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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,…

10 of the best London food tours and tastings
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10 of the best London food tours and tastings

Food tours and tastings are one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling – from Thai street food tours to Swiss chocolate tastings they’re a great insight into a new destination. But some of the most interesting…

What does it cost? 5 days in Lapland
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What does it cost? 4 days in Lapland

If you’re looking for a winter long weekend break that ticks all the boxes – snow, Santa, saunas and sleigh rides included – then a trip inside the Arctic Circle to Lapland is just what you need. This part…

The Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Nevada USA
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Las Vegas film locations: A Sin City walking tour

Bright lights, blackjack tables, glitz and glamour – it’s no wonder larger-than-life Las Vegas is a favourite location for filmmakers. Over 100 movies have featured Sin City’s over-the-top casinos and iconic Strip views.…

Croisieurope river cruise
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What’s it like on a CroisiEurope river cruise?

Sailing through the waterways of Europe, letting scenic views and pretty waterside towns come to you – river cruising is on the rise. And after becoming an unexpected ocean cruise convert a few years back, I was keen to…