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by John MillerChristmas markets, also known as Christkindlesmarkt or Weihnachtsmarkt, depending which part of Germany or Austria you’re hailing from, aren’t just about market stalls and shopping in the run up to Christmas. Going back to medieval times - when people would travel to find festive cheer in the bright Christmas lights, bustling street stalls and delicious snacks to pass the winter ....Continue Reading >>
by Garrett McKayWhether it’s your first trip to the US or one of many, Los Angeles makes a perfect destination. As one of the largest cities in the U.S., close to and full of famous, one-of-a-kind attractions, Los Angeles has much to offer people traveling alone, with a loved one or with the entire family. Before you go, brush up on what you can expect when you get there, where you might ....Continue Reading >>
by Jack MauroThere’s no disputing the science; the deleterious effects of stress on the body and mind have been definitively proven under laboratory conditions. In addition to a general feeling of malaise, stress symptoms can include headaches, stomach problems, elevated blood pressure, insomnia and heart trouble. Is it any wonder, then, that many cultures around the world insist on integrating ....Continue Reading >>
by Alex SinghOnce known as “Madras”, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu and home to countless culturally significant attractions. With an estimated population of 7.45 million residents, it is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world. Chennai is the entryway to the South, creating a culture that is entirely distinct. Tamil culture and tradition is reflected throughout the entire ....Continue Reading >>
by Fiona BrownWhen Samuel Johnson said ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford’ he was certainly right. With every square mile full to bursting with museums, bars, restaurants and attractions, any trip to London provides a dilemma of deciding where to go and what to see. There are the traditional favourites: The British Museum, ....Continue Reading >>
Guest post by Amrita EvansHammamet, Tunisia has been a popular visitors’ destination since the 1960s, when the first tourist hotels were built along the beautiful Hammamet beach. This sandy paradise, 40 miles away from the capital city of Tunis, is a glorious arc of yellow sand and lush surroundings popular with package holiday-makers. After a swim, visitors can take camel rides along ....Continue Reading >>
by Leslie ToWhy do we love Hawaii so much? For one, it’s absolutely beautiful, but it’s not just the lovely surroundings that entice us all to make the trek. The distinct characteristics and personalities of each island within the chain are so diverse and unique, how visitors spend time there is as varied as the people themselves. In short, the 50th state offers about as many ways to vacation ....Continue Reading >>
by Amanda Rodrigues, Show and StayFrom music landmarks to rock star hangouts, join us as we explore the rock 'n' roll hotspots in the UK capital, the must-see sites for any music lover on a London hotel break.Abbey RoadRecreate the iconic Beatles album cover at this crossing in St John's Wood, North West London, where the Fab Four photographed the legendary image in August 1969. ....Continue Reading >>
by Martin OA summer of West African music that marks the city as a hotbed of alternative cultureThe last time Manchester Airport hit the headlines was for a very recent, unfortunate fuel shortage (which nevertheless only led to 30 flights being affected).Yet reporters at the airport in early June should have been paying attention to the visitors coming in rather than the planes queuing ....Continue Reading >>
by Ricky DurranceOften it is hard to think outside of the box when it comes to travelling. For example, what do you think of when someone mentions Egypt? Pyramids and pharaohs, right? Whilst these are of course must see sights, you may be surprised to know that Egypt, along with many other countries around the world, have many hidden wonders which the vast majority of people never get to see – ....Continue Reading >>

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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