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A knights’ trail in the Aube

The French department of Aube is rich in the history of the Knights Templar, Simon Willmore followed their trail… The first master of the Knights Templar, Hugues de Payns, was born just outside Troyes (110 miles southwest of Paris), and the … ..more

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Guild members scoop Dutch awards

Four Guild members won recognition in the 2017 Holland Press Awards organised by the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions. Here they all are, pictured with their awards and members of staff from Holland.com: Carol Wright won the Outstanding Article … ..more

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Into the wild

Guild member Jini Reddy’s new book describes accessible experiences close to nature. She says you could call her new book a guide to “green travel with soul”…….. Over a decade (and some), as a travel writer, I’d frequently find myself … ..more

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Only in Edinburgh

BGTW member Duncan JD Smith’s new book Only in Edinburgh is published in November 2016. Designed for city explorers, this groundbreaking guide promises to take readers quickly off the beaten track – and under the city’s skin. This is the … ..more

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Landscape study – Guild visits Blenheim Palace

Gillian Thornton reports on a Guild tour of Blenheim Palace:  As thank you presents go, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire ranks up there with the very best. A gift to military commander John Churchill by a grateful Queen Anne, this 18th … ..more

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Vincent Van Gogh – 125 Years of Inspiration

Thirty European art museums are this year commemorating the life of Vincent van Gogh, the influential Post-Impressionist painter, writes Stuart Forster. The Van Gogh 2015 – 125 years of inspiration project involves institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Van … ..more

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Twickenham tour: echoes of rugby glory

With the UK on the verge of hosting the Rugby World Cup, members of the Guild toured the sport’s historic home. Chrissie Walker didn’t have far to travel… Twickenham, like Wembley, is usually known by its address rather than its function. … ..more

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Letter from Cyprus

The first of an occasional series by Guild members based outside the UK. There’s  no need for the Greek crisis to ruin travellers’ anticipation of holidays there, says Carole French. She’s seen it all before…… The threat that Greece may default … ..more

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Tourism – Haiti’s new lease of life?

Judith Baker, just back from the troubled Caribbean nation of Haiti, reports on plans to return it to mainstream tourism five years after an earthquake reduced much of the country to rubble. The French called it the Pearl of the … ..more

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Table Mountain springs are new tourism draw

Peter Jolly gets beneath the surface of Cape Town to discover a little trumpeted resource. Cape Town is regularly voted the best holiday destination in the world but visitors who enjoy the many attractions on the surface may not be … ..more

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