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Travelling Solo Through Choice Not Circumstance

There's nothing more exhilarating then heading off on holiday, be it a week in the sun or on an extended overland jaunt. Travelling with family and friends is the norm for most but for many without that option — your friends can't get time off, your partner's just run off with the milkman — travelling solo can be just as rewarding, and possibly even a little more fun.....

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Getting Cultural in Cornwall

Known primarily for its charming villages and magnificent coast, Cornwall has plenty to offer the whole family looking to combine a traditional British seaside escape with a chance to learn a little about the history of one the country's most culturally rich counties.....

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Vivacious Vienna

Vienna is a wonderful, enchanting city with a romantic, if not somewhat exotic, atmosphere. Whiffs of incense and Egyptian-smelling cigarettes waft over its back streets. Coffee with whipped cream and paprika are its tastes. Mix these with the rumble of motor traffic, the hum of trams, and the sound of the waltz, and you have the world's most musical city.....

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Exploring Historic Wiltshire

With Spring just around the corner and summer's inevitable hordes of tourists still a few months off, now's a great time for a British countryside weekend escape. For those looking to take in some wonderful local art, food, heritage, history and culture — all within a couple of hour's drive of London — Wiltshire provides a delightful short break destination....

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Bustling Ho Chi Minh City

From her vibrant cities to her palm-fringed beaches and her hill-top retreats, Vietnam's tourist appeal is broad. And despite a long history of colonisation and fighting, her people are gracious, gentle and welcoming.....

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A Stag Do in Budapest

Never has it been easier for a British bloke about to tie the knot to round up a bunch of mates and hit a European capital for a stag do to remember. With the emergence of budget airlines providing cut price European fares to many of Europe's tourist hotspots, it's now cheaper than ever to celebrate your last days as a bachelor taking in a little culture, a major sporting event or a festival on the continent with a group of your best friends.....

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You, Me and Chamonix

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix or simply Cham' to her friends, stands in the formidable shadow of the peak of Aiguille du Midi on France's border with both Italy and Switzerland. Home of the Winter Olympics of 1924, it's been attracting British powder hounds, mountaineers and summer hikers in their droves ever since.....

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Planning Your Orlando Holiday

With the British summer in full swing, there's no better time to start planning that winter family getaway to the States. Run it past the kids but I'm sure you'll get thumbs up all round if Orlando's theme parks are on the itinerary.....

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Honeymooning in Mauritius

Long renowned as a honeymoon hotspot, Mauritius offers newlyweds a ton of fun-packed activities custom made for two. For those willing to leave the comfort of their resort on their dream Mauritius honeymoon, there's a myriad of things to do in twos — from diving shipwrecks off the east coast, to sailing to a nearby island aboard a modern catamaran to enjoying lunch at a turn-of-the-century tea plantation in the island's south.....

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The Disney Recipe For Success

Since the original Disneyland in Florida swung open its gates way back in 1971, its been a success story on an unprecedented scale. Disney paved the way for the mega-parks that followed and although many of its ideas have been mimicked, no other franchise has come close to perfecting the Disney recipe for success.....

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Orlando's Theme Parks

Orlando is the undisputed theme park capital of the world. From movie buffs, to thrill-seekers, to science geeks, Orlando's theme parks offer up a smorgasbord of fun for all tastes. With a year round average temperature of 28 degrees Celcius and a mere nine hours flying time from London airports, more British families than ever before are choosing an Orlando theme park holiday.....

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European Summer Beer Festivals

Summer in Europe is a beer lovers paradise. When the sun is out and there's more of the day gone than there is to come, Europe spills out on to the terraces and the surrounding streets of bars and cafes from Reykjavik to Nicosia. It's a wonderful time to share a half or two with friends.....

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Amsterdam - A Living Museum

Your first impression of Amsterdam may be how much it resembles a giant outdoor museum. Indeed, 6,700 buildings in the city centre are protected monuments, virtually intact from the Golden Age of the 17th Century, during which time Amsterdam rose to spectacular wealth, political power and cultural heights.....

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Magnificent Rome

An old saying, 'All roads lead to Rome,' pretty much sums it up. Surely they must, for traffic in this sprawling Italian metropolis is just short of a nightmare. Everyone seems to be rushing to get who knows where. And directing them are policemen looking as if they stepped out of a Roman mural.....

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How To Spend The Perfect Two Days In Abu Dhabi

Having lived in Abu Dhabi for a number of years — many people often ask me why they should visit Abu Dhabi when they have already been to Dubai (there are still some people that ask me where Abu Dhabi is but fortunately that's decreasing year on year). Well the reasons, I could write a book — but in this instance I am not going to, let's start with a short two-day trip and make sure we make the most of it shall we.....

