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Save the planet: try a no-fly cruise

Now that travel is getting even easier, and many of the world's great destinations are waiting to welcome us all, Fred. Olsen wants everyone to enjoy sailing once again, on a much-deserved escape this summer. With this in mind, they've created some fantastic offers on a range of hand-crafted cruises departing over the coming months.…

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Remain in Spain again

You probably already know that when people flock to Europe, Spain is the most chosen destination. And that's no surprise, of course, as it simply seems to have what people want. An overabundance of sunshine, history, diverse countryside, criminally hip cities and a natural cuisine (not to mention wine) that all goes into a melting…

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Cheaper than a Butterbrot

A butterbrot is a lecker and versatile sandwich in Germany. The Germans have devised dozens of ways of preparing this staple. Rye bread, perhaps served with cheese, sweet toppings or a slice of sausage. Sometimes, for breakfast it tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, or the less common peanut butter. In any instance,…

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Camelot in Mexico

The Sixties were a wild time. Free love. The Beatles. International travel and intrigue. Modern art. Groovy personalities. Two of which we feature here: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Arguably among the top ten stars during that spectacular decade, they made the world their oyster. One of their best…

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Come as you are

If you're the shy type, then you might want to look away now. This article is about naturism. Naturism is a lifestyle of practising non-sexual social nudity in private and in public; the word also refers to the cultural movement which advocates and defends that lifestyle. Both may alternatively be called nudism. Though the two terms are broadly interchangeable, nudism emphasizes…

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Let it all hang out

Nothing like walking along a beach and then - hey presto! - finding out that it's for nudists. That happened to us here in Vancouver, of all places. Luckily, our sunglasses were in place and covered our eyes even if they didn't hide our embarassment. We're not prudes, by any stretch -…

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All is well in Sanibel.

If you know Florida, USA, you'll likely know Miami Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg etc.  Chances are you've been to one or more of these sunny cities. But what about the destinations that are bubbling under?  There are just as many worthy spots that aren't in the top ten. One of which is Sanibel…

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Dandy is handy

Whenever you visit Paris, you want to stuff as much activity as you can into each moment.  And, of course, there are probably just too many things to do in Paris that you might find yourself getting distracted -  I know I do. But, here's a place that will make your life a little easier: …

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Vamos a Toronto . . pronto!

Let's go to Toronto now! We think that almost everyone has a warm and fuzzy feeling about Canada.  The country is almost like the North American Sweden:  healthcare for all, low violence, a population from every corner of the world and, honestly, nice people.  You can land here and relax. Probably the best place to start…

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Sleepwalk on the water

How often do you have a dream come true?  This one almost defies belief, and certainly exceeds expectations. Once a monastery, Argos in Cappadocia is an exclusive hotel featuring elegant rooms with elaborate stone carvings and antique furnishings. Some of the suites even have a private indoor pool, perfect for guests dreaming about a romantic…

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Maui Wowwee

One thing that can be said about the USA is that it has Hawaii.  The islands are a place where almost everyone wil agree that it is a "destination" for them.  Spectacular ocean waters, beaches, mountains and on average, 240 sunny days per year, you're almost guaranteed a good time. But, of all the islands,…

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Cycle, with meaning

Sorry, we meant Roughlee. Near Nelson, Lancashire, UK a refuge built in 1912 for mill workers to meet in nature is still open to cyclists for tea and leftwing sympathy. You can clearly see Clarion House from high up on the ridge between Barrowford and Roughlee. Not only because it stands alone on a green…

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Why U?

Why u?  This is not your father's cruise ship. Designed as the first river cruise catering to a more trendy audience, U River Cruises features more experiential itineraries that allow passengers to connect with the cities the boats visit and the people who live there. The ships themselves look nothing like what you might expect: …

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Hola, Ilha Bay

Who can resist the allure of Brasil?  So diverse, and rich in adventure. A legacy of history that goes back hundreds of years.  And a people who love life and aren't afraid to show it. When most people think of Brasil, they think of Rio, and rightly so.  But, if you're not most people, you might…

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