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Walking the London Loop

The 150 mile London Outer Orbital Path “LOOP” starts on the south bank of the Thames in Erith, and goes all the way clockwise round to Purfleet on the north bank in 24 sections. If you feel the need to exercise your legs, the London Loop is easy to access...
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Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Havana

Sitting in El Floridita in Havana‘s Old Town, perhaps on the very seat American novellist Ernest Hemingway was once perched, sipping the very cocktail – a Daiquiri – he loved to sip, I was aghast at just how many of these sweet tipples the bar tender knocked out every 15 minutes....
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Road trip from Verona through Northern Italy’s

The Italian and numerous have taught us that nowhere beats Italy for striking drives. Yes, the local standard of driving can sometimes be erratic, but there’s an undeniable romance to the Ferraris, Porches, and even the little Fiats zipping back and forth along a zig zag of mountain roads, their...
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River cruise along the Seine with Scenic Gem

There are plenty of river cruises in Europe but one that gets overlooked is the river cruise along The Seine. And that’s a shame because these waterways pass all the way from Paris through rural Normandy and the Channel taking in chateaux, city scenes, gardens and grand riverside cliffs. Perhaps...
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A Guided Walk across the Somme, France

The Somme is forever linked with the nightmarish of WW1 but it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty. As it reaches the sea the river widens out into a huge 14km estuary and has a tidal range of eleven metres, the second-largest in France after the Seine. Its vast expanses...
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Getting Active in Bern, Switzerland

Bern’s old town is UNESCO protected and the layout of its wide streets goes back to medieval times. It was founded in the 12th century on high ground, circled by a tight U-bend of the River Aare, making it easy. The story goes that Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen declared...
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Top day trips from Geneva

Geneva is not only Switzerland’s capital but also its major hub. It serves the southern area of Switzerland as well as France and a variety of major ski areas in the Alps including popular destinations such as Chamonix and Portes du Soleil. Most visitors here see little of the surrounding...
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Travel Guide: 24 hours in Edinburgh

It might be the capital of Scotland, the home of vibrant festivals and the seat of Scottish power, but there’s something about the cold cobbles, the wind-battered stones and the towering castle that make the hilly city of Edinburgh still feel like a haunted fortress atop an enchanted mountain. Tourists duck and...
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Mokoro safari in the Okavango Delta

I’m sat with a gin in hand in the open sided communal in Sable Alley. This is the newest lodge within the Khwai Private Reserve. The scene beyond was of a muddy lagoon with a pod of a dozen or so hippos who were now making quite a racket. Earlier...
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Travel Guide: 48 Hours in Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA next door to New York, has come along way in 100 years. It was once a manufacturing city that emitted so much pollution from its steel mills that it became known as “hell with the lid off”. Nowadays, this progressive, sprawling city with...
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