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    Highlights of the Philippines

    With its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, colonial attractions and the world-famous hospitality of its people, the Philippines is becoming ever more popular as a holiday destination; and yet some of its best draw cards are not known about. Here are ...
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    10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

    Holidays are about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean sitting around sunbathing all day long. Provence is such an incredibly varied region and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities available. From cooking to mountain biking, ...
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    7 of the best places for a Greek island holiday

    Greece’s colorful and gorgeous islands are truly one of the biggest and most beautiful assets of the Mediterranean region. From the Dodecanese to the Ionian Islands, these lovely tourist destinations offer an intoxicating and one-of-a-kind vacation to its...
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    10 of the best African safaris

    When defining the World’s best safaris of course there’s an awful lot that goes into it, and much of this will of course be based on personal opinion. The following luxury safaris are by no means the be all and end all, but are a very good starting point...
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    Why Greece is a Fall destination

    An acclaimed summer destination for the entire world, Greece has successfully entered the top 25-list of countries that travelers select for their summer vacation. Usually, by referring to summer the months of July, August and September come to mind and th...
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    5 days in Luxor, Egypt

    Egypt is a land of many faces, from the beach resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to the bustle of Cairo and the laidback history of Luxor – and the latter is certainly worth your time. Tourism is slow at the moment, but in Luxor it is easy to forget the headlines ...
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    The easy way to check on your duty free purchase allowance

    It’s well known that when entering a country you must declare goods that you have purchased overseas, but keeping a detailed record of each and every item can be hassle when all you want to be doing is enjoying the trip. Actually, though, it needn...
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    5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

    If you are planning an African safari and are keen to see the Big 5 (African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), not all the parks will afford you this luxury. Sadly, the rhino has been poached to extinction in many of the parks, but there are sti...
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    5 of the best restaurants in the Lake District

    Spring in the Lake District is a time of transition and awakening. And it’s a particularly good time of year to enjoy its world-class cuisine. Yes! Cumbria has become quite the foodie mecca and is now home to 4 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast arra...
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    Where to find exquisite Greek island adult-only 5-star luxury

    Escape to an exquisite, glamorous, idyllic 5-star hideaway, where the sea is so close that you can hear the sound of the waves. This gorgeous Greek island, adult-only luxury resort blends inspired architecture harmoniously with the natural environment. Wak...
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    Expanding luxury horizons in Malaga, Spain

    If 2016 saw a burst of luxury developments for the Andalusian port city of Malaga in Spain, 2017 is shaping up to continue apace. With a stellar increase in Michelin rated restaurants, two new world class museums in the Russian Museum and Pop-up Pompidou, ...
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    10 reasons why Occitanie may be the new Provence

    Looking out from Toulouse the map looks invitingly blank. For Occitanie is the “other South of France”, intensely French, a sun-warmed countryside where livestock outnumber people. Occitanie? It’s the administrative replacement for Langue...
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    Top 5 ski chalet swimming pools

    It’s pretty counter intuitive to be packing your thong along with a pair of budgie smugglers for his lordship when you’re off to the Alps, after all you’re going skiing, it’s not a beach holiday but a growing number of luxury ski chalets are including ...
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    Special feature: The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London, UK

    Anyone who has ever played the famous Monopoly boardgame will already be familiar with the whereabouts of one of our latest stays. The Athenaeum is located in Mayfair, among some of London’s prime real estate, so to have the pleasure of an entire apa...
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    Brazil’s top 5 celebrations

    World famous for its colourful carnivals and fabulous parties, Brazil is already preparing for the celebrations of 2016. Visitors to this diverse and fascinating country can expect flamboyant outfits bedecked with glitter and sequins, extravagant make up a...
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    Central America’s secret seven

    From beautiful colonial cities and ancient Mayan sites to volcanoes, vast lakes and tropical beaches, Central America has it all. Whilst Mexico and Cuba might be more well known to tourists, there are plenty of hidden gems that can easily be discovered. He...
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    5 top tips for a chic Toronto city break

    Toronto is Canada’s east coast wonder city, and top choice for a city break holiday. Canada’s answer to Manhattan, the young and vibrant city is infectious, and after one visit to Toronto you will want to pack your bags and move here! Whether you...
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    Madrid: the rooftops with the best views

    There is a popular phrase in Spanish that says “de Madrid al cielo” meaning “from Madrid to heaven”. It may come as a surprise to those who are not familiar with this splendid city, but one of the best qualities that Madrid has to offer is its sky. Mad...
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    The top 5 spa retreats in Mauritius

    Mauritius is a beautiful Island in the southern India Ocean, renowned for its lush, jagged mountainous interior covered in tropical forest, beautiful beaches, surrounded by calm lagoons and coral reef which protects the Island. It is also a melting pot of ...
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    5 vegan luxury experiences in Bali

    The island of Bali conjures up images of tropical beaches, majestic volcanos and lush natural beauty, once you escape from the congested streets of Denpasar and the busy tourist areas in the South, you really can find your very own slice of paradise on thi...
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    5 Hana views and the fun ways to find them

    Heavenly Hana. From the surf and sand to the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds its many waterfalls. Only 50 or so miles from bustling Kahului, it’s another side of Maui. The legendary Road to Hana has a view at just about every turn. Trouble is there ...
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    Best DIY bites in Bologna

    Medieval Bologna is home to one of Europe’s best-preserved town centers, full of graceful terracotta porticos, majestic towers and landmark churches. It also has the oldest university in the western world, which almost begs to be explored via a walking to...
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    The world’s best curry: 6 unmissable Indian restaurants

    India is a country that is best enjoyed when the traveller makes full use of all his senses. The kaleidoscopic colours of a Hindu temple, the hot sugar smell of jabeli being fried at a roadside stall, the laughter and shouts of a billion people busying abo...
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    3 Winter city breaks in Canada you’ll love

    In desperate need of a holiday but finding work time-restricting? Intrigued to explore a new city but uncertain of where to go? Well, you have found yourself in the right place so far! We’re here to keep you on track with our top tips for the best winter ...
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    The coast of California: a magnificent seven

    The Pacific Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of the most scenic drives on the planet, a natural challenger to such famous jaw-droppers as Australia’s Great Ocean Drive between Adelaide and Melbourne, the Icefields Parkway in the Canadi...
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    Horseback adventures for the discerning on Dartmoor

    If you’re looking for a luxury riding holiday in the UK, then look no further than bespoke horseback adventure organiser Liberty Trails. Established by Elaine Prior following three years of negotiation with landowners and National Park authories, th...
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    The best way to see Barcelona… by boat!

    As the weather warms up, and summer is well on its way, there’s no better way to explore the city, soak up the rays and relax, than by riding the waves of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Forget traipsing around the city as the weather hits the 30 degree ...
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    A luxury par 3 in Scotland

    Whether an independent country or part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has plenty to offer the luxury traveller. It has breathtaking scenery, rugged coastlines, a proud culture, centuries of heritage and this year is the Year of the Homecoming – a ye...
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    Interview with Tim Bewer, Founder and Director of Isan Explorer

    Originally from Wisconsin in the USA, Tim has lived full-time in Khon Kaen, Thailand since 2007. After a short stint as a legislative assistant, he gave up the 9-5 to become a travel writer-photographer and has since written or co-written over two dozen gu...
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    10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

    Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild an...
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