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Matfen Hall in Northumberland, England.

8 great reasons to stay at Matfen Hall hotel and spa in Northumberland

A look at eight great reasons to stay at Matfen Hall, a hotel and spa at a historic manor house in the countryside of Northumberland, 30 minutes’ drive from Newcastle. Matfen Hall is a four star hotel with a spa and championship standard golf course. It is set within 300 […]

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Places

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

Pestana Palace Hotel and National Monument, Lisbon

The Pestana Palace Hotel and National Monument is a five-star hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 […]

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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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Travel

Always wear a helmet.

Confusing & funny signs from our travels

Signs. We see them constantly on our travels. Sometimes their meaning doesn’t register with us because they’re written in a foreign language. At other times their meaning doesn’t register with us because what’s written makes little or no sense in English. The consequences can be funny, laden with irony or downright […]

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Experiences, Travel

Statue of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius at Saalburg Roman Fort.

5 reasons to drive the scenic German Limes Route

Fruit fans, we’ll break it to you now, the German Limes Route is a scenic driving route based around a historic theme. It snakes for more than 700km through Germany, along the remnants of Roman Frontier that once ran between the River Rhine and the River Danube. It may well […]

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Experiences

Boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.

I am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2

Is Muhammad Ali the greatest sportsperson of all time? There’s new fuel for that classic pub debate at the O2 in London, where the exhibition I am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2 runs until 31 August 2016. The exhibition conveys the life story and career of the man […]

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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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Experiences

Bait Al Baranda in Muscat, Oman

Bait Al Zubair in Muscat, Oman

If you’re keen to learn about the traditional jewellery and clothing of Oman, then make sure the Bait Al Zubair Museum, in Muscat, should be on the agenda during a visit to the Sultanate. The museum is the home to artefacts providing insights into the heritage, culture and communities of […]

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Places

The Cornich at Muttrah in Muscat, Oman.

Visiting the 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 Bait al Baranda museum “The building itself is over 100 years old; so […]

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