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Brain Teaser: It’s taking people 1 minute 14 seconds to find the hidden hot air balloon in this summery beach scene – How long does it take you?

The illustration shows a beach inundated with inflatable beach balls - but hidden among them is a colourful hot air balloon. Scour the sand -...
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10 breathtaking Swiss alpine areas in the Bernese Oberland region that inspired literary greats

Switzerland's Bernese Oberland region is home to Europe's most beautiful mountains and these have inspired some of Europe's most beautiful writing.
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Q&A: Why can’t I use my phone during take-off and landing?

There was a time when we had to turn our phones off and store them when flying but now we can keep them on as long as we turn on Airplane Mode.
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6 amazing vegan-friendly restaurants located in cool places

Ziggy Stardust, Horatio Nelson, Gregory Peck, Keats, Dr Seuss and Michelangelo are just some of the names encountered while going in search of something vegan to eat.
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Cruise Ship Review: Ponant Le Boreal

Ponant's Le Boreal is a relatively unknown small yet stylish cruise ship offering a French flavoured experience with seamless service, great food and unusual itineraries.

Travel guide: 48 hours in Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden in western Germany has been overlooked as a tourist destination, but those who travel here will be richly rewarded. Lucy Woods reports back.
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Exploring Medellin, Colombia by Bicycle

Until recently the most dangerous city in the world, Medellin is now safe and cycling is one of the best ways to see it.
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Travel Guide: What is there to see and do in Cyprus?

Cyprus is well known as a sunny beach destination but there’s a lot more to experience, from exploring the coast by beach buggy to diving sunken wrecks.
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10 top vegetarian restaurants in California, USA

Californians have pretty much nailed healthy eating and his massive state has several vegetarian restaurants offering plant based cuisine sourced from local ingredients.
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Walking the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, Italy

The 430km Alta Via trail crosses Liguria from west to east, following the mountains above the coast, starting in Ventimiglia and ending in Ceparana.

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