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Cheap Holidays for All 4 Seasons in 2013

Booking your annual getaway shouldn’t be a chore but with peak times for travel popping up every 6 weeks throughout the year, it’s hard to figure out when’s cheapest for winter, autumn, spring or summer getaways.

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Last Minute Holidays: 10 Signs you Need One!

We all get to the point where the daily routine is no longer achievable without a good week or two off on holiday. Although everyone is different, there are a range of warning signs to look out for that indicate meltdown is fast approaching. Here’s a checklist to see if you need to book yourself [...]

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Shopaholic’s Guide to the World

Prove anyone who says shopping isn’t a valid sightseeing experience completely wrong with these far-flung places for a spree. Supersize Mall – Dubai The land that brought us 7-star hotels doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. Dubai Mall is a beast of a shopping centre likely to convert even those who hate shopping. If [...]

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Do Look Down: World’s Most Memorable Cable Car Rides

  With the news that a cable car over the Thames will open in time for the Olympics, we decided to scope out some other sky rides around the world. Offering views slightly more impressive than tube station car parks, these trips are not for vertigo sufferers. Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil The short and sweet ride [...]

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Ducks, Tats and Junkanoo: Technicolour Festivals of the World

  Revellers tired of grey skies over Notting Hill Carnival should consider heading to foreign festivals for a serious colour fix. Here’s our pick of some of the world’s brightest gatherings. These events are guaranteed to leave a vivid impression, whether or not the sun puts in an appearance. Holi, India Also known fittingly as [...]

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Underwater Hotel Adds to the Dazzling Delights of Dubai

Dubai’s tourism industry announced plans recently to build its first underwater hotel – adding to the Emirate’s reputation for weird and lavish projects. Costing up to $120 million, the Hydropolis hotel will lurk some 33 feet beneath the waves, and will feature 21 bedrooms, plus an underwater bar and dive centre. Guests will also be [...]

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Transports of Delight – Unusual Ways to Get Around on Holiday

For most Britons these days, holiday transport consists of cheap flights to the destination country, with the cheapest car hire deal possible at the other end. There are, of course, doughty travellers who think nothing of hitching across entire continents, or taking a third-class ticket on the most rickety transcontinental trains… Others choose to hire [...]

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Euro 2012 and Beyond! Discovering the Joys of Poland and Ukraine

With Poland and Ukraine about to jointly host this year’s UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2012 if you’re feeling casual, attention is being focused anew on the two countries, albeit attention of a football-oriented variety. Fans from all participating nations are converging on them now, but mainly with beer, burgers and the odd match [...]

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A Troll’s Tale: The Mythical Beasts of Norway

You may or may not have seen the 2010 cult classic Trollhunter, a Norwegian “mockumentary” directed by André Øvredal, which purports to tell the story of a group of students whose investigations into a mysterious trapper, reveal that he is actually employed by the Nowegian government to hunt down rogue trolls! The film taps into [...]

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10 Very Cheap Holidays: Paradise for Pennies

Cheap doesn’t have to mean nasty, and in these challenging times budget options are more sought-after than ever. Holidays are no exception, and we are here to show you that you can have an amazing holiday on a shoestring budget! Some options are more obvious, while others will take you beyond the usual holiday ideas [...]

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Trees, Toilets and Electric Tables: World’s Strangest Bars

The bar that claims to be the highest place to order a round of drinks in the world celebrated its first anniversary this week, causing us to consider some of the other odd watering-holes around the globe. The rooftop Ozone bar is located at Hong Kong’s Ritz-Carlton, some 490 metres above sea level. It is [...]

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Fado Music – Lisbon’s ‘Portuguese Blues’

The beautiful and historic Portuguese capital of Lisbon is rightly popular among holidaymakers seeking a city break that covers all the bases – great food, great nightlife, great shopping and a spectacular view from the city’s high points. Being built on seven hills, there’s no shortage of these, and the funiculars – giant “elevators” will [...]

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Dessert on the Tablecloth for $450? Chicago’s Chocolate Utopia

Anyone who considers themselves a true foodie or chocolate enthusiast needs to book a trip to Chicago to experience one of the most amazing displays of food-art in the world. As the video shows (below), head chef and owner Grant Achatz paints this incredible dessert straight onto the tablecloth before diners’ eyes. The surface is [...]

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Chestnuts, Wine and Roast Boar: the Joy of Corsican Cuisine

  One of the hidden gems of the Mediterranean, the tiny island of Corsica is a unique phenomenon. Settled over the years by almost every nation to have an interest in the region, its culture is now a fertile mixture of French and Italian – with a strong streak of Corsu, the island’s own native [...]

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7 Theme Park Wonders of the World

With so many amazing amusement parks around the world, it’s good to know which ones rise above the crowd to become truly wonderful experiences. This ‘magnificent seven’ represents a global selection of parks which combine clever theming with top quality rides and a great visitor experience. With many offering on-site accommodation, you could even plan [...]

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Five Hidden Attractions of NYC

Holidays and holidaymakers have long been one of the mainstays of New York City’s economy, alongside Wall Street and its status as a shopaholic’s paradise. However, the city government now wants to make tourism even more important to the Big Apple over the next few years, with the city fathers determined to see holidays bring [...]

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