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Summer school in Geneva

If you’re looking to get away in the summer, but are feeling guilty for taking time off from studies and want to build up more experience, why not try taking up an international summer school course? See another country, meet great people, learn new things, and come away not just …

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The World’s Quirkiest Hotels

Europe’s great ruins and cities are mighty testament to the ancient and modern world. These are cities of legendary proportions, each with its unique charm, history and works of classical and modern art. Europe is on your doorstep: take a journey through its wondrous history. Ancient history, modern wonders Two …

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Architectural wonders of Europe

Europe’s great ruins and cities are mighty testament to the ancient and modern world. These are cities of legendary proportions, each with its unique charm, history and works of classical and modern art. Europe is on your doorstep: take a journey through its wondrous history. Ancient history, modern wonders Two …

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Fly-drive to Transylvania and beyond

When you think of fly-drive holidays, the US probably springs to mind. A fly-drive holiday to Romania, including the region of Transylvania, offers something a little different and in many ways more magical than anything Mickey Mouse can offer. Romania is largely undiscovered territory for British tourists, but this ancient …

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Greek Island-Hopping in Style

The beautiful Greek islands are just perfect for a spot of hopping, as many students will tell you. But you don’t need to live out of a backpack and navigate your way round the island’s hostels – hop aboard a luxury liner for a tour of the very best places …

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The Awesome Panama Canal

Few journeys through the engineering history books are as impressive or beautiful as a trip down the “eighth wonder of the engineering world” – the Panama Canal. Linking the mighty Atlantic and Pacific oceans took over three centuries of work by two nations. The Panama Canal is beauty and function …

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Adventures in finding Mr Right

If old-fashioned blind dating, online dating or speed dating fails to find you the man of your dreams, perhaps you just need to discover a new sense of adventure. According to Max Tookey, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Greenwich, an exhilarating adventure travel could be the …

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Newquay: a surfer’s paradise

Once a small fishing village in sleepy Cornwall, Newquay has become the UK’s surfing capital of cool.  Whether you just like watching the surfers, and there are plenty to watch, want to take some lessons with a surf school or just fancy chilling out all day and clubbing well into …

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A passage to India

If lying on a beach is not your thing and you yearn for a bit of adventure set against an exotic backdrop, have you thought about the possibilities the vast sub-content of India has to offer? The country offers a wealth of ancient temples and monuments for lovers of culture …

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The kings and queens of Europe’s castles

Being king and queen of the castle is something that all children dream of and, unlike many childhood dreams, this can come true. Europe is blessed with many outstanding castles once fit for a king, but now perfectly fitting for first-class travellers with romance on the mind. TripAdvisor, the world’s …

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Ice, nature and wilderness

Alaska probably wouldn’t top many people’s list of where to go on holiday. Images of glaciers and snow spring to mind. But this is a fascinating, beautiful US state which has much to offer the enterprising and adventurous tourist. More than twice the size of Texas, Alaska is the largest …

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Orang-utan adventure

If you’re an avid nature lover and a travel enthusiast then why not combine your passions for the trip of a lifetime? If exploring the depths of Borneo’s rainforest while enjoying the spectacular wildlife on offer sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday then a trip to Southeast Asia …

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Adventures in Latin America

As heroic adventurer Indiana Jones gets set to return to the silver screen this year in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull you might be left wishing you could have an adventure of your own. Well you can and, what’s more, it doesn’t all have …

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Turkish delights

Fancy a break that offers more than a week in an average hotel or a whirlwind city guidebook tour of your destination? If you’re looking for a holiday that’s far from the madding crowd or something with a slightly different twist, then travel company Journey Anatolia might just have the …

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A haunting break

For most people the thought of unwanted ghostly visitors lurking in their hotel would send a shiver down the spine, but for others its half the fun. If cold spots, mysterious noises and ghoulish sights are your idea of the perfect holiday accommodation then a haunted break could make the …

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A taste of the Med

One of the best things about visiting a different country is the cuisine, which is why so many people head to the Mediterranean each year. Its delectable combination of sun, sea, scenery and food is among some of the best to be found in the world. However while you can’t …

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Strange but true

If you’re looking for a close encounter of the unexpected kind then you might enjoy a trek around some of North America’s strangest landmarks. There are some fascinating tourist spots in the area and we’re not talking about Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. If bucket and spade holidays aren’t …

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Jazz up your walking holiday

King of swingers Frank Sinatra called it his kind of town, notorious gangster Al Capone once ruled its criminal underworld, author Ernest Hemingway was born here and there is even a musical about it. But Chicago has more to offer than a colourful history and all that jazz. Famed for …

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French for fun

If you’ve always dreamed of speaking French like a native and dumping your phrase book then your best bet is to get yourself on the next plane to France. Textbooks can be useful but the true test is putting your language skills to work among real French folk in France. …

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Athens: an ancient city in a modern world

With its magnificent architecture, legendary cultural attractions and unparalleled place in history, the Greek capital continues to captivate. The city blends the classical and the contemporary and boasts some of the world’s oldest landmarks. The Acropolis No visit to Athens is complete without a journey through the acropolis – the …

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