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11 things you have to see and do in Canberra

With a rich concentration of museums and galleries, fabulous gardens, cool restaurants and vibrant festivals, you'll need a good three days in Canberra, says Emma Gregg, to pack so much in...

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12 of the world’s most incredible buildings, from castles to cathedrals

From Ethiopia's ancient rock churches to Indian palaces, these are the impressive buildings that travel bloggers, including Wandering Earl and Uncornered Market, think you should explore and admire...

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5 secret Shakespearean gems in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Author Dominick Reyntiens reveals the places Shakespeare fans should seek out next time they're in the Bard's hometown

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Simon Reeve: “China will impact the future of us all”

After filming BBC One's Sacred Rivers, presenter and adventurer Simon Reeve chats spiritualism, sustainability and the surprises to be found along the world's greatest waterways

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Everything you need to know about hiking the Sinai Trail

Explore Egypt’s Bedouin cultures and desert landscapes, including the iconic Mount Sinai, with Ben Hoffler’s in-depth guide to the Sinai Trail, including practical tips and when to go

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Berlin

The German capital is an irresistible mix of grit and glamour, with a dark past and a bright future. Here’s your guide to enjoying all that it has to offer.

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Iran

The sublime architecture, rich poetic tradition and wildly diverse landscapes of Iran are waiting for you to visit... Go now!

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of festivals

From local gatherings to countrywide festivals, there's always a party going on somewhere in the world. Here's your guide to joining in.

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Silk Road

The Silk Road can be a massive undertaking or a great focus for a fortnight’s trip to Central Asia. Get out the map and start scheming!

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Nicaragua and El Salvador

Forget their troubled past – these countries offer volcanoes, beaches and fine colonial architecture... without the crowds

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Bolivia

From mountain to jungle and the wide Altiplano, Bolivia is truly at the heart of South America. Here's why you need to get there now...

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Norway

Fresh air, dramatic fjords and untamed wilderness – Norway is a geographical stunner. Here is everything you need to know to get there now

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Greece

Greece is where classical civilisation meets sunloungers – where the myth-shrouded landscapes of Mount Olympus and the Peloponnese compete with equally legendary beaches and turquoise seas...

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of South Korea

A contradictory collision of ancient traditions and hyper-modern cities, South Korea is one of Asia's off-beat hotspots. Get there now!

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Bhutan

The last of the Himalayan kingdoms, there’s nowhere on earth quite like Bhutan. Thanks to a long history of isolation and controlled modernisation, a trip to Bhutan feels like a journey into the past...

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Albania

Described as the land the world passed by, this Mediterranean gem is making up for lost time. Get there now before the hordes arrive

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Kate Adie interview: travelling in the danger zone

‘We can’t start the war yet: Kate Adie hasn’t turned up!’ – the legendary BBC reporter tells us about travel to the frontlines

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Victoria Hislop: Why I Love… Greece

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop on gorge-walking, water skiing, the drama of Delphi and her favourite Greek beach

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Germany

Often overlooked, but never disappointing, Germany offers history, nature and culture in abundance. Here's how to make the most of your visit to Europe's best kept secret

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How to take the alternative route into Petra

Once you've entered Petra the traditional way, why not try something a little different. Our featured blogger, Rebecca Smith, tells you how

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of India

From the foothills of the Himalaya to the verdant south, India is a kaleidoscopic assault on all of your senses. Here’s where to start

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of Egypt

With many industry insiders saying it's time to go back to Egypt, here's everything you need to plan your trip to this most iconic of destinations

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Cornwall's top 5 ancient sites

Author Phillip Marsden reveals 5 places in England's south west that may help explain our ties to this ancient land.

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Visiting the islands at the edge of the world

Our featured blogger, Katie MacLeod,ventures to the westernmost islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides to the enchanted – and isolated – islands of St Kilda.

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Portugal

One of Europe's most laid-back nations boasts a strollable capital, rugged interior and rich cultural history. Here's how to make the most of your visit

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5 charming English railway stations you must visit

Author Steven Parissien reveals the little-known gems on the English railway system worth getting off the train for

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The town that straddles Belgium and the Netherlands

Helen Moat visits Europe's most geographically confusing town which lies across the border of Belgium and the Netherlands

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Top 7 destinations for a history buff

Follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and discover lost worlds, ancient sites and little-known cultures on your next trip

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Places you shouldn't take children

Should certain places be off-limits to travellers with children? Family Man Will Gray tackles a taboo subject. Do you agree?

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The world's 7 weirdest Christmas traditions

Venezuelans skate to church. Norwegians hide their brooms. And Catalans beat the hell out of dressed up logs. Christmas really does drive people crazy...

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5 little known sites on the Nile you must visit

Egyptologist and author, Dr Toby Wilkinson reveals little-visited places on the Nile that you need to see

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One perfect day in Florence

Our featured blogger, Rebecca Goding, finds her spiritual home in the heart of Tuscany. And explains how you can too.

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Italy

Food, history, romance – Italy has got it all. Here's your guide to get your slice of la dolce vita

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Colombia

Shrugging off its edgy reputation, Colombia is a tantalising mixture of Andean foothills and Amazon jungle, pre-Columbian sites and Caribbean beaches – get there soon...

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Vietnam

Everything you need to know about this most magical – and tasty – destination

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of France

Whether you want to be active or indulgent, isn't it time you added a little Gallic flair to your next adventure?

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5 D-Day sites you must visit

June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. BBC presenter and historian James Holland lists the five most important sites to visit

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Memories of Gorée Island in Senegal

Our featured blogger, Kathryn Burrington, visits Senegal's notorious slave trading port and finds hope and joy where there was once great brutality

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Your video guide to quirky Canada

They say it's the quiet ones you've got to watch out for. Underneath that respectable façade there's a wild side of Canada that's just itching to be discovered...

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Japan

Japan is a country of contrasts, from high-tech cities to ancient wooden shrines, with cherry blossoms sprinkled on top like confetti. There's nowhere else quite like it. Go now!

