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    Friday Feb 27

    Breaks to bring back a spring in your step

    Balmy weather goes well with more than just beaches. Here’s a look at destinations that offer not just beaches, but everything from baseball to music festivals

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    Tuesday Feb 17

    Watch: New video of Dubai goes viral

    Video shot over 3-month period by UK filmmaker

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    Sunday Feb 15

    Thailand: the land of smiles

    Strike a balance between the laid-back charm, luxury spas and beautiful beaches of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, and bustling city life in Bangkok and you, like Teena Punjwani, will soon be grinning...

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    Sunday Feb 15

    Why Dubai is a must-see during winter

    Find out which other cities have won travelers’ votes

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    Wednesday Feb 11

    World’s top 10 places to retire in 2015

    Retirement is an inevitable part of life, and for many people, it’s a chance to settle down to a nice community they’ve always dreamed of. If you’re looking for a great place to retire, here’s a quick look at the top 10 nations featured in the Global Retirement Index by asset management company Natixis. These countries have scored highly in terms of quality of life, healthcare and financial security, among many others.

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    Wednesday Feb 11

    South Beach side streets’ rich fun on a low budget

    Taking a scenic route by bike or on foot opens up a whole new neighbourhood with local haunts that offer high-class cultural experiences at a low-key, friendly pace

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    Wednesday Feb 11

    Moon travel may be only 20 years away

    The globalisation of innovation and competitions such as the Google Lunar X Prize are helping out-of-the-box thinkers are pushing the boundaries of what we think possible, in novel, cheap ways

  • Friday Feb 6

    Movie locations boost tourism in Georgia

    The biggest Hollywood hits not only attract fans from overseas, but often route them to small-town locales that wouldn’t see many tourists otherwise

  • Friday Feb 6

    France focuses on food tourism with new Michelin guide

    The Socialist government has promised changes in hopes tourists will forget the country’s decades-long reputation for hauteur

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    Tuesday Feb 3

    Cast away on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

    Made up of 900 islands and ‘living museum’ coral that is 20,000 years old, it’s no wonder the Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

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    Friday Jan 30

    Selma sparks interest in historic Alabama city

    Visitors can walk across the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965 and see the churches where they organised protests

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    Friday Jan 30

    Barcelona on the cheap

    From seeing Antoni Gaudi’s architectural wonders to strolling Las Ramblas, there are many things you can do for free in this picturesque Spanish city

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    Friday Jan 30

    Macau — a melting pot of culinary cultures

    Known for its gambling industry, the city also offers a variety of cuisine. Visit Henri’s Galley to taste galinha a Africana (African chicken) — a combination of Asian, Africa and Portuguese flavours

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    Friday Jan 23

    The best things in Brussels are free

    Museums, galleries and palaces dot the Belgian capital, offering visitors an eyeful of splendid architecture to compliment some grand medieval history

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    Friday Jan 23

    5 free things in Vancouver

    Beaches, parks and forested walks — the best of the Canadian city’s attractions — are readily accessible by transit bus or train and can be visited without spending a penny

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    Friday Jan 23

    Wild draws more hikers to Pacific Crest Trail

    Pacific Crest Trail’s popularity has rocketed since the movie released. People are making requests for permits for long hikes, many of them women who are inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s experiences

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    Thursday Jan 8

    Five ways to save on travel in 2015

    Negotiate a better price when you book rooms, try package deals and choose cheap countries — these are some strategies you can adopt to make your trips less expensive

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    Tuesday Jan 6

    Necker Island’s secret is out

    From allowing guests to eat sushi off a female staff’s naked midriff to encouraging them to hit golf balls at a human target, the place ensures its moneyed visitors’ every whim is satisfied

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    Tuesday Jan 6

    Eurostar expands network, cuts travel time

    Later this year, the high-speed railway network will also start operating its new longer, wider and taller e320 trains, wherein there will be roomier and reclining seats along with free Wi-Fi

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    Friday Jan 2

    Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and more

    Several major anniversaries will be marked by a variety of events this year, making it the perfect time to make the most of these getaways

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    Monday Dec 29

    Review: The Oberoi Dubai

    We spend 48 hours at this luxury business hotel in Dubai. Here's the verdict

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    Friday Dec 19

    Discover carnival on the cheap and other travel news

    Explore travel deals and more around the world

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    Wednesday Dec 17

    Review: Shangri-La hotel Qaryat Al Beri

    We spend 48 hours at this five-star beachfront hotel in the capital. Here's the verdict

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    Monday Dec 15

    Empire state of mind

    Self-confessed TV addict Elizabeth Elphick has grown up on a diet of sitcoms and films set in New York. She finally gets the chance to experience the city for herself, but could it possibly live up to her expectations?

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    Sunday Dec 7

    Trying out the rat race at Disneyland Paris

    It’s fast, it’s 4D, is rumoured to have cost $270 million and was created by the people behind the Oscar-winning film Ratatouille. Friday editor Karen Pasquali Jones joins the rat race trying out the latest ride at Disneyland Paris

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