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Seattle Holidays: Fall In Love With Seattle Through These Tours

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June 18 seattle skyline

What do people love about Seattle? Chat up a local or long-term resident and you may hear effusive praise for Seattle’s balance and diversity. “The diversity that Seattle has at its fingertips is really amazing. You can easily immerse yourself in a park or a green space for a half day, but within an hour, drive to the city,” says Kirsten Gardner, a tour guide at travel company Evergreen Escapes....

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Hanoi Holidays: 5 Rejuvenating Day Trips to Take in 2018

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June 13 ha long bay view

Planning your travels in the second half of 2018? Hanoi is gaining favour with travellers the world over—the Vietnamese capital made it to the 12th spot in TripAdvisor’s 2018 round-up of the world’s best destinations. (Not far behind New York, which landed in 10th place.) Hanoi is an intriguing city of immersive experiences that will have you shuttling seamlessly between past and present. You can watch a train hurtling through...

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Beijing Holidays: 5 Tours To Help You Discover China’s Capital

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May 21 forbidden city beijing china sunset with view of bridge and canal

You may be aware that “Beijing” means “northern capital” in Mandarin. However, do you know how “Beijing” is pronounced? English speakers commonly say “Beizhing,” but there is a more accurate pronunciation: The “j” sound in Beijing is certainly closer to “jingle bells” than it is to “beige”…but pronounced properly, it sounds more like “dzj” — somewhat sharper than “j” and pronounced with the tip of the tongue in between your...

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Welcome to Perth: Why Perth is The Best Place to Visit in 2018

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May 15 swan river perth

Step aside, Melbourne and Sydney, because Australia has a “new capital of cool,” and it is none other than Perth. Of late, the Western Australian capital has found itself at the centre of much media attention, and the adulation is long overdue: as a thriving city, Perth has acquired the cultural substance to satiate any modern traveller. For outdoor adventurers, Perth will always remain a gateway to Western Australia, while...

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