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Scotland

The success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow's Commonwealth Games have woken the world up to what Wanderlust has known all along: Scotland is a great place to visit. Here’s your guide to getting there before the hordes arrive

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Step-by-step along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days.52 Kilometres. 1 Destination: Machu Picchu. Join our featured blogger, Greg Goodman as he takes you on an ancient journey on Peru’s Inca Trail.

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Cuba

Travel in Cuba and experience crumbling Cuban cool, coloured by 500 years of rollercoaster history

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Top packing tips for a trip of a lifetime

Daunted by the thought of packing for that BIG trip? Experienced traveller and seasoned backpacker Jennifer Scott shares her tips...

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Mexico

Hot as a habanero chilli, cool as a dip in the Pacific, ancient as the Mayan temples and new as Mexico City's bars and restaurants – this is your ultimate guide to Mexico

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Germany

Often overlooked, but never disappointing, Germany offers history, nature and culture in abundance. Here's how to make the most of your visit to Europe's best kept secret

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How to take the alternative route into Petra

Once you've entered Petra the traditional way, why not try something a little different. Our featured blogger, Rebecca Smith, tells you how

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Indonesia

Indonesia is a captivating mix of natural beauty and cultural depth, tropical islands and traditional lifestyles – at a bargain price. What’s stopping you?

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of India

From the foothills of the Himalaya to the verdant south, India is a kaleidoscopic assault on all of your senses. Here’s where to start

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of Egypt

With many industry insiders saying it's time to go back to Egypt, here's everything you need to plan your trip to this most iconic of destinations

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Cornwall's top 5 ancient sites

Author Phillip Marsden reveals 5 places in England's south west that may help explain our ties to this ancient land.

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of Croatia

Castles, cafes, culture and a spectacular coastline boasting over 1,000 islands – Croatia has got it all. And the weather’s not too bad either!

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Visiting the islands at the edge of the world

Our featured blogger, Katie MacLeod,ventures to the westernmost islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides to the enchanted – and isolated – islands of St Kilda.

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of Cambodia

Captivating temples, wild jungle and sandy beaches – Cambodia matches your every travel mood. Follow this guide and get there now!

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The Lost Villages of East Anglia and Zeeland

Two countries. One killer storm. Helen Moat discovers that the consequences of a natural disaster knows no borders...

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Low Countries

Jam-packed with history and art, home to the world's favourite comfort foods (and drinks) and boasting Europe's largest nature reserve – here's your lowdown on the Low Countries

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Ecuador

Ecuador has the wildlife, the mountains, the rainforest and even the Inca heritage – all in easy reach. Here’s your guide to South America in a bite-sized package

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Portugal

One of Europe's most laid-back nations boasts a strollable capital, rugged interior and rich cultural history. Here's how to make the most of your visit

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5 charming English railway stations you must visit

Author Steven Parissien reveals the little-known gems on the English railway system worth getting off the train for

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The town that straddles Belgium and the Netherlands

Helen Moat visits Europe's most geographically confusing town which lies across the border of Belgium and the Netherlands

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Prague

Prague is the jewel of central Europe. We show how to look through the crowds to discover a city full of striking architecture, hearty cuisine and absorbing history

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Your favourite destinations of 2014

These are the exotic locales that top your travel wishlist – and our advice on what to do when you get there

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25 amazing places to visit in Oman

Stunning deserts, ancient forts and a pristine coastline: João Leitao lists the places you must visit in this intriguing desert kingdom

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Cambodia's biggest secrets revealed

Wanderlust World Guide Award finalist, Bunyong Roeurn, reveals the best places to eat, drink and get active in Cambodia. And how to avoid the crowds at Angkor Wat.

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Your guide to New Year celebrations throughout the year

Love New Year's Eve but don't want to wait another 12 months until the next one? Here's an annual guide to the different New Year's celebrations observed around the world.

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of the Australian Outback

Wild, vast and red, the Australian Outback offers desert, big rocks, Aboriginal encounters and tasty bush tucker. What are you waiting for?

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Exploring Derbyshire's hidden corners

Helen Moat discovers a forgotten remnant of England's industrial past in a picturesque valley in Derbyshire

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of London

Our guide to the best food, walks and hidden corners of one of the world's great cities. With tips on how to make your visit more affordable, too!

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12 Eiffel Towers around the world

From Pakistan to Greece, Siberia to Texas... you can celebrate Bastille Day at your very own Eiffel Tower

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Haunted by a smile at Auschwitz

On the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Helen Moat goes in search of the identity of a prisoner whose smile set her apart from other prisoners

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Why Christmas never ends in Krakow

Helen Moat visits the picturesque Polish city in February and finds the yuletide celebrations still in full swing

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7 historical post offices where you can still post letters

They were the cathedrals of colonial times, but sadly many of the world's grandest post offices have been destroyed or repurposed. Here are 7 that will still sell you stamps

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5 alternative places to visit in Burma

Burma-born author James Chilton suggests five little-known places where you can still escape the tourists

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Uncovering Macau's secrets by foot

5 intriguing walking tours that give an insight into Macau's colonial past and its colourful – and tasty – present.

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China's 5 most amazing 'new' cities

Author Wade Shepard travelled through China witnessing immense cities being built from scratch. He lists his favourites and why every traveller should visit them

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5 towns saved by street art

Graffiti pulled these towns back from the brink of extinction – and arty travellers have been flocking to them ever since

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5 crazy May Day celebrations in Europe

In the northern hemisphere, May 1 marks the start of spring. You won't believe how some countries celebrate it...

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5 hidden gems in Yorkshire

Think you know Yorkshire? We bet you haven't heard of these 5 hidden gems...

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Londons around the world

There are 29 places around the world called London. Which one will you visit?

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The world's 9 most haunted places

Paranormal destinations that are guaranteed to spook even the most sceptical of travellers ...

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Washingtons around the world

There are 57 places in the world called Washington. Which one will you decide to visit?

