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London, United Kingdom - November 01, 2013: The Harrods department stores facade in London's Knightsbridge with Christmas lights.

The most festive things to do in London this Christmas

There’s no denying it, the festive season is upon us. Dark evenings are lit by the twinkling lights of festivity, John Lewis’ much anticipated Christmas ad has hit our screens […]

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Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro. Photograph: www.greatcornishfood.co.uk

13 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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Architectural detail of the Bacardi building. Image: ThinkStock.

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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Culture, People, Places

My city: Copenhagen

My city: Copenhagen

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best kept secrets. From […]

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Culture, Food & Drink

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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Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Films often inspire our lust for travel, and we got to thinking about some of the world’s most iconic filming locations; places that have inspired writers, locations that lit up […]

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An alternative adventure in Georgia

An alternative adventure in Georgia

From its scenic snowy peaks to its rolling green winelands, Georgia is home to some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery. Ancient churches cling to clifftops and hideaway monasteries lie carved […]

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Iceland: journey to another world

Iceland: journey to another world

It’s not often you can say you feel like you’ve travelled to a different world – particularly when such a world is a mere three-hour flight away. Yet many first-time […]

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London. Photograp: http://uk.news.yahoo.com

Europe’s most magical Christmas markets

Christmas is coming early to Europe’s cool capitals and big cities, bringing with it a flurry of illuminations, stalls, parades and firework shows to startle, surprise and delight both young […]

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The Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day, Paris. Photograph: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

The world’s best fireworks displays

As the UK prepares to fill its sky with the pops, cracks, whistles and bangs of the Fifth of November’s fireworks, we look to the rest of the world to […]

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