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  • Oktoberfest and Alternatives

    Oktoberfest and Alternatives

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    18 October 2017

    Munich’s annual Oktoberfest (ironically starting in September) is a hedonist spectacle that sees one of Bavaria’s most popular cities flooded with tourists, eager to sup local beer, and, as we all now know, become raucously drunk.

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  • Top 8 Reasons to Try a Luxury Cruise

    Top 8 Reasons to Try a Luxury Cruise

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    7 September 2017

    Cruising is one of the most popular ways to see the world, and why not? With the joy of comfortable travel, views available from your window, and delightful ports of call along the way, it's the next-best thing to rail travel!

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Travel by Luxury Train

    Top 10 Reasons to Travel by Luxury Train

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    30 August 2017

    We firmly believe that there’s no better way to explore the world than by rail, watching the world roll by the windows of your comfortable carriage. Yet trains come in many shapes and sizes, with differing standards across the globe, with the very height of train accommodations falling into the enviable category of luxury rail travel. With prices to reflect their world-class standards, embarking on a luxury journey is an exclusive experience that makes many an intrepid traveller wonder what all the fuss is about. To help explore this sophisticated realm of iconic travel, we’ve put together our Top 10 reasons to consider taking a luxury journey yourself.

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  • Untouched Italy

    Untouched Italy

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    14 August 2017

    Italy is a traveller's paradise, a haven for art, culture and cuisine; with its many facets, it's unsurprising Italy consistently ranks as one of the most popular destinations worldwide, let alone in Europe. Yet, with so many top-notch attractions and broad coverage in travel publications, it can feel a little over-done. If you're looking for a destination off the beaten track, Italy can still be a great choice, providing the advantages of its delightful Mediterranean climate, yet allowing for a sense of adventure. Here are our Top 10 choices for undiscovered Italian locations that should make your travel bucket list.

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  • Top 10 Wheelchair-Friendly Destinations

    Top 10 Wheelchair-Friendly Destinations

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    12 July 2017

    If you have mobility issues, travel can be a frustrating experience – yet, it shouldn’t have to be. Travel is for everyone, and in this modernising world, thankfully spaces are opening up to wheelchair users all around the world. We’ve compiled a list of the best destinations for disabled access, for some inspiration for your next hassle-free holiday.

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  • Belmond's Luxury Trains

    Belmond's Luxury Trains

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    7 June 2017

    The 'Golden Age' of rail travel is best experienced on board a true luxury train. From days out on a heritage rail experience, to far-flung adventures on board some of the best-known trains in the world, Belmond's luxury trains offer a magical way to see the world – and here, we've picked our favourite five.

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  • Historic Southampton to New York Sailing

    Historic Southampton to New York Sailing

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    30 May 2017

    For passengers looking to re-live the ‘Golden Age’ of sailing across the Atlantic, look no further than the charms of the Queen Mary 2, and the week-long journey on board a truly elegant ship.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 won't wait

    Why Burma won't 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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