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  • The Natural Beauty of the United States

    The Natural Beauty of the United States

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    23 February 2018

    Happy Birthday Mr President! No, we're not talking about the current one, we're talking about the original. The number one. The man who started it all: George Washington, who is celebrated on Presidents Day, that took place on the 19th of February this year. What better way to celebrate his country than having a look at some of its most spectacular natural wonders?

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  • The wonderful wildlife of Japan

    The wonderful wildlife of Japan

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    11 December 2017

    Japan is famous for many things. Some of which are man made - the incredible megacities, filled with life and skyscrapers, the incredibly efficient bullet trains, and a hotel that has been in the same family for over 1,300 years.

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  • Where to walk in Switzerland

    Where to walk in Switzerland

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    22 November 2017

    Hiking is one of the most rewarding forms of exercise in the world, and what country is more made for this particular exercise than Switzerland?

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  • Top 5 reasons to see Ireland

    Top 5 reasons to see Ireland

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    19 October 2017

    The reasons to visit Ireland are fairly self explanatory. It is beautiful, green, and filled with millennia of history and tradition. In case you need a bit more convincing, however, take a look at our top 5 reasons to visit the breathtaking ‘Emerald Isle’.

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  • A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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    27 September 2017

    Ask anyone for their idea of an iconic train, and the answer will always be the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. This famous train has seen many iterations in its history, but currently it runs as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, run by Belmond, and still retaining its Golden Age charm that has enthralled passengers for many years.

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  • Parts of an Ancient Time

    Parts of an Ancient Time

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    19 September 2017

    Sometimes, it is absolutely incredible to think about civilisations that no longer exist today - and even more incredible to think that relics from those times actually exist and are able to be seen and visited. Here are some of our favourite examples of ancient civilisations around the world.

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  • Celebrating India

    Celebrating India

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    16 August 2017

    70 years ago, on the 15th of August 1947 India became the country that we know and love today. Following the departure of the British after nearly 200 years of what is known as the ‘British Raj’ (or ‘British Rule’), India suffered a period of turmoil, with Pakistan off from India, but it has since risen to become one of the main superpowers of the modern world.

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  • Top 5 Scottish Rail Journeys

    Top 5 Scottish Rail Journeys

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    3 August 2017

    What can be said about Scotland? For one, the scenery (providing it’s not so misty you can’t see the hand in front of your face) in this wild corner of the world can never just be ‘nice’ or ‘pretty’, it can only ever be breathtakingly dramatic, awe-inspiring, and slightly ominous, and you can see all of it in its disconcerting glory through its vast selection of rail journeys.

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  • Behind the Scenes at Goathland Station

    Behind the Scenes at Goathland Station

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    31 July 2017

    It's probably one of the most famous unknown train stations in England. You might have seen it in films and television series, but not been sure where it is - or even if it exists at all outside a carefully constructed set in a studio. Goathland train station, the 3rd stop along the line of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby, does exist, and it's frankly idyllic.

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