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Month: November 2019

Europe’s best Christmas markets

Europe’s best Christmas markets

Travel writer Julia Hammond is obsessed with European Christmas markets. Here she gives us a personal tour of her favourites that she has visited. Magical Salzburg delivers festive cheer In winter, under a carpet of snow, crowds of shoppers wrapped up in scarves and hats throng the Christmas markets. Nowhere in Austria, not even Vienna, does it better than Salzburg.  Several excellent markets are scattered across the city, and the largest clusters around the steps of its imposing cathedral. The first…

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How to choose between a hotel and Airbnb

How to choose between a hotel and Airbnb

The boom of Airbnb and similar accommodation sharing sites like Booking.com has given us all a wealth of options when it comes to choosing where to stay. But how do you choose between a traditional hotel and the modern accommodation sharing sites? Here are some questions to ask yourself. What is Airbnb, anyway? Accommodation sharing sites like Airbnb or Booking.com give people a chance to rent out their property—or part of it—to short-term tourists. Your “host” is the person who owns the property you’ll…

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Seven free things to do in Las Vegas

Seven free things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is well known for some of its more expensive attractions: its gambling culture, but also its pricey hotels, restaurants, and live shows. However, if you’re travelling to Vegas on a budget, don’t despair. There are free and fun activities that you can add to your itinerary, and as an added bonus, they’ll take you off the beaten path where you can explore some of Vegas’s hidden gems. Here are seven exciting free things to do in Las Vegas….

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Malta: still warm in November

Malta: still warm in November

If you need some November sun, but can’t face more than a three-hour flight, then Malta is a great choice. Climate Malta is located far enough south (at the base of Sicily) that it is parallel with north Africa. This gives Malta pleasant weather well into the autumn, with temperature highs in November of around 21C (70F), and sea temperatures of 22C (72F). This is actually an excellent time of year to explore the country’s numerous sights without the oppressive heat of…

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