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21 March • 2017
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Why you should give the Gold Coast a try

There are many places in and around the Gold Coast that'll keep you entertained long after you've grown tired of Surfers Paradise in Australia.

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14 March • 2017
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A guide to sharing accommodation with friends and not losing your mind

Taking a few weeks off work to travel overseas with your besties? Here are some things to consider before you pack your suitcase.

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7 March • 2017
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Ottawa: Bringing Sexy Back!

Home to the world's sexiest Prime Minister, sublime architecture and celebrating 150 years since confederation - There has never been a better time to visit Ottawa in Canada.

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28 February • 2017
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Pancakes of the World

It's not often that a meal is deemed worthy of a dedicated holiday, but pancakes have made the cut and around the world we celebrate Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day.

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21 February • 2017
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Street food and art in Malaysia's north

Georgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the many colonial Chinese buildings, which make the city great for some urban exploring.

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14 February • 2017
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There's nothing quite like Paris on Valentine's Day

Paris delivers romance like no other place on earth. There's something in the air in the City of Love, and it's not just the smell of freshly baked croissants.

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7 February • 2017
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Kathmandu in 48 Hours

Kathmandu is where every hiker starts their journey into the Nepali mountains – whether it be the Annapurna Circuit, Everest or something in between.

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31 January • 2017
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Roman ruins, castles and the Dead Sea in Jordan's north

Near the Jordanian capital of Amman lies one of the best preserved Roman cities I've ever seen and provides access to the Dead Sea.

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24 January • 2017
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Traditions for Australia Day

Many Australians choose the UK as second home which means a large population in the UK will want to celebrate Australia Day.

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17 January • 2017
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Mountains, laughs and masala tea in the Nepali mountains

Four days of trekking in the Nepali mountains with warm smiles and laughter pushing us on through hills, thousands of steps, sweat, dirt, and mountain cold.

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10 January • 2017
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Up, up and away! Is this the best place to go hot air ballooning?

In the shadow of mountains in Turkey's centre lies the unique landscapes of the Cappadocia region. Cappadocia is best known for its hot air ballooning.

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5 January • 2017
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Where to go in Europe for the ultimate New Year's Eve

There is nothing more exciting than bringing in the New Year in a lively city abroad. Party with your friends and locals alike as everyone begins counting down to midnight.

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22 December • 2016
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5 of the Top Places To Run Into A Celebrity In New York

New York is known for many things; bustling streets, incredible food and interesting people. You're never short of a character to meet when you head to The Big Apple, and sometimes these characters are famous celebrities.

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15 December • 2016
Rasnov

There's more to Transylvania than Dracula

There's more to Romania then the Dracula myth, such as the picturesque towns of Brasov and Rasnov, and the old town of Bucharest in the Transylvania region.

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8 December • 2016
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Malaga – a different holiday destination for Christmas

Christmas in Malaga combines a touch of traditional with a dose of something different like sunshine, seafood and swimming in the sea.

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1 December • 2016
Hiking in Bulgaria

UFO hunting in Bulgaria

Former Socialist meeting hall dubbed Bulgaria's UFO sits on top of Budludzha mountain. It lies abandoned in what seems like the middle of nowhere at the end of a potholed road in the Shipka Pass.

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24 November • 2016
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Journey to a place where time stood still - Pripyat, Ukraine

The abandoned town of Pripyat in Ukraine's central north will have you immersed in the history when you stand where the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster happened 30 years ago.

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17 November • 2016
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Deadly animals to watch out for in Australia

Australia often gets a bad reputation for its deadly animals but that doesn't distract from its beauty. When travelling Down Under, these are the most dangerous animals you should be mindful about, according to a local.N

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10 November • 2016
Lake Tahoe

Visit North America's largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe

On a recent road trip through America's west coast, my friend and I tackled the south section on the Californian side. You can take your pick of activities at South Lake Tahoe during the summer months.

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3 November • 2016
Halloween

5 Places in the US You Need To Visit on Halloween

Halloween in the United States is a once in a (after) lifetime experience. A plethora of events are planned for October 31 so make sure to get your share of scare this year by visiting these hot spots.

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27 October • 2016
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Travelling with type 2 diabetes

With sensible planning, people with diabetes can start their journey with confidence and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to keep their diabetes in check.

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20 October • 2016
Berlin

Take a history lesson under the streets of Berlin

Berlin Unterwelten offers a number of interesting and informative tours in German, English and Spanish to provide visitors with an insight into what happened in the city during World War II.

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13 October • 2016
Nara Japan

A day full of deer in Nara, Japan

Nara City maintains many characteristics of its past−with hundreds of temples, shrines and hectares of parkland steeped in historical significance.

