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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Valle Flor Palace and Pestant Palace Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pestana Palace Hotel and National Monument, Lisbon

This luxury hotel, located roughly half-way between Lisbon’s waterfront Praca do Comercio and Belem, is the place to stay chosen by numerous A-list celebrities during their visits to the Portuguese capital. Unusually, this property is more than just a hotel – it’s also a national monument. The hotel reception, luxury […]

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Experiences, Places, Travel

15 reasons to visit Inle Lake, Myanmar

15 reasons to visit Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake is developing into one of Myanmar’s most popular tourist destinations. Enjoy boat tours? Love landscape photography? Appreciate people watching? Appreciate visiting destinations offering great insights into a country’s heritage? If you do, you’re likely to be rewarded by a visit to Inle Lake. Here are 15 reasons to […]

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Places, Travel

Luxury Spa destination near Ipoh, Malaysia - The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat at Ipoh, Malaysia

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a luxury spa and wellness resort with 25 villas set on the edge of jungle close to Ipoh, Malaysia. The resort’s garden villas have private courtyards. Each one has a hot tub, a pool and a dining area. The water villas, meanwhile, overlook a canal. […]

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Eating out, Food & Drink, Places, Travel

The bar at St Mary's Inn near Morpeth, Northumberland, England.

St Mary’s Inn near Morpeth, Northumberland

The former administrative building of St Mary’s Hospital, an asylum that once treated up to 2,000 patients at a time, now hosts a gastropub with 11 bedrooms known as St Mary’s Inn. The premises are a couple of miles south-west of Morpeth in Northumberland. The hospital closed back in 1996. […]

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The Cornich at Muttrah in Muscat, Oman.

Bait al Baranda museum in Muscat, Oman

The Bait al Baranda provides visitors to Muscat with an overview of the Omani capital’s history and culture. The name of the museum translates as “The Veranda House” because “baranda” is the local pronunciation of veranda. “The building itself is over 100 years old; so it is one of the […]

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