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50 things you should do before you die

Never mind the Taj Mahal or Grand Canyon – try diving with whale sharks or stargazing in Utah instead. Travel experts tell Lisa Grainger what’s on their bucket lists 1 Sail round Ha Long Bay, Vietnam This is one of the most affordable ways to see a natural wonder of the world – an all-in […]

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The Lonely Planet looks rather empty from up here in cyberspace

Long hair, dusty backpacks, dirt roads and a blue-spined travel bible: for more than 40 years thousands of young adventurers have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to navigate themselves through unfamiliar countries. News that the Australian publisher is to make about 80 of its 450-odd staff redundant prompted a tsunami of blubbing from travellers who […]

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50 top websites for travel

Where to go to find inspiration for your travels, pick up great deals and get the best advice before you leave See the first two instalments of our list: 50 top websites you can’t live without 50 top websites for fashion and beauty Five of the best for travel deals 1. Skyscanner.com  Flight price comparison  This […]

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The Top Travel Apps

The act of travelling can be quite a daunting prospect, not just for the usually home-bound but often for even the seasoned traveller. Oft-repeated questions; “which train am I getting”, “what time is my flight”, “where the hell even am I”; plague every type of traveller, be it the globetrotting backpacker or the slightly less […]

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Get sailing in National Ferry Fortnight

The annual event encourages travellers to experience the advantages of starting a short break or holiday by boat The Channel Tunnel is now rated an unqualified success, no-frills airlines are finally attempting to become passenger-friendly but British ferries, those workhorses plying across the English Channel, the North Sea, the Irish Sea and beyond, are attracting […]

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See Sicily by slow train

The author of Chocolat visited Venice and Rome on her way to Modica, home of the island’s oldest chocolate shop Robert Louis Stevenson put it best: to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Certainly, for a writer more familiar with flights of fancy than budget airlines and package tours, the idea of […]

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Travellers expect to be able to tweak their itinerary on the move

THE new Ryanair is not just about smiling desk staff. In its latest efforts to charm customers and make up ground on rival easyJet, Ryanair has launched a series of initiatives to make it easier for customers to book flights and other services. They include a more responsive website designed for tablets and smartphones. It’s […]

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