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A perfect gift for a friend who loves to travel

I’ve been following Humans of New York for several months, preordered the book when it was announced, and was thrilled to have it arrive...
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How to clean windows in the desert

The combination of hundreds of shiny skyscrapers and a huge, dusty desert means that window cleaning is big business in the UAE. I snapped...
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OK, I confess… I travel for the food

Years ago, a friend and I booked a cheap package holiday to Rhodes from London. We stayed in pretty little apartments in beautiful Lindos....
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The benefits of travelling out of season

I have to avoid the sun. Thanks to my Welsh genes I have the kind of skin that really doesn’t like UV rays. So...
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Travel-inspired and travel-inspiring reading

Is a trip to somewhere new enhanced by reading about it before you go – or should you keep preconceptions to a minimum? Besides...
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The benefits of going just a little bit off the beaten track

In 2004 I took the scenic route back to Cape Town after 9 years in London. Heading off on a round-the-world trip sounded wonderful...
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Friendly furry faces

A fortune-teller in the Bangkok’s Grand Palace told me a decade ago I must stop talking to dogs and cats on the streets. Perhaps...
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Noticing the differences

One of the reasons I travel is because I like differences. I can never understand why people think it’s a plus if a hotel...
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Capturing the essence of a place through a lens

I am BURSTING to take my camera on a foreign trip for the first time, now I know how to use it properly. I’d...
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Street photography as a conversation opener

I’m becoming increasingly interested in street photography, particularly in capturing details, patterns and humour that others might not see. We see so much beautiful...