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5 things to do in Britain at night

Author Dixe Wills reveals how to uncover the 'dark side' of Britain...

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5 quirky festivals of Pagan Britain

There's more to Pagan Britain than Summer Solistice and May Day. Here are five ancient festivals you need to mark on your calendar

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Top 5 places in the world to search for Atlantis

Atlantis-obsessive Mark Adams lists 5 possible locations for the mythical city...

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5 amazing giant stone heads around the world

Five super-sized noggins from across the ages – and across the globe – that you really need to see face-to-face

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4 intense Voodoo festivals around the world

This much-maligned religion features some spectacular rituals and festivals – these are the most memorable

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5 cemeteries you should visit in Paris

Peaceful, beautiful and full of incredible sculptures, Paris's cemeteries are havens of tranquility – and offer a chance to visit the resting places of history's most famous people

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How to research your family history in London

Could you be related to royalty? Here's your guide to to the best places in London to trace your family history – and maybe secure an invite to the Palace

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Statue of Liberty replicas around the world

It's a beacon of hope, instantly recognised around the world. Here are Statue of Liberty replicas around the world – each with a special link to the original

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Top 5 historical gems you must visit in Western Australia

From colonial haunts to moving WW1 memorials, these historical hot spots will bring WA's colourful past to life

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Where to find Michelangelo’s David around Europe

Are the queues putting you off visiting the original in Florence? Here are 7 other places you can see David in Europe.

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10 amazing Soviet Era bus shelters

Photographer Christopher Herwig travelled throughout the former Soviet Union in search of weird and wonderful bus shelters. Here are his favourites

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12 abandoned places worth seeking out

Eerily beautiful places around the world that have been abandoned by humans – and they're all the better for it

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Other places in the world called Paris

5 places called Paris that aren't overrun by tourists and why you should visit them

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9 spooky apparitions from around the world

Vampires and skeletons are so passé. Stand out from the crowd this Halloween by dressing as one of these little-known ghosts from around the globe

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8 amazing dance moves from around the world

Heading out to shake your booty this weekend? You might want to add one of these international dance moves to your repertoire... Or maybe not.

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Europe's 10 most beautiful libraries

Love to read? Don't forget to look up and around you when you're in these incredible European libraries

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Other places in the world called Amsterdam

5 other places called Amsterdam without a canal, a pair of clogs or tulips in sight.

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5 cemeteries you should visit in London

Peaceful, beautiful and full of incredible sculptures, London's cemeteries are havens of tranquility – and offer a chance to visit the resting places of history's most famous people

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Your guide to France’s stunning Cathar castles

Soaring mountains, deep valleys and lonely castles atop rocky outcrops, all easily explored from Carcassonne. Author Michael Hillier reveals all about this untamed region of France

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7 other colosseums around the world

They may not be as well known as the one in Rome, but these amphitheatres are just as impressive. And most still host events – so you can pretend it’s 30 AD all over again

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4 crazy monkey festivals from around the world

2016 is the Year of the Monkey. Here’s how you can celebrate our simian friends throughout the entire year

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A family-friendly way to celebrate Chinese New Year in London

Avoid the crowds in China Town and head to west to a magical lantern festival at Chiswick House

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8 off-road cycling routes in the Peak District

No matter what your cycling ability, the Peak District is a superb spot to explore on two wheels. These routes showcase the district's abundant wildlife, stunning scenery and rich heritage

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5 Greek mythological sites you can still visit today

Follow in the steps of Jason and the Argonauts and Hercules, by visiting these mythological sites that actually exist

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5 hidden gems in Ireland's quirky West Cork

Ireland's rugged West Cork coastline has always felt like a land apart. Author Annemarie Neary reveals how – and where – to get under its skin

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5 things to do on Trøndelag's Viking trail

Located in central Norway, Trøndelag and its capital Trondheim, were the heart of Norse culture. Here's how you can discover your inner Viking

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5 ways to get your kicks on Route 66

It’s only 300 miles long but the Illinois stretch of Route 66 is jam-packed with attractions. Here are five of the best.

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An Insider's Guide to Jakarta

Jakarta is one of the world’s great megalopolises but, underneath its bustling exterior, a world of culture, music and tranquility awaits those who know where to look

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5 essential tips for discovering the best of the West Bank

With a bit of research and the right attitude, Palestine and the West Bank can be one of the world's most rewarding destinations, says filmmaker Leon McCarron

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5 unique things to do in Muskoka, Ontario

Only two hours from Toronto, Muskoka is the lakeside wonderland where city slickers come to embrace nature. Here are their favourite things to do.

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Lisbon's most intriguing new museums

2016 has seen a flurry of new museums and exhibitions in Portugal's capital of culture. Here are our five favourites.

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London’s most incredible experiences revealed - by London's top tour guides

We corralled a bunch of the city’s best tour guides and asked them to reveal their top insider tips for a great London experience. Here’s what they said

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5 ways to sink your teeth into Transylvania

Brooding and mysterious, Romania’s Transylvania is a land of dark mountains, untouched Medieval towns and twisted folklore. Local guide, Alin Todea, reveals its secret corners

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Berlin’s insider secrets revealed by the city’s top tour guides

Berlin is one of the world’s hippest, most vibrant cities. Adelina Storkaas asks 3 of the German capital’s top tour guides - Markus Müller-Tenckhoff, Sascha Möllering and Henrik Tidefjärd - to reveal it's hidden gems, from the best bars and clubs to active ways to explore

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5 things your kids will love to do in Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is compact, manageable and packed with family fun. Sally Wray reveals the places you must visit...

