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Literary Holiday Destinations

12 May 2017

How many of us have wanted to walk straight into the pages of our favourite books? While it might not be possible quite yet to experience the lives of the fictional heroes and heroines we’ve walked side by side through life with for a little while, and sometimes who’d want to (think of just about any character from a Stephen King novel).

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  • Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

    Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

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    4 May 2017

    Over the past decade, the choice and variety for vegetarians wanting to eat out has boomed – it’s not just stuffed peppers and goats cheese tartlets anymore! But there are some destinations that seem heaven sent for those keeping to a meat-free diet, places where local delicacies cater more to a vegie palate than any other and where it may even be the meat eaters who are in the minority! So here are 5 of the expected and the unexpected when it comes to global vegetarian hotspots.

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  • Canada's 150th Anniversary

    Canada's 150th Anniversary

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    27 April 2017

    Canada turns 150 in 2017, and across the 'Great White North' celebrations are taking place. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the British North America Act of 1867 that formed the basis of the Canadian Confederation we recognise today, the official date of modern Canada's birth is July 1st, but the entire year is being honoured throughout the country.

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  • My travels through India by Peter Liney

    My travels through India by Peter Liney

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    25 April 2017

    A firm handshake and a broad smile; his name was David (a member of Kerala’s Christian community who make up 20% of the population here), and with this and this alone, he welcomed me aboard his giant Chinese fishing net. Here a team of six lowered the netting over 250 times a day into the estuary below, which just a few short metres away transformed into the Arabian Sea.

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  • 9 Reasons to Try River Cruising

    9 Reasons to Try River Cruising

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    12 April 2017

    River cruising is becoming one of the most popular holiday choices, particularly for leisurely travellers over 60, offering a scenic escape with some wonderful perks. Today we’re exploring why the river cruise has become so popular in recent years, and whether it might just be the right holiday for you.

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  • The Food of Mexico

    The Food of Mexico

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    6 April 2017

    We’re all familiar with the usual Tex-Mex fayre of nachos, burritos and home-made fajita kits, but when in Rome, as the saying goes, you might want to hunt down something a little more authentic.

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  • Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement

    Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement

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    29 March 2017

    Atlanta, in the state of Georgia in America’s south, is at the heart of the American civil rights movement that secured all-important rights for non-white Americans, ending the Jim Crow era of discrimination and paving the way for equality.

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  • Why Burma wont wait

    Why Burma wont wait

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    18 March 2017

    Myanmar, also referred to as Burma, is a fascinating, untouched eastern destination, filled with the promise of an unknown adventure, that serves to transport visitors through time, with a culture that has received little outside influence and westernisation.

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  • Classic Cars of Cuba

    Classic Cars of Cuba

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    9 March 2017

    What springs to mind when you think of Cuba, the Caribbean island and archipelagos that lie at the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean?

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  • Elk Island National Park

    Elk Island National Park

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    1 March 2017

    Known for its incredible range of wildlife, from eponymous elk to moose, deer, birds and bison, the park has long invited guests to explore its landscape and discover the wild and wonderful animals that call Canada their home.

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  • Romance on the Rails

    Romance on the Rails

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    14 November 2016

    There is something undeniably romantic about travelling by rail. Maybe it's incredible landscapes or deep blue skies. Whatever it is, tales of romance on trains are always a joy to hear and report. One such story can be found in our Great Rail Journeys history.

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  • The Musical Heritage of Tennessee

    The Musical Heritage of Tennessee

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    2 November 2016

    From rock ‘n’ roll, to country and soul, it’s easy to see why Tennessee is known by many as the ‘music capital’ of the United States.

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