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Leave politics out of it

Rebecca Hay shuns current governmental shenanigans to enjoy the wealth of history and nature in Europe’s richest country After PM  Boris Johnson’s much talked-about spat with his Luxembourg counterpart, I wasn’t sure what sort of welcome I would get when … ..more

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Online photography exhibition: People

Photographs of local folk help travellers form mental images of what to expect in a place. Quality photography is often a key factor in people deciding whether they’ll invest in travelling to a destination. ..more

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ITA Finalists 2019: Walthamstow Wetlands

Where: Tottenham, London  walthamstowwetlands.com  Twitter: @E17Wetlands @WeLoveE17Marsh  Instagram: @walthamstowwetlands  Facebook: @walthamstowWetlands  #WalthamstowWetlands  Nominated by: Liz Gill  What makes it great: The extraordinary appeal of Walthamstow Wetlands is not just what it is, a 211-hectare nature reserve and Site of Special … ..more

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ITA Finalists 2019: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

Where: Dundee  vam.ac.uk/dundee  Twitter: @VADundee @DiscoveryDundee @dundeecity  Instagram: @VADundee  Facebook: @VADundee  Nominated by: Robin McKelvie  What makes it great: The new V&A Dundee is that rare thing in travel, a startling architectural wonder that has instantly been feted from all … ..more

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ITA Finalists 2019: Britain’s Muslim Heritage Trails

The BGTW International Tourism Awards (the ITAs) is the prestigious awards scheme that recognises the best tourism projects in three categories: UK and Ireland, Europe, and the Wider World. The ITAs are nominated by members of the Guild, discovered on … ..more

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A Rwandan road trip

Most visitors to Rwanda are drawn to its mountain gorillas, as this small east African state is one of only three countries that has them. It has a number of other wonderful attractions, such as Akagera and Nyungwe national parks, and majestic Lake Kivu. ..more

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Online photography exhibition: Wild

The theme of this online photography exhibition is Wild. That can encompass wildlife, wild times and wild locations around the planet. Members of the British Guild of Travel Writers were free to interpret the theme however they wanted. ..more

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All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

It’s impossible to imagine a more relaxing and enjoyable way to appreciate Canada’s majestic Rockies than a journey on one of Rocky Mountaineer’s trains – something that has become a ‘must do’ experience. It’s garlanded umpteen travel awards, but there … ..more

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We say goodnight to the Caledonian Sleeper

Geoff Moore of the thetraveltrunk.net shares his experience of the rare opportunity to see the old Caledonian Sleeper train on one of its final journeys After around 40 years in operation, the rolling stock used by the London to Scotland … ..more

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Celebrating the legacy of Pieter Bruegel the Elder in Brussels

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is notable for introducing a bird’s eye view perspective of landscapes into art and ‘Hunters in the Snow’, displayed at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, is regarded the first winter landscape painting. ..more

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