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Sharron Livingston is an award winning travel journalist and the Managing Editor of The Travel Magazine.

new york central park in winter frozen lake

Why New York is a great winter destination – just wrap up warmly

New York between January and February offers better value for money than at any other time of the year and the lack of queues and crowds is blissful.
London phone box

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner… but I doubt it

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love London so, but then again, perhaps it’s because London is just so lovable.
Western Wall and the old city of Jerusalem

Why UNESCO must retain the culture and heritage of the Western Wall in its...

UNESCO's contentious decision to remove all references of Jewish ties to the Western Wall will, in effect ignore 2,000 years of Jewish history.
Astley Clarke Friendship Bracelets

The festival of Rakhi and a symbol of friendship

With the Rakhi festival upon us, all attention turns to the tradition of giving of a friendship bracelet.
Twelve brilliant beauty holiday hacks you will love

12 brilliant beauty holiday hacks you will love

Here are some brilliant holiday hacks that I've collated that will enhance your holiday experience.
Solar Impulse 2 RTW : Second Test Flight AbuDhabi

Could solar powered planes be the future for air travel?

Two Swiss pilots completed the first ever round-the-world flight using only the power of the sun to power their airplane, the Solar Impulse 2.
mobile roaming charges

Say adios to astronomical roaming charges

From 30 April 2016, EU regulations will demand networks to lower their roaming charges and from June 2017, all EU roaming charges across the networks will be scrapped altogether.
happiness

If you are searching for happiness you will find it in Denmark

According to the World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Switzerland and Iceland.
Swastika on a building in Seoul

Why we shouldn’t ban the swastika

Japanese authorities have mooted a plan to update their maps and replace the swastika with an inoffensive three-tiered pagoda.
Women only carriages in Japan

Are we on track for women-only train carriages in the UK?

Jeremy Corbyn wants to keep British female travellers safe on the train, but some say this is the slippery slope of gender segregation.

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