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5 surprising things to do in Hull, UK City of Culture 2017

Designated as UK City of Culture in 2017, Hull is determined to show the world what a lively and cultured destination it is. Here are 5 surprisingly cool things to do in the city

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6 fantastic places that expand your mind (and your belly), by Professor Brian Cox

Scientist and TV presenter Professor Brian Cox’s adventures have taken him from the frozen Arctic to the ‘birthplace’ of humanity, not just learning, but eating his way around the world…

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15 of the world’s most incredible UNESCO sites – and why you should visit them

UNESCO sites celebrate and protect humanity's and Mother Nature’s greatest achievements. Travel bloggers, including The Planet D and Wandering Earl, select the 15 that have to be seen to be believed…

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Ultimate top 5 guide: Petra and Wadi Rum

It’s 200 years since the rediscovery of Petra – high time to rediscover Jordan's magnificent rock-hewn city, and the nearby deserts of Wadi Rum, for yourself

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London's best gig venues

The variety of London's music scene is a reflection of the city's diversity and creativity: here's where to find its most iconic hangouts, and recreate the industry's most memorable moments

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6 of the best trips for culture lovers

Get under the skin of the most vibrant – and little-visited – peoples on the planet with these life-changing trips

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9 things to see on your second trip to Rome

Seen the big draws of Rome already? Here's how to delve deeper and dodge the crowds on your second visit to the Everlasting City

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9 of the best things to do in India

Joanna Lumley's new India travel series starts tonight. Planning your own trip to India? These activities are guaranteed to get you to the heart of one the world's most exotic countries

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9 things to do in Ethiopia

World class treks. Rare wildlife. Other-worldly monuments. Where to start? With our guide, of course...

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6 of the best things to do in Botswana

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Botswana's independence with these amazing activities, designed to take you to the heart of this adventurous destination

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9 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka

Climb a sacred mountain. Lounge on a deserted beach. A enjoy a cuppa on a picture-perfect plantation. All this and more awaits on this most serendipitous of islands...

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Vietnam's 7 most spectacular festivals

From impressive processions and luminous light displays, to vibrant street-art performances and blessing the souls of the dead – these are the festivals you must attend in Vietnam

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7 alternative 'Changing of the Guards' ceremonies around the world

Fancy a bit of pomp and circumstance, but without the massive crowds of Buckingham Palace? Seek out these spectacular and sombre military ceremonies on your travels

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9 things you must do in Peru

OK, visiting Machu Picchu is a given. But there's a lot more to Peru than this magnificent Inca citadel. Here are some activities to get you started...

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7 things you must do in Wales

Wales is fast becoming the UK’s adventure playground. For a small country, it packs a heck of a lot in. Here’s how to make the most of it...

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9 things you must do in Ireland

Wild, windswept landscapes and friendly locals always up for the craic. Here’s how to make the most of your visit to Ireland.

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Italy’s 5 most stylish motor museums

In Italy it seems everything is a work of art: cars, scooters... and the museums that celebrate them. Here are five of the most stylish.

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9 things you must do in Scotland

Whether you’re after centuries-old castles or vast heather-covered glens, Scotland has something for you – preferably with a 12-year-old single malt close to hand!

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5 fair dinkum Aussie outback pubs

Quench your thirst like Crocodile Dundee in these True Blue drinking establishments across outback Australia

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12 of Britain's most mysterious ancient sites

Stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers - explore Britain's ancient history at these atmospheric sites

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9 awesome places you can only visit at low tide

When the tide drops, paths emerge and these amazing sites reveal their secrets. Check the tide charts and head there now!

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7 things you must do in Japan

Few countries are as utterly unique as Japan, with fantastic food, captivating culture, wonderful wildlife and lovely landscapes to explore. Here are our tips on how to make the most of your own visit

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7 things you must do in Greece

Explore secret islands, encounter rare wildlife and eat and drink to your hearts content – Greece offers something for every mood and inclination.

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7 stunning royal palaces from around the world

Built to project the power and wealth of the rulers within, the palaces are opulent and over the top, but well worth a visit.

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Asia's most awe-inspiring temples

Bright, brash and very much part of contemporary life, these temples reflect both a proud past and an optimistic future

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9 things you must do in England

Eccentric events, wild places, and a bucketload of history... England has always been a great destination. Now it's an affordable one as well

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8 things you must do in Italy

Think you’ve done Italy? Here’s a list of activities guaranteed to show you another side of this most beloved of European destinations.

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7 things you must do in Indonesia

A vast archipelago of stunning diversity, there’s no shortage of things to do in Indonesia. Here are a few truly unique experiences to get you started.

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10 of the best trips with an expert

From photography to painting, stargazing to wildlife, having an expert guide can take travel experiences to the next level. Here are some of the best new expert-led trips...

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Go now! Sochi, Russia

Though the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics may have come to an end, there's much more to Sochi than winter sports. For hikes, historic sites and spa breaks, now is the time to go

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Short break: Bagan, Burma

Marco Polo called it ‘one of the finest sights in the world’; you voted it ‘Top City’ – Nick Boulos discovers why Bagan is a winner in any Myanmar itinerary

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6 ways to explore Cappadocia

This Turkish gem is an adventure seeker's paradise - as our Wanderlust Journeys team discovered...

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What does 'UNESCO World Heritage Site' really mean?

UNESCO-listed destinations wear their title as a badge of honour – but what really makes a UNESCO World Heritage Site special? And why should we care so much?

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5 unique British adventures to suit any budget

With the local currency in the doldrums, there’s never been a better time to visit the UK. It’s time to make your pounds go further

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9 of the world's most awesome aqueducts

Ancient and beautiful, these stunning aqueducts - from Peru to France to India - have stood the test of time to become must-see constructions

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5 reasons to go to Iran

With British Airways resuming direct flights from London to Tehran, Lyn Hughes gives 5 good reasons to go to Iran

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7 things you must do in Bhutan

The last of the Himalayan kingdoms, there’s nowhere on earth quite like Bhutan. Here’s how to get underneath its skin

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7 purr-fect cat-themed attractions around the world

From a cat cafe in London to a whole city dedicated to cats in Malaysia, here are seven attractions from around the world that cat lovers won't want to miss

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25 wonderful walks into the history of the world

Ancient trails, legendary landscapes and pilgrim’s paths... From laid-back wanders to the planet’s most challenging hikes, these are the walks that shaped the world

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7 of the coolest, quaintest churches from around the world

Every traveller's stumbled upon a beautiful tiny church while travelling. We've collected together some of the most quaint and interesting ones in remote parishes around the globe

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Great Britain’s greatest trees – and the incredible stories behind them

Britain’s ancient trees are an integral part of the nation’s history. With voting for the UK’s Tree of the Year now open, we look at 9 of GB’s most impressive trees.

