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Northern lights trips: holidays to see the aurora

Northern lights holidays,Norway holidays,Finland holidays,Sweden holidays,Iceland holidays,Lapland holidays,Travel,Short breaks<p>Combine viewing the northern lights with wildlife spotting, snowmobiling and more on these exciting short breaks<p>Snowmobiles, cross country skis and husky or reindeer sleds …

Northern lights: hunting the aurora borealis – a family pilgrimage

Our philosophy can be summed up as, "Keep looking up!" We are a family of six who live for the aurora borealis, nature's most sensational light show, and we are about to set off on our most illuminating adventure yet: a five-month northern lights pilgrimage across Lapland.<p>With the biggest increase …

If Sir Alex Ferguson truly loves Manchester United he should walk away now

Roy Keane is right with his claim that Sir Alex Ferguson cannot let go of his Old Trafford ties and until he has severed all formal associations, David Moyes will find himself playing second fiddle to The Boss<p>Just because Roy Keane is completely bitter does not mean he is entirely wrong.<p>Granted, …

How To Make a Claim On Your Travel Insurance

Foreign Affairs: Travel Sex

There's conventional sex, make-up sex, rock star sex and travel sex! There is no doubt travelers have sex appeal and that wanting to travel more is called wanderlust.<p>Forget Kissinger's quote about power -- <i>travel is the ultimate aphrodisiac</i>.<p>Face it, foreigners are exotic, different, mysterious. We …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Madrid through a local’s lens

Delve into the heart of the Spanish capital by visiting the places Madrileños go – from their favourite chocolaterías and tapas bars to the shop where they buy their flamenco shoes.<p><b>Handmade in Madrid</b><p>Madrid is a city that seems to run on a soundtrack of Spanish guitar. You hear it everywhere: …

Five fabulous South African hotels

Exotic scenery meets sustainable comfort in the Rainbow Nation, where travellers can enjoy their own private peace.

Tallinn’s story, written in the sky

Spiked with spires, Tallinn’s skyline provides fascinating tales and haunting legends detailing the Estonian capital’s history.<p>It is hard to miss Tallinn’s multitude of towers. Along with the city’s soaring church spires and distinctive orange roofs, they are a key element of the Estonian capital’s …

A Bedouin’s trail through Petra

See a different side to Jordan’s most popular attraction, following winding back roads and worn rock-cut staircases to rarely-visited monuments and panoramic vistas.<p>Once the capital of the Nabataean Arab's trading empire, with its giant temples and tombs chiselled out of swirling raspberry-ripple …

Our favourite images of the week

The most breathtaking travel photos from the past seven days – capturing the magnificent Arabian Peninsula, Laos’ traditional weavers and the back streets of Venice.

Business trip: Helsinki

Finland’s capital is one of Northern Europe’s most important economic centres, combining a key geographic position with a taste of Finnish culture.<p>One of Northern Europe’s most important commercial and political centres, business-centric Helsinki is the largest city in an otherwise fairly rural …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

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Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

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A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

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How to not get robbed in Barcelona

Barcelona is a wonderful place to live, but it’s a den of thieves. It’s topped the poll as worst city in the world for pickpockets, and the sad truth …

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Middle East hotel prices - August to October 2013

Data trends on cheapest hotel rates as well as median rate for three months of three, four and five star hotels across some of the major cities in …

Drivers swerve to avoid Mark Webber as he hitches lift with Fernando Alonso during Singapore GP – watch the hair-raising video

Video has emerged of the moment Mark Webber hitched a ride from Fernando Alonso at the Singapore Grand Prix – and the footage certainly vindicates …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

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Best places to shop for travel gear and gadgets

Gadgets. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they're rapidly becoming part of the traveller's arsenal. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune: next time you’re planning a trip overseas, consider taking along your travel tech shopping list. You can save plenty of cash if you know where to shop - and …

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Arctic turn: following the route of the Northwest Passage

"Remember, this is an expedition, not a cruise," declares our leader Boris Wise.<p>Projected on the wall behind him are a series of maps of the maze of islands of the Canadian Far North. These aren't just any maps though; these are real-time satellite charts, specifically detailing the extent and …