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Exploring the Northwest Passage

Canada

Exploring the Northwest Passage

With climate change causing sea ice to melt, Canada’s infamous Northwest Passage, which eluded numerous 19th-century expeditions, is finally opening up to exploration. It represents a Victorian vision finally realised, but should this delicate marine…

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France: The house of Renoir

France

France: The house of Renoir

Visit the Champagne region to discover Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s family home, newly opened to the public, with interiors staged to provide a glimpse into the life of the impressionist painter

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Cuba: Visually-impaired travel

Features

Cuba: Visually-impaired travel

How do you see the world without sight? An initiative that pairs up visually impaired and sighted travellers as guides has presented a solution, and on a trip to Cuba it seems both parties are…

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Iran: Mission impassable

Iran

Iran: Mission impassable

