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John Lewis unveils £2m pop-up apartment available for free overnight stays

Fans of all-things-John Lewis now have the chance to enjoy the “ultimate try-before-you-buy experience” in a one-bedroom flat available for complimentary one-night stays or private brunches and dinner parties. The

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A Prague church that defied Nazi rule

Prague – the city of 1,000 spires – has no shortage of incredible churches. But only one possesses a vault pockmarked with bullets that draws more visitors than its Baroque

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Where wireless communication was born

The cool, crisp breeze dancing in from the Atlantic Ocean lifted my hair back from my face, and the bright sunshine highlighted a massive iceberg floating a few miles out,

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The myth behind German efficiency

In summer 2011, I was working at a small Berlin travel agency and facing a conundrum: my clients literally held tickets to nowhere. Their planes would be taking off shortly,

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Is this the happiest place in Britain?

It was nearing midnight and the sky still remained light. The only hint of sunset visible from the kitchen window was a pink smudge above the Minch, the stretch of

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The secret of the world’s rarest silk

Each spring, under the cover of darkness and guarded by members of the Italian Coast Guard, 62-year-old Chiara Vigo slips on a white tunic, recites a prayer and plunges headfirst

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Love is in the air: Croatia’s capital city is a tribute to love

“Rub his nose and you can meet your heartthrob,” says my guide Hela, pointing to a statue of the poet and writer, Antun Gustav Matos, sitting on a bench in

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Top 10 Swallows and Amazons adventures as we trace the author’s footsteps across England

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ransome’s death – the incredible children’s author behind the legendary Swallows and Amazons series. The first of his collection was famously published

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A lake, forests, mountains…Pokhara has many delights

Standing by a lake, with forested hills on one side and snow-capped Himalayan peaks on the other, was an unforgettable moment for me in Pokhara, the picturesque Nepalese city that

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Best Beer Cities in America for Your Bucket List

Looking for a city that quenches your thirst for a tantalizing beer? Check out these top three cities in the US that no beer enthusiast should ever miss! #1: Portland,

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