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Month: July 2019

Alberobello: a quirky part of Italy with a difference

Alberobello: a quirky part of Italy with a difference

Travel writer Julia Hammond explains how she fell in love with the southern Italian town of Alberobello. The first time I saw a picture of a row of trulli—quirky round huts—it popped up on a Twitter feed during a weekly chat about #TheRoadLessTravelled. That turned out to be a bit wide of the mark. In the town of Alberobello, where these trulli cluster, numerous tour guides bearing colourful umbrellas lead groups of camera-toting tourists on walking tours. Some describe it as a hobbit…

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American National Parks: a natural delight

American National Parks: a natural delight

The great outdoors is a beauty to behold. Nothing brings inner peace faster than engaging in a slice of nature, and you can experience it for yourself by visiting any of the historic national parks dotted around the United States of America.  There are 61 national parks, providing a wide range of leisure pursuits and gorgeous scenery that will make you want to come back again and again. The National Parks Service website has lots of information to help you plan your trip. So…

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Spain: the rolling green hills and secluded beaches of Cantabria

Spain: the rolling green hills and secluded beaches of Cantabria

We asked Mira Dornakova, who has lived in various provinces in Spain for ten years, to give us some inside info on the seaside places in Spain that travellers usually miss. SantanderSantander isn’t just a bank; it’s also the capital city of the Cantabria province in northern Spain.  Although staying in Santander would be an obvious choice on your trip to Cantabria, I suggest you travel a bit further east along the coast, as I’ll shortly explain. Believe me, you…

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