5 fabulously festive English Christmas teas

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The ritual of sitting down to afternoon tea has graced the households of Brits for centuries, and has become a tradition recognized by many restaurants and hotels, too. Families around the country come together for a mid-afternoon meal of biscuits, pastries and finger foods, all centered around the main event: a refreshing pot of hot […]

Formentera: Ibiza’s sleepy little sister

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This post is the second in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the first post here. Honestly, I’d never thought about going to Ibiza. It was never on my list of places to go. The whole club scene, for an older girl, didn’t seem appealing. I wasn’t going to fly […]

To run or not to run—with the bulls, in Pamplona, Spain

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The Fiesta of San Fermin takes place in Pamplona, Spain, for eight days in early July. At the heart of the fiesta is the famous Encierro—the Running of the Bulls. Each morning at 8 am, about half a dozen bulls charge headlong through the crowds down narrow streets to the bull ring. It’s not a […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving Aboard British Airways

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Are you joining the tens of thousands of travelers who will be taking to the skies next week to visit friends and family for Thanksgiving? The start of the holiday season is invariably the most stressful time of year for travelers, with airports chock-a-block with passengers and suitcases and the result is usually nothing short […]

Travel Video of the Week: First Underground Hot Air Balloon Flight

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The Croatia Tourism board recently uploaded an interesting video of Ivan Trifonov, a seventy-year-old Austrian with a Croatian passport. He’s the first man to try and succeed in flying a hot air balloon underground. This experienced hot air balloon pilot has four Guinness records and the flight in the video, into the Mamet Cave, is likely […]

Europe’s Passenger Bill of Rights: Do you know YOUR rights?

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In recent years—thanks partly to the widespread adoption of pocket technologies, social media networks and a shrinking global community—passengers have gained stronger voices and sharper swords with which to defend themselves in cases of travel injustice. In Europe, Regulation 261/2004 (colloquially known as the Passenger Bill of Rights) took effect on February 18, 2005. It […]

Travel Video of the Week: Watchtower of Turkey

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Skift.com calls this video one of the best travel videos they’ve ever seen. The fast-moving tourism video was directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri, who traveled over 2,100 miles (3,500 km) through Turkey in 20 days, “capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia…passing by a great variation of […]

Win a copy of Chris Guillebeau’s “The Happiness of Pursuit”—and my quest for Svalbard

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Entry deadline extended until Wed, October 15! Chris Guillebeau is a big name in travel. He’s still on the move after time in every country in the world (or at least the 193 that he counts), blogging, speaking and tweeting along the way, and his “non-conformist” approach to travel has won him a considerable following among travelers of all shades. […]