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10 Valentine’s Day Traditions All Around the World

England Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, stores are flooded with candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals. In the US, shelves brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are typical Valentine’s Day fare, but not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love. Some exchange wooden spoons and pressed flowers, while others hold a special holiday for the loveless to mourn their single lives over black noodles. Here is a look at how 10 countries celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions all around the world.

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February 14, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Meet John Blakey, a Private Guide in London

Meet John!

As a former television and film actor with 20 years of experience, John Blakey knows how to breathe life into stories and characters associated with a place. His motto is ‘Bring history to life’, and his aim is to take clients into the heart of his native England — whatever their interest might be.

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November 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Meet Dawn Blee, a Private Guide in London

Meet Dawn!

As a professional Blue Badge tour guide working in London and the Southeast of England, Dawn Blee’s entertaining and informative tours earned her the Tour Guide of the Year award in 2011, as well as a reputation for being one of the area’s best guides.

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October 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Beyond Stonehenge: Five Incredible Stone Circles in England

Avebury Stone Ring

Stonehenge may be a magnificent prehistoric monument that attracts visitors to England in their thousands, but there are other stone circles in the country that are just as inspiring. Some are larger and more accessible, and others are small and charming, tucked away in fields or on bleak moorland.

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September 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Following London’s Most Famous Detective on a Sherlock Holmes Tour

Sherlock Holmes tour in London

Whether you’re a fan of Doyle’s books, Ritchie’s films or Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of the character on BBC’s Sherlock, London is your destination for all things Sherlock Holmes. And the best way to experience the city like Holmes is to actually walk in his footsteps.

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June 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment

10 Best Places to Hike in the World

Mount Cook in New Zealand

Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best places to hike in the world.

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April 22, 2013 by | 3 Comments

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Sziget Festival

It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2012’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can think of, is bringing their music to the great outdoors this year and the only question is, which one do you go to first?

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April 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination. Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.

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April 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

12 of the Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe

With its tumultuous history of feuding Royals and battling troops, its no surprise that Europe harbors an impressive array of castles and palaces, many of which boast spectacular locations. From the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the real-life Sleeping Beauty Castle, here are 12 of the most beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe.

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March 19, 2013 by | 4 Comments

How to Explore Cambridge Like a Local

You can always get a decent pint, see a brilliant show or find somewhere interesting to eat and it’d be easy to live, study and work in Cambridge for decades and still find quirky, cultural and relaxing things to fill every weekend with. It’s just that kind of place.

Here are some tips for making sure you tick off all the must-see-and-do things that no tourist can miss, with an added twist for each, so you can see Cambridge as a local and not just as a fleeting visitor.

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March 14, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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