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Austria: Sensational Skiing

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Austria, Sightseeing, Skiing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, Winter Sports

Austria’s Ski amadé is a sensory experience; a colourful explosion of blue sky, white snow and emerald green trees; interspersed with aromatic aromas of local cuisine and the silken taste of Austrian wine (their secret weapon!). It sharpens your senses – it’s chaotic, intoxicating, raw, in-your-face and utterly exciting. Like
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A Walk Through Sussex, England’s Wine Country

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Culinary, England, Photography, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Wine Country Tours, Wine Tours

Now is the time for wine and nature lovers to rejoice; not only do Sussex vineyards produce beautiful wines, they also provide opportunities to sample, tour the vineyards and meet the Vintners. Fizz On Foot, who offers guided walk and wine tasting tours, combine the great outdoors with walks through
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Alternate Route to Europe from the UK

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Posted in Europe, Last Minute Travel, Photography, Rail Passes, Rail Tours, Rail Travel, Sightseeing, Spectator Sports, Uncategorized, United Kingdom

EUROSTAR Forget short-haul flights, delays and the rigorous security inspections that come with it – take the train instead! Train travel is not only environmentally friendly but pleasurable and remarkably quick too. It’s easier than flying and you get to see the country you’re traveling through. Eurostar is the high-speed
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Europe Through the Windscreen (Part Two)

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Posted in Architectural, Arts and Culture, Belgium, Culinary, England, Europe, France, History Tours, Photography, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Upscale Travel

DEAL (COUNTY KENT) & BENTLEY Like all of England, the rural landscape is manicured, clean and precise – the habits of an old and fastidious land where the great British tradition of an afternoon tea in a quirky worn-around-the-edges Tea Room is a prerequisite. Driving a Bentley Continental GT Speed (Conti
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Europe Through the Windscreen (Part One)

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Posted in Around-the-World, Arts and Culture, Castle Tours and Stays, Culinary, Driving Vacations, England, Europe, Italy, Photography, Sightseeing, Spectator Sports, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Upscale Travel, Wales

WALES & LOTUS Wales is home to Tom Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones, the world’s oldest language and more castles per square mile than any other place on Earth. It’s an old and fastidious land of charmed, dreamy landscapes; farmhouses and snug villages tucked away amongst deep woodlands in
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A ‘Strangeland’ Musical Trail through East Sussex, England

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Posted in Accommodations, Holiday Travel, United Kingdom

Keane is an international super-group who herald from East Sussex. Bexhill, Hastings and Battle are the towns that will forever be remembered collectively as ‘Strangeland’, the name of the band’s fifth consecutive number-one album, which speaks of places that influenced their lives. Now, a local initiative together with Keane, share
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Fighting Ethnocentrism by Going to Europe: Travel as a Political Act with Rick Steves

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Posted in Accommodations, Adventure, Europe, European Rail, Food Tours, Historical travel, History Tours, Planning

The name Rick Steves has become synonymous with savvy, frugal, no-nonsense travel. He’s established a veritable European travel empire, including dozens of guidebooks, tours, apps, travel products and even the beloved PBS series, complete with its own theme song. But in the case of Rick Steves, “empire” isn’t really the
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British Blooms at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

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Posted in Architectural, Arts and Culture, England, Fall Foliage, United Kingdom

My plan, upon finding myself in London with a day off, was to indulge my inner Downton Abbey fan with a trip to Highclere Castle. The Jacobethan “country home” that housed the fictitious Grantham clan was, however, closed until spring so I decided to trudge from my friend’s flat in
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Cumbrian Food Trail

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Posted in Accommodations, Culinary, United Kingdom

From sticky toffee pudding and gastro pubs, to farmers markets and heritage meat farms, our editor Cindy-Lou Dale rekindles our national love-affair with Cumbria, seeking out purveyors of fine food and taste-testing her way across the Lake District. If you’re an inquisitive cook you’ll no doubt like exploring new tastes
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Historical travel, United States of America

Hamilton tickets have become one of the most coveted cultural commodities of our day, but a timed pass to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) comes in a close second. This is in part because the museum, which opened on September 24, 2016, has
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Five Small Caribbean Museums with a Bigger Story

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Posted in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Caribbean, Colombia, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico

From the Bahamas to the southeastern points of the Caribbean, small museums dedicated to special interests, people or significant events can become an engaging stop even on a busy itinerary. If your own interests at home include one of these categories, then consider including one of these noteworthy, smaller museums during your own
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The Long, Unwinding Road

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Posted in Africa, Namibia, Nature-Wildlife, Safari, Uncategorized

Dune 45 in Namibia Namibia sometimes scares me.
This southern African country is a desolate beauty of stark desert, glittering sand dunes, intriguing canyons and sheer escarpments. It’s absolutely stunning – yet utterly indifferent to the fate of travellers who come to admire it.
If your journeys are as much
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Summer in Seattle

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Posted in Adventure, Beer and Pub Tours, Bicycling, Biking, Festivals, Food Tours, Kayaking, Photography, Shopping, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, Walking, Washington

It’s summertime in Seattle, Washington. Hit the water now that the rain subsided and the gray clouds turned into white cotton. Raise a glass of craft beer, cider, wine, or spirits. Check out the city’s varied outdoor festivals. Pike Place Market Expands This summer marks a major expansion for Pike
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Kensington: How to Spend a Rainy Day in London

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Archeology, Architectural, Arts and Culture, Europe, Holiday Travel, United Kingdom

If you know better, you avoid London’s Victoria and Albert Museum like the plague when it rains, especially if that rain happens to be falling on a Sunday afternoon when most of the world finds itself at the start of Spring Break. You especially avoid the V&A if a new
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