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a cyclist pedals past some of Helsinki's street art

Why I’d have another Helsinki city break

As someone who errs towards a degree of shabby chic when choosing city break destinations, I wasn’t sure how good a match me and Helsinki would be. I needn’t have worried. Helsinki managed that brilliant trick of balancing “everything just works”, without being glossed and polished to within an inch of its life. Here’s why […]

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Edzna Mayan ruins Campeche main plaza

A day trip from Campeche to the Edzna Mayan ruins

I love a good Mayan ruin. If they’re of the lesser-visited variety like Edzná, so much the better. With a few days in the colourful Mexican city of Campeche on the western side of the Yucatán peninsula, a day trip to the Edzná ruins was too big a draw to resist. Getting from Campeche to […]

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day trips from Catania by public transport - Syracuse Ortygia Piazza del Duomo

Day trips from Catania by public transport

Sicily’s second city of Catania makes an ideal base for day trips by public transport to Taormina, Syracuse and Mount Etna. Here’s what to see and how to get there. Catania day trip 1: Taormina – for ancient ruins and vertiginous viewpoints Taormina is famed for its ruined Greek theatre, which dates back to the […]

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travel at home: vegetable photographs!

How to (re)create the feeling of travel at home

How much time do you spend travelling every year? Two weeks? Three? Four if you’re lucky? What about the other 48+ weeks? How can you experience what you love about your holidays and travel in everyday life? Here are some top tips for creating – or recreating – the feeling of travel at home. Be a tourist […]

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