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Photo Essay – A Vietnamese Fishing Village

Photo Essay – A Vietnamese Fishing Village<p>During my time in Vietnam I took a photo tour in Hoi An, the tour was great and you can read my review …

Tourism slogans from around the world

How do you sum up a country in three or four words? With difficulty, if these tourism slogans are anything to go by. Here's a look at the phrases destinations around the world have used to try to persuade tourists to visit<p>What's the best (or worst) tourism slogan you've come across? Tell us in the …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

top 10 regions

Need inspiration for your travels in 2014? These 10 regions have captivated our travel experts with their natural beauty and cultural riches.<p>1. Sikkim, India<p><b>Green is the colour</b><p>A bird's-eye view over Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, India. Image by Image Source / Getty Images.<p>Picking up national accolades …

Subaru Tribeca is Gone: 7 Other Ugly Cars That Didn't Catch On

If Looks Could Kill<p>After nine years on the market, the Subaru Tribeca won’t live past the 2014 model year. Despite Subaru‘s huge momentum over the last few years, awkward styling followed by generic styling (and a cramped third row) kept it from becoming a mainstream player. In honor of the …

Justin Bieber stadium on lockdown after robbers make off with millions in Ocean's 11-style heist

Robbers made off with millions of South African rand in a daring "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist following a Justin Bieber concert in Johannesburg.<p>Criminals broke into a walk-in safe a few hours after the concert and stole millions of rand in cash takings from merchandise and refreshment sales over …

South Africa

Bargain boats

PEOPLE thinking of buying or selling a house used to have to rely on slippery estate agents to get an idea of what the property was worth. Now, in …

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Hiking

Otherworldly Hawaii, for less

The Pride of America, the only cruise ship permitted to sail purely among the islands, costs less than a self-guided tour and delivers the same scenic wonders in impressive style.<p>Peering into the improbable, wind-scoured crater of Maui’s Mount Haleakala was the clinching moment for us. This was the …

Hawaii

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Extreme Sports

How to budget for student and gap year travel

Whether you're taking cash or card, the key to avoiding exorbitant charges on your travels this summer is preparation, says student finance expert David Ellis.<p>Though it is no doubt cheaper to ship in some sand and turn up the heating, most students this year will holiday – 96 per cent, in fact. …

Personal Finance

Nine Italian climbs every cyclist must conquer in their lifetime

Cycling

Beach holidays by train: the seaside express

It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that it is much less stressful to travel by train than by plane. When you pop over to Brussels or Paris for a city break, or even down to the Alps to ski, a journey by rail becomes part of the holiday – you have space, the freedom to move around and …

France