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Top 10 budget hotels and hostels in Seattle

Whether your bolthole preference be arty, minimal, homey, historic or “luxe”, Seattle can accommodate all tastes and pockets with a wide range of affordable hotels, hostels and B&Bs The Deca opened as the Edmond Meany Hotel in 1931 as part of a national exhibition of art deco architecture. A $2m renovation in 2007 restored it […]

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Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots

The secluded beauty of wild swimming in the UK makes for the perfect alfresco dip – and you’re never too far away from great campsites, castles, gardens, pubs and restaurants either This spring-fed quarry lake is the perfect suntrap. The beautiful jade water glistens within a rocky amphitheatre and there are flat ledges for jumping […]

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The Health Risks of International Travel and How to Prepare

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that over 900 million international journeys are taken each year. Although many of these happen without a hitch, it’s always smart to be aware of potential health risks and take preventative measures to stay happy and healthy while preparing for and enjoying an international destination. Environmental Risks Factors like […]

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Why Can’t We All Travel To Cuba?

Earlier this month, entertainers Jay-Z and Beyoncé were given a license by the US government to travel to Cuba. Because it is not otherwise legal for Americans to travel to Cuba, this trip was only permitted as a “cultural exchange” by the US Treasury Department. Many suspect that the permission was granted at least partly […]

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Fly Through The Airport Like A Celebrity

NEW YORK — Cutting lines at airports used to be only for the rich, famous or very frequent fliers. But then airlines started granting fast-track access to anybody with the right credit card or who was willing to shell out a few extra dollars. Now, with the masses clogging up special security and boarding lanes, […]

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The Worst Airline In America Is…

WASHINGTON — Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report said Monday, as carriers overall had their second best performance in the more than the two decades since researchers began measuring quality of service. The report ranked the 14 largest U.S. airlines based on on-time arrivals, […]

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10 of the best cheap eats in Florence

From classic trattorias to market stalls, and from spit-and-sawdust taverns to cocktail bars, here are 10 of the best places to enjoy simple, delicious Tuscan food and drink at great prices Read about foodie Italy by Antonio Carluccio, Angela Hartnett and others in our Italy special in Travel on Saturday Tuscan cooking is historically at […]