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On location: six walking trails made famous in TV and film

On February 17, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Shetland Start/end Bird ObservatoryDistance 4 milesTime 2 hours if you go all the way south My first encounter with Shetland was Fair Isle, the most remote inhabited island in the UK. I washed up there, a university dropout, to be assistant cook in the bird observatory. It’s the island I…

Easter escapes in Africa

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In the dark, dreary months of February, nothing beats anticipating warmer days and having an adventure to look forward to. The Easter holidays beckon, and with them all manner of opportunities for exploring Africa with your family. The rains will be falling in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, so if it’s…

Roma sets the scene: the magical Mexico City district behind the film

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Mexico City’s Roma for me has long been a place of secrets and spells, where the boundary between real and imaginary dances like clothes fluttering in the breeze on the barrio’s rooftop washing-lines. A local’s guide to Mexico City: 10 tips Those celestial laundries feature in Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s cinematic…

Top 5 honeymoon eperiences in South Malawi

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When it comes to planning your dream honeymoon destination, Malawi may not initially spring to mind. But if you’re one of the lucky ones to have experienced Africa’s most complete destination, or still considering where to head off to for your piece of paradise, then Malawi should sit high on…

5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling

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Though well known as an incredible cultural and adventure destination, South America’s reputation for fine cuisine is much less recognized. This is changing rapidly, though, as this southern continent emerges as one of the trendiest food regions on the planet. Today, Latin America serves up everything from velvet-soft Colombian sea…

Five of the best archaeology walks in the UK

On February 16, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

Strata Florida, Ceredigion Start/end Coed Dolgoed car park, PontrhydfendigaidDistance/time 3.4 miles/2 hoursGrade Easy The lush Teifi Valley, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains, is a truly remote and unspoiled area of mid-Wales. These mountains are the source of many of Wales’s biggest rivers. This walk explores the valley carved…

Your own UK luxury holiday home on a stunning, private estate

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By Paul Johnson on Feb 15, 2019 in Accommodation, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Real Estate, Regions, Restaurants, Spas & Pampering, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe Luxury bespoke homes on a private Somerset estate form a new development which offers the perfect lifestyle and getaway…

Walks of art: six of the best trails in the UK

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park As we head up out of the trees by the lake, the snow comes down and for a few minutes we can see nothing but the grey shapes of sheep as they huddle together. I even mistake the ovine drinking trough for a piece of modern art,…

5 luxury picks in Ecuador

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By Carlos Beate on Feb 15, 2019 in Featured Despite its small size, Ecuador packs in more amazing experiences than you would expect from a country about the size of Nevada. Ecuadorians like to boast that you can have breakfast in the Amazon, lunch in the Highlands, and dinner in…

FREE mini-guides: Paris, Vilnius, Rio, Naples and Singapore

On February 15, 2019, Posted by , In Travel Tips, With No Comments

The March edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) is out now! © Lonely Planet March’s edition of Lonely Planet Magazine (UK) has hit the shelves! This issue includes tales of epic hikes into the depths of the Grand Canyon, an exploration of Senegal’s diverse music scene and a round-up of…