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7 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on Holiday

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2 October 2019

7 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on Holiday

Travel can seriously mess with our sleep.

The jet lag that disrupts our body clocks may be the most obvious reason, but it’s far from the only one. Even without any time-zone changes, the unfamiliar hotel room or Airbnb, with its strange bed and pillows, not to mention the noise from the next room or the lift in the corridor, can all throw out our normal sleep patterns.

Top 3 Cities in the World to Commute In – And the Worst

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1 October 2019

Top 3 Cities in the World to Commute In – And the Worst

City slicker or reclusive writer, rural bus or urban train, it’s odds-on that most of us have, at some time or other, had to brave the morning commute.

It’s also odds-on that we’ll have hated it, but not all commuting is created equal. For most it’s a daily dose of purgatory – particularly for those just the right height to spend the journey lodged in a nearby armpit – but a lucky few can enjoy a calmer commute with much more room for manoeuvre.

Fancy Spending a Month as a Polar Researcher? Here’s Your Chance

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26 September 2019

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Fancy Spending a Month as a Polar Researcher? Here’s Your Chance

‘Antarctic researcher’ is one of those jobs no one actually expects to get. Like astronaut or MI6 agent, we might have fantasised about it as kids – a starry-eyed mentor might even have told us to ‘follow our dreams’ – but no one really thought it would happen.

With their newly-announced ‘Antarctic Sabbatical’ though, Airbnb is offering five lucky volunteers the next best thing – a chance to learn the ropes of polar living, study microfibers in the ice sheet, and, of course, visit the South Pole.

10 Of the Most Amazing Libraries Your Instagram Didn’t Know

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26 September 2019

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10 Of the Most Amazing Libraries Your Instagram Didn’t Know

Consider the world’s grandest, most majestic buildings. There’s palaces, cathedrals, skyscrapers… libraries?

More commonly associated with dust than spectacle, for students libraries are often synonymous with boredom, but there are some photogenic readings rooms that belie their reputation and then some.

These picks, researched by holiday rentals search engine Holidu, blends classic with contemporary to find Europe’s best and brightest libraries, from campus eco-builds to medieval monasteries in the foothills of the Alps…

This is What Hotel Rooms Could Look Like in the Future

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16 September 2019

This is What Hotel Rooms Could Look Like in the Future

Hotels with a human touch could become a thing of the past, according to hotel insiders who claim it could be just as easy to procure keys from a robot or via a voice control system.

A survey by Guestline, who provide property management and distribution software to the hospitality industry, suggests 85% of relationships with businesses will not require human interaction in the future. Their conclusions have been drawn from experts across the fields of technology, artificial intelligence, hospitality and interior design.

7 Ways to Enjoy the Snow-Free Alps in Switzerland

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12 September 2019

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Snow-Free Alps in Switzerland

Situated in the canton of Valais in southwest Switzerland, mountain resort Verbier is best known as an exclusive winter destination for the super-rich, and a playground for extreme sports enthusiasts.

With its pristine white slopes and wooden chalets adorned with pretty window boxes, it’s a Christmas card-worthy winter wonderland when blanketed in snow. But with picturesque landscapes and diverse terrain, Verbier is also worth visiting in the ‘off season’.

5 Of the Highest Viewing Platforms You Can Visit Around the World

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8 September 2019

5 Of the Highest Viewing Platforms You Can Visit Around the World

Recently, skyscraper height has become something of a competition.

The world’s nine tallest buildings have all been completed in the last nine years, most of them in Asian megacities like Shanghai, Seoul and Dubai. Saudi Arabia has now joined the party with a planned mile tall structure named the Kingdom Tower, already rising from the desert like a giant middle finger to their rivals.

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3 Wildlife-Watching Experiences You Need to Try in Finland

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5 September 2019

3 Wildlife-Watching Experiences You Need to Try in Finland

With advanced conservation initiatives, 39 national parks, and 73% of its land covered by forest – Finland has been named the world’s best wildlife travel destination for 2019.

The report, carried out by True Luxury Travel, examined metrics ranging from sustainability to megafauna, and found that Finland narrowly edged out Scandinavian neighbour Sweden at the head of the pack.

Here’s a freeze-frame of the finest Finnish wildlife experiences, from the southern lake district to the icy northern tundra.