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  • Holidays at Christmas

    Holidays at Christmas

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    13 July 2017

    ‘Tis the season…to go on summer holidays, enjoy makeshift barbeques in the rain and stock the freezer with choc ices – but in the world of travel, all of us are thinking at least a few months, if not a year or two in advance.

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  • A Short History of China's Railways

    A Short History of China's Railways

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    5 July 2017

    China has an abundance of history, dating back centuries. From age-old inventions, including fireworks, sophisticated methods of navigation at sea, and sublime ancient architecture that has come to be revered throughout the modern world, Chinese innovation is as old as its extremely long past, so a short history here is often hard to come by. However, with rail travel being a relatively modern phenomenon (especially in the broad scope of some 5,000 years of Chinese history), our favourite method of travel is one area which can be described briefly – and here we have our take, in 4 snapshots.

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  • Top 5 Summer Reads for Travellers

    Top 5 Summer Reads for Travellers

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    14 June 2017

    Summer is here again, and what better way to spend some time than unwinding with a book? We love a great summer read, especially when it serves to transport the reader away to a faraway world. From sandy beaches and turquoise waters, to bustling distant cities we yearn to explore, the best summer reads give food for thought, as well as indulging a spot of wanderlust. Here are our Top 5 Summer Reads for the intrepid traveller.

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  • Top 10 Ways to Spend your Bank Holiday in the UK

    Top 10 Ways to Spend your Bank Holiday in the UK

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    5 June 2017

    The summer is here, which means Bank Holiday break season is upon us. Across the land, British people are planning their Bank Holiday weekends away, from the simple pleasures of time in a nearby beer garden, to weekend escapes to the continent and adventures closer to home. With that in mind, we’re looking at our Top 10 ideas for a great Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK.

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  • Top 10 Lake and Mountainside Holiday Destinations

    Top 10 Lake and Mountainside Holiday Destinations

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    5 June 2017

    There's nothing better than a room with a view, and what better view than some of the world's greatest natural features? Lakes and mountains are some of the most popular natural wonders, offering a peaceful escape and unforgettable landscape views, which is why many holidays incorporate mountain vistas and lakeside stays. For a scenic escape, check out our Top 10 destinations for lakes and mountains.

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  • Top 10 European City Breaks

    Top 10 European City Breaks

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    30 May 2017

    Summer is nearly upon us and, of course, the idea of a nice city break becomes all the more enticing. What better way to melt your worries away than to lose yourself in the warm climes and immersive culture of a European city? Here, and in no particular order, are laid out some of the Top 10 city breaks that can be found in Europe.

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  • Your Guide to Buying Holiday Souvenirs

    Your Guide to Buying Holiday Souvenirs

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    12 May 2017

    We all love to keep a little something to remind us of the adventures we take abroad, but sometimes it’s hard to choose the right souvenir to summarise your time away – especially if your destination is particularly new to you. To help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family, or just a keepsake for yourself, follow our handy guide to souvenir buying.

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  • Top 10 Tips for Animal-Spotting Holidays

    Top 10 Tips for Animal-Spotting Holidays

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    3 May 2017

    Spotting animals in their natural habitats is an often charming, occasionally frustrating pastime. With great rewards to those who think ahead, it’s worth being prepared if you’re looking to see creatures in the wild. If you’re planning a safari, a wildlife scout abroad, or even just a bird-watching bank holiday, our top 10 tips are designed to help you make the most of your animal-spotting trip.

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  • Tips for fearful flyers

    Tips for fearful flyers

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    26 April 2017

    Going on holiday is something most people look forward to well in advance of actually departing, but many of us also think ‘if only I could just be there, without all the travelling’, there are plenty of people though who’s dread of the trip itself can really dampen any pre-holiday excitement.

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Visit China

    Top 5 Reasons to Visit China

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    25 April 2017

    Visitors flock to China to explore its multitude of attractions, and to experience an entirely different outlook on life, that stands in stark contrast to the typical western worldview.

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  • Why Visit America - Destination Specialist Interview

    Why Visit America - Destination Specialist Interview

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    6 April 2017

    With hundreds of holidays to choose from, and seemingly endless destinations, sometimes a little insider info can go a long way in helping shape your decision. That’s why we’ve turned to our in-house experts for their advice on their favourite destinations, to help you think about your next holiday.

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  • Hints and Tips on Travel Photography

    Hints and Tips on Travel Photography

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    31 March 2017

    Going on holiday is all about making memories, and one of the best ways to preserve those precious moments, as well as being able to share them with friends and family, is by capturing a split-second of it on film.

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