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Eight great cities to explore by tram, boat, bike and more

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Eight great cities to explore by tram, boat, bike and more

From touring Hong Kong on a double-decker tram to sailing alongside the skyline of Manhattan, navigating cities using popular forms of transport can be a fun and affordable way to travel like a local. Forget snooze-worthy commutes. The ubiquitous underground takes on a new slant in Moscow, where palatial stations feel like museums, while floating…

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Meet a traveller: Benedict Allen, ultimate explorer and survival expert

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Meet a traveller: Benedict Allen, ultimate explorer and survival expert

Few travellers have pushed the boundaries of exploration like Benedict Allen. From the age of 22 he struck out alone to explore some of the most remote and hostile environments on Earth – from the windswept wilds of the Gobi Desert to the Central Mountain Range of Papua New Guinea and the jungle swamps of…

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Where to get a drink with a view in Beirut

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Where to get a drink with a view in Beirut

It’s almost as though Beirut was designed in a lab as an ideal urban setting for drinking en plein air. The weather is nice nearly year-round, Beirutis are a jolly lot who mix a great cocktail, and the high mountains outside the city turn gold, pink and purple at dusk. Sure, it might be smoggy, but…

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Dinner with a view: where to dine alfresco in Tunis

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Dinner with a view: where to dine alfresco in Tunis

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, the northeastern reaches of Tunis are the place to soak up reliable sunshine and the cosmopolitan culture of the capital. Make like a local and head to one of the many seafront restaurants for freshly caught fish and stunning views, sipping on a glass of locally produced…

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Follow your appetite down Virginia’s Oyster Trail

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Follow your appetite down Virginia’s Oyster Trail

Oysters have been a way of life in Virginia’s Chesapeake region ever since Native Americans first hand-collected them. And we’re not just talking about eating – these favorite bivalves have worked their way into the very fabric of the realm, in its aqua-art, architecture, viticulture and more. Follow Virginia’s oyster trail for a taste of…

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My city: Dublin

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My city: Dublin

Originally from Cork, AnneMarie McCarthy has lived in Dublin for the last two years, drawn by the promise of an exciting gig scene and hundreds of new pubs. The city has lived up to all of this and more: she’s found fascinating history, a treasure trove of culture and lots and lots of craic. Deer in…

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How to hammam: tips and tricks for Marrakesh’s best spas

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How to hammam: tips and tricks for Marrakesh’s best spas

Adventure awaits around every corner in Marrakesh. A walk through the centuries-old medina fills your eyes with vivid colours from every spot on the spectrum, and you’re bound to get lost attempting to navigate the busy streets teeming with people and animals. After a day of shopping and exploring this beautifully chaotic city, you’ll want…

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A Trans-Mongolian adventure: riding the rails from Moscow to Beijing

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A Trans-Mongolian adventure: riding the rails from Moscow to Beijing

Click-clacking along the tracks for thousands of kilometres, getting a glimpse into some of the most intriguing places on earth – it’s easy to understand why the Trans-Siberian Railway is right up there as one of the world’s most dreamed about train rides. There are several routes to choose from when deciding on your itinerary,…

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