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American Icons: How Many Have You Seen?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Think you know your American landmarks? In my mid-20s I realized that although I’d seen the Eiffel Tower three times and clambered all around the Great Pyramids of Giza, I’d never made it to the … Continue reading

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Fuss-Free Family Reunions

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: by Lisa Oppenheimer On paper, it was a brilliant idea. My brother and I, residents of opposite coasts, planned a family reunion several years ago that would allow spouses and children to get to know … Continue reading

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Cook book showcases SA cuisine

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Bringing together the styles and techniques of some of the leading chefs in Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, Relais & Chateaux, in conjunction with publisher Peter Marshall, has created its first … Continue reading

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Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: A recent Fodor’s survey reveals that a clear majority of Americans recognize the benefits of traveling alone. No news there. The kicker is that many of these same folks never travel because they’re either too … Continue reading

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Judge rules on liquor licence chaos

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The chaos around liquor licensing in South Africa has been brought into sharp focus by a ruling of the North Gauteng High Court that confirmed that the system of liquor licensing in the province was … Continue reading

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Emma’s Eccentric Britain: falconry in the Lake District

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: I’ve come to Trotters World of Animals in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria. Eleven years ago, it was a farm focusing on rare domestic breeds but then the foot and mouth epidemic fell like a guillotine and more … Continue reading

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Trees for the future

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Safari operator and conservation organisation Wilderness Safaris went all out to commemorate Arbour Week last month. On September 2, staff at Pafuri Camp planted 40 trees at four schools in the Makuleke Village. The trees … Continue reading

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Hilton signs agreement for three hotels across two countries

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hilton Worldwide has partnered with the Al Habtoor Group to convert two hotels in Beirut to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand and to develop the very first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in … Continue reading

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London’s top five culture walks

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Trafalgar SquareFronting the northern end of Trafalgar Square are the city’s expansive national collections of art and portraiture. Don’t miss Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or Botticelli’s Venus and Mars at the National Gallery (WC2, 020-7747 2885, … Continue reading

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in north Cornwall

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Headland House Hotel, St Ives Each named after a different Cornish beach, the rooms are done up like a summer’s day in shades of driftwood and vanilla, nautical blues and deck-chair stripes. You get pocket-sprung … Continue reading

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Sommeliers vie for wine service award

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Four sommeliers – one from Johannesburg and three form the Western Cape – will contest the finals of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award next month. They are: Josephine Gutentoft, sommelier at Grande Roche Hotel … Continue reading

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London’s top five pub gardens

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Canonbury, Islington Tucked away from the bustle of nearby Upper Street, the Canonbury is a discreet piece of London literary history. A regular haunt of George Orwell, the Canonbury was one of the pubs … Continue reading

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L.A. or Bust: Itineraries for Urbanites, Kids, and Stargazers

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: A California itinerary that takes in the best of the Southland… Classic L.A.: Stars, Cars, and Vistas A car is virtually a necessity in L.A. (public transit is sparse and taxis are expensive). If renting … Continue reading

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Parlez-vous francais?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: France remains an important key market for tourists to South Africa and investment in maintaining and growing arrivals from France will continue. So said the National Tourism Minister, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, when he addressed a … Continue reading

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London 2012 event listings 1 August: what’s on during the Olympics

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: An exhibition of English rituals is on display at the Horniman museum, London. Photograph: Sara Hannant TheatreAbigail’s Party, Wyndham’s Theatre, WC2, to 1 Sep, menierchocolatefactory.com The Menier Chocolate Factory’s revival of Mike Leigh’s cult classic … Continue reading

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The Hebridean Trail, a teen house party and three of the best wild days out in London

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Take me there: the Hebridean TrailWhen it comes to wilderness adventures, the Outer Hebrides are Britain’s last frontier, which makes the launch of this new mountain bike trail all the more exciting. Devised by activity … Continue reading

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Just Back from Egypt

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Fodor’s Editor Douglas Stallings recently spent two weeks on a guided tour of Egypt. Among other things, he saw age-old monuments, shopped in bazaars, and sailed a felucca. Why Egypt? This is a trip I’d … Continue reading

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Best of Cruising: Best Value Lodging

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Cabins in cruiseships are not created equal; however, you don’t have to book the highest-priced cabin to have a comfortable cruise. The following cruise lines offer something a bit above the ordinary for the kind … Continue reading

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10 of the best budget restaurants in the Lake District and beyond

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Baba Ganoush, KendalImmediately, this daytime “canteen” feels like a keeper. High-up on one wall, a long shelf of cookbooks includes wise words from Simon Hopinkson. That suggests that Baba Ganoush is a place where things … Continue reading

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Cruises: Bigger, Fancier, Funner Than Ever

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: by Lisa Oppenheimer People are falling in love with cruises all over again. Close to 11 million people booked a cruise in 2004 (a record, says the Cruise Lines International Association), and the industry looks … Continue reading

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LED lighting to cut bills at Twelve Apostles

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa claims to be the first hotel in Cape Town to install energy-saving LED lighting technology on a large scale. The conversion of all lighting in public areas to LED … Continue reading

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Eastern promise for Pepper Club

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa in the Cape Town has reported that it is seeing a marked increase in the number of guests from India, China and Japan. Visitors from China increased from … Continue reading

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Joburg and Cape Town go Bavarian

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Around 10 000 litres of beer was downed at the Oktober Bierfest in Cape Town last weekend and now the organisers of the event are expecting Gauteng’s beer lovers to show they have a bigger … Continue reading

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London’s top five architecture walks

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hackney Wick To understand how the Olympics is changing London, rather than visiting the Olympic Park, walk around it – through Hackney Wick, Bow and the thrusting new landscape of Stratford. Start with coffee at … Continue reading

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