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Travel Guide: 48 Hours in Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh is a wonderfully walkable city with quirky museums, friendly locals, a buzzing bar scene and delicious old-school American cuisine.
Northern Lights over a cabin in Lapland

Travel Guide: Top 10 things to see and do in Lapland, Finland

Lapland, located in the northernmost part of Finland in the arctic circle, is famous for its magical Northern Lights and being the home of Santa...
Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences

Travel Guide: 24 hours in Valencia, Spain

With around 300 days of glorious sunshine, a spectacular blend of traditional and avant-garde architecture, plus fabulous local cuisine, Valencia is fast becoming the capital of the weekend break.
Baby lemurs

When is the best time to visit Madagascar

Madagascar is a huge island with a varied climate. Here’s our guide to the best times to go and how to avoid ending up in a cyclone.
Toulouse panorama

Travel Guide to Toulouse, France (what is there to see and do)

Hot on the heels of Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux who typically take all the attention from the mass crowds, is the city of Toulouse. Get there before the crowds do.
Glastonbury Festival

8 European Festivals to try instead of Glastonbury in 2018

If you have already done Glastonbury and want a change of scene (and T-shirt) or just can't get tickets, check out our suggestions of amazing alternative festivals.
Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa at sunset

6 reasons to visit Beau Vallon and Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa

Beau Vallon is the only beach on the Mahe island on the Seychelles that has it all. A peaceful ocean laps onto a sandy beach offering two impressive snorkeling sites, an active and buzzing night life and a range of 5 star hotels, including the Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa.
Coffee art at the Steam Yard

12 best coffee houses in the UK – are you a coffee afficionado?

Brits may be stereotyped globally as avid tea drinkers, but it hasn’t stopped a growing coffee culture brewing across the nation. Here we highlight 12 of the best coffee houses around the British Isles.
Freetown street

Travel Guide: 24 hours in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Go beyond news headlines and you’ll find Sierra Leone is a nation of staggering natural beauty, intriguing history and heartfelt vibrancy says Ian Packham.
Vieste, Puglia, Italy

When is the best time to visit Puglia, Italy

Puglia has a temperate Mediterranean climate with mild(ish) winters and hot summers and averaging 300 sunny days a year making this a destination for all seasons.