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The days are getting longer, the sweet scent of flowers is in the air, and optimism abounds. It can mean only one thing, spring has finally sprung. Of course, there are lots of fabulous destinations worth visiting during the spring months, but there are some that stand out from the crowd, inspiring holiday spots that are at their very best during the prelude to summer.
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by Kieron Allen
Adventure

10 of the best must-try national dishes from around the world

One of the very best things about travelling the world is the amazing dishes you discover along the way. But there some that you simply can’t afford to miss. Our round-up of the world’s top ten national dishes is a guide to some of our planet’s finest recipes. Time to get tasting.
Adventure

50 amazing places to see before you die

The world is a truly magical place. From epic, thundering waterfalls, to pristine, palm-fringed beaches, there is so much to discover and be inspired by. But to make things a little easier, we've compiled a list of the 50 most breathtaking destinations on the planet. How many have you ticked off your travel bucket list?
City BreakFlightsShort Haul

How to fit your life into hand luggage

If you’re only heading off for a short trip and travelling with a budget carrier, the chances are you won’t want to pay the excessive charges required to put a bag in the hold. Forget the inflated price tag, here’s how to squeeze everything you need for your next vacation into a bag small enough to pass as hand luggage.
ActivitiesCultureEurope

Europe: What to do on a 10-day tour

The European continent is magnificent. With some of the world’s most sophisticated cities, impressive monuments and celebrated cuisines, it’s impossible to see it all in just over a week. But ten days is enough to take in some of Europe’s most incredible offerings, you just have to travel smart.
FlightsLong Haul

How to survive a long haul flight

Every seasoned traveller has a long haul horror story. From a screaming baby in the adjacent seat, to a faulty TV screen, the list of things that can, and do, ruin a flight is endless. But if you prepare well, you’re next adventure will be a pleasure, not a chore.
ActivitiesDestinations

Abu Dhabi: A most glamorous Grand Prix

You don’t have to be an avid fan of Formula 1 to fall in love with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Of course, for petrol heads, the whine of precision engines racing around an immaculate asphalt track is in itself irresistible, but the Abu Dhabi leg of this prestigious, annual tour offers much more besides - even the track is a breath-taking piece of modern architecture.
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The world’s 10 best beaches

They come in all shapes and sizes, from sand to rocky, placid seas to monstrous swells, it seems there is a beach for everyone. Here’s our pick of the world’s 10 best beaches, and don’t worry, they’re not all tropical island getaways – we’ve catered to all tastes.
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Going all out for Oktoberfest

Thousands of revellers sway in unison, a troop of folk musicians rousing the crowd with an unmistakable Bavarian beat. Enormous beer glasses clink to the cry of “Prost!”, the amber liquid sloshing out on contact. All around, buxom waitresses in traditional dress weave their way through the masses with unfathomably large drinks orders in tow. This is Oktoberfest, and the fun’s only just begginng.