Check out National Geographic’s best travel photos of 2017

The winners in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition have been announced by National Geographic. Take a look at some incredible images…

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Get a kick out of kung fu set to music with some Peking Opera

Chinese drama is fun, and no harder than following Italian opera or Shakespearean dialogue. So says intrepid traveller JOHN BURKE.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro, the pride of Africa

History and significance: It was during Tanzania’s independence from its colonial rulers, the mountain that consist of three dormant volcanoes and which stands 5895 meters above sea level, became the symbol of its independence.

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If you have just two days in Washington DC…

Monuments, museums, art galleries, magnificent buildings and grand views are the hallmarks of the USA’s capital.

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CHUCK THIS! La Tomatina: throwing tomatoes and seeing red

For exactly one hour every year the Spanish city of Buñol is a pulpy, tomato flavoured battleground. It’s every person for themselves as chaos ensues for La Tomatina!

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Campus it up in Cambridge: staying in the world famous university city

A weekend in the stunning city of Cambridge is easy, and you can even stay on campus.

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Norfolk escape: A country house hotel with a difference

Exploring the iconic, stately English manors Congham Hall and Houghton Hall, as well as the Queen’s own Sandringham House.

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Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls: what happens and how did it com...

RUNNING OF THE BULLS IN PAMPLONA | Spain’s famous San Fermin festival brings together daredevils and spectators of the world for a week of bull dodging and serious, serious partying. Here’s the what, how, why and when…

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Estoril: Portugal’s happy hunting ground for Aussie spies and in...

The most snobbish, secretive and cinematic riviera in Europe is in Portugal, reckons JOHN BURKE. It’s lured everyone from deposed kings and queens to 007, and is definitely worth an investigation.

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Fetlar and away: the midnight summer garden of the Shetland Islands

This remote, far northern Scottish island is home to a diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife, and for a short while it’s a cool summer escape for our intrepid Aussie journeyman.

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Lose yourself in Yorkshire’s eye-popping ‘Sculpture Triang...

A clever marketing concept, the ‘Sculpture Triangle’ is also the perfect excuse to head up north to visit the UK’s largest county on a weekend break with a cultural bent.

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Six capital stops on Australia’s east side that you really shouldn...

Arts, sports, beaches, culture and nature. Australia is a land of beauty and abundance. Here’s six top spots for the visitor to get a big hit of Down Under.

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Ireland county intrigues: captivating Cork and gorgeous Galway

The south-west of Ireland offers rolling hills, scenic vistas and wide open spaces, combined with some old-fashioned Irish hospitality. Cork and Galway offer the perfect opportunity for a countryside getaway, with minimum fuss.

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Petra rocks as Jordan rolls: in stunning, laid back history

The ancient city of Petra is worthy of its bucket list ranking fame, but Jordan has a whole lot more to offer as well.

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Glorious Florence: the elegant first lady of Italy

Italy is a jam-packed country full of culture, scenery and gastronomy. If you only have a few days though, Florence offers the country’s best flavours all in one stunning location.

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