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Top 5 Things to Do in Munich

Steeped in history, and packed with museums, castles and seasonal festivities unlike anywhere else in the world, Munich is a city truly unlike any other. From Oktoberfest and Munich’s beer gardens, to the fairy tale-like Neuschwanstein castle. 1. Neuschwanstein and Ludwig II An idealized vision of a knight’s castle on the outside and a homage to Wagner’s operas on the ...

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6 Best Places to Visit in Jamaica

Jamaica boasts a treasure trove of natural jewels and a colorful African vibe. Golden beaches, emerald mountains, turquoise seas, cascades, coral reefs, rainforests, rivers, and mineral springs are just some of the island’s enviable assets. Not surprisingly nature lovers will find plenty of things to see and do, from hiking and birding in the jungle to horseback riding along the ...

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Travel tips: 7 Mistakes Every First-Time Traveller Makes

Congratulations, you’ve booked your first flight! Pat yourself on the back, because there are only a few more steps between you and a seamless flying experience. If you’re like most people, exploring something new—like the cabin of an aeroplane—can be daunting. While not every first-time traveller will mistake the emergency exit for the bathroom, there are some common errors that newbie ...

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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Northern Norway: Vesteralen and Lofoten

Nowhere epitomises the great outdoors quite like Northern Norway, with its jagged mountains, gleaming fjords and vast swathes of lush woodlands. The air is so crisp and clean you feel as if you’ve been transported to another time. It almost makes you believe that Middle Earth was real. Our journey through Northern Norway took us to the mountainous region of ...

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A Budget Ski Break In Zakopane – Poland’s Winter Wonderland

Poland doesn’t have lots of mountains, but they make the most of it in Zakopane, nestled at the foot of the Tatras. This popular resort, around two hours south of Krakow is an appealing mix of chocolate box quaint, accessible ski slopes. Add low prices and Zakopane makes for a value for money ski break that is a good alternative ...

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Why You Must Make Alcudia Your Next Holiday Stop in Mallorca

Just because the lush, seafront city of Alcudia is a mere 24 square miles (60 square kilometres) that has no bearing on how much this lovely port and ancient city on the island’s nether region, can offer holiday makers. You can find it, as the Romans did, in the northern reaches of Mallorca around an hour or so away from Mallorca’s capital, ...

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Discovering Uzbekistan: At the centre of the Silk Road

Even more than the Roman Empire, the Silk Road shaped the world we know today. Weaving from Europe to Asia, Russia to the Subcontinent, and everywhere in between, it was along this network of ancient trading routes that people, ideas, inventions, and goods made their way. At the centre of the Silk Road, and waiting to be discovered, is Uzbekistan. ...

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The 4 Best Places to Travel to in January

If you’re stepping into the new year with a yearning to get out of town, you’re not alone. In January, you’ll scout some great post-holiday deals on flights and accommodations. But in addition to prices, these five destinations happen to be especially enticing the first month of the year. Now go get your wanderlust on. Banff and Jasper National Parks, ...

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5 Secret Restaurants in Paris the Locals Won’t Tell You About

You’ve checked off everything on your list: croissants (a lot of them), the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Coeur. But now you want to pop on that beret, light a cigarette and slink into the authentic Paris you know exists but isn’t in your guidebook. Here, five restaurants that are so tricky to find, they’re almost entirely sans tourists (except ...

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6 Scottish Highlands Vacations to Take if You Can’t Get Enough ‘Outlander’

The lush greenery and rich landscapes of the Scottish Highlands are calling, and these six spots are perfect for you. Best of all, you can visit without transporting through a magical rock, ye ken? Aldourie Castle Estate (Loch Ness) While it might not be Castle Leoch, this property definitely has the history you’re after, but with, ya know, modern upgrades. Think: ...

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