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The States Where Americans Spend the Most on Vacation

How much Americans spend on vacation varies a lot — and the discrepancies are especially noticeable by state. Alaskans outranked residents of all other states in spending on both
Chase the Northern Lights this winter in Iceland

Although just a tiny dot on the world map, Iceland is a country with attitude. It is known as “the land of fire and ice” due to its remarkable frozen glaciers and abundance of
Fjords of Norway Guided Walking Holiday

Most people visit Norway from the comfort of cruise ships but I fancy seeing it from the land so I join a Fjords of Norway guided walking trip. For eight days I explore the region
Kerala, India – is this really “God’s Own Country”?

“God’s own country” is a phrase which has been bandied around, used for locations from Yorkshire to Zimbabwe to New Zealand. But whereas in many of these locations it might b
Road Trip through Ukraine

Ukraine, the country famous for banning Hollywood Steven Seagal from visiting, is opening up to tourism with visa-free travel. Add to that direct flights from the UK and the fact t
On the Road: The Tour de France

This summer the world’s most famous cycle race pedals off from Dusseldorf on 1 July. For the next three weeks, elite cyclists will compete stage by stage as they loop around Germ
Two Weeks in Australia

Australia’s vast wilderness, relieved by a handful of vibrant modern metropolises, is one of the world’s great travel destinations, containing an immense diversity of cultures
Britain’s best manor houses to visit within 90 minutes of London

England is truly a magnificent keeper of its heritage, one that lives in the bricks and mortar of these amazing manor houses. And you can visit them. If only walls could talk: Igh
Iceland is preparing for its hottest tourist season yet

Iceland is so hot right now. Well, maybe not literally. The chilly European destination, which is not actually covered in ice as the name would lead you to believe (that would be G
The Five Best Temples in Hong Kong

Ditch the shopping malls and skyscrapers and delve into the city’s rich cultural heritage with a visit to one of Hong Kong’s top five temples. Nowhere is better to learn all th
Exploring the highlights of Japan : from busy Tokyo to the majestic Fuji

Japan is cherry blossom, and Japan is Hello Kitty. It’s neon signs, sushi, and it’s Sony, Nikon, and Nintendo. But beyond the brands and stereotypes which Japan exports, you wi

Ok, I admit it. Even though I had never visited, I was one of those who was cynical when the city of Hull (full name Kingston upon Hull) was crowned UK Capital of Culture 2017.