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7 Things to Do When it Rains in Vancouver

While Vancouver in the sunshine is utterly glorious, the city has plenty to offer on a rainy day too. So when a deluge hits, don’t just sit there getting soggy; try one of these things to do when it r...
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The Best Ways to See New York City

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I’m not ashamed to admit that I heart New York – I’ve even got one of those tacky mugs and innumerable NYC-themed shot glasses to prove it. This is surprising, because anyone who knows me well will kn...
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How to Reduce your Plastic Use when Travelling

Plastic is everywhere at the moment, from your cellophane-wrapped lunchtime sandwich to your single-use drinks bottle. And now it’s all over the news as well. Plastic may be convenient, but it’s destr...
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9 Things to Do in Houston, Texas

 
When you talk Texas, better-known destinations like Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio will no doubt get a mention before Houston does. Even I admit that, before I went, aside from NASA’s Miss...
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Top 10 Pools Worth Drooling Over

 
Looking for the perfect poolside retreat? We’ve searched far and wide for the most unique pools that you’ll definitely want to dive into on your next holiday. Whether you prefer infinity, salt water, ...
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4 of the Most Responsible Wildlife Experiences in Thailand

There’s far more to Thailand than picture-perfect beaches, ancient temples and outrageously cheap booze. This coastal nation is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and, as a result, a fabulous displ...
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Deep South Dishes: A Food Diary of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama & Florida

When you’re whizzing through four US states in less than a week, it’s fair to say that you’re going to see a lot, and that y...
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8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going to Laos

When I announced my intention to visit Southeast Asia, my friends asked me heaps of questions. Which beaches are you staying at? Are you going to Angkor Wat? How long are you staying in Bangkok?  Whil...
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How to Get Over the Holiday Blues

I think we can all agree: travelling is one of the best things you can do. Whether that's exploring a hidden nook of your own country, a European mini break or that life-changing trip around the ...
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The Ultimate Way to See Thailand in Two Weeks

An elephant in Chiang Mai   Thailand may not seem that big on the map – especially when compared to the likes of the USA and Australia – but it’s undoubtedly a cultural behemoth. There’s so much to ...
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Where to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Around the World

It’s nearly that time again – the one day of the year when dressing head-to-toe in green, donning a novelty hat and raising a toast with a pint of Guinness is actively encouraged. Yep, St Patrick’s Da...
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The Travel Secrets of Vietnam

Think you know Vietnam? Think again. Angela Griffin uncovers the country’s most worthwhile attractions you’ve never heard of. St Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi   Hanoi’s French Quarter On arrival...
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