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Six Stunning Owners Direct Chocolate Box Cottages

(2) Comments | Posted 3 October 2014 | (15:52)


Image credit: Foto Vintage Gales Chocolate

Once upon a time, before graphic design and digital branding were a thing, chocolate boxes wore houses. Thatched ones; quaint ones; Georgian ones. In place of catchy slogans and garish...

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An Italophile in Germany: What's it Like to Swap Bella Italia for the Black Forest?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2014 | (15:41)

Image credit: Foto Design Ernst Wrba

"Ein, zwei, drei... funf?" We're counting out the train tickets, midway through the latest of this week's many language disasters.

It's strange being so lost in a foreign tongue. This summer...

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High Energy Learning: Six Educational Days Out For Boisterous Kids

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (17:22)

If you have particularly excitable or boisterous kids with short attention spans, there are plenty of educational attractions that will keep even the most hyperactive child amused this summer. Here are some fun, child friendly days out in the UK where there's plenty to learn about: but there's also plenty...

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Ordinary Places That Conceal Hidden Riches

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2014 | (13:53)

Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia © Patrick Nouhailler

Nature is full of mysteries. A hidden cove here; a unique rock formation there. A curiously pink lake; a cave that glows in the dark. The richness and diversity of nature...

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Beyond the Mediterranean: Europe's Forgotten Islands

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2014 | (11:32)

Islands like Bornholm are forgotten by the average holidaymaker, but treasured by those who have been there © Jorunn D. Newth

Island holidays in Europe are the perfect way to unwind. Who wouldn't want to spend their holiday sipping...

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Hotter, Wetter, Deeper: The World's Most Extreme Places

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2014 | (00:00)

Death Valley
Image © EagleCam

Humans love extremes. Extreme sports, extreme weather and extreme places. Higher, harder, longer. Hotter, wetter, deeper. No one recalls the second-lowest point on earth, but everyone knows the lowest - the Dead Sea. Go extreme or go...

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Seven Impressive Buildings That Are Actually Fake

(9) Comments | Posted 10 April 2014 | (12:27)

Things aren't always what they seem. Take this article for instance: despite what it may suggest, all of these buildings are real. They have a real foundation and real bricks and mortar binding them together. In form, they are as real as it gets. In function, however, they are outright fakes.


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Caribbean Holidays: Destinations of Which Dreams and Desktop Wallpapers Are Made

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2014 | (17:21)

Soft white sand, crystal-clear water, perfect weather... it's not hard to see why every year millions of visitors flock to the islands of the Caribbean. It ticks all the boxes of a perfect tropical holiday. Here is the scoop on just some of the beautiful destinations of which dreams and...

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In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2014 | (14:13)

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and...

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Under the Tourist Radar: Spain's Best-Kept Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2014 | (10:48)

Beautiful Islas Cies, off the coast of Galicia
Beautiful Islas Cies, off the coast of Galicia © Oscar Megía

It's not hard to see why Spain is one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers. There are many beautiful places...

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Burns Supper Breaks: Scotland's the Obvious Choice

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2014 | (13:10)

I'm writing this in the very pub that I first experienced a real Burns supper. As a child, I'd seen the grown-ups drinking copious amounts of whisky, and heard my Dad trying to do justice to the words of Scotland's famous son - but it wasn't until I was 18...

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A Journey Through the Great Gardens of Europe

(0) Comments | Posted 31 December 2013 | (23:00)

Monet's garden in Giverny that inspired many of his masterpieces © mat's eye

Pounding the streets of Europe can take its toll on tourists, so if you're looking for a tranquil place to relax, take some time out in green spaces where nature...

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Forget UK Festivities: Why Not Spend Christmas Abroad?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (09:55)

There are lots of things about a UK Christmas that inspire that fuzzy, festive feeling: shelves lined with mince pies, twinkling lights and glasses (and glasses) of mulled wine. But then again, hearing Shakin' Stevens at the supermarket once more might just prove enough to send you over the edge....

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Hot Water and Mud: Soaking in Europe's Steaming Thermal Baths

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (16:28)


Having a hot soak in a thermal bath is a great way to spend your holiday © Melanie Augustinus

There is nothing quite as relaxing as having a hot soak after a long day, and where better to do it than a...

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Six Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

(1) Comments | Posted 18 November 2013 | (23:00)

So many places; so little time. Yes I love to travel, but deciding on where to go when there are so many places can be tricky. HomeAway.co.uk have, however, launched a new site to help make it a little easier. All you need to do is enter your...

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Happy Halloween: Six Spine-tingling Destinations

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2013 | (17:34)

Ok, so Halloween's on Thursday; and even for a travel writer, that's a little too soon to sort out flights and accommodation. But why do we always wait until the 31st of October to scare ourselves senseless (and dress in suitably sexy or spooky costumes...)? Head off on holiday at...

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Budding Artists and Fledgling Gastronomes: Refine Your Art This Year

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (12:33)

Holidays: there's a pretty all-encompassing word for you. There are those of us who dream of white-sand beaches, and those who envisage exploration of exciting cities. There are those who want nothing but culture, history and heritage, and then those who--like me--just can't stay still on that sun lounger. You...

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Fancy a Pint? In Search of Europe's Best Beers

(11) Comments | Posted 7 October 2013 | (00:00)

From Dublin with its Guinness to Bamberg with its Rauchbier, Europe is full of amazing destinations for beer lovers © Zach Dischner

For beer lovers in Europe, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it's a revered elixir that...

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Stretch Your Money: Charming and Affordable Autumn City Breaks in Europe

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2013 | (00:00)

You can stretch your pound this autumn with budget-friendly cities like Budapest © Mátyás Varga

Autumn is a great time of year for a holiday. The winter weather hasn't set in yet, and most European destinations are significantly cheaper than they are during...

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Escape to Sizzling September Food Festivals

(0) Comments | Posted 6 September 2013 | (00:00)

Summer is almost over, and the nights are looming ever nearer: when September rolls round, many of us are already seeking to escape the onslaught of a British autumn. But whether you're in the mood for a short city break, or fancy a longer, luxurious getaway, why not make the...

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