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The Calgary skyline at night.

10 stomping reasons to stampede over to Calgary in Alberta, Canada

The Canadian city of Calgary, in Alberta, has vibrant culinary and craft beer scenes. With a smattering of museums and art galleries, plus plenty of shops, it proves a good base for a city break and exploring the surrounding countryside. Renowned for hosting the annual Calgary Stampede, which takes place […]

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Places, Travel

De Stijl inspired light cube at The Hague, the Netherlands.

Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck: Inventing a new art

Throughout 2017 art museums around the Netherlands, including the Gemeente Museum in The Hague, are celebrating a century since the advent of the influential De Stijl art and design movement. A major exhibition, Piet Mondrian and Bart van der Leck: Inventing a new art, was declared open by King Willem-Alexander […]

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A train climbs a mountainside over Interlaken, Switzerland.

7 super reasons for a summer visit to Interlaken and Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

The Swiss town of Interlaken is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It’s a popular holiday destination and the gateway into the Bernese Alps via the Jungfrau Railway. Here are seven reasons why Interlaken and its Alpine hinterland are worth a visit: 1. Spectacular snow-capped mountain scenery The Alpine […]

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Five fab reasons to visit Canada in 2017

This year Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the political act that laid the foundations of the modern nation. The prospect of seeing fireworks over Ottawa on 1 July is just one of many reasons to visit Canada this year. So why else should you visit Canada over the […]

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Places, Travel

A polar bear close to Seal River Heritage Lodge near Churchill in Manitoba, Canada.

10 cool reasons to visit Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba is a Canadian province with much to offer visitors who enjoy wildlife and quality cuisine. With Arctic tundra, treeless taiga plus swathes of corn-producing prairie land it remains, for the most part, sparsely populated. Winnipeg, the vibrant provincial capital, has grown into a city with more than 750,000 inhabitants. […]

by × October 23, 2016 × 9 comments

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6 fab things to do in Auld Reekie beyond the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe

6 fab things to do in Auld Reekie beyond the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe

For three weeks every August, Scotland’s capital hosts the Edinburgh International Festival. The event has been taking place since 1947. It’s one of the world’s leading gatherings of performing artists. Dancers, musicians and actors from around the planet showcase their talents to a broad audience. In parallel, comedians and entertainers […]

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Buddha statues in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

10 reasons to plan a vacation in Sri Lanka

Ever considered a holiday in Sri Lanka? We’ve come up with ten great reasons to travel to the island off the south-east coast of India. World-class surfing The surfing off Sri Lanka is renowned as world-class. Arugam Bay has hosted events such as the Red Bull Ride My Wave contest […]

by × July 27, 2016 × 0 comments

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Cafe Hoppe, a bar at Spui in central Amsterdam.

Hidden Holland: 5 spots you should explore in the Netherlands

There’s more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam. The Dutch capital is, without doubt, a fantastic place for a weekend away but there’s much more to the country. We’ve enlisted the help of travel writer Stuart Forster and come up with five suggestions for places you should visit to get a […]

by × July 20, 2016 × 3 comments

Experiences, Places

The crater of Poas Volcano in Parque Nacional Volcan Poas (Poas Volcano National Park) in Costa Rica.

6 absolutely fabulous reasons to visit Central America

Central America has much to offer travellers yet is all too often overlooked by people planning their vacations. In recent years the popularity of Costa Rica has grown markedly, especially among visitors from Canada and the United States. By contrast, relatively few people head to El Salvador at present. With […]

by × June 29, 2016 × 1 comment

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Matfen Hall in Northumberland, England.

8 great reasons to visit Matfen Hall in Northumberland

Matfen Hall is a four star hotel with a spa and championship standard golf course. It is set within 300 acres of countryside by the quiet village of Matfen in Northumberland. The hotel’s 53 guestrooms are within a historic manor house owned by Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett. You can […]

by × June 15, 2016 × 1 comment
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