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Morocco’s 5 most exotic and accessible short break destinations

Just three hours from London, these exotic Moroccan cities are perfect for an indulgent or adventurous weekend break

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7 places to follow in the footsteps of history’s great explorers

Ever wanted to retrace the journeys of some of the great explorers? Alan Greenwood, co-author of Great Expeditions, suggests seven places where it’s possible to follow in the footsteps of history's great pioneers...

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8 trips with the world's top (and award-winning) guides

A great guide brings a place to life and gives travellers a whole new understanding.Here are 8 fantastic trips with the top guides from the World Guide Awards 2016

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7 real life Jurassic Parks from around the world for dinosaur lovers

From the Isle of Skye to Bolivia to a village near Barcelona, dinosaurs are easy to find – if you know where to look. Peter Moore tracks down dino footprints, museums and theme parks around the world

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Morbid Curiosities - 5 of the world's most macabre locations

Halloween isn’t all about Trick or Treating. 5 collectors of morbid curiosities tell us about the gruesome museums, haunted sites and macabre markets from around the world that make even their skin crawl

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Top 10 things to do in Vietnam

From the world's largest cave to exploring the Mekong Delta to enjoying weasel coffee, Vietnam has an incredible amount to offer. Here's our ideas for the Top 10 things to do in this traveller favourite

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9 spectacular walled cities around the world

Across the centuries, walled defences have protected cities the world over, making them a common feature from Colombia to France to China... These nine incredible walled cities are among the best of the best

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5 things you must do in Medellín, Colombia

Set in a valley in central Colombia, Medellín is famous as the home of druglord Pablo Escobar, but now it's shaking off its troubled past to become South America's latest must-visit destination. Allie Nawrat gives the lowdown on 5 must-do experiences for visitors

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8 awesome US adventures you’ll (still) want to book now

Forget the election result. The USA is still a huge, diverse country, with adventures to suit every taste. Here are 8 trips guaranteed to get you into the heart of a country that remains big, brash and beautiful

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9 of the world’s most awesome cave systems

From the infamous to barely discovered, these caves, hollows and grottoes around the world show that if you scratch below the surface a spectacular new world awaits

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Wanderlust's Travel Hot List 2017 is here!

New flights. New walking trails. New experiences. Here's the definitive guide to the destinations you'll want to add to your travel wishlist for 2017

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7 books you must read before going to Cuba

Don't just stick to the travel guide. Well-researched fiction can give you a much more evocative insight into a country. These seven books capture the heart and soul of Cuba and show you where you can find it too

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5 reasons to visit Prizren, Kosovo’s undiscovered gem

With its rich cultural heritage, café culture and mountain backdrop, Prizren is Kosovo’s best kept secret. Here’s why you should visit and linger a while...

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The world’s 10 most awesome giant Buddhas

Immense in both scale and beauty, these paeans to the Buddhist faith make quite the impression, whether you’re a believer or not

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5 coolest cities to visit in 2017, chosen by the world’s top travel bloggers

Who better to tell you the coolest cities to visit this year than the folks who spend their lives travelling? We asked The Planet D, Wandering Earl, The Expeditioner and more for their tips on where to go…

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5 reasons you should go to Paphos, European Capital of Culture 2017

Aphrodite's favourite Mediterranean bolthole is the 2017 European Capital of Culture. Here are five reasons why it should be top of your To Do list too

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7 extraordinary adventures in Western Australia you'll want to book now

With direct flights between Perth and Europe announced, it’s time to start planning your adventure to Australia’s biggest and most surprising state

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12 trips to 2017’s new frontiers

New flights, reopened borders, easier access. Get to the planet's freshest destinations first with these exciting trips, including holidays in China, Chile, Guyana and Sri Lanka...

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2017’s best trips for culture seekers

Seek a deeper experience by understanding the locals – via their history and stomachs, on these extraordinary trips, including holidays in Vietnam, Egypt, Malta and Japan

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2017's best learning trips

Make a great journey even better with a knowledgeable expert on hand to enhance and inform, from Croatian history to Canadian wildlife

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6 great journeys to take in 2017

Make 2017 the year you go on a truly epic journey that covers lots of ground, history and legendary sights for an experience you’ll never forget, including holidays in Iran, Bali and Peru

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9 of the world’s most stunningly unique lighthouses

From a relic of the ancient world to a high-tech wonder, these lighthouses add charm, dignity and safety to some of the most treacherous shores on the planet.

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Wonderwalls - the world’s 8 most awe-inspiring walls

Built to both keep people out (and in), these awesome structures are a testament to human ingenuity and the beautiful environments in which they sit

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10 incredibly beautiful pagodas from around the world

The distinctive multi-story design of a pagoda always appears at one with its environment, whether that's a big city or a hidden mountain retreat. Designed to connect earth and heaven, here are our favourites

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Fantastic trips to the Top 10 destinations in Wanderlust's Reader Travel Awards

Our readers voted them their 10 favourite destinations in the world. Here’s how you can enjoy all that these amazing countries have to offer...

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5 reasons to visit Mérida, 2017 American Capital of Culture

It’s a big year for Mérida. The city turns 475 and has been named American Capital of Culture for the second time. Here are 5 things you must do to discover the cultural heart of the Yucatan region

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Inspiring trips to travel's Top 5 most exciting emerging destinations

Our readers voted them their favourite emerging destinations. From Rwanda to Bolivia, here's how you can explore these rising stars of adventure travel...

