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8 Ways Absolutely Everyone Can Tell You Are A Tourist

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18 February 2020

8 Ways Absolutely Everyone Can Tell You Are A Tourist

There is a common delusion among tourists that, if they try their hardest, they can ‘blend in’.

Everyone has seen – and been annoyed by – tourists when they’re being really touristy, but no one identifies with it. ‘That’s not me’, they think, ‘I’m the right kind of tourist. I could even be mistaken for a local.’
Nope. You could not.

Here are just a few of the giveaways ensuring that, despite your best efforts, you stick out like a dog among cats…

Tropical Vibes and Easter Surprises at This Maldives Resort

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2 February 2020

With Easter fast approaching, a trip to the Indian Ocean should be on the cards...

School's out, and you're no doubt in need of a break from routine, which is why planning a trip to the Indian Ocean might be just the thing you need. This year, over Easter, one Maldives resort is pulling out all of the stops to make sure you, your partner and little ones can enjoy memorable festivities over the holiday.

This is Why We Should Stop Filtering Our Holiday Snaps

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29 January 2020

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This is Why We Should Stop Filtering Our Holiday Snaps

There’s no denying a good smartphone filter can come in handy for travel photos...

Whether it’s ramping up the intensity of a sunset or making sure the colours in a scene really pop.

Some influencers go even further, editing out other people from the scenery so it looks like they’re the only ones there, removing clouds from the sky.

But could the tides be turning on our appetites for heavily-filtered ‘perfect’ Instagram feeds?

How This Maldives Resort Stays True to Its Swiss Roots

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19 January 2020

Take time out for a Swiss tradition at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives...

For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to stay in a Mövenpick property, you may not be familiar with a famed tradition that takes place in all Mövenpick Hotels & Resort worldwide.

Dubbed Chocolate Hour, Mövenpick brings a brand-new meaning to happy hour, whilst paying homage to their Swiss roots and the brand's heritage.

Stunning Photos of Sunsets and Sunrises from Around the World

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13 January 2020

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Stunning Photos of Sunsets and Sunrises from Around the World

Widely considered the most beautiful times of day, sunset and sunrise are also probably the most difficult to photograph

Capturing the right composition of light and camera settings while racing against the movements of the sun can be an unforgiving enterprise, but, if you get it right, the results are often spectacular.

Fifty stunning sunset and sunrise-themed photos – selected from nearly 20,000 submissions – are now vying for victory in #GoldenHour2020, an international competition put on by free-to-use photography app Agora.

Amazing Pictures of World’s Largest Ice Festival Opens in China

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12 January 2020

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Maebelle

World’s Largest Ice Festival Opens in China

The 36th annual Harbin Ice Festival has begun in northern China, bringing with it perhaps the largest collection of ice sculptures and snowscapes ever seen by human eyes. Crafted from 220,000 cubic metres of ice drawn entirely from the frozen Songhua River, the exhibits are expected to draw more than 200 million tourists, both domestic and foreign.

Here are a few visual highlights from the frosty festivities, from elaborate ice palaces to exhilarating snow slides…

Holidays on the Horizon: Where to Go in 2020

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5 January 2020

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Maebelle

Holidays on the Horizon: Where to Go in 2020

If the start of a new year stimulates reflection, the dawn of a fresh decade demands some serious thought – specifically when it comes to all-important travel plans.

New flight routes, anniversary celebrations, and exciting hotel openings plunge destinations into the spotlight. Some other places are simply having their moment, right now.

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3 Places in Africa Where You Can Easily Spot Chimps

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2 January 2020

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Maebelle

3 Places in Africa Where You Can Easily Spot Chimps

Sharing approximately 98% DNA with humans, chimpanzees are intelligent, emotional and have a sense of humour. They also, crucially, feel loss and pain.

In West Africa, bushmeat poaching and illegal pet trade have been catastrophic for the species, now classified as critically endangered in this region, and many baby orphans are left with nowhere to go.

Eager to give them a chance in life, Jimmy and Jenny Desmond have turned their Liberian home into a rescue centre, where they now care for 21 chimps.