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Travel advice for post-Arab Spring destinations – Lebanon

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Almost 18 months since the protests in Tunisia set off a chain of events which became known as the Arab Spring, each of the affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa is facing its own challenges and opportunities. Many of these countries were heavily reliant on foreign visitors and statistics show catastrophic falls in […]

Travel advice for post-Arab Spring destinations – Jordan

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Almost 18 months since the protests in Tunisia set off a chain of events which became known as the Arab Spring, each of the affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa is facing its own challenges and opportunities. Many of these countries were heavily reliant on foreign visitors and statistics show catastrophic falls in […]

Why you owe it to yourself to try downhill biking

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Image (c) Carl-Martin Glos Downhill biking, according to Wikipedia, is “a time trial mountain biking event held on a course with a net decrease in elevation”. Downhill biking, according to me, is the insanely fun pastime of essentially throwing yourself off ski slopes after the snow has gone on a specially-adapted bike while trying to (a) stay on […]

Travel advice for post-Arab Spring destinations – Morocco

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Almost 18 months since the protests in Tunisia set off a chain of events which became known as the Arab Spring, each of the affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa is facing its own challenges and opportunities. Many of these countries were heavily reliant on foreign visitors and statistics show catastrophic falls in […]

More LEGO madness – this time it’s Machu Picchu

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Well it’s been a bit quiet on the Lego front recently, so what’s all this about then? True enough. After the Lego London Tube map and of course the festive creativity of the wonderful Lego Christmas tree at St Pancras station last year, our friends at Bright Bricks have been keeping under the radar. Until yesterday, when […]

Guides, tours and going it alone

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This is a guest post from Monarch Airlines by Madeline Colborn  There’s nothing like the thrill of independent travel. But guided travel is also worth a second thought, as it can help to decrease risk and hassle – as well as maximise adventure – on your trip. The choice is yours! It all depends on […]