Top 10 must have in your backpack items for travel around Europe

Planning, preparation and packing for that perfect trip. Here’s the essential items you have just got to put in your backpack to help make that adventure of a lifetime a little less frustrating.

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‘No deal’ Brexit: what it could mean for British tourists (passpor...

SPECIAL FEATURE: The prospect of additional costs, disruption and complexity when travelling to the EU is becoming a likely scenario in the event of a “no deal” Brexit.

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Lake Como: Italy’s northern jewel abounds with accessible riches

Tranquility, luxury and a spot of Hollywood celebrity. Italy’s famous Lake Como shores host the likes of George Clooney but are just as welcoming of mere mortals.

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Top tips for surviving Oktoberfest – the ultimate beer indulgenc...

Munich’s Oktoberfest is a must-attend event for beer loving expats, but surviving it is another matter altogether. We’ve got the ultimate Beerfest survival guide. Here’s how to make it through — liver, wallet and dignity intact (just). Prost!

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Tips on how to avoid six of the most common travel disasters

When you’re planning a trip abroad, it is unlikely your first thought (or even second or third) is about what could go wrong.

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The power of Rhine Falls and medieval delights of Stein am Rhein

There is something about waterfalls. We were wowed by the power and majesty of the rushing water and were amazed at how close we could get to the flow of Europe’s largest.

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Seven amazing things to do in Sydney to make it your best holiday ever

From the iconic Opera House to the golden sands of Bondi Beach, there is something for everyone in this incredible Australian city.

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Should you book a summer staycation?

A traditional summer gander abroad, or a local romp during your time off work? A staycation could very well be on the cards for some of us this year.

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La Tomatina: trigger happy tomato throwers in the world’s greate...

For the uninitiated, the adrenaline is flowing because of the fear of the unknown, soon to be replaced by the fear of flying fruit chucked by 30,000 revelers in a glorious explosion of red.

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Why Australia might be at risk of ‘overtourism’

SPECIAL FEATURE: Recently, the disruptive agents of the sharing economy, like Airbnb, have been blamed for bringing more tourists into the heart of communities instead of just tourist sites.

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Thai Airways style all the way home to Australia from London

Award-winning service with a distinctively serene Thai style, and some fantastic stop-over options with Brightsun Travel. Airfares start at Sydney from £717pp, Melbourne from £708pp, Perth from £701pp and Brisbane from £717pp.

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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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Rebirth of a nation: Zimbabwe open for tourism again

With its political & economical problems a thing of the past, Zimbabwe is welcoming increasing numbers of tourists back into the country and hoping for even more. Armed with a camera & notepad, Kris Griffiths takes a tour of the reborn nation, experiencing its full range of impressive natural wonders up close

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Hacking your holiday: how cyber criminals are increasingly targeting t...

SPECIAL FEATURE: A staggering 3.9 billion malicious login attempts occurred during the last year against sites belonging to airlines, cruise lines, hotels, online travel, automotive rental and transport organisations.

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Travelogue: A trip to the highly unusual destination of Eritrea

In London, when I went to get a visa to visit Eritrea they asked me why I wanted to go. Why would a white lady of uncertain years WANT to go there alone?

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