The road to Rome

Our expectations of an ancient city with cobbled street, crumbling monuments, elaborate fountains and crazy vespa-filled traffic circles would soon come to pass. Once we had collected our luggage, we hastily exited the terminal to find any road that, as the popular idiom promises, would lead us to Rome.

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Exploring Scotland’s Highlands and islands

Our plan for the next two weeks is a road trip exploring the Scottish Highlands and islands, recently rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best regions in the world to visit this year.

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A snapshot of Georgia

My snoozing was brought to an abrupt end by an intense argument between our minivan driver and a man on the street of an undisclosed town. The shouting match was back and forth like a violent tennis match with no let-up and at full volume. 

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Verbier Polaris Festival – a dance party in the Alps

For an intimate venue up in the Alps, the lineup was a strong mix of electronica musicians: a blend of people you’d find in the biggest clubs in Ibiza as well as some alternative yet well-respected artists.

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4 Ways to explore the great outdoors of England

The UK has a reputation for having bad weather, but when spring and summer come around, there are few places as glorious as Great Britain. Long winters mean that Brits appreciate and embrace their sunny seasons wholeheartedly.

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The Italy I love: a travel blogger shares favourite spots in his adopted country

Italy. It’s home to some of the most famous cities in all of Europe, some of the most diverse scenery landscapes and the world’s most beloved cooking. For the last few years, it’s been home to me too. And I’ve had the preposterously good fortune to travel all over the country.

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On top of the world!

The next day I somehow find myself even higher still, simultaneously clutching my seat for dear life while whooping in excitement. Pascal (paragliding pilot extraordinaire) and I are flying high above the snow, circling and turning and spinning and generally acting like excitable puppies let off the leash.

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Five of the greatest long distance walks in the UK

It is said there is no single place in the UK where you’re more than 112 kilometres from the sea. This means that the British Isles are dotted with a wide variety of epic coastal, country and historic walks, all easily accessible via public transport. Based on natural beauty or historic relevance, we present our top five multi-day hikes in the UK.

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Outdoor London for the kids

“There are some activities that simply have to be done on a trip to London: seeing Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard is one such item, as is strolling across Tower Bridge and watching it open from the bank of the Thames River. Here are our tips on how to see it all – and keep the kids entertained!

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Summer the Wight Way

Our household is blessed with an energetic and imaginative three-year old, so most days involve wild and fantastical games starring elaborate castles, dragons and fairy princesses. Our announcement of a beach holiday to the Isle of Wight was met with squeals of delight and an instant obsession with sandcastles, pirates and (for some unknown reason) starfish. Once the countdown was finally complete (three-year olds are not known for their patience) we set off on our seaside summer escapade.

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