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6 October • 2016
Bratislava

How to spend 24 Hours in Bratislava

The capital Bratislava is only an hour by train from the Austrian capital Vienna or you can reach it via Hungary or Poland.

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29 September • 2016
Deschutes Brewery Oregon

Discover an outdoor lover's paradise in Oregon

When you think of travelling in the US, the west coast state of Oregon probably doesn't spring to mind. But if you're an outdoor enthusiast, then Oregon is the perfect place to visit!

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27 September • 2016
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Travel Australia: Find the best places in Sydney [VIDEO]

Stephen and Jess from Flying The Nest take us on a trip to the Sydney, Australia. The beaches look amazing!

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22 September • 2016
Kauai Hawaii

Views for days in Kauai USA

You're going to get muddy in Kauai – but you're guaranteed to capture stunning ocean views and feel the cool mist from towering waterfalls for your efforts.

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15 September • 2016
Pulpit Rock

Take a hike to Pulpit Rock, Norway

Be in awe of nature's beauty hundreds of metres above a fjord in Norway's south west.

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8 September • 2016
Mont Tremblant Quebec

Quebec's Laurentians: Nature's All Year Playground!

Discover the beauty of Mont Tremblant, Quebec Canada. This is a picturesque location, perfect for beautiful memories and Instagram photos!

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25 August • 2016
Maui

Waterfalls, volcanoes and beautiful views on a road trip around Maui

A road-trip is arguably one of the best ways to really discover a location. Follow Lisa's journey through the Maui waterfalls, volcanoes and more.

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18 August • 2016
Italy

Get off the beaten path in Italy

Travel blogger Lisa has compiled her list of favourite small towns in Italy to visit. Find out where you should visit next.

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11 August • 2016
Rio de Janiero

Uncover the natural beauty of Rio De Janeiro

This South American destination is blessed with natural beauty not far from the highrise buildings and traffic jams, and a great way to see Rio.

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4 August • 2016
Hawaii Big Island

Learn to surf for under £10 in Agnes Waters

Travel blogger Lisa found the best value surfing lesson in Australia in the unassuming beach side town of Agnes Water.

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28 July • 2016
Hawaii Big Island

Swim with turtles on Hawaii's Big Island

The Big Island – known also as Hawai’i – is the most southern of the Hawaiian Islands and as its name indicates – also the biggest in terms of land size.

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26 July • 2016
Russia St Petersburg

Think you need a visa to get into St Petersburg? Think again

Did you know there’s a simple (and 100 per cent legitimate) way to visit St Petersburg without going through the visa process?

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22 July • 2016
Norway

Climb your way up to a beautiful view at Kjeragbolten

Prepare yourself with some tips for climbing the challenging Kjeragbolten. Make sure to pack your camera for the views!

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21 July • 2016
Nicaragua

Discover the Nicaraguan colonial town of Granada

Nicaragua is fast becoming the “new Costa Rica” with adorable trips, stunning nature, and culture. Find out more about this beauty before everyone else!

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19 July • 2016
Lake Tekapo

Relax lakeside and stargaze at Lake Tekapo

New Zealand’s photogenic Lake Tekapo in the South Island is home to scenic views, stargazing, cold or warm swims in the lake or spring.

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15 July • 2016
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What to do with your Travel Pics

Discover the best ways to reuse your holiday snaps. From clocks to printed marshmallows, your photos will live on.

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14 July • 2016
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Roadtripping the Norwegian Fjords on Pocket Money

Find out how to travel the Norwegian Fjords on a budget without missing the beauty and wonder of this Euro-trip must-see. Find out more.

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12 July • 2016
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Discover the Natural Beauty of Croatia's National Parks

Discover Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park. No need for Instagram filters at this picturesque location!.

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8 July • 2016
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Feeling the wonder of the Grand Teton and Jackson Hole

Visting Jackson Hole USA, home to the National Elk Refuge and beautiful landscapes. If you love nature, this place is for you.

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6 July • 2016
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Character and colour in the colonial walled city of Cartagena

Cartagena, Columbia - a beautiful destination for travellers visiting South America.

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26 June • 2016
Salzburg

10 Must-See Places to Visit in Salzburg

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, here are a few of our favourite things.

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23 June • 2016
Hawaii

Surf In Hawaii - Living The Dream

Thought about Hawaii as a learner surfer? Read our tips for some great spots...

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20 June • 2016
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Luxury Breaks in the Cote d'Azur

Looking for an escape? Choose the beautiful Cote d'Azur as your next travel destination.

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18 June • 2016
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Cover-More Rescue Mission in Nepal

Read on to see how Cover-More was the only travel insurance company in the world to send an assistance team and an aircraft into Kathmandu to bring travellers home.

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16 June • 2016
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Tips for Travelling Solo in Croatia

When you're looking for a solo escape, here are some tips and tricks for spending time in Croatia by yourself.

