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Celebrating Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age in the Netherlands

“Rembrandt is about us as human beings in all our imperfections…not about beauty.” ..more

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Bees, beans, art and astronauts: Lake City, SC

Ronald E. McNair, one of seven NASA astronauts who died on 28 January 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off from Kennedy Space Center, was born in Lake City ..more

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Just standing and staring

Watching the social media posts pile up from this year’s wonderful BGTW AGM in Charleston, I have to admit to a twinge of regret. I should have been there with them, but this year, I’m here at home instead of … ..more

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5,500 mile journey with a stranger

Ten years-ago I bought a left-hand-drive Peugeot on French eBay. I flew to Brittany, picked up the keys from the Ryanair desk, and found the car parked in Long Stay. ..more

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Exploring the Thousand Islands of Canada and the USA

In our age of the oversell there’s something refreshing about exploring the Thousand Islands region on the border of Canada and the USA. At a time when social media posts so often exaggerate things that are merely quite good as … ..more

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Through the lens of James Rushforth

The BGTW Photographer of the Year 2018, James Rushforth recalls some of his travels as he shares some of the stories behind the images in his winning portfolio. An unusual perspective on Lake Garda This photo was taken above Lake … ..more

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A virtual tour of a hotel that you’ve never visited

How do you like the idea of a taking a virtual tour of the hotel that you’re considering booking? Thanks to technology that’s now readily available, hotel operators can place tours of properties on their websites, enabling virtual walkthroughs. A … ..more

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Rock on – The New Forest village with its own beat

There are certain things you might expect to find in a New Forest village: little shops selling local produce, somewhere twee to have a cream tea and at least one good pub. Having a village green is always a bonus; … ..more

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Cultural year-round Balearics

You might know the Balearics best for their glorious beaches and sun-soaked summers, but did you know that there is lashings to see and do on the islands year-round, especially when it comes to their rich and eclectic culture? Winters … ..more

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Entebbe Interlude

Entebbe is mostly remembered for a dramatic hijacking in the days of Idi Amin. Now it’s a sleepy backwater, writes Ben West… When you mention the word Entebbe, most Brits who’ve heard of it can only think of the 1976 … ..more

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