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The sound of cicadas, not cameras

Let locally-resident scientists and scholars lead you on an exquisite and exclusive journey through Cambodia. Venture into the lesser-visited countryside on a new tour, avoid the crowds of Angkor, and follow untrodden paths with ABOUTAsia Travel.

Brits looking for adventure, culture and value choose Romania

Brits looking for adventure, culture and value choose Romania

Holidaymakers seeking adventure, exploration and culture are looking at Eastern European countries like Romania to fulfill their needs, according to travel experts at HomeAway.co.uk.

Top 5 alternative European carnivals in 2014

Top 5 alternative European carnivals in 2014

It’s that time of year again; Carnival season is underway, promising raucous parties, fantastic food and loud laughter – not to mention a questionable costume or two. 2014 isn’t the year to stand squashed amongst the crowds in Notting Hill but rather the year to enjoy the carnivals that were a secret to you until now.

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth!

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth!

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth in Shakespeare's England. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on the 23rd April in 1564 and many of the region’s key attractions will mark the anniversary with a year round programme of productions, events, festivals and exhibitions.

February half term fun in Shakespeare’s England!

February half term fun in Shakespeare’s England!

Celebrate the spring half term from 15 – 23 February in Shakespeare’s England with a host of exciting activities and events. Take in a show at the theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, head to Warwick Castle or Kenilworth Castle for the day or experience some of the fun activities at one of many museums in the area, there is something for all the family to enjoy!

Delve into Tibet’s fascinating history from the rooftop of the world

Delve into Tibet’s fascinating history from the rooftop of the world

With its snow-capped peaks and dramatic valleys, Tibet’s remote location has helped preserve its unspoilt landscapes making it a remarkable holiday destination.

A family adventure in the Italian countryside

A family adventure in the Italian countryside

A great destination for an active family trip all year round, the Umbrian countryside will capture the interest of even the hardest to please young adventurers! Take the family on a memorable break in 2014 to embrace the authentic Italian lifestyle with pizza and pasta making, grape picking in the vineyards of Palazzone and long BBQ lunches amongst the olive groves.

England's hotspots for 2014

England's hotspots for 2014

Calm your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) - VisitEngland's guide to the top 2014 holiday hotspots will ensure you don't miss a thing next year. From litera-tours through Hardy's Dorset and Shakespeare's Stratford to top cycle rides in the wilds of Yorkshire and the curves of the Olympic velopark, here's a sneak preview of England's top hotspots for 2014.

By George! 2014 is year of The Georgians

By George! 2014 is year of The Georgians

2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the accession to the throne of George I. From theatre-going and wining and dining to strolls through stunning English Country Gardens, VisitEngland rounds up the most timeless hand- me-downs from the 18th century.

New York State is America's epicurean king

New York State is America's epicurean king

New York State continues to be recognised as one of the best regions for fine dining, award-winning wine and creative cooking in the USA.

Yukon Heritage & Culture

Yukon Heritage & Culture

Canada's Yukon may be home to twice as many moose than people, but the 35,000 enterprising and creative folks who live here are exceptionally talented.

Fall for Kyoto this autumn

Fall for Kyoto this autumn

Containing 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, over 1600 Buddhist temples, more than 400 Shinto shrines and postcard perfect landscapes, Kyoto, is undoubtedly one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions.

An expedition to the tribes of remote Brazil

An expedition to the tribes of remote Brazil

Bespoke Brazil, the specialist Brazil tour operator, launches an expedition to the tribes of the Kaxinawa of western Brazil.

Bamboo Travel heads West to Sri Lanka

Bamboo Travel heads West to Sri Lanka

Asia specialist Bamboo Travel has added Sri Lanka to its growing portfolio of destinations taking the total number now on offer to 14.

7,000 plastic bottles create a mega lantern to light up Hong Kong

7,000 plastic bottles create a mega lantern to light up Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Victoria Park now glows in the flickering lights of a mega lantern sculpture made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles.