hillside houses in Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

Overlooking the Pacific ocean, Valparaiso is Chile’s second largest city. It’s the home of the Chilean National Congress and an important Pacific port, with a thriving arts and culture scene and a picturesque historic quarter. The most notable resident of […]

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Elephants in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

It’s the school holidays so we’ve picked a selection of destinations that are perfect for families if you are still struggling for a last minute getaway. We’re starting the week in Sri Lanka, the teardrop-shaped island just off the coast […]

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Perth skyline

Perth, Australia

Looking out over the Indian Ocean, Perth is a remote urban oasis in the deserts of Western Australia. With a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food and great weather it is a draw for both locals and visitors alike. A perfect place […]

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Located on an island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi has long been a major transport hub. Recently the city has built several new attractions to encourage visitors to extend their stopover in Abu Dhabi to more than the airport. […]

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Seattle, USA

Known as the home of Starbucks and Microsoft, Seattle in the USA is quite different close up. Small indie businesses thrive next to microbreweries and serious coffee shops, while every other street corner seems to have an interesting mural or […]

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Kungsleden, Sweden

One of the most hiked trails in Sweden, the Kungsleden (or “King’s Way”) is 400km through the National Parks of Lapland. Prepare to travel through the Arctic landscape, past beautiful rivers, high peaks and the occasional herd of reindeer. Those […]

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Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

One of the world’s most ancient cities, Cairo is home to giant pyramids as well as modern skyscrapers. After the political turmoil of 2011 tourism has reduced, which offers a unique chance to experience some of the world’s most famous […]

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Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia is the mythical-sounding region at the southern-most tip of Latin America. Stretching over Argentina and Chile it includes deserts, vast grasslands and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world; think glaciers sliding over snow-capped mountains, jewel blue […]

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern city home to dizzying skyscrapers, high tech start ups and super-efficient transport systems. It also has a troubled and difficult history, having been passed back and forth between it’s neighbours Japan and […]

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Humayuns tomb in Delhi

Delhi, India

Delhi, the capital of India, sometimes feels more like several cities than one. There are ancient markets where time has barely moved for hundreds of years, imposing colonial-era buildings and boulevards, and corporate headquarters in slick skyscrapers. There’s so much […]

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