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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 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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#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?  ..more

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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… ..more

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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 you want to be more active when you get home – The country that inspires activity is the perfect destination … ..more

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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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