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A crumbling monument to insanity – the “Colossus of Rugen”

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I think it was the bread rolls that really brought it home to me. The sheer scale of the place was one thing, the madness of the entire concept another. But it was when our guide told us about the bakery that I truly understood how reality hadn’t been factored into these grandiose plans. How […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Berlin Wall watchtower, Berlin, Germany

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Chicago

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In our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we continue our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. So far we’ve shared tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo, Paris and Amsterdam and now we’re heading over the pond to the USA. New York is on the way but first up it’s […]

Something for the weekend – Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, Sweden

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I’ve been meaning to reboot this series of articles for some time as I realise that not everyone (myself included) has the opportunity to travel to Japan every week. On the other hand, taking a short break every now and again is within the reach of most readers of this site and can be just as […]