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The Rise and Rise of Jumeirah Hotels

January 4, 2013

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The city of Dubai has grown at an incredible pace; what was once a small pearl fishing town has become a truly epic modern metropolis in only a few decades.  This incredible growth has been mirrored by many Dubai based companies that have come to rival some of the world’s oldest brands in a very [...]

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Christmas lights around the world: A festive quiz!

December 13, 2012

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Christmas lights Los Angeles

Lights, camera and plenty of festive Christmas lights action… Take a look at the seasonal Christmas lights phenomenon with a globe-trotting flavour, in our name the country/city Christmas light-spotting challenge! Putting up the lights unites cities round the world at this time of year, from the addition of tastefully-twinkling icicle lights to more ostentatious displays. The practice of covering an [...]

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Where Can You Beat The Winter Blues?

November 19, 2012

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The evenings are as dark as night now and the temperature is dropping causing us all to wrap up. Many of us dream of getting some winter sun but with the southern hemisphere being the obvious choice to get some warmth it may be too long a journey for many to take. We wanted to [...]

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day: On your marks, get set….

November 15, 2012

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Back in November 1970, a wine writer and a MP sat at dinner at the Hotel Maritonnes in Romanèche Thorins, in the heart of the wine region of Burgundy, France. Over the course of the evening and a number of bottles of local wine, a plan was hatched to race each other back to UK. [...]

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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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Scuba Diving on Pinterest

November 8, 2012

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Scuba diving is an amazing experience that lets you see some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. Here are just some of the things you can see under the sea: Source: thundafunda.info via Stephanie on Pinterest Source: travelinsurancereview.net via Regan on Pinterest Source: google.com via Laura on Pinterest Source: travelvivi.com via Gen on Pinterest [...]

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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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The world’s natural wonders

September 14, 2012

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To say goodbye to this week, we’ve decided to collect some of the most stunning photos of the world’s natural wonders. From the colourful geysers at Yellowstone to the Patagonian glaciers, we invite you to take a tour around the most scenic landscapes on earth. Pulpit Rock, Norway Source: flickr.com via nutzlosschoen on Pinterest   [...]

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7 Major Countries in 4 Minutes

August 29, 2012

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map of europe

Since turning 21, I made it my mission to visit somewhere new every birthday. Some of the places on the list include London, Paris, Amsterdam; you know, the major cities in Europe. Well it looks like I don’t have to bother now. This video tells me all I need to know about the cities – [...]

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Swimming with sharks, if you dare

July 19, 2012

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swimming with sharks

It’s been more than a month since I went scuba diving. I loved it. It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced. Asked if I would do it again, I would. But would I be brave enough to take it to the next level? Swimming with sharks? maybe. Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself here, but if you [...]

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