Nature trail: exploring Germany’s largest island

Nature trail: exploring Germany’s largest island

Can the contrast between Britain and Germany be more stark than when it comes to public nudity? I come across it on my cycling tour of Germany’s largest island, Rügen, almost as soon as I pedal across the bridge that connects it to the mainland and the elegant Baltic port of Stralsund. I’ve done just a few miles through shady woodlands and sleepy villages of quaint thatched cottages. There are cycle paths almost all the way and I’m enjoying myself. The sun comes out. In a lovely patch of forest,…

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Delhi- The city where the ancient and the modern blend

Delhi- The city where the ancient and the modern blend

New Delhi is a vivid blend of traditions, cultural diversity, political importance as well as architectural brilliance. It bridges its historical glory with the current modern era. It is a popular tourist spot and also houses multiple theatres and centres of performing arts. Delhi’s architectural brilliance can be traced as back as 4th century AD when the Iron Pillar was built in the Mehrauli area, which hasn’t shown any sign of rusting yet. No visit to Delhi is complete without an experience of its famed specialties such as its delicious…

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Culture travellers, take note. These 7 upcoming museums should be on your bucket list

Culture travellers, take note. These 7 upcoming museums should be on your bucket list

Some of 2017’s biggest museums are opening their doors in the final months of the year. Here’s a look at seven major art and design venues being inaugurated around the world between September and December. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Opening: September 9 Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA will reopen in a space designed by wHY in LA’s arts district. The inaugural exhibition “Martín Ramírez: His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation” explores the Mexican artist’s experiences as a migrant labourer during…

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6 reasons fall is the best time to travel

6 reasons fall is the best time to travel

Fall is coming, and with it stunning foliage, sweater weather, and pumpkin-spiced treats. But did you know that fall is also one of the best times of the year for travel? With fewer crowds, lower prices, and an abundance of festivals, here are all the reasons why you should be packing your bags this fall. View As: One Page Slides The weather is mild Fall climate is the perfect weather for exploring. Shutterstock/ Monkey Business Images Bring out those sweaters because fall weather is perfect for exploring, whether it’s a city or a…

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Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Monday, July 24, 2017

Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Monday, July 24, 2017

Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather for Monday, July 24, 2017 By G_Bartlett  |  Posted: July 24, 2017    0 COMMENTS   3 SHARES Monday, July 24, 2017image: http://www.cornwalllive.com/images/localworld/ugc-images/276391/Article/images/30453414/16088107-large.jpg Live: Breaking news, traffic, travel and weather  Comments (0) Welcome to our live coverage of all the day’s biggest stories, traffic and travel from across Cornwall on Monday, July 24, 2017. We’ll be looking at all the traffic until this evening, so keep checking back to make sure you get wherever you’re going as quickly and safely as possible. We will of course also be breaking news…

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Travel Podcasts to Get You Through Your Summer Vacation

Travel Podcasts to Get You Through Your Summer Vacation

In all likelihood, your summer vacation will involve a boutique hotel, a low-cost airline, loyalty points, destination research, or booking something online. So we selected some of our favorite 2017 episodes of the Skift Podcast to give you an insider’s look at those sectors. While you wait in the inevitable line — at airport security, at Disneyland, or at Shake Shack — maximize your time and give these a listen. Travelers want a lot from hotels besides a cute boutique design. They want connected experiences that feed into the larger narrative of their journey….

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US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama’s historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a “terrible and misguided deal.” The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists. Among changes are limiting visits to 12 existing categories of non-tourist travel and a ban on the use of…

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Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Vacation photographs often capture a perfect moment in a favorite place. Send us your best vacation photos now for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households. Readers across the country will be able to vote for their favorite photos, and photographers who submit entries will be eligible for one of three top prizes: Photos can be submitted now through July 18. Many of the best photographs will be…

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After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret – the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses. The sea of colour in Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, three hours south of Bangkok, is a show-stopping feat of nature that has locals hoping for a tourist bonanza. But it has also sparked warnings over the fragility of the environment with park rangers pleading with people not to visit until the lake is healthy enough to deal with an influx of tourists….

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Airbnb pioneers ‘bleisure’ travel

Airbnb pioneers ‘bleisure’ travel

File image  Johannesburg – The home-sharing pioneer Airbnb has announced the launch of a new feature that would cater specifically to business travellers.The company has long focused on leisure travellers but has now adjusted its offering to cater to millennial bleisure – the new trendy term for combining business and leisure – travellers who want to explore offerings of a place beyond conference rooms. Airbnb’s global head of business travel David Holyoke told Business Report last week that business travel did not have to be all about a road warrior…

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