Travel

Fjords of Norway Guided Walking Holiday

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Most people visit Norway from the comfort of cruise ships but I fancy seeing it from the land so I join a Fjords of Norway guided walking trip. For eight days I explore the region near Sundress using a mixture of ferries, long road tunnels and of course my own two feet. The walking is relatively easy, never much more than five hours, although it can be steep in places. Getting around the fjords Getting around is relatively easy but transfers can be quite long, particularly if you miss one of the ferries. Of course the views, as you drive alongside the...

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Gastein and Grossarl – two ski valleys in Austria

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Gastein and Grossarl are a pair of gorgeous and very different winter destinations barely an hour’s drive from the divine easy-to-access Austrian city of Salzburg and its airport with regular flights. And they are home to three ski areas, all very close together. Bad Gastein/Bad Hofgastein Gastein is the big one, linking the classic spa town of Bad Gastein (all grand belle epoque buildings along with a waterfall thundering into the gorge that through the middle) and Bad Hofgastein (more modern and busier but still with Austrian charm). Sportgastein Right at the end of the valley, along a narrow road, between...

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Travel Guide: 24 hours in Genoa, Italy

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Often overlooked by sun-seeking tourists in a rush to get to picturesque Portofino and pastel-painted Cinque Terre, Genoa is one of Italy’s most underrated and significant cities. This former maritime power has much to boast about: birthplace of world navigator Christopher Columbus, home to the prison from which Marco Polo dictated accounts of his travels, Italy’s first football team, and inventors of pesto. Genoa’s topography, nestled between mountains and sea, means that the city is blessed with temperate weather all year round and, with direct two hour flights from the UK, it’s the perfect escape for those in search, culture...

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Top things to see and do in Northern Norway

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Nowhere epitomises the great outdoors quite like Northern Norway, with its jagged mountains, gleaming fjords and vast swathes of lush woodlands. The air is so crisp and clean you feel as if you’ve been transported to another time. It almost makes you believe that Middle Earth was real. Our journey through Northern Norway took us to the mountainous region of Vesteralen and the archipelago of Lofoten, known primarily for its scenic islands. Vesteralen Observe sperm whales in the wild in Andenes If you have watched the mesmerising Blue Planet II, you may already be aware that Northern Norway is home...

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Colorado: experience an all-American adventure

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Whether you’re looking to ski the world-famous Rocky Mountains, explore the many cities and towns or enjoy our breathtaking natural beauty, you’ll find your perfect adventure in Colorado. With four distinct seasons, 300 days of annual sunshine and great vacation values, now is the perfect time to plan your holiday From vast prairie grasslands to the majestic mountains, rushing rivers to desert landscapes, Colorado is unlike anywhere else. The highest-altitude state in America offers an unbelievable selection of wildlife and natural wonders as well as rich cultural heritage found in frontier forts, narrow-gauge railways, mining museums, dinosaur fossils, ancient cliff...

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