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5 Interstellar Airbnbs You Can Book on Your Next Travel

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22 July 2019

5 Interstellar Airbnbs You Can Book on Your Next Travel

It was the moment that the impossible became possible.

On July 16, 1969, the late, great Neil Armstrong placed the first ever human foot on the surface of the moon, permanently expanding the horizons of science, and setting records for live TV ratings that will almost certainly never be broken.

To commemorate the moment, five space-inspired Airbnb rentals are now available on special offer – $11 (AED40.41) per night, plus taxes, on selected dates.

A Brief History of the Famous Rock Formation - The Grand Canyon

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17 July 2019

A Brief History of the World’s Most Famous Rock Formation

First of all – confession – the Grand Canyon is not actually 100 years old. Its cliffs and crags were forged by water erosion over the course of millions of years in fact, and it’s existed almost unchanged since the dawn of human history.

It is for this reason that recording the histories of giant Proterozoic rock formations is often not a rewarding enterprise, but for the Grand Canyon we’ll make an exception.

Going Back for More: 10 Reasons to Embrace Repeat Travel

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15 July 2019

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10 Reasons to Embrace Repeat Travel

In the era of the bucket list and the Instagram feed, there’s a high premium on keeping everything fresh and new.

Every year brings a new round of not-quite-identical smartphones, every month brings a new wellness fad, and ASOS recently changed their returns policy to stop people buying an item of clothing, snapping a photo for the ‘gram, and then returning it.

SEE ALSO: These 16 Items Promise to Change The Way You Travel

All Hail the Magical Kenyan Kingdom Where Lions Reign Supreme

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11 July 2019

All Hail the Magical Kenyan Kingdom Where Lions Reign Supreme

Overrun by his offspring, Olerai grunts, growls and grinds his chiselled jaw, but is far too weary to summon a roar, as excitable lion cubs tug at his tail.

Raising an eyelid to survey the granite outcrop where his restless pride has gathered, the wind rustles through the formidable male’s mane and sun glints where crown jewels should shine. But ruling a dominion is tiring work, and a king surely deserves his sleep.

8 Urban Beaches That Genuinely Aren't Terrible

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7 July 2019

Urban beaches worth visiting

City beaches may be associated with cigarette butts and sewage, but these serene, sandy exceptions will make you rebook your city break.

Picture the archetypal urban beach.

The broken bottles protruding menacingly from the sand; the concrete bulwarks ready to repel high tide; the honking car horns drowning out the lapping waves…

SEE ALSO: You can now visit a 4,000-year-old pyramid just opened to the public in Egypt

You Can Now Visit a 4,000 Year Old Pyramid Just Opened to the Public in Egypt

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4 July 2019

4,000 Year Old Pyramid Just Opened to the Public in Egypt

One of the most exciting things about Egypt is the fact there’s still so much for archaeologists to explore and uncover – the Great Pyramids are just the beginning of the ancient treasures the country is home to. Take the recent public opening of the Pyramid of Senusret II or Al-Lahun.

The colossal structure can be found southwest of Faiyum, a two hour drive from the capital, Cairo. It was built in the 12th Dynasty by the Pharaoh Senusret II, who ruled between 1897 and 1878 BC.

After a New City-Break Destination? 5 Reasons to Visit Minsk

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30 June 2019

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Minsk, which is currently hosting the multi-sport European Games, is city ready to shatter all the inevitable, post-Soviet preconceptions.

In fact, with its hot summers, safe streets and spectacular blend of Lenin statues and thriving, late-night café culture, the Belarusian capital is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets.

Why The Maldives Still Makes for a Magical Getaway

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19 June 2019

Why the maldives is still a must-do getaway

Racing into the sunset, I feel a warm glow on my face, even though I’m shielding myself from the sun’s rays with a wide-brimmed hat.

We’ve been skimming across the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean for 20 minutes, and it feels as if time’s standing still, with nothing on the horizon but a sinking sun.

Then, like a mirage, a lush green island looms into view. As we circle its silver sandy shores, I feel a tickle of excitement. Within clear view is a table for two, a parasol, bean bags, chef in whites, two waiters and a fired-up BBQ.