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Sardinia’s secret places: 5 hidden corners you must visit

From deserted white sand beaches to the atmospheric remains of ancient civilisations, author Rosanna Ley reveals the undiscovered gems on Italy’s most beautiful island

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5 best things to do with kids in Lisbon

Charming and casual, with glorious beaches a short hop away, the Portuguese capital is the perfect short break destination for families. Here are 5 great things kids will love to do...

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The world’s coolest craziest crazy golf courses

For a short, sharp blast of weird fun on your travels, you can't beat a round or two on these fantastically bizarre mini golf courses. Ready for a hole in one?

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6 museums in the Caribbean worth skipping the beach for

Author Joshua Jelly-Schapiro travelled the length and breadth of the Caribbean. from Cuba to Jamaica, to discover vibrant cultures that deserve a closer look. Here are his 6 favourite Caribbean museums...

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Europe’s 9 most intriguing and impressive castles

These impressive fortresses were some of the most important buildings in medieval Europe, each with their own distinctive style and particular stories to tell...

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5 reasons to visit Seattle

With direct flights from London just announced, there’s never been a better time to visit the funky capital of the US’s awesome Pacific Northwest. Here's five more reasons you need to get there now

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7 essential stops for the perfect Jane Austen pilgrimage

July 18 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin's death and the release of a new UK £10 note bearing her likeness. We reveal the places you should visit to celebrate her life and her work

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Top 5 things to do in Varadero, Cuba

There’s more to Cuba’s oldest tourist resort than sunbeds and mojitos. Explore mysterious caves, stumble upon ancient rock art or stroll along empty beaches on the nearby cayes

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5 dark places and why you should visit them

Author Thomas H. Cook argues that places with dark histories or tragic stories are often the most illuminating to visit. Here, he reveals the five that had the most impact on him

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Top 5 things to do with kids in Verona

Compact and lively, with great food and plenty to do, Italy's poetic and romantic city, Verona, is the perfect size for a family adventure, says Nichola West (Globalmouse)

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ON THE TRAIL: 6 of the world’s greatest new hiking trails

From a desert wonderland to a Canadian epic, as well as a true innovator of adventure travel, these 6 new hiking trails are well worth lacing up your boots and strapping your pack on for…

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Malta's most intriguing walls and the secrets they hide

From underwater Blue Holes to the Knights of Malta's ancient fortifications, Dr Mark Pullicino reveals the walls you should seek out in Malta and how to unearth the fascinating stories behind them

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5 reasons to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands

Currently celebrating 100 years as part of the United States, it's the beaches that the virgin Islands are famous for, but there's also plenty to explore on land and under the water...

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9 trips to enjoy Italy's landscapes, wildlife and La Dolce Vita (Good Life)

With great food, good wine and a landscape created by the Gods, Italy is the land of La Dolce Vita (Good Life). These trips will help you positively revel in it....

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5 reasons to visit the Brecon Beacons in Wales

This year, Brecon Beacons celebrates its 60th year as a national park. Here are five reasons why you should join in on the celebrations of this vast, awe-inspiring corner of the UK.

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The world's 5 coolest, and toughest, marathons

Endurance athlete Nick Butter reveals the marathons that will challenge you as a runner and thrill you as a traveller, from Morocco to the Great Wall of China

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Parklife - 9 of the world’s greatest city parks, from Tokyo to London

Not just places to relax or job, these green spaces, from Tokyo to Brazil offer art, bison, monitor lizards and German beer - the perfect way to 'escape' the city without actually leaving it.

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From Tolkien to JK Rowling - Exploring England's top literary hotspots

From Wordsworth and the Brontes to Agatha Christie, England's produced some of the world's favourite authors. Pay your respects at the places where they worked and the landscapes that inspired them

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5 evocative travel sketches and the stories behind them

Award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman shares his favourite sketches from five decades of travelling with his sketchbook and the tales that inspired them

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9 terrific trips that reveal a surprising side of Thailand

Think you know Thailand? These original and often active tours are guaranteed to introduce you to a whole different side of this perennial travel favourite

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5 local foodie favourites worth seeking out in Florence

Author Victoria Fox lives in Florence and eats, sleeps and breathes the city. From the city's best pizza to where to find lemon and sage ice cream, here are the places locals love and why you will too.

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Wild West - 6 of America's greatest cowboy experiences

Feel right at home on the range and pick up a few new skills with these cowboy-themed trips and activities, designed to take you to the heart of America’s Wild West

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6 spectacular British walks inspired by famous paintings, from Constable to Turner

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford set out to discover the landscapes that inspired classic paintings by the likes of Constable, Turner and Hogarth. Here are 6 extraordinary art-inspired British walks

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5 reasons to visit the Lake District in Cumbria, just declared a UNESCO World Heritage status

The Lake District has just been announced as a new UNESCO World Heritage site. From artistic inspiration to outdoor adventure, here are 5 reasons why it made the grade - and why you should visit

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The world's 8 most underrated cities and why you should visit them

From Australia to Brazil to Macedonia, there are incredible cities all but ignored by travellers. Here are the 8 most underrated cities and what to do in them, selected by the world's top travel bloggers

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Top 5 reasons to go to Tallinn

At once modern and ancient, the Estonian capital is a beguiling mix of fairytale architecture and a modern entrepreneurial spirit. These are the reasons you need to get there now...

