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טיול לסופ"ש: ביקור ב'חורבת סעדים' בין המעיין לעצי הפרי

<b>מסלול קל מאוד ומקסים לכל המשפחה. השביל המוצל בחורבת סעדים | צילום: יותם יעקובסון, גלובס עונה מומלצת:</b> כל השנה<b><br>התאמה:</b> כל המשפחה<b><br>קושי מסלול:</b> קל מאוד<b><br>אורך</b> …

Top travel websites: Top10.com

Do you have a favourite hotel booking site? Or do you end up flipping between various operators? Many of the big players seem to blur into one after a while.<p>Top10.com is the latest comparison site, and aims to save you trawling the net by aggregating all the best deals into one place. It searches …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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15 Different Breakfasts From Around The World (Part 1)

When you travel, you eat and you experiment with different food. Since <b>breakfast</b> has been the most important meal of the day, we decided to look into …

Cut credit card fees when travelling abroad

You spend hours planning a trip internationally, but how much time do you spend thinking about what you’ll do for money when you get there?<p>Many of us rely on credit cards when we travel, but may be surprised how quickly fees rack up. A few simple steps before you leave for the airport can save you …

Why Does Music Help Us Exercise?

Several years ago, cognitive scientist Tom Fritz spent some time in northern Cameroon, a mountainous and culturally isolated region in the middle of Africa. He was observing the people who live there, the Mafa, who (from our western perspective, anyway) have some fascinating musical rituals.<p>The …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

Is Manila the world's worst airport?

Manila Airport has been voted the world's worst by the users of a travel website for the second year running.<p>The poll, carried out by the Guide to Sleeping at Airports website (sleepinginairports.net), named Manila's Terminal 1 the very worst, with ratings based on "comfort, convenience, …

Photograph: Getty Images<p>Halloween pumpkin-head lantern lit with candles. Photograph: Getty Images<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2013/10/16/1381923241620/Pumpkin-008.jpg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Rose Cottage at Bovey Castle in …

Top 10 reasons to love Copenhagen

Surprising, artistic, experimental and cosmopolitan, the Danish capital overflows with cafés, culture and history. Here are 10 reasons to love the city.<p>1. The Danes know how to play<p>In contrast to the commercial clutter of most theme parks, Tivoli (tivoli.dk) has clung on to much of its 19th-century …

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The other side of St-Tropez

It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches. And who can forget the sultry TV commercials from Bain de Soleil in the 1980s promising a 'St-Tropez Tan'?<p>In truth, the …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Barcelona 'worst' city for holiday scams

A survey of 2,000 tourists placed the Catalonian city ahead of Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, while 80 per cent of those questioned said they believed Britons were deliberately targeted for potential scamming opportunities.<p>Barcelona has long been known as a hot spot for pickpockets, with tourists on …

In Brazil, tracking the Big Five: macaws

I arrived with my tour group at the Parnaiba River Headwaters National Park many hours after dark, having flown from Rio via Brasilia to a small soya boomtown called Barreiras to transfer to a minibus for a six-hour road trip. The park is in the state of Piauí, which, my host – and expert …

Thailand: which beach is right for you?

It isn’t fair, really – there are over 200 countries around the globe and Thailand has managed to snag a disproportionate amount of the world’s top beaches.<p>These aren’t your average stretches of sand; you’re about to uncover perfect powder-soft dunes and dramatic limestone crags that pop straight …

Gap years: ten questions to ask when choosing a project

** Questions suggested by <b>Responsible Travel</b> (www.responsibletravel.com/ RT) and <b>Quest Overseas</b> (www.questoverseas.com/ QO).<p><b>1. How do you select your participants?</b><p>You will have done plenty of research to find the right programme for you but it is also important that the organisation you have chosen …

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מלונות בחו"ל: מלון הטוויטר הראשון בעולם

חופשה בלי להתנתק. מלון הטוויטר הראשון בעולם | צילום: huffingtonpost.com מי שיוצא לחופשה ומחפש בעיקר שקט ושלווה, ניתוק מהסמארטפון, הטאבלט ושאר …

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Brazil: tracking the Big Five

The Pantanal is Brazil’s wildlife wonderland. In the southwest corner of the country, nudging Bolivia and Paraguay, it is an 81, 000 square mile wetlands system that takes up most of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and a section of Mato Grosso state. “Mato grosso” means “dense bush”, and the name …

The world's 17 most dangerous countries (according to the Foreign Office)

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 …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

מאכזיב עד אילת: מדריך החופים

חופי תל אביב<p>בתל אביב 12 חופים מוכרזים, אך רק 9 חופים פעילים (חוף הילטון, חוף גורדון וחוף פרישמן סגורים עקב מחסור במצילים). נכון להיום ניתנים שירותי …

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How to survive the summer holidays: panic-packing

To be able to take time away from work and the stress of daily life is a great luxury. So my anxiety must come pretty high in the chart of deluxe problems for the worried well. Anyway, with that disclaimer, I may as well admit that I am a panic-packer.<p>It starts about a week before the trip, as a …