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Google Street View used to map Shackleton's island

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:24 GMT

The remote island of South Georgia where explorer Ernest Shackleton found refuge is among nine new locations mapped by Google Trekker technology

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Travel quiz: wine, beer and spirits of the world

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:08:00 GMT

Where do caipirinhas come from? How do you say 'cheers!' in Spanish? If you like a tipple on your travels, see how much 'knowledge' you've soaked up in our world booze quiz

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Happy families: half-term activities for autumn

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:01 GMT

Crunching through the autumn leaves is only fun for so long. Keep the kids busy over half-term with our selection of indoor and outdoor activities across the country

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Top 10 hawker food stalls in Singapore

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:59:07 GMT

Street food, or hawker food as they call it in Singapore, is a national treasure, says Ignatius Chan, founder of multi-award-winning restaurant Iggys. Here he chooses the best, most authentic local dishes to savour

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Iran signals new welcome to European rail tourists

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:24:32 GMT

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Sadiq Khans Tooting: a food and drink street tour

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:30 GMT

The south London neighbourhood is buzzing with new restaurants opening amid a host of established Asian favourites. As the community celebrates Diwali, local MP Sadiq Khan takes us on a foodie tour of this vibrant area
Missed your Tooting favourite or want to nominate a street to feature? Add a tip in the comments below

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Win a trip to India - share your favourite holiday memory

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:44:11 GMT

Where did you have your best holiday? Share your photos of your favourite holiday memory and you could win a trip to India

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Top 10 affordable ski chalets and lodges

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:02 GMT

Skiing holidays can be hard on a budget but these chalets and hostels offer cosy stays with plenty of facilities and often without the hefty price tag

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Talking point: tell us about your favourite holiday tour guides

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:33:50 GMT

Wanderlust magazine has just announced the winners of its annual World Guide Awards. Have you ever had a guide who transformed your travelling experience? Share your stories in the comments below

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Top 10 restaurants in Turin

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:09 GMT

Turins best restaurants make the most of the fantastic produce of the Piedmont region. Ahead of the Salone del Gusto food festival, 23-27 October, we pick 10 top trattorie offering seasonal homemade dishes from 5.50

A favourite missed out? Add a tip in the comments below

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Berlin: send us your travel tips

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:15:57 GMT

A low-key cafe in the capital of cool, a dive bar with great live music or great little market: send us a tip on Berlin and you could win a £200 hotel voucher

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Skiing in Afghanistan it's one hour up and two minutes down

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:28:18 GMT

Theres no ski lift and no chalets, but a growing number of adventurous skiers are heading to Afghanistan for virgin snow and warm hospitality

This article and photography first appeared in Sidetracked magazine

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Republic of Congo surprise choice on Lonely Planet's 2015 wishlist

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:05:47 GMT

The publishers annual Best in Travel collection puts the Republic of Congo in sixth spot on list of top 10 countries in the world to visit

Lonely Planet select the top 10 cities to visit in 2015

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Lonely Planet selects Salisbury among top 10 cities to visit

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:59:02 GMT

Wiltshire city listed along with Washington, El Chaltén, Milan and Zermatt in travel guides selection of places to visit in 2015

Lonely Planet select the top 10 countries to visit in 2015

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Guide for gay people visiting Morocco

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:16:58 GMT

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's amazing photos from space

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:30:18 GMT

The guitar-strumming spaceman Chris Hadfield is releasing a new book You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes featuring stunning images of the Earth captured while in orbit. Here are some of his best snaps
Find out what tastes better, space food or plane food, in our Q&A with Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield will be discussing his his time in space at a Guardian Live event on 7 and 11 December . Find out more about Guardian Live and how to become a member

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Top 10 cool city tours around the world: guided walks with a twist

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:11 GMT

Theres nothing pedestrian about our list of guided walking tours for travellers who dont like tours including strolls with a twist in London, Paris and New York
Been on a cool city tour? Add a tip in the comments below

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The foodie traveller in Turin, at the Slow Food festival

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:11 GMT

The two-yearly Salone del Gusto offers the chance to sample an astonishing array of artisan food created by passionate producers from around the world

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Garrett McNamara on Nazaré: the surfers favourite town in Portugal

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:05 GMT

For the surfing legend, the Portuguese town of Nazaré is more than just a place to catch record-breaking waves: its a great destination for food, views and relaxation

Do you know Nazaré? What other surf spots would you recommend along this coast? Add a tip in the comments

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Scotland's paths less travelled in pictures

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:05:11 GMT

From the remote heights of Stac Polly in the Highlands to Rob Roys Bathtub on the Falloch River, here are 10 Scottish gems you may not have heard of. They are among 100 stunning places featured in a lavish new guidebook by the most respected of Scottish travel writers, Peter Irvine

Scotland the Best 100 Places by Peter Irvine is published by Collins at £25. To order a copy for £20, go to bookshop.theguardian.com or call 0330 333 6846

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Trekking in South Africas Drakensberg: Did you book a cave?

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:25 GMT

After the signposts and the hiking trails run out, Kevin Rushby pushes on deep into South Africas Drakensberg range for an unforgettable wilderness trek, with only birds and baboons for company

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Instagram snapshots: Ali Inay on Montreal in the autumn

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:20 GMT

From quiet streets and bakeries to Quebecs spectacular nature ... Ali Inay explores Montreal in the fall

Share your travels in Instagram pictures with a series of three snaps, plus captions, by adding #guardiantravelsnaps
Follow us on Instagram at guardiantravelsnaps

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Goa: time to ditch the beach and head inland

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:15 GMT

As Goas beaches become ever more crowded, Deepti Kapoor looks inland for the Indian states fabled serenity and finds a wave of new restaurants and homestays

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Highlights of Goa: readers travel tips

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:15 GMT

Spice farms, art galleries and the perfect place to watch the waves with a cocktail. Readers share their favourite spots in Goa
To add a tip for next week, and be in with a chance of winning a £200 Hotels.com voucher, go to Guardian Witness

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Working holidays: raising the bar in Turkey

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:15 GMT

On the latest leg of her volunteering trip, Cat Rainsford puts idle hands to work in idyllic Turkey by throwing a party

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