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Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead. Image: iStock/CharliePhotox

15 unique outdoor activities in and around London this summer

London offers more for summer fun-seekers than might meet the eye: whether with a refreshing kayaking session along the Thames, a day out in fragrant lavender fields, or even a […]

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Photo of colorful cafe bars at the iconic Beale Street music and entertainment district of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, USA, illuminated at night.

Nashville to New Orleans: the USA’s must-visit music cities

It’s no secret – America has a long and fascinating history of great music, and has been one of the most influential places in shaping each genre. Lose yourself in […]

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Aerial view of Tea fields in China

11 amazing things to do in Sri Lanka

Located just off the southern coast of India, the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is festooned with diversity. This balmy paradise boasts myriad charms, encompassing everything from ancient UNESCO World […]

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Cable car travelling to Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro. Image: iStock/JohnSjolander

Rio de Janeiro city guide: where to stay, samba and more

Stunning sunsets, frenetic carnival celebrations, golden beaches, dramatic football matches, samba till dawn –  these are just a few things that the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvellous City) of Rio de Janeiro […]

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Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. Image: iStock/Mustang_79

Eight unique ways to celebrate Christmas around the world

When a traditionally white Christmas with all the usual trimmings won’t quite cut it (or, should we say, carve it), remember that a world of refreshing customs and celebrations beg […]

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Damnoen Saduak floating market near Bangkok. Image: iStock

Nine ways to experience the best of Bangkok

With a tantalising street food scene, unique festivals overflowing with spirit and life, golden temples, bustling streets and panoramic sky bars: Bangkok is certainly a city of wonder, whose landscape […]

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12 reasons to visit Cornwall in autumn and winter

Stretched along England’s characterful southwestern tip, from the fringes of Devon all the way to Land’s End, Cornwall offers a true slice of heaven. Here, land meets sea in the form […]

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Roof in Vienna

48 hours in: Vienna

Refined, polished and primed to impress, Vienna is model dollhouse city at its finest. Its palatial buildings, litter-free streets and perfectly-manicured gardens almost belie its long and tumultuous history – […]

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Havana, Cuba. Image: iStock/ArtMarie

48 hours in: Havana

Experiencing Havana is like jumping into a real-life kaleidoscope. Pile century-spanning architecture onto wave-lashed sea walls, add some dusty city parks to the constant echo of live music, and throw […]

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Old building in Verona

Verona to Venice: sea mists and deserted side streets

Whatever springs to mind when you think of Italy – hearty bowls of pasta, canals dotted with gondolas, mountains of creamy gelato or tumbling historic ruins, it’s a given that […]

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Cuba. Image: iStock/danmirica12

A practical travel guide to Cuba

With the anticipation of change hanging over its unique appeal, Cuba has accelerated to the top of travel wish lists worldwide, and understandably so. This is a place of magical […]

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Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

When travelling around the world, you’re bound to end up in a local restaurant somewhere along the way, and then what? Fork, spoon, or chopsticks? To tip or not? As […]

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