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6 Extraordinarily Strange Museums That Will Teach You Things You Never Knew You Wanted To Know

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18 December 2018

Extraordinarily Strange Museums

There are two types of museum worth visiting: Those filled with curiosities, and those that are a curiosity themselves.

It is perhaps with this in mind that British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is opening a museum in Wolverhampton, as part of a £7 million development project that will also spawn a 70-room hotel.

Chilled Out Winter Stays: 5 Of The Best Igloo Hotels

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16 December 2018

Igloo Hotels

When snow starts to fall, it’s tempting to stoke up a fire – but for a true winter experience, sometimes there’s nothing better than embracing the cold. For centuries, Inuit communities lived in houses built of snow, which – surprisingly – kept them warm.

Reviving the romance of sleeping in structures made of ice, several hotels now offer guests an opportunity to book into igloos for the night.

Whether you want the authentic experience or a modern-day glass interpretation, these are the coolest ones to choose…

It’s Intriguing and Exotic, But Can Tribal Tourism Be Ethical?

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11 December 2018

India’s remote Andaman islands

Last week a Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, was killed by Sentinelese tribesmen on North Sentinel Island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, apparently while attempting to approach these remote and little-understood people.

Access to North Sentinel Island is heavily embargoed, primarily in order to prevent the transmission of disease to the Sentinelese, who sometimes violently refuse any form of contact with the outside world.

There's a Spot in the Canary Islands Where the Beach Looks Like Popcorn

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10 December 2018

Canary Island beach looks like popcorn

When you think of popcorn, your mind immediately turns to the beloved cinema snack – best served sweet and salty, with extra butter.

You probably wouldn’t think of a beach setting, which is why this bay in the Canary Islands is so unique and unexpected.

Nicknamed Popcorn Beach, instead of fine sand, you’re more likely to find what looks like freshly popped popcorn at this untouched spot.

5 Of The World's Most Idyllic Islands

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6 December 2018

5 Of The World's Most Idyllic Islands

There’s a certain romance associated with islands. They embody true escapism and detachment from the wider world and have provided the setting for countless novels, such as the classic Robinson Crusoe, which celebrates it’s 300th anniversary next year.

Our obsession with these castaway land masses has also translated into the digital age, with more than 21 million images on Instagram tagged with #island.

Here are five of the world’s top island escapes, along with the iconic features that set them apart…

Why Greece Is The Perfect Winter Destination

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26 November 2018

Why Greece Is The Perfect Winter Destination

During the summer months, thousands of holidaymakers flock to Greece, but up until recently very few would consider travelling there in winter. Yet milder temperatures and fewer crowds make visiting ancient sites a pleasure, and hiking routes more comfortable to navigate.

Eager to demonstrate Greece is open for business year round, the government there has extended the industry’s summer season, which now runs from March to November, and focused promotions on winter destinations.

5 Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations

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1 November 2018

5 Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations

Being a vegan is tricky enough when you’re on your own turf, but it can often prove a nightmare when travelling.

There are some cities you know will be no problem – for example, there are endless plant-based options in the likes of Berlin and Los Angeles – but what about the rest of the world?

We’ve picked five top destinations for vegans that might surprise you...

The Best Christmas Market Breaks To Book Right Now

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28 October 2018

The Best Christmas Market Breaks To Book Right Now

This festive season, swap Dubai’s desert for snowy Christmas markets full of festive charm, gifts and treats to indulge in.

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas –especially when shops are already piled high with festive goods.

Travel during November and December can be pricey, so you need to start planning your Christmas getaways now. Particularly if you want to travel to a Christmassy destination for the most magical time of the year.