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24 hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a walking city – one that repays those who tramp its cobbles with stately Georgian grandeur. So with 24 hours up your sleeve, where would you go and what can you see?<p>Morning<p>Head over to Valvona & Crolla for breakfast. This Italian delicatessen is an Edinburgh institution. Counter staff …

Afghanistan's travel highlights: 10 amazing places that tourists are missing

Afghanistan

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Central America

10 Reasons Slovenia Is The Greatest Place You've Never Visited

It's not just because of Melania Trump.<p>Slovenia may not be high on the bucket list of the average traveler, but it should be. This treasure trove of forests, lakes, mountains and precious little towns offers more charm than many major European destinations, with fewer crowds to get in the way.<p>That …

National Geographic Travel

Budget hotel chains in London

Take a look at these budget hotel brands, which have multiple locations in London, offering some of the best, cheapest hotels in London. Finding a …

Hospitality

A Royal Weekend in London

Whether by luck or deft maneuvering, I’ve avoided a Disney vacation thus far. I have not had the same luck with the princess phase, which commandeered my daughter’s imagination somewhere around age two and hasn’t let up since. Recently, I decided to give in to the royal impulses and take a trip to …

Hobbies & Interests - Shopping

Hobbies

London Tourist Information Centres

Call into one of London's Tourist Information Centres for local information, maps and brochures.<p>There are Tourist Information Centres all over …

London’s Top Five Street Food Trends

Please note this blog is no longer active. This post was last updated 3 years, 5 months ago and may contain out of date prices, opening times, links …

England

London attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p>After a spectacular couple of years featuring a Wedding, a Jubilee and an Olympics, London has a twinkle in its eye and a spring in its step. Central London has never looked better following huge redevelopment projects everywhere you look: King’s Cross Station and its environs, the …

England

Five one-day bike trips from London

Summer cycling tours are an ideal way to discover southern England’s beautiful nature, cultured cities and quaint villages.<p>The British capital is experiencing a cycling revolution. The number of city dwellers who have taken to two wheels has increased 110% since 2000, including London’s mayor Boris …

A peek inside the British royal residences

As the world zooms in on the royal birth, take a look at the open-to-the-public retreats, castles and palaces where you can follow in the House of Windsor’s footsteps.

England

Sightseeing tours of London

London

Borough Market Extends Opening Hours

Good new for fans of Borough Market: London's oldest fruit and veg market is extending its opening hours from next week.<p>The traditional market bell …

Top 12 London markets

London markets are ideal shopping destinations, selling everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling …

England

Pt 3: Kazakhstan’s enduring nomadic legacy

An early morning visit to Uzun Agach’s stockyard reveals how livestock remain vitally central to traditional culture – for city and country dwellers alike.

Kazakhstan

Eat Royally in London -- For a Few Pounds Less!

So you're in London (or back in London). Maybe you've heard horror stories about English food. Maybe you're wondering if you can find a truly good meal here. And the truth is, you could eat very badly -- if you chose to. You could scarf down a pre-packaged triangle sandwich from a shop, pop into a …

City of London

The City of London is home to some of London’s most popular attractions, including Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and the …

England

Free London attractions

Make the most of your stay in the city with these free things to do in London.<p>From London's exquisite parks, to free world-class museums in London …

England

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of London’s hottest shopping destinations, curated to satisfy your every shopping need. The neighbourhood offers a blend of …