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How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

Anthem of the Seas in numbers

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas has been called the world's most futuristic cruise ship. Here are her essential facts and figures<p>She may only be the world's third largest cruise ship but Anthem is longer than both The Shard and New York's Chrysler Building, at 1,142 feet (348m).<p>The ship has 18 …

Anthem of the Seas cruise first verdict: high-tech family fun

Johanna Payton and her 10-year-old son are among the first on board Anthem of the Seas ahead of her debut sailing from Southampton<p>Family holidays can be a gamble with a 10-year-old in tow, but on boarding the hugely impressive (and impressively huge) Anthem of the Seas for its inaugural voyage, I …

Hobbit-style accommodation arrives at Alton Towers

The Enchanted Village, hidden in the woods close to Alton Towers, opens this weekend<p>Alton Towers opens the doors to its newest accommodation this weekend - <b>The Enchanted Village</b>, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Hobbiton.<p>Set in woodland close to the Alton Towers <b>Hotel</b>, it includes …

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

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10 of the best family summer holidays in Europe

Photograph: PR<p>Graine & Ficelle<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/16/1429194108621/32d12d6c-b046-43a2-ae82-8b5c4d03bca9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Graine & …