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When most people think of Edinburgh, they think of a small, walkable city, chock-full of historic charm. But it is also a gateway to hidden gardens, beachfront promenades, and uninhabited islands — if you know where to look. Here, four magical escapes within 45 minutes of Edinburgh’s central district.  Jupiter Artland Jupiter Artland is a new sculpture park that not only... Read More

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The tasting may be great year-round, but it’s the comfortable weather that makes September and October the perfect time to visit the places where beer, wine, or distilled spirits are integral to the local culture. Whether it’s a day trip to the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island or a week... Read More

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Every August when the world’s largest arts festival hits Edinburgh, the population of the Scottish capital more than doubles. For visitors, that inevitably means that hotels — if not already booked up months in advance — raise their rates accordingly. Take the limited-service budget brand Tunes Hotels. Their Edinburgh... Read More

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Bees do more than make honey — their pollinating efforts contribute to the landscape you see and the local foods you eat. These five beekeeping experiences provide a glimpse into the sweet world of bees. ... Read More

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British Airways has just launched its discounted “daytripper fares” for travelers flying from London to a handful of European cities. The catch? (Or, perhaps the benefit?) You have to return to London in the same day. Round-trip tickets, including all taxes and fees, will cost £79 (about $130) to... Read More

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Are you ready for Burns Night? Celebrated every year in Scotland and throughout the Scottish diaspora, this January 25 holiday is a celebration of the life and work of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. This year marks the 255th anniversary of  the poet’s birth and, as is the tradition, the... Read More

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As the count down to the New Year approaches, so does the party-planning pressure. Most major cities throw vast, crowded spectacles for the occasion, but if you’re not so keen on ringing in the New Year elbow-to-elbow with thousands of strangers, consider planning something a little offbeat this year… ... Read More

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These days, cost-conscious travelers have more options than ever. The question is no longer “Where will we go?” but “How cheap can we get there?” Rest assured, we’re here to tell you the answer: pretty cheap! As evidence, we’ve compiled a list of the ten most budget-friendly travel destinations... Read More

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With the Millennial generation growing up, the travel industry is beginning to see a gap in the market for sophisticated young travelers on a budget. Budget-chic brands such as CitizenM and Marriott’s Moxy, which offer high design and low price points, are booming, while budget brands such as Radisson are undergoing a... Read More

Virgin Little Red

When Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red service launched this past March, it was the British airline’s first foray into domestic flights within the U.K.. The all-economy service offers flights between London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports and Manchester, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen. The flights are timed so they provide easy connections for... Read More

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As we begin to see the world of in-flight entertainment change, so too are we seeing an evolution in the way airlines are planning their new flight routes. A recent spate of new airline route announcements indicates a trend that many Americans (especially those who don’t live in New York or LA)... Read More

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world, is in full swing as we speak. Even if you only manage to catch a handful of the tens of thousands of performances staged in the city throughout the month of August, it’s easy to feel a little... Read More

The Best UK Cities for Shopping

We were just as surprised as you are when we heard that a recent poll by YouGov found that according to public opinion, Britain is the best European shopping destination, beating both Italy and France by more than 10 percent. We were initially puzzled that any place could provide retail... Read More

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We go to the movies (or sit at home on the couch), in hopes that they will transport us somewhere else. Sometimes they succeed and create a believable 2-D world that we can immerse ourselves in for a few hours. Movies have the remarkable power to take us to... Read More

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3, 2, 1 . . . Happy New Year! Whether counting down to 2013 at tried-and-true celebrations like New York’s annual Times Square extravaganza, or by eating a grape for every stroke of midnight in Barcelona, your adrenaline is sure to be racing as 2012 winds down at our... Read More