Category Archives: Travel

Just back from: Uzbekistan

Megan revelling in the beauty of the mosques and mausoleums of Uzbekistan © Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, Destination Editor for North Asia, recently returned from a trip to Uzbekistan. Tell us more… I spent seven days travelling around Uzbekistan, one … Continue reading

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I Still Fucking Hate Koh Phi Phi

Yeah, I used the F word. That’s how much I hate Ko Phi Phi. I was supposed to visit Ko Phi Phi in 2005, but the deadly 2004 tsunami destroyed the island. Thousands were killed and injured on the island. … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Kitzbuhel in Autumn

Sneaking away from a conference I had the great pleasure of exploring Kitzbuehel, Austria solo. Beautiful at any time of the year. The post The Beauty of Kitzbuhel in Autumn appeared first on Solo Traveler.

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Travel news quiz: February edition

Have you heard about the Welsh capital’s latest quirky coffee trend? © Yulia Grigoryeva / Shutterstock What’s noteworthy about the Arctic Circle’s latest hotel? And which US city has been named the most romantic in the country? Test your knowledge … Continue reading

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Why you need to visit these 5 cities and towns in the Basque Country of Spain

There is so much to love about Spain it can be hard to choose where to go and what to see when planning a trip. Sitting on the west coast of Spain, undiscovered by most tourists, is the Basque Country, … Continue reading

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7 great reasons to take the family on a Galapagos expedition cruise

Leaping dolphins, darting penguins, lumbering giant tortoises, diving boobies, graceful rays and eerie iguanas – these are just a few of the unforgettable sights you can expect to share with your children on a Galapagos family cruise.   The islands were tailor … Continue reading

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Ketchum, Idaho – a luxury winter getaway

Ketchum is a cozy lodge-style town beside Idaho’s beloved Sun Valley, which only sees grey skies about 20 percent of the year. Ernest Hemingway found refuge here, as do a list of other celebrities; artisanal cuisine, luxurious lodging and world … Continue reading

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Galapagos: where to encounter giant tortoises in the wild

Sure, you can walk on down to the Charles Darwin Research Station in the town Puerto Ayora to have a look at captive tortoises in their pens (part of a breeding program) or do the same again in the town … Continue reading

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Top 10 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik has come a long way since I first visited in 2004. It was a charming city then, but it did feel small. It has now become an exciting and innovative capital filled with art, great food, cutting-edge architecture and … Continue reading

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Top 5 astounding places to see in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador

The rainforest is full of many views that astonish travelers every single day. It welcomes people who want to discover the treasures of this land. Located in the eastern lowlands, the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is 300–600 meters above the sea level … Continue reading

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6 famous historical sites to visit in Thailand

Thailand’s rich history dates back to thousands of years. The impressive landmarks we see today are remnants of the ancient temples and Buddhist architecture built by several emperors that ruled the country at the time. Thailand is a great place … Continue reading

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5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing … Continue reading

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Solo Travel Destination: Bansko, Bulgaria

If you are an inexperienced skier looking to practice and have fun, this ski resort in Bansko is the place to start, says a Solo Travel Society member. The post Solo Travel Destination: Bansko, Bulgaria appeared first on Solo Traveler.

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Andalusian Spring comes early, bring on the fiestas!

Winters in Andalusia are as mild as they come, and the sense of the spring season seems to linger for half of the year. The sun bathes this southernmost region of Spain for more than 300 cloudless days each year, … Continue reading

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9 reasons to visit Valletta, European Capital of Culture, in 2018

Malta’s tiny capital, Europe’s smallest, takes you back to the 1570s. Built on a rocky peninsula – as the ultimate bastion-and-fire-power defence against a Turkish empire rampaging through the Mediterranean – Valletta was the first planned city in Europe. European … Continue reading

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Considerations to create your perfect yacht charter

When you’re new to chartering, finding the perfect yacht to meet your requirements can seem like a daunting experience, so we have compiled our top five considerations to take into account when booking your charter holiday. The best type of … Continue reading

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5 of the best European ski destinations for 2018

January is over and the winter blues should be beginning to clear, however, if you’re still feeling like your summer holiday is a long way off why not consider a short winter break? February is a great time to book … Continue reading

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Spring in the Lake District

It is almost time for brightly coloured Easter eggs, heavily scented Spring blooms and lots of fun family activities. Yes, Spring is just around the corner and here is some of what awaits you in the Lake District. Daffodils on … Continue reading

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Exploring the Bahamas: family style

When you hear the word “Bahamas” what comes to mind? White sandy beaches. Water so clear you can see your toes as exotic colored fish and other marine life weave in and out of your legs. Palm trees, warm breezes, … Continue reading

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7 great California beaches

Holidays on the beach are lovely, but holidays on a Californian beach… oh wow. California do beaches like no other; not only are the landscapes, the sunsets and the backdrops absolutely stunning, but the diversity of ‘vibes’; from relaxed to … Continue reading

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