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10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures – with the chance to see wildlife and wonderful scenery along the route<p>The Ffestiniog winds its way from Porthmadog through more than 13 miles of stunning countryside. Waterfalls cascade and streams froth down mossy rock sides. Swathes of …

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Top 10 Paris restaurants for €10 a head

With the traditional Parisian brasserie in decline, a new website is pointing diners to alternative cheap eats. The founders of Les Petites Tables show us where to dine well on a shoestring<p>‘No kebabs, no sandwiches - that’s our rule. Apart from that, if it’s good we’ll consider it.” Romain …

'It’s a half-mile of magic': Elaine Sciolino on rue des Martyrs, Paris

The former New York Times correspondent loves this sloping street and its 200 small businesses so much she’s written a whole book about it<p><b>People ask me, “Why did you write a whole book about a single street?”</b> I tell them rue des Martyrs is not just any street. You won’t find it in most guidebooks, …

10 of the best urban beaches and city riversides in Europe

From London to Warsaw, sand is being placed along rivers, reggae is pumping from cool cocktail bars, there’s beach volleyball and plenty of places for a swim<p>The French capital has put a lot of energy into developing its urban beach and riverside culture; the Paris-Plages have been a feature on the …

20 of the best holiday cottages and cabins in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark

Scandinavia holidays,Self-catering,Denmark holidays,Sweden holidays,Norway holidays,Iceland holidays,Cottages,Glamping,Camping holidays,Summer holidays,Family holidays,Europe holidays,Travel<p>Make the most of Scandinavia’s lakes, hills, forests and pristine nature with our pick of self-catering …

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Łódź: the fairy tale city you can't pronounce

When it comes to fairy tale destinations, the Polish city of Łódź wouldn’t trouble many - if any - bucket lists. Nicknamed “the Manchester of Poland”, it was a smoking industrial behemoth during the 19th Century, before collapsing into catastrophic decline after the Great Depression.<p>But fairy tales …

48 Hours in Paris: A Local’s Guide

A glimpse of the Eiffel Tower – by lensmateI’ll admit it: drawing the following Parisian offbeat itinerary featuring our locals’ tips has been a bit …

MH370 search: 'decreasing possibility' plane will be found, say authorities

Australian Transport Safety Bureau says there are only 15,000 sq km of seafloor to be surveyed before search ends<p>The Australian authority leading the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has said there is a “decreasing possibility” that the missing plane will be found.<p>More than 105,000 sq km …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

Top 10 Interesting Travel Blogs

Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Restaurants In Lucca, Italy

Located in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany, Lucca is a city famous for its Renaissance era walls, charming cobbled streets, and aromatic …

Italy

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

13 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in England

London’s cultural sights tend to go heavy on the grandeur—royal this, crown jewels that—but a stroll down its most famous outdoor market promises a …

Cities Where You Can Afford A Five-Star Hotel

Places to experience a prince's stay on a pauper's budget.<p>Looking for an unforgettable city break without splashing the cash? Whether you fancy …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

JetBlue Has a Genius Idea for Dealing With Crying Babies on a Flight

Because we’ve all been there, either as a passenger or as a parent.<p>For anyone who’s ever been stressed out by a crying baby on a flight—whether …

Genius

HugeDomains.com - Aasce.com is for sale (Aasce)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The Best Day Trips From Paris (Beyond Versailles)

Aleady done Versailles and Monet's Gardens? Then look into these five excursions about an hour from the City of Light.<p>Taking a day trip from Paris is …

Just gorge-ous: the world’s most tantalising food markets

There’s no better way to get under the skin of a destination than to gorge on local food. And markets provide an unrivalled way to eat stunning, affordable dishes, as well as see a city in all its messy glory. If your appetite rules on the road, then these are the places you need to go.<p>Tsukiji Fish …

Scientists discover three new species of mouse lemur in Madagascar

At a time when wildlife news is so focused on conservation and endangered species, it’s comforting to think that there may still be some more species out there yet to be discovered. And now, scientists have discovered three new species of primates in Eastern Madagascar.<p>The primates are mouse …

Perfect Jobs For People Who Would Rather Travel The World

• Home<br>• ><br>• Life Stories<br>• ><br>• Perfect Jobs For People Who Would Rather Travel The World<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Life Stories<p>Sometimes traveling doesn't have …

World Laughter Day: the world's happiest places

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An LA judge ordered a woman to unlock a phone with her fingerprint

A federal judge recently signed a warrant requiring a woman to use her fingerprint to unlock her phone, <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> reports. The woman, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, was sentenced for identity theft the same day the warrant was signed, but it's not clear why exactly the FBI wanted to unlock her …

The Best Places to Travel in February

Tired of tranquil beaches with puny waves? February is big wave season on Oahu, and daredevils congregate around the North Shore to catch swells of …

30 Unusual Things You Can Do At Night During Your Travels

There’s no better place to experience a sauna than in Finland, the country that invented it. For the locals sauna is a necessarily part of their day, …

Top 10 hotels in the Highlands, Scotland

Activities, both adventurous and relaxing, abound in the Highlands and with these hotel suggestions from a new book, Scotland the Best, great food, hospitality and a good rest are also easy to find<p>A Victorian mansion with lawns down to Loch Shiel and the Glenfinnan Monument over the water. There’s …

Pipe dreams: on the trail of Maigret’s Paris

Tom Downey goes in search of the French capital’s landmarks – as patrolled by Georges Simenon’s French detective<p>By rights Le Bar du Caveau, on the Ile de la Cité’s Place Dauphine, one of the most picturesque squares in the very centre of the tourist’s Paris, should have been crammed with …

9 Things To Do In Stockholm

<b>The College Tourist</b><p><b>By Gabrielle Boucher from The University of Tampa</b><p>Prior to my first trip to Stockholm, I barely did any research and entered Sweden with no plan. Now that I've experienced the vibrant culture and charm of the Swedish capital, I created a list of the most noteworthy things I …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.