Category: Explore

Beat the crowds in Venice with the best canal cities in Europe

Beat the crowds in Venice with the best canal cities in Europe

Such is the vice-like grip that Venice holds over the public’s imagination, when considering canal cities you could be forgiven for thinking that any others even exist.

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Turkey fires: Tourists and locals evacuated from holiday resorts as wildfires spread

Turkey fires: Tourists and locals evacuated from holiday resorts as wildfires spread

Turkey, Greece and Italy are the latest tourist destinations to feel the impacts of the climate emergency. Tourists who navigated travel restrictions are now having to flee popular destinations where the fires have come very close to hotels and resorts.

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UNESCO names 33 new World Heritage sites and half are in Europe

UNESCO names 33 new World Heritage sites and half are in Europe

UNESCO has added 33 new sites to its World Heritage List – from a prehistoric solar observatory in Peru to some 7,000-year-old rock art in Saudi Arabia.

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Italy has the highest number of people in the EU unable to afford a holiday, new study shows

Italy has the highest number of people in the EU unable to afford a holiday, new study shows

More than half of low income workers in Europe cannot afford to take a week’s holiday away from home, according to research by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

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This remote part of the Canary Islands is perfect for rainforest hiking

This remote part of the Canary Islands is perfect for rainforest hiking

I was probably driving a little too fast when the traffic lights turned red. It was the first straight stretch of tarmac I had seen for a while, having just spent the last forty-five minutes cautiously navigating a series of nerve-jangling hairpin bends that would fit right in at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Love canals? Beat the crowds in Venice with these European alternatives

Love canals? Beat the crowds in Venice with these European alternatives

Such is the vice-like grip that Venice holds over the public’s imagination, when considering canal cities you could be forgiven for thinking that any others even exist.

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Updated: Six quiet Greek islands that are COVID-free

Updated: Six quiet Greek islands that are COVID-free

After a successful vaccine roll out left many of Greece’s 6,000 islands COVID free factors including the rise of the Delta variant have created a mixed picture for the summer tourist season.

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US keeps European travellers out following Delta surge

US keeps European travellers out following Delta surge

The United States government has confirmed that the ban on international travellers will remain in place.

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Green passes are being introduced in these 13 European countries – even if you're a tourist

Green passes are being introduced in these 13 European countries – even if you're a tourist

A growing number of countries in Europe are planning to make it illegal to enter bars and restaurants without proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

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Liverpool loses its UNESCO World Heritage status, but does anyone care?

Liverpool loses its UNESCO World Heritage status, but does anyone care?

Liverpool has just lost its coveted UNESCO World Heritage status after a narrow vote from the UN’s cultural agency.

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