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The star quality of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

The off-grid island 90km off the coast of Auckland is a Dark Sky Sanctuary ideal for star gazing – and the views by day are heavenly too

I was glad I had such terrible jet lag. Wide awake at 3.30am with my nine-year-old daughter on our lodge balcony, I stared for hours at the most incredible night sky I’ve ever seen before the dawn slowly started to rub out the stars on the horizon and the multiple shooting stars faded away.

We were going to my girlfriend’s big family reunion i...

Explorer: A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska’s Inside Passage
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Following in the footsteps of John Muir — and millions of modern cruise ship passengers — one marine ferry at a time. www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/...
New Hilton Honors Credit Card Offers – 75,000 & 100,000 Point Offers

We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy. For a limited time, there are new Hilton Honors...

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6 Los Angeles Hotels For Every Type of Traveler

This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed within are my own.  I’ve had the good fortune of traveling a lot but one of...

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The decline of Club 18-30 isn’t all about sex, sex, sex you know | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
It’s easy to see why Thomas Cook is considering the raunchy holiday club’s future – the golden age of the package holiday is over

Hang up your mankinis, turn off the foam machine, silence the DJ Ötzi, let the mourners come, for it looks as though Club 18-30 is approaching its demise and with it, the great British holiday as we know it. Thomas Cook, which owns the raunchy holiday club for young adults, is reportedly consideri...

A local’s guide to Brussels: 10 top tips

The Belgian capital isn’t all boring Eurocrats: a cast of creative types are busy doing their arty things – often with humour and a social conscience

Veer sharply left by the Chanel store on Boulevard de Waterloo and you’ll find yourself in a tiny oasis among Brussels’ busiest shopping streets. The gardens of the elegant Egmont Palace (now the home of Belgium’s foreign ministry) are a public park, one of the most secret in Brussels. It’s home to a charming little statue of Peter Pan,...

Route 66 Daily Roundup – The Final Leg
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Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please

Swinging into the weekend letting the stress of this week go away with the waves 🌊🌊 drop an emoji if your on @spiritedpursuit’s vibe
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Swinging into the weekend letting the stress of this week go away with the waves 🌊🌊 drop an emoji if your on @spiritedpursuit’s vibe #ThankGodItsFriday 🙏🏾
Glowing wisterias 🌸 Photo by @godive2000
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Glowing wisterias 🌸 Photo by @godive2000
National Beekeeping Centre Wales, Conwy: ‘Connect kids with ecology – because the bees need us’ – review

A free attraction in glorious countryside that teaches children about the importance of honeybees – with the chance to try lots of local honeys

This low-key and friendly visitor centre is a champion for Welsh honeybees, which are increasingly under threat from climate change and loss of wild flower meadows. It raises visitors’ awareness of environmental issues and illustrates the 4,000-year history of beekeeping and honey-making, from the ancient Egyptians via the Romans. A Hive Aid...