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Top 5 Gaudi Sights in Barcelona

Rooftop of Gaudi's La Pedrera - Casa Mila

Here are the top 5 don’t miss Gaudi sights in Barcelona – before you set off though, save time by prebooking your tickets as the queues are often horrendously long for these popular sights.

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March 23, 2012 by | 1 Comment

A Day in Glasgow

Burrell Collection

Everyone raves about Scotland’s alternative capital, Glasgow – its down-to-earth locals, grand civic buildings from the days of the British Empire and tucked-away inner-city squares and gardens. Let’s put this city on the Clyde to the test and see what it has to offer during a day out on the town.

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February 14, 2012 by | Comments Off on A Day in Glasgow

Top 5 Venice Churches

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

It’s never easy trying to make sense of Venice’s meandering backstreets and dead-end alleys, but who in their right mind would try to follow a map in this famously confusing city? When you make it your mission to visit as many churches as you can squeeze into your five-day Venice itinerary, sometimes you just have […]

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February 8, 2012 by | Comments Off on Top 5 Venice Churches

Riding overnight trains in Europe

Europe train schedule

There’s not too much glamour in travel these days. Crowded waiting rooms, endless queues, lost luggage, missed flights – it’s no wonder you hear the word ‘cattle’ on your fellow travellers’ lips. There’s one way to glimpse something of travel’s former glory, and that’s by taking an overnight European train journey in a self-contained sleeper. […]

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February 2, 2012 by | Comments Off on Riding overnight trains in Europe

Top 5 Unusual Museums in London

Pollock’s Toy Museum

So you’ve trawled the British Museum for Egyptian relics, the Science Museum for dinosaur bones and the V&A for Art Nouveau designer flair, but now you’d like to visit something a little different… London’s top-drawer museums are just the tip of the iceberg in this huge metropolis, and there are scores of tucked-away gems in […]

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January 30, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Top 12 Festivals around the World

Masked participants at the Carnevale celebrations in Venice

Need some help with your travel itinerary? Why not take inspiration from the world’s rich smorgasbord of festivals, and plan your next vacation around the dates and locations of some of the planet’s most exciting events. To get you started, here’s our top 12 far-flung festivities, one for every month of the year…

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November 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment