Top 5 attractions along Route 66

If you've seen Billy Connolly's new 6-part TV series, "Billy Connolly's Route 66" you'll no doubt be ready to feel the wind in your hair and the tarmac whizzing along under your tyres in the USA.

Connolly's a brilliant host, with a unique way of connecting with the locals. His journey starts in Chicago, where he revisits the bootlegging of the roaring 20s, rides to the top of America's tallest building and goes to the birthplace of rock 'n' roll.

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5 things worth splurging on while travelling

Vacations are costly. You've likely been saving for a long time to be able to go on your special trip. Sometimes we can be a bit too tightfisted when it comes to spending on vacations. There are a few things that are truly worth splurging on.

Although some resorts and beach-front towns have exorbitant spa fees, there are many places in the world where a day at the spa costs less than a typical dinner at home.

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Before the trek: Welcome to Kathmandu

“Life is like a box of never know what you're gonna get” and needless to say, so is travel.

Once you set foot in that foreign land - anything can happen. It was like that when I first touched down in Kathmandu. It felt like utter chaos as I left the tranquility of the inner airport. I had been warned, but as a newbie traveller, I still was not prepared.

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Image of the week: Prague

As the sun sets on another day in Prague, you can kick back and enjoy a world renowned, locally produced beer and spend the evening people-watching in the square.

Spend your days marvelling at Prague Castle, watching the Astronomical Clock tick over and munching on some hearty Czech cuisine. 

Take our Splendours of Eastern Europe trip and experience the magic of Prague.

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24 hours in Bangkok

There are many things - some weird, some wonderful - to see and do in Bangkok: try the local food, shop at the markets, visit stunning temples. But if you're in Bangkok with only 24 hours to spare we've got a few things not to be missed.

Spend the morning... at a cooking school

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Bhutan

We spoke to Louise Southerden, an award-winning adventure travel writer and photographer, about her recent trip to Bhutan. She gives us a fascinating insight into a country that many have not yet had the chance to experience.

After reading this, Bhutan is sure to make it onto your bucketlist. 

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24 hours in New York City

Happy Independence Day to our American friends! To celebrate, we're letting everyone do a bit of daydreaming, with a trip to New York.

Our well-travelled staffer Lilli was there earlier this year, and took some incredible photos. She also has plenty of tips for those people dreaming of a New York City escape (and let's face it, that's probably the majority of you!) 

Go to a diner for breakfast

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Our latest video: Inspirational India

Man they're good! Seriously, we have got the best film crew ever. There's not much we can say about this video really, other than that you should kick back, put your daydreaming hat on and watch. 

Warning - you're definitely gonna be inspired to see India in all it's crazy, chaotic, gorgeous, spiritual, spine-tingly glory after this.

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The faces of India

The beauty of travel is getting to meet so many people. Some are strangers only met for a fleeting moment in a restaurant or cafe. Others become part of the rich tapestry that is our experience of travel, changing us and adding to our experience of a country in ways we never imagined. Luckier still are the times when we meet people who we will stay in touch with for the rest of our lives.

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Relishing diversity: 7 festivals to see in the Philippines

As a country comprised of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is undoubtedly one of the most diverse nations in the world. Because it was colonized by the Spaniards, Japanese and Americans its traditions, language, culture and religions are a fascinating fusion from these countries and its indigenous tribes.

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