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Going solo: Inspirational trip ideas for solo travellers

You can’t miss the fact that solo travel’s become one of the biggest travel trends of the past few years. From being the province of long-term backpackers or dismissed as just for singles looking for romance, the number of…

The Jacobite steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Highland highlights: 13 things to do in Fort William and Glencoe

The Western Highlands of Scotland are all about the dramatic scenery. This spectacular landscape – now part of the Lochaber Geopark – was formed by volcanoes and carved out by glaciers, creating a giant outdoor adventure playgound waiting to be explored.…

Sustainable travel swaps: 10 ways to reduce your impact
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Sustainable travel swaps: 9 ways to reduce your impact

Sustainable tourism is a real buzzword at the moment, but what does it really mean? Sustainability is all about looking at the positive and negative impacts that come from tourism, not just now but in the future too, to…

Visiting Madrid on a budget
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Visiting Madrid on a budget

Barcelona has Gaudi, Granada has the Alhambra, Santiago has its pilgrims – but if you’re looking for the perfect Spanish city break, Madrid has a bit of everything. This vibrant, energetic city has plenty of different sides – whether…

Alternative things to do in Glasgow
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Alternative things to do in Glasgow

There’s a real buzz about Glasgow – from its culture and nightlife to the new buildings springing up. And although it has its share of impressive museums, galleries and architectural gems, it’s also one of those places that embraces…

On the trail of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland
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On the trail of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland

From New Years’ Eve renditions of Auld Lang Syne to ‘my love is like a red, red rose’ and ‘the best laid schemes o’ mice and men’, even if you don’t think you know the works of Scottish poet…

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La Dolce Vita in the Italian Lakes: Visiting Como, Italy

Lake Como epitomises La Dolce Vita – conjuring up images of 1950s film stars speeding across its sparkling waters on motorboats or zipping through narrow streets on a Vespa. This famous lake lies to the north of Milan, where…

A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary

As the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a compact city that’s punches above its weight with places to stay, eat and shop. It’s a jumping off point for exploring the Highlands or driving the North Coast 500,…