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7 best places in the UK to uncover the legend of King Arthur

Fact or fiction, the story of King Arthur continues to capture the world's imagination. With the release of a new movie, we list the places in the UK where key events may (or may not) have taken place

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5 hidden gems to discover in Whitstable, Kent

Quirky and independent and only an hour from London, this lively harbour town in Kent is bursting with great views, world famous oysters and narrow alleyways calling out to be explored

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Venice’s 5 secret islands and why you should visit them

With Venice announcing plans to charge admission to the city’s historical centre, author Philip Gwynne Jones reveals five islands within the lagoon that are just as intriguing, but without the crowds

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5 reasons to visit Tbilisi, Georgia

Now reachable with new direct flights from London, the charming Georgian capital, Tbilisi, offers a hidden treat at every turn, as well as great food, wine and friendly locals. You'll want to go now

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Local Stories – 10 entertaining historic tales from the corners of British cities

(Sponsored Content) - British cities are full of fascinating local stories. Here are 9 entertaining tales of eccentric characters and urban legends from London, Bristol and Edinburgh, all Mercure Hotels locations

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7 delightfully obscure sites to add to your 50th anniversary Beatles pilgrimage

Forget Abbey Road, The Cavern and Strawberry Fields. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s... like a true fan by visiting these hardcore Fab Four hotspots

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7 super active and wildlife adventures in Spain

From the mountains to the sea, Spain offers a rich variety of landscapes to challenge and reward active travellers and nature lovers. The food isn’t too bad, either

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5 things that make Luxembourg the perfect hiking destination

Compact, incredibly diverse and home to award-winning trails, Luxembourg is the perfect hiking destination. The food and wine is worth seeking out too

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Ciao Bella! Italy’s most beautiful hikes

From the other-worlds peaks of the Dolomites to the hilltop towns of Tuscany, these hikes take you to the very heart of Italy – its people, landscapes and, of course, its cuisine

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5 reasons to visit Pula, Croatia

Set beside the glittering Adriatic Sea, Pula is home to world-class festivals, fresh and affordable cuisine, and the most complete Roman colosseum in the world. Get there now

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8 remarkable adventures in India’s colourful Rajasthan

The last stronghold of the Maharajas, Rajasthan is colourful, opulent and lively. It is the India every traveller dreams of and these extraordinary trips ensure those dreams come true.

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A Muggle’s guide to the UK’s best Harry Potter locations

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by following in Harry’s footsteps as he begins life as a young wizard at Hogwarts

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5 extraordinary things to do with kids in Catalonia

From swimming with tuna and exploring subterranean rivers to harvesting grapes and tracking brown bears, Catalonia is full of family adventures that will create memories for life.

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France’s little visited regions – and why you should visit them

Great food, a rich history and a distinct lack of crowds. They may be France’s least visited regions but there are still plenty of reasons to explore these forgotten gems

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From Tango to trekking: 7 epic Argentinian adventures

Dance the nights away in Buenos Aires, trek through Patagonia by day and discover Argentina’s surreal north on these trips through Latin American’s most surprising destination...

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8 unique adventures that you can only experience in Sri Lanka

There's far more to Sri Lanka than beautiful beaches. Save turtles, learn to cook a curry and perhaps come face-to-face with a leopard in Asia’s diverse and beguiling nation

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Discover your inner Norse: 8 amazing Viking experiences from around the world

From Newfoundland to Poland and right across Scandinavia, these extraordinary sites and attractions bring the days of the Vikings thrillingly to life.

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7 of the best things to do in Rajasthan, India

India's lively northern state is brimming with colour, from ancient forts to impresive palaces, national parks and wildlife. Here are some of the things you shouldn't miss on your next visit

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5 reasons to visit Zagreb, Croatia

A compact city filled with food, festivals and culture, Zagreb offers a sophisticated European city break with an added spark of Balkan energy - and without the stifling crowds

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10 unique Central American adventures you will want to book now

If it’s volcanoes, colonial towns, Mayan ruins and abundant nature you’re after, head to Central America. From Belize to Panama, Guatemala to Nicaragua, adventure is guaranteed

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5 lesser known UK National Parks that deserve your attention

UNESCO World Heritage status has put the spotlight on the Lake District National, but lesser-known UK national parks have just as much to offer. Here are 5 you should spend time in this summer

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5 places you must visit on the new Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail

After the success of the TV series Outlander, a Bonnie Prince Charlie trail has been created, celebrating the key Jacobite locations around Scotland. Here are five you shouldn't miss

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Beyond the classics: 7 unique adventures to take you deep into Burma’s hidden corners

Meet tattooed tribes and seafaring gypsies, wander through little-visited pagodas and cycle through timeless rural landscapes on these adventures through Burma’s remote and little-visited regions.

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Costa Rica’s amazing cultural gems and where to find them

There’s more to Costa Rica than wildlife and natural wonders. The country is bursting with cool cultural sights and activities too, from Mayan ruins to cowboy festivals...

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5 reasons to visit San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of Love

Contemporary, forward-thinking and extraordinarily beautiful, San Francisco is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in 2017. Here are five other big reasons you need to get there now

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Meet the Balkans: 9 adventures in Europe’s most under-rated region

With a spectacular coastline, rugged mountains and dramatic historical monuments, the Balkans offers something for everyone. From Croatia to Albania, the vibrant region is waiting to be explored...

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The 5 countries every Game of Thrones fan should conquer (or visit)

Season seven has started, introducing a host of stunning new locations. From Northern Spain to Croatia to the wild lands beyond the wall in Iceland, these countries should top every GoT fan’s Bucket List

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Euro-Trash: Europe’s 9 weirdest museums

From Ukraine's museum dedicated to lard to a collection of Baroque hearses in Spain, these are the strangest and most thought-provoking attractions you can visit on the continent

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10 authentic adventures that reveal the real heart of Greece

Sail through remote islands, trek to remote mountain tops, learn to cook authentic Greek food... These incredible trip ideas will help you get to know the Greece that's worthy of the Gods

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5 alternative reasons to visit Copenhagen

There’s more to Copenhagen than the Tivoli Gardens and the colourful harbour of Nyhavn. Here are five off-beat reasons to visit the Danish capital and experience it like a local

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Paradise calling: 8 Pacific Island adventures you’ll want to book now

Remote, beautiful and friendly, the islands of the Pacific, including Fiji, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea, are the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. Go there to experience life as it was meant to be lived.

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Runnymede: a traveller's guide

The beautiful Thames-side Runnymede meadows are where the Magna Carta was signed – or was it? Lyn Hughes explores this historic area

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A quick guide to the Magna Carta

June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – but what actually is it? And why is it so important?

