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The pros and cons of a career in travel blogging

November 13, 2012

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  The 9-5 office lifestyle would have many of us running for the door, and once you have children or other family responsibilities, it becomes very difficult to balance both work and life commitments. Luckily, today’s digital advances mean that working from home is now a possibility for many professionals. Take a look at the [...]

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Are you a battlefield tourist?

November 7, 2012

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Craters at Vimy Ridge

For many people, battlefields hold an immense fascination. The knowledge that these unassuming stretches of ground were the scene of immense tragedy and destruction seems to captivate the minds of anyone interested in history or human drama. This intense interest has led to the rise of battlefield tourism, a huge industry which specialises in tours [...]

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Horses and high fashion – go on a grand day out at Royal Ascot

June 7, 2012

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The history of the Royal Ascot meeting is deeply entwined with the monarchy of the United Kingdom. There are not many other events which have such a long history and rich heritage such as this one. Racecourse Created by Queen Anne Ascot Racecourse was founded 301 years ago in 1711 by Queen Anne. She was [...]

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Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve: Kenya and the Horn of Africa

May 14, 2012

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Simon Reeve embarked on one of the most dangerous legs of his journey this week, as he explored the Indian Ocean coast along the Horn of Africa. He starts his journey in Kenya, which is no stranger to tourists. In fact, around 1 million people visit each year for a mix of sea, sand and [...]

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Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve: Madagascar to the Seychelles

April 30, 2012

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Is it just me, or is anyone else absolutely addicted to Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve? The latest episode aired at the weekend, and in this episode Simon traveled to the tropical islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. While it may look like the picture postcard Indian Ocean that we all know and love, [...]

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Horse racing around the world

March 29, 2012

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Find the world’s best spots for horse racing and head out for a holiday at the track. For hundreds of years, horse racing has been a popular sport and no matter where you are in the world, the opportunity to get involved is never far off. Spectators come by the thousands to watch and bet [...]

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The World’s Best Sailing Holidays

March 23, 2012

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Sunshine, salt water breezes, fresh seafood, quaint fishing villages and stunning port cities all wrapped up into one exhilarating holiday; could anything sound more wonderful? Chartered sailing holidays may sound like something for the rich and famous, and that’s because they are. However, if I’ve learned anything in my 25-years it’s that expensive things are [...]

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Awesome Road Trips

February 20, 2012

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Ah, the open road. Nothing can beat it. What’s great about travelling in a car is that you don’t have any tour guide taking you to the overcrowded tourist traps or diverting you to overpriced souvenir shops. You are, quite literally, in the driving seat. So why not take control and make your next holiday [...]

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The best running routes in the world

February 15, 2012

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Next month I am going to Paris for the weekend, but I decided to make  this trip a little more different to your average city break by integrating my biggest passion in life – running. So I am going to be doing the Paris Half Marathon. It will be my first half marathon ever, and [...]

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St. Kilda: When you really need to get away from it all

January 31, 2012

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There’s  more to the north of Scotland than the Highlands of tourist brochures. Though inhabited since the Neolitic era at least, this outermost of the outer Hebrides has been resident-less since 1930, when its 36 remaining residents were moved to Morvern on the mainland thanks to population losses from WWI and the ensuing influenza epidemic. [...]

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