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Shanghai Past and Present

Shanghai's turbulent past reads like a James Clavell novel. Until the mid nineteenth century at the conclusion of the first Opium War, Shanghai was an important, albeit underdeveloped trading hub dealing largely in exports of cotton, silk, and fertiliser—due in no small part to her location at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the East China Sea.....

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Making the Most of a Dubai Stopover

Many visitors find themselves killing time in Dubai en-route elsewhere. Often it's a serendipitous stopover, the unexpected start of a middle-eastern love affair. Its location, roughly equidistance between Europe and many of the South East Asian holiday hotspots, make Dubai a wonderful place to break up a long-haul journey.....

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Never Mind the Wisdom, the Beauty of Crowds is the Thing

When people talk about the wisdom of crowds they are not usually talking about the way that large bodies of people - sports crowds, political rallies and so on - have their own collective identity and intelligence. Instead, they have tended to focus on the way that, between them, a large number of people will as a mass arrive at conclusions that a single intellect might struggle to achieve.....

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Airports Going Mobile: Accessible Travel is Reaching New Heights

Many of us grew up with the notion that traveling is a luxury, but in the past few years, we've been seeing much more options for travel opening up. In 2012, a record-breaking 1 billion tourists traveled internationally, with $217 billion of the $1.088 trillion made by tourism coming from younger travelers. It seems travel has really become the new international pastime, and in keeping with the times, airports have begun offering mobile solutions to their customers.....

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Hamburg After Dark

As shadows lengthen and darkness falls, the streets of Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood transform into another world of nighttime entertainment, some of which is not for the faint of heart. The center of this after-dark world is the Reeperbahn, one of the most famous red-light districts in the world.....

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The Long Green Line

Now that the Berlin Wall has long since collapsed, Nicosia, the capital of Cyrus, remains as the only divided city on Earth. A long Green Line marks the division point between the Nicosia's two sides — the southern Cyriot side and the northern Turkish side — with barbed wire and guard towers.....

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Gamla Stan - A Walk Through History

Stockholm's old island core is full of charm. It could almost be a film set, complete with old lanterns along cobblestoned streets and painted ceilings in old buildings. While you could just wander at will and take it all in, it's better to have a plan to see the most in a limited time.....

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Inside The Forbidden City

The name Forbidden City, implies a secretive place. When things are forbidden, it makes people want to see them even more. And so it is with Beijing's Forbidden City, once a place of mystery, now one of the top museums of the world — a world unto its own hidden behind thick tapered earthen-filled brick walls and a moat.....

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Adelaide - Australia's Best Kept Secret

When someone mentions Australia, you probably immediately think of Sydney and it's Opera House. That's understandable since the city and the structure gets lots of exposure in the media. But you probably don't first think of Adelaide. Perhaps that's because it's Australia's best kept secret.....

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Cosmopolitan City by the Sea

Founded in 1550 on a peninsula and enhanced by an archipelago, Helsinki is a city of the sea by the sea. Architecturally, it's a combination of Empire, Byzantine and futuristic. It resembles St. Petersburg because for years Finland was a Grand Duchy of Russia.....

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A Mozart Christmas

It's usually very cold during the Christmas season in Austria, especially in Salzburg. But on every street corner you'll find hot roasted chestnuts to warm your hands and your stomach. Along with them are aromatic hot dogs and pork rinds on which to snack as you stroll along taking in the holiday sights. More than anything else, the strains of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will fill your heart with the joy of the season.....

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Marvelous Melbourne

The discovery of gold in the State of Victoria in 1851 led to the Victorian gold rush, and Melbourne, Australia, which provided services for the miners, became flooded with goldseekers. During a visit in 1885 English journalist George Augustus Henry Sala coined the phrase "Marvelous Melbourne", which still is in use today. A few reminders still remain in the Melbourne area of the wild and wooly days of the Victoria Gold Rush.....

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City of Palaces

More than 400 palaces grace St. Petersburg, Russia. Their facades stretch along canals as romantic as those in Venice in endless, undulating waves of architectural extravagance. Bathed in the pale light of mid-winter, they form a stunning pastel stage set, as if the city were preparing for the performance of a grand opera.....

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Cast-Iron Wonderland

Soho, one of New York City's downtown neighborhoods, is synonymous with postmodern chic — an amalgam of black-clad artists, hip young Wall Streeters, track-lit loft apartments, art galleries, and restaurants with a minimalist approach to both food and decor. It's all very urban, very cool, very now. In fact, SoHo is an abbreviation for the district South of Houston Street, bounded by Broadway, Canal Street, and Sixth Avenue. But nearly 50 years ago, the area was virtually a wasteland.....

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Around the Dam

On several counts Amsterdam is an illusion. It seems to float, but in reality it stands solidly enough on hundreds of thousands of piles driven deep into the soft soil beneath it. Because it's the site of the Royal Palace, it's officially the capital of the Netherlands. But the Government offices, legislative chambers, and foreign embassies are all located in The Hague.....

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