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5 museums not to be missed when visiting Shanghai

Sprawling Shanghai is the largest city in China, where historic parks, gardens, temples and buildings co-exist with a futuristic skyline and some of the world’s tallest towers. Home to a staggering 24 million people, it’s amassed a fascinating history over the decades which can be seen in its many museums. Many of the museums in Shanghai are a must-visit, giving an insight into the city’s and Chin..

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6 art galleries in Sydney, Australia to delight and inspire art lovers

The largest city in Australia, Sydney is a city of exceptional culture, offering events throughout the year, museums, venues and art galleries: all set to please lovers of the arts and culture. Many Sydney art galleries are among the best in Australia and stand on the world stage, showcasing the very best of modern art from numerous schools of thinking. If Sydney’s huge art scene is on your to-see..

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Vegan or vegetarian? 6 of the best restaurants and cafes for vegans and vegetarians in Queenstown

The adventure capital of Queenstown, with its several attractions and proximity to Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is one of the most visited destinations in New Zealand. To cater for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that descend on Queenstown year-round, there are over 120 places to eat found throughout the town. If you’re vegetarian or vegan and looking to visit New Zealan..

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5 amazing bars in Beijing you need to visit

The capital city of China, Beijing is a vast sprawling metropolis which also proudly bears special corners of ancient China. At the end of a long day exploring the likes of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace – just the beginning of Beijing’s endless list of attractions – you’re going to want to wind down your day in one of the best restaurants or bars the city has to offer...

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5 of the best ways to enjoy the Whitsunday Islands

Among the most beautiful of the Great Barrier Reef islands, the Whitsunday Islands are becoming a popular tourist destination in their own right, thanks to their stunning scenery and brilliant activities. The Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands in total, each offering white sands, lush forests and pure tranquility.   Many visitors will take just a Whitsundays day tour, while others will wan..

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5 activities and things to do in Queenstown you shouldn’t miss

Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, thanks to its proximity to the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu and the Shotover River. Whether you’re after a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled activity to get the heart pumping, or something a little more gentle that offers up incredible views, there are a whole host of brilliant things to do in Queenstown. Here are five activities you shouldn..

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6 of the best sports attractions and stadium tours in Australia

Offering a variety of world class sport ranging from cricket to rugby, horse racing and its very own Aussie rules football (AFL), Australia is renowned for its sporting heritage and is home to some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues. As part of our guided tours of Australia departing from the UK, you’ll get to visit many of the sports stadiums and grounds up close, and even take a tour of..

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Botanical gardens in China that’ll delight garden lovers

One of the main reasons that China is such a popular travel destination is its spectacular nature, whether it’s the variety of natural landscapes, which can range from lush forests to dazzling lakes and dramatic mountains, or the sheer biodiversity of this vast country, which is home to pandas, leopards, monkeys and elephants.   This biodiversity can not only be seen in China’s fauna but also..

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Keeper for a Day at Taronga Zoo Sydney, Australia

4 fantastic ways to get up close to animals in Sydney

From kangaroos to koalas, Australia is renowned for its diverse native wildlife. As Australia’s largest city, Sydney is one of the best places to take part in a variety of animal encounters, meeting a whole host of Australian animals, from wallabies to crocodiles. If the native wildlife is one of the main reasons you’re visiting, check out these top animal encounters in Sydney and get close to som..

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6 observation decks in Australia offering stunning views

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra… the list of great Australian cities to visit is endless. And when you’re there it’s easy to see why they are such a joy to visit – not only are they home to a variety of wonderful attractions, but also some incredible views and architecture. Undoubtedly the best way to take in one of these charming cities is by observation deck – from up high you can enjoy stunn..

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