Eleanor Aldridge

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  • 12 of our favourite stories of the year

    12 of our favourite stories of the year

    March 15th, 2017Eleanor Aldridge
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    As the year comes to a close, we’ve been looking back over our favourite features of 2016. We published around five hundred articles and photo stories this year, working with contributors from around the world. Here, we’ve collected our favourites. A huge thanks to our brilliant team of writers, photographers and editors and – of…

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  • 10 new year resolutions to make in 2017

    10 new year resolutions to make in 2017

    December 20th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Whether you’re after a round-the-world adventure or short trips closer to home, this is the time to start planning. The new year marks the opportunity for a fresh start, and a chance to think about how and where you want to travel over the coming months. We’ve put together 10 travel resolutions to inspire you…

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  • Quiz: can you name the most Instagrammed places in the world?

    Quiz: can you name the most Instagrammed places in the world?

    December 2nd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Instagram recently revealed the most photographed places in the world’s most visited cities. We’ve selected 10 cities from their full list of 20 – can you guess the most Instagrammed place in each one? Some may not be where you’d expect. Header image via Pixabay/CC0

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  • A Las Vegas survival guide: the dos and don’ts of Sin City

    A Las Vegas survival guide: the dos and don’ts of Sin City

    November 16th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Few destinations can match the unbridled hedonism of Las Vegas. Nevada’s pulsating desert city, a tangle of neon-lit casinos and roaring freeways, is one of the most unforgettable places on Earth. If you get it right, a weekend in this town can be the trip of a lifetime. If you don’t, Vegas can easily overwhelm…

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  • Sailing in Croatia: a first-timer’s guide

    Sailing in Croatia: a first-timer’s guide

    November 9th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Coastlines don’t come much more idyllic than Croatia’s 2000km of ruggedly beautiful Adriatic shore. Along this magnificent stretch are ancient Roman remains standing guard over sheltered harbours; olive groves rising above the winding backstreets of tumble-down villages; and sleek resorts backing palm-fringed bays. In the turquoise waters offshore are scattered more than 1000 islands and…

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  • Route 66: celebrating 90 years of America’s Mother Road

    Route 66: celebrating 90 years of America’s Mother Road

    November 8th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    This week, on the 11th November, America celebrates the birthday of one of the world’s greatest roads. It’s been 90 years since Route 66 opened, connecting Chicago and Los Angeles with 2448 miles of tarmac. The “Mother Road”, as it became known, crossed eight states and three time zones, forming a key part of the migration route used by those heading to…

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  • Quiz: which breakfast food from around the world should you try?

    Quiz: which breakfast food from around the world should you try?

    November 3rd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Whether grabbed on the go or eaten with the family, few meals give such an insight into local culture as breakfast. If you’re looking to get a taster of a new destination, there are few better ways to do it. So, only one question remains – which breakfast food should you try next? Header image via…

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  • Quiz: where should you escape to for winter sun this year?

    Quiz: where should you escape to for winter sun this year?

    September 28th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    There are few better ways to banish the winter blues than planning a trip away. Whether you’re dreaming of a week sprawled out on a tropical beach or a couple of action-packed days in the sun, we’ve put together this quiz to help you decide where to go. Header via Pixabay/CC0.

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  • The most-visited cities of 2016 have just been revealed

    The most-visited cities of 2016 have just been revealed

    September 27th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Mastercard have just released their annual Global Destinations Cities Index, revealing the most-visited cities of the year based on international visitors. Asian destinations dominate the list this year, with Bangkok in top-ranked position receiving 21.47 million overnight visitors. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur also saw an increase in travellers, moving up one rank to sixth and seventh respectively. The report also notes…

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  • These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

    These are the most expensive cities to visit in Europe

    September 2nd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    Travel booking site Hoppa have just released a list of the most expensive cities to visit in Europe. Looking at the cost of hotels, food, drink, transport and entertainment, they’ve analysed the affordability of 48 European cities. Unsurprisingly Scandinavian countries top the list, with average hotel nights in the Danish capital clocking in at around €200 by their calculations. In Reykjavík Hoppa believe costs are more…

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  • 7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    7 reasons why Lyon should be your next European weekend break

    August 26th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The ingredients for a great European weekend break are simple. You’ll need a walkable city centre, a handful of excellent restaurants, some cool bars, affordable places to stay, interesting attractions and good transport. Lyon, one of France’s most delightful small cities and the country’s culinary capital, offers all these and more. Here’s why it should…

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  • The most liveable cities in the world have just been revealed

    The most liveable cities in the world have just been revealed

    August 23rd, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The results of The Economist‘s annual Global Liveability Ranking have just been released, revealing the world’s most liveable cities in 2016. A total of 140 cities were assessed in the report, which looks at five broad categories: stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture and environment. “Liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities surveyed over the last 12 months”,…

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