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Dylan Thomas’s Wales

In October 2014 the literary world celebrates the 100th birthday of the late <b>Dylan Thomas</b>.<p>Few places meant more to the Welsh poet than <b>Swansea</b>, on Wales’s southwest coast. “This sea-town was my world,” he wrote of the “ugly lovely” place where he grew up and wrote the majority of his life’s</b> …

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Morocco

So you're planning your Morocco travel! As they say in Arabic, Mabruk! (Congratulations). Now what? Well, before you get on the plane, there are some things you probably want to know.<p><b>Morocco, Morrocco, Morroco? Which is correct?</b><p>In English, we spell the word: Morocco. But in Arabic, there are no …

Morocco Hits All the Right Notes for Travelers

The gentle, all-night hiss of the shifting Sahara sand subsided. Pinholes of pale pink light filtered into my Berber tent. Well-rested after yesterday's camel ride into camp and last night's banquet by the bonfire, I didn't even mind that I was awake earlier than usual. I threw back the flap. Ahead, …

Travel tips: the Czech Republic, London Eye and Morocco

Take me there: Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic<p><b>Why go?</b> The pristine, snowy peaks, crumbling castles, timeless mountain villages and pure air in this north-eastern corner of the Czech Republic offer a wholesome antidote to the excesses of the festive season.<p><b>What to do</b> For downhill skiing the best …

Travel tips: lose yourself in Morocco, have a new look at travel guides, and East London's hippest hotels

<b>Take me there: Souss Valley, Morocco</b><p><b>Why go</b><br>With its atmospheric medina and ochre-coloured ramparts, the fortified Berber town of Taroudant – an hour's drive from Agadir – is often called "little Marrakech", although it is more laid-back. Use it as a base for exploring the fertile Souss Valley, where …

Top 10 Spooky Places to See in Ireland This October

Leap Castle, County Offaly<p>Count Dracula may stalk the Transylvanian countryside; but his origins are much closer to Bram Stoker's homeland of Ireland. As a frail child, Bram's mother whetted his appetite for the blood thirsty character by fuelling the author's imagination with supernatural tales.<p>In …

Ten enchanting travel experiences in Greenland

So you think Greenland is a far-flung travel dream? Pinch yourself. This Arctic country might be huge, but a trip to western Greenland can take in a breathtaking range of sights, from Disko Bay’s iceberg studded waters to valleys so vast you’ll feel like the last hiker on Earth. Start with these 10 …

5 Ways to Never Pay for Travel Again

<i>By: Jason Steele</i><p>Traveling for free doesn't have to involve couch surfing, dumpster diving, or stowing away in the wheel well of a 747. It doesn't even have to involve credit card fraud.<p>No, there's a kind of free travel where you enjoy business-class flights, luxury hotel suites, and champagne …

8 Aviation Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Denmark Is Bigger Than You Ever Imagined

In terms of geographic size, it's bigger than Germany, Turkey, and France — combined.<p>It's all because in the 1700s, the Danes quietly started stealing an island from Norway when nobody was paying attention. They sent some settlers, built some factories, and were soon its recognized masters.<p>Since …

Turkey steels for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town | Reuters

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey’s parliament authorized the government to order military action against Islamic State on Thursday as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey.<p>The vote gives the government powers to order …

Most Beautiful Coastal Towns (PHOTOS)

Being by the coast can conjure up memories of carefree days and a feeling of possibility. In our ever-connected world, it's a relief to look up from those screens and out onto a soothing expanse of blue.<p>The allure of a coastal getaway drew about 250 million visitors to the Mediterranean alone in …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Slow Cooker

Hundreds of cookbooks have cropped up for the slow cooker, and all of them have an angle; some focus on soups, others stews, and some emphasize the slow cooker's vital role in easy dinners. You can start your day with a hearty Mexican-style quiche.<p><b>Click Here to See All of the Things You Didn't Know</b> …

The Great Moroccan Debate: Marrakech or Fes?

Would you choose snake charmers, sparkling Souks and mouth-watering market food or a labyrinth of alleyways -- home to donkeys, ancient customs and hidden palaces?<p>To many Marrakech locals, Fes is unfriendly, boring and dirty. Most Fes inhabitants believe Marrakech is a hive of commercial …