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  • Top 10 budget breaks

    Top 10 budget breaks

    December 22nd, 2016Colt St. George
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  • Readers’ choice

    Readers’ choice

    December 22nd, 2016Colt St. George
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  • Top 10 cities

    Top 10 cities

    December 22nd, 2016Colt St. George
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  • The Rough Guide to 2017

    The Rough Guide to 2017

    December 22nd, 2016Colt St. George
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  • Top 10 countries

    Top 10 countries

    December 22nd, 2016Colt St. George
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    Want to know where you should go in 2017? Find out with our pick of the best places to visit in the next 12 months.

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  • India

    India

    December 21st, 2016Colt St. George
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  • Video: 10 Taiwanese street foods you need to try

    Video: 10 Taiwanese street foods you need to try

    October 24th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Street food in Taiwan has a charm that restaurants just can’t match. There’s a distinct pleasure to be found in wandering through the labyrinthine stalls glowing with colourful signage; watching your food made to order; inhaling the changing aromas at each stage of preparation – it’s as if the sights, sounds and spirit of the island become yet another ingredient…

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  • Cool Taipei: 8 tips for exploring the city

    Cool Taipei: 8 tips for exploring the city

    October 19th, 2016Colt St. George
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    As the only democracy in the Chinese speaking world and the most progressive city for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia, a legacy of artists and activists have worked to make Taiwan’s capital a place where culture, progression and creativity thrive. Now, a new wave of resident creatives are re-energizing the city. Cutting-edge art galleries stand next…

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  • Video: 10 essential foodie experiences to try on your travels

    Video: 10 essential foodie experiences to try on your travels

    August 9th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Food is often one of the highlights of a trip. Perhaps you can still taste that delightfully peanutty pad thai, or maybe you’re hungry for more of those New Orleans po’ boys. But foodie travel – one of our favourite travel trends – is more than just trying the local flavour. From cooking in the great outdoors to…

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  • The world’s best backpacking destinations – as voted by you

    The world’s best backpacking destinations – as voted by you

    July 1st, 2016Colt St. George
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    Backpacking can be one of the most rewarding ways to travel – with little more than your clothes on your back and an onward ticket in your hand. But where are the world’s best backpacking destinations? We asked our readers, and here are the results. 10. Thailand Thailand’s rich culture, affordability and abundance of sights…

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Italy

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Italy

    June 13th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Italy has long been one of Europe’s most popular destinations. From the magnificent remnants of ancient Rome to the coolest in contemporary culture, secret beaches to snow-covered peaks, tranquil countryside to frenetic city streets, plus an all-pervasive passion for food – the allure of this boot-shaped nation has proven itself timeless. With so much diversity, deciding where to go in Italy…

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  • This video shows exactly why you shouldn’t visit Iran – or does it?

    This video shows exactly why you shouldn’t visit Iran – or does it?

    May 25th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Amid frequent media distortion and the barrage of opinionated information in our news feeds, it’s pretty easy to get the wrong impression about less-visited travel destinations. In this short video, travel filmmaker Benjamin Martinie (AKA, Tolt) challenges widespread preconceptions about travel in Iran with the heavily satiric title: Don’t go to Iran. Here, Martinie exposes…

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