing star beds in South Africa

We all dream of those safaris and wilderness experiences where you sleep out in the open while looking up at the endless amount of stars that light up the sky. Lucky enough, more and more places start to offer star beds where you can experience just that. 1. Milky Way Star Bed, Samara Private Game…

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Travel video of the week: Virgin Galactic tourism spaceship

Virgin Galactic’s tourism rocket ship climbed more than 80 km above Earth, reaching for the first time what many consider the boundary of space. The company considers this a “huge step forward” in making commercial space tourism a reality. [embedded content] If you would like to subscribe to our own YouTube channel, please do so…

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Hot happenings in Denmark in 2019

By Paul Johnson on Jan 10, 2019 in Attractions, Bars, Denmark, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, Western Europe 2019 will see a host of hot new attractions set to open across Denmark with high flying Copenhill and Camp Adventure taking guests to new heights. It’s the last chance to see…

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Top 5 ski spa properties to visit this season

By Craig Burton on Jan 09, 2019 in Colorado, Europe, France, Leisure Travel, North America, Regions, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, Switzerland, USA, Western Europe If there’s one that your body craves after a long, hard day skiing out on the cold slopes of a ski resort, it’s some well-deserved time pampering yourself in a…

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Top 10 things to do in Seattle

Recently named among the top cities in the U.S. by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers Choice Awards, Seattle offers superb urban and outdoor experiences, and provides the perfect point of departure point for a luxury cruise holiday to Alaska. You’ll find many of the city’s top attractions located close to the…

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See Africa from a different perspective on a boat-based safari

Most people, when they think of a safari, will picture themselves on a 4×4 safari vehicle, driving across the plains or down dusty tracks. However, there is another, and more unique, way to view the wildlife, and that is from aboard a boat from the middle of a river or waterway. The main photographic opportunity…

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The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

By Paul Johnson on Jan 08, 2019 in Africa, Argentina, Asia, Central America, China, Europe, Featured, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Panama, Regions, Rwanda, South Africa, South America, United Kingdom, Western Europe Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that…

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Top 10 most family friendly beach holiday destinations in Europe

The numbers are in. As millions of families begin planning and booking their holidays for the year ahead, a study by On the Beach, the UK’s leading beach holiday specialist, has calculated and ranked Europe’s top 50 family beach holidays destinations – according to the criteria that matter most to parents. The Family Beach Index,…

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An essential guide to Catalonia

Located in the far north east of Spain, Catalonia is the country’s second most populated autonomous community with a staggering 7.5 million people living inside its borders. Its populace even accounts for over 16% of Spain’s total population. Catalonia’s history and culture are regarded extremely important to those that live within the region, and many…

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Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

By Laura Burdett-Munns on Jan 07, 2019 in Accommodation, Africa, Botswana, Hotels, Namibia, Regions, Resorts, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects,…

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Luxury tented camp opens deep in Cambodian jungle

The hotly anticipated Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection has opened, crowning a transformative year for Cambodian luxury tourism. Nestled deep within the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park, in a pristine wildlife corridor three hours’ drive south of Phnom Penh, Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection offers a radical new concept for a…

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