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7 January • 2016
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8 Tips for Your Next Ski Holiday

Ensure your next ski holiday is fun and safe with our top 8 tips.

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5 January • 2016
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Travel Safe, not Sorry on Your Next Holiday

Travel safe on your next holiday by protecting yourself, your family, your possessions and your trip.

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10 December • 2014
The spotted lakes are only visible part of the year, but their eerie appearance is memorable.

5 Out-of-This-World Landscapes

Here’s a round up of five of the most out of this world landscapes found around the globe.

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30 November • 2014
A traditional Arcade in Istanbul is chock full of colourful goods and even more colourful vendors.

6 Ways To Deal With Pushy Street Vendors

Here are a few tips to help you deal with street vendors that invade your personal space or make you uncomfortable.

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11 November • 2014
Everywhere you look in Chamonix, France is a winter wonderland for ski enthusiasts

The Best Ski Destinations in Europe

If you want to ski while staying close to home this winter, enjoy Cover-More’s list of top European ski destinations to visit this winter.

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20 October • 2014
With old friends or new, spending some time in Germany’s biergartens is always a fun time

The Best Beer Halls & Taverns in Germany

The beer halls and taverns in Germany are unlike any other—the ambiance, experience and general revelry has yet to be matched anywhere else in the world.

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8 October • 2014
Check out Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia for an unforgettable night.

10 Must See’s & Do’s in Croatia

Start planning your holiday to Croatia today and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying all these incredible things in person.

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26 September • 2014
Whether you’re using your naked eye or extra equipment, these places are the best for stargazing in the UK.

Best Places to Stargaze in the UK

Whether you’re using your naked eye or extra equipment, these places are the best for stargazing in the UK.

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15 September • 2014
The view of vineyards all over Montepulciano are just an added bonus for this wine hotspot.

Best Holidays for Wine Enthusiasts

If you are unsure of where to start your wine adventures, consult Cover-More’s guide to the best holidays for wine enthusiasts.

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1 September • 2014
Balut, a fertilized duck or chicken egg is a delicacy in the Philippines

Unusual Delicacies from Around the World

Steel your stomach and your mind before reading on about the eating habits of humans around the world and their unique and unusual delicacies.

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15 August • 2014
Looking around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we’ve compiled the best of the best for UK weekend getaways.

Best Weekend Getaways in the UK

Looking around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we’ve compiled the best of the best for UK weekend getaways.

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29 July • 2014
Grab your best friends, grab tickets and head to Coachella for an unbeatable music festival experience

Top 5 Music Festivals Around the World

Grab your best friends, grab tickets and head to Coachella for an unbeatable music festival experience.

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15 July • 2014
Keep your eyes peeled for the famous yellow jersey that marks the day’s leader!

15 Things to Know About the 2014 Tour de France

As the Tour winds its way through the French countryside, read up on some facts about its history, contestants, rules and oddities.

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07 July • 2014
Sea turtle conservation holidays are just one of hundreds of choices for volunteerism trips!

World's Best Animal Volunteerism Holidays

If you are looking for opportunities to help with animal conservation, but want to travel while you’re at it, try any of these suggested volunteerism holidays.

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15 June • 2014
The Estadio Do Maracana in Rio de Janiero will host more games than any other venue!

2014 Brazil World Cup: Overview

Here’s a quick overview of where the stadiums and the things you can try while there!

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28 May • 2014
In Amsterdam you will find narrow streets, busy city centres, friendly people and a safe environment.

Top Destinations for Solo Travellers

As you plan your first solo travel holiday, check out these 5 places for solo-friendly destinations that will make you feel comfortable, safe and like an experienced solo traveller.

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13 May • 2014
Prepare for you next holiday abroad by knowing which vaccinations (if any!) you need at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date.

How to Prep for a Holiday Abroad: Vaccination Information

While you don’t always need vaccinations to travel abroad, it pays to plan ahead and avoid the hardship and hassle of not being fully prepared.

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28 April • 2014
Comfort and layers are key—keep your outfit simple and you will arrive at your destination feeling refreshed instead of uncomfortable.

Precautions to Take Before Going Abroad

Check out the government’s website for a plethora of information available to any UK subject who plans to travel the world.

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21 April • 2014
Comfort and layers are key—keep your outfit simple and you will arrive at your destination feeling refreshed instead of uncomfortable.

Tips For Dressing For a Flight

Think ahead, plan layers of cover, and arrive looking fashionable and in appropriate attire.

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11 April • 2014
A pillow, blanket, eye mask and ear-plugs all work in conjunction to create a relaxing and noise-free environment where you can get restful sleep while in transit—like this set provided by a train company in Norway.

Strategies for Restful Sleep

Use these strategies to get the restful sleep you need while travelling to your destination and once you arrive.

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