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Short break on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

A magical landscape that inspired tales of fairies, giants and water spirits, today Skye also boasts some of the best stargazing in Europe

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Exploring Western Serbia, the forgotten gem of the Balkans

Serbia’s west is the forgotten gem of the Balkans, rich in history, folk tales and wildlife. James Stewart sets out to rediscover a long misunderstood land

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Discovering Hong Kong's hidden treasures, from lost cities to world class food

Few escape the city's high rises during a short stopover, but Nick Boulos stayed longer to discover Hong Kong's forgotten cities, ancient traditions and the best food on Earth

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Discovering beauty and wildlife in Paraguay's little known green paradise

Paraguay might lack the well-known sights of South America’s big hitters. However, Chris Moss finds an unmissable and forgotten world amid Chaco's wetlands and wildlife

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24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Frequently ignored as just a transit stop, Mark Eveleigh discovers Kuala Lumpur has an allure of it's own, from the Petronas Towers to the charming Old Quarter...

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Discovering Buenos Aires' wild side and fascinating wildlife

The urban rhythms of Argentina’s capital enthral many – but scratch beneath its concrete façade to discover wild reserves, untamed delta and a magical taste of pampas life

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Reaching new depths in Laos and the greatest river cave in the world

The river caves of Laos’ Khammouane Province have long provided shelter, food and solace to its native Laven people. Now visitors can explore their history and hidden depths for themselves…

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Searching the Songlines - discovering hiking trails, aboriginal culture and wildlife in Northern Australia

On the 30th anniversary of Bruce Chatwin’s inspiring travelogue, Songlines, we delve into Australia’s Aboriginal heartlands to explore its ancient trails

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First 24 Hours in Santiago – everything you need to know

As British Airways launches direct flights from London to the Chilean capital, Sarah Gordon checks out the city’s leafy streets, pavement eateries, troubled history and inspirational poets

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Sleeping with Bob Marley's ghost - a unique pilgrimage to Jamaica

Author Joshua Jelly-Shapiro is given rare permission to spend the night at Bob Marley's mausoleum in Nine Miles Jamaica and discovers a secret about the singer's unorthodox burial

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The Ultimate Guide to hiking the new Jordan Trail

The epic new Jordan Trail opens up the country’s desert wonders, including Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea canyons, to explore on foot. Amjad Shahrour has all you need to plan a trip...

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Everything you need to know about the new Transcaucasian Trail

Marta Mills’ guide to the new Transcaucasian Trail through the mountains of Georgia and Armenia, winner of Wanderlust’s ‘Innovation of the Year’ award

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Everything you need to know about the new Masar Ibrahim (Abraham Path) in Palestine

The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil (Abraham Path) is a fascinating hiking route through Palestine’s history, culture and incredible landscapes. John Atick has all you need to know to plan your own adventure

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

With its rich history, eclectic culture and buzzy culinary scene, the hip Sri Lankan capital deserves to be more than just a side note to the rest of the country. Here's why...

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What to do on a short break in Bath, UK

Bath’s Royal Crescent celebrates its 250th anniversary this summer. The city has plenty of historic sites to explore, from crescents and curves to baths and Roman ruins, not to mention foodie pleasures...

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Advertorial: Travel to the real China with Hainan Airlines

Take a flight into China's bountiful history, tradition and culture, from checking out the famous Terracotta Warriors to cruising the Yangtze river. It’s time to plan your own Chinese odyssey…

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An insider’s guide to Ipoh, Malaysia

With old shophouses being restored and a burgeoning foodie scene, Ipoh's undergoing a renaissance. Novelist Selina Siak Chin Yoke reveals why you should go and how you can experience the city like a local

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7 of the world's most amazing mosques

As the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast, Aug 31-Sept 4) gets under way, we take a look at the world's most incredible mosques, whose architecture inspires anyone who sets eyes on them

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Readers’ Tips on London – Wanderlust readers’ insider knowledge on England’s capital

London's suffered some hard times this summer, but you can't keep a great city down. Here, Wanderlust.co.uk readers celebrate the city's best walks, free/cheap tickets, top pubs and more for you to enjoy..

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9 extraordinary journeys that take you into Vietnam's hidden corners

Incredible landscapes, delicious food and a timeless culture, Vietnam is one of South-East Asia’s most exciting destinations. Here’s how to experience the country at its best, from cycling to cruises

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Beyond the Thames: London’s hidden river walks and the secrets they keep

London has lots of rivers, many hidden under centuries of development. Author David Fathers reveals the capital's walks and their histories, from David Bowie rehearsal rooms to Judy Garland's tragic end

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7 alternatives to Venice around the world

With recent news that the Venetians are sick of tourist hordes descending upon their city, we round up the world’s watery capitals where you can get your fill of quaint canals and narrow alleys

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Exploring the 'white continent': 7 incredible Antarctica trips with a difference

Make your trip of a lifetime to the Great White Continent even more memorable with these decidedly different Antarctic expeditions, from photographic tours to diving with seals...

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5 secret spots in Lisbon, Portugal, that you'll want to visit

From converted warehouse galleries to hidden century-old palaces, Lisbon is full of intriguing hidden corners that show an alternative side to Portugal’s spell-binding capital

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Advertorial: Canberra on the rise, with newly launched direct flights

Australia's capital is finally getting the attention it deserves, says Emma Gregg, as visitors discover a cultured, green city with plenty to offer, from art and culture to world class food...

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Mayans, mezcal and mot-mots - Road tripping through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Few travellers think of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for a road trip. But with 100-year-old cantinas, cool cenotes, colourful birdlife and ancient Mayan ruins, this is an area calling out to be explored..

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A river runs through it: 5 beautiful waterways that you might not have heard of

Celebrating World Rivers Day (Sept 24) with rich waterways that don't get the attention they deserve, from Colombia's river of rainbows to rivers in India and Turkey that nurtured civilisations

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Stroll to the top: England’s 5 best small hills

Wanderlust editor Phoebe Smith reveals her favourite English pint-sized peaks. From mystical mounds in Dartmoor to craggy outcrops in Yorkshire, getting to the top has never been easier

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