November 7, 2012

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Are you a battlefield tourist?

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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October 30, 2012

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Sandy grounds thousands of flights, what are your rights?

Storm Sandy is battering the east coast of America with nearly seven million people suffering power outages, at least 16 dead, and severe flooding affecting much of the eastern seaboard. “Frankenstorm” is the biggest storm to hit this part of the country causing public transport to grind to a halt, widespread destruction, and in the [...]

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October 29, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy Puts New York City in a Different Light

empty times square subway

With Hurricane Sandy hitting the shores of New Jersey, New York City is on lock down. Dubbed the ‘Frankenstorm’, New Yorkers are expecting Sandy to batter the Big Apple until the pips squeak. The worst case scenario is a feared combination of a storm surge, ferocious blizzards and coastal flooding. And this has given the [...]

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October 10, 2012

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James Bond’s London

James Bond locations in the films

James Bond is a well-travelled man as this map shows. He’s globetrotted to Jamaica in the first movie Dr.No, Thailand in The Man with the Golden Gun and even Madagascar in Casino Royale. Britain has featured prominently in the series that celebrates its 50th anniversary this November. The latest Bond movie, Skyfall, will see him [...]

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October 10, 2012

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New York City Bloggers

I am more than excited at the moment as in just over a week I will be heading off to one of my favourite places in the world, New York City. I have been there quite a few times now and have a rough understanding of the lay of the land but in the city [...]

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October 8, 2012

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An Ale Trail Across Amsterdam

glasses

Being the girlfriend of a bonafide real ale enthusiast isn’t easy. From beer events to tastings, food matching evenings to festivals, my social calendar is choc-a-bloc full of schmoozing and well… drinking. And who doesn’t want a life dominated by sweet, amber nectar? So, with only two sleeps until our trip to Amsterdam and he’s [...]

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October 5, 2012

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Another Europe – Small countries worth visiting

Think you know Europe? Think again. there are a host of easily overlooked countries to visit – if you know they are there. Liechtenstein This is a truly tiny country. It is  just 62 square miles in total. This is a definitely not a place for fans of the coast as it is entirely landlocked [...]

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October 2, 2012

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America’s Best Haunted Attractions

Skeletal heads for a haunted attraction

Anyone who has ever visited the United States or Canada in October will know that Halloween is big business. From its humble origins as a night for scoffing candy and playing pranks while dressed in mismatched old clothes, the holiday has grown to a retail behemoth. Consumers are expected to dish out almost $8 billion [...]

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October 1, 2012

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Places to Visit in Vietnam: Natural Wonders

Ha Long Bay

Ok I have to admit that when I think of Vietnam, the first thing I think of is the war. However, I believe this is not my fault, but in fact the fault of Hollywood for conditioning me to associate Vietnam with that conflict (I can’t hold a grudge though, there were some awesome movies: [...]

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September 17, 2012

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World Travel Awards 2012: more winners revealed

St Lucia hotel sunset

The World Travel Awards 2012 roll on towards the Grand Final on the 12th December. The ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ take place over a programme of regional heats, culminating in the finale event – this year to be hosted at the Oberoi, Gurgaon in New Dehli, India. Friday 14th Sept saw the announcement of the [...]

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