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Month: May 2019

Six great travel websites you might not have heard about

Six great travel websites you might not have heard about

Here are six useful travel websites you might not have heard about, which will help you to plan a great holiday. The Discoverer www.thediscoverer.com/editionsWhen you’re planning your holiday, sometimes you need a little inspiration. If you are looking for new ideas and well-written travelogues, The Discoverer is a great website to look at. It launches a new edition every month, dedicated to a destination, and includes general tips, must-see places, and inspiring pictures that capture the essence of each place. So…

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Backstreet Venice: steering clear of the main sites

Backstreet Venice: steering clear of the main sites

Travel writer Julia Hammond explains how she learned to love Venice by avoiding some of its most famous attractions.  Allow me to let you into a secret: I hated Venice the first time I went. I ticked off its sights like I was completing a childhood iSpy book: a gondola ride, a visit to the Doges Palace, coffee in St Mark’s Square, a souvenir of glass blown on Murano Island.  The second time, persuaded to give the city a second…

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Rhodes: a Greek island of ancient sites and relaxing beaches

Rhodes: a Greek island of ancient sites and relaxing beaches

Few destinations can claim to be as diverse as the Greek island of Rhodes. This popular summer destination has something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a relaxed beach goer or a curious history buff.  Strolling through the old Greek cities of Lindos and Rhodes will be as rewarding as a day of relaxation on the endless, sandy beach of Tsampika. When to go to RhodesA few miles off the southern Turkish coast, Rhodes can be very hot in the…

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