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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…

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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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Maebelle

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.

These 16 Items Promise to Change The Way You Travel

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18 June 2019

16 Things You're Totally Going To Need When You're Traveling

These must-have items are designed to make your life easier.

Have a summer vacation planned that's coming up soon? Or perhaps you're returning home to see family? Traveling can be stressful, we know.

After all, there are so many things to consider; will there be an iron where you're staying? How much does your shampoo weigh? Is your luggage overweight? How will you keep your clean and dirty laundry clean?

8 Stylish Suitcases For Travelling This Summer

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18 June 2019

8 Stylish Suitcases For Travelling This Summer

Have a holiday booked this season? Now's the perfect time to upgrade your suitcase...

Summer is here, and for most of us, that means its time to pack up and escape the Dubai heat - whether it's to Bali, to Europe, or across the globe to the USA.

Since packing is such an essential part of traveling, it might be time to upgrade the same boring case that you have been using year by year. Plus, by upgrading you can make sure your luggage won't pass by you at baggage claim.

7 Reasons Why Rome is the Family-Friendly City Break of Your Dreams

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18 June 2019

7 Reasons Why Rome is the Family-Friendly City Break of Your Dreams

Planning a family holiday can be a complicated business: Backpacking is out, extreme sports are off the board, and even long-haul flights can pose serious problems.

Step forward, the city break. New research by Play Like Mum has looked at the common factors parents seek when finding a family-friendly foray, and totted up the top 50 European city breaks.

Props to Lisbon, Madrid, St. Petersburg and Zagreb, which all snatched a spot in the top five, but leading the pack was Italian capital Rome.

Is It Really Worth The Price Hike To Sit At The Front Of The Plane?

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10 June 2019

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Maebelle

Is It Really Worth The Price Hike To Sit At The Front Of The Plane?

Sitting at the back of the plane is, for most of us, the reality of air travel – even though we probably all gaze longingly left when we board. But with more special deals, the option of using airmiles for upgrades, and improved services in premium and business classes, the temptation to shift further forward is growing.

5 Cool European Cities Where You Can Take the Heat this Summer

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9 June 2019

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Maebelle

5 Cool European Cities Where You Can Take the Heat this Summer

If you’re thinking of taking a city break this summer, you might need to take time out from the streets and sightseeing to chill as the mercury rises.

We’ve selected the hottest summer cities in Europe, and recommended the coolest hideaways for while you’re there…

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Thought Jamaica Was All About the Beach? Here’s Why You’re Wrong…

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28 May 2019

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Maebelle

Thought Jamaica Was All About the Beach? Here’s Why You’re Wrong…

“No woman, no cry,” sings our tour guide at the Bob Marley Museum.
He serenades us with his impressive vocal talents as he shows us around the grand former home and recording studio of the Jamaican icon on Hope Road, in the heart of Kingston (bobmarleymuseum.com; 3434 JMD/£20). With his exaggerated patois, his super-chilled vibe and a tendency to explain everything through Marley’s lyrics, our guide is the personification of all the clichés you’ve ever heard about Jamaica.