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… And granny came too

Successful family holidays don’t just happen, especially three-generational ones. Without careful pre-planning, the holiday could turn out to be memorable…

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Granny and grandchildren go skiing

For an inter-generational ski holiday, grannies have to seize the moment. To make it happen before the time comes to hang…

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Mindfulness in the mountains

You are walking along a path. It is covered in snow. The sky is blue and all you can hear…

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Eighty years on: Into the Nazis’ alpine lair

80 years after Hitler was given the mountainside retreat above the market town of Berchtesgaden for his fiftieth birthday, Heidi…

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7 reasons to visit the Curonian Spit, Lithuania

Last September BGTW members Simon Willmore, Geoff Moore, Peter Rosenfeld and Julia Hammond explored the Lithuanian coast.

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Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

As travel writers and / or photographers most Guild members have seen their fair share of this wide world. We…

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The biggest travel trends of 2020

The UK’s top travel journalists, photographers and influencers reveal the trends they see developing in 2020 — plus a short…

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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#BGTWCharleston: Myrtle Beach

What do you get if you cross Blackpool with Miami Beach and then inject it with military history and the bucolic charms of America’s oldest state park? 

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One year on: The best things to do in Charleston, SC

We discovered historic buildings, cobblestoned streets, Gothic churches, a thriving foodie scene and a heritage that combines its antebellum status…

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It’s hard to be a sloth in Slovenia

Slovenia, which sits in Central Europe and borders Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy, is one of those countries that make…

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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.”

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

“This is truly becoming an art community,” said Seth Kines, the Executive Director of Seth Kines, as we chatted in the lobby of The Inn at the Crossroads.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…