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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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Sax and the Citadel

Taking care to enunciate his vowels, Stuart Render takes a breather next to the man who invented Charlie Parker’s instrument of choice – and visits the House of Sax……………. Walking through the streets of the picturesque southern Belgian (Wallonia) town … ..more

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Islandwana Adventure

You’ve done Kruger and the Cape: now try South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal, writes Ben West….. Whenever I meet someone who has holidayed in South Africa, chances are it’s the same old places, such as the Kruger and the Cape. However, … ..more

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Travel as Fiction – evoking the Welsh history of song and verse

Guild photographer Kerry Christiani provided the cover image for a new novel, based on the history of the Eisteddfod……..  The beauty of fiction is its ability to transport us to other times and places, cultures and countries – to worlds … ..more

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Arcturos Bear and Wolf Sanctuary in Macedonia, Greece

If you go down to the woods today, you are surely in for a big surprise – especially the Macedonia region of Northern Greece, the protected village of Nymphaio in Florina to be exact. Many do not equate Greece with bears. … ..more

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How and when to do Dubrovnik on a short break

Croatia is a turquoise-watered, pebbly-beached hit among many Guild members. It has  a fascinating history, lashings of sunshine, the freshest seafood, and a rapidly maturing wine scene. The star of the show in terms of destinations is easily Dubrovnik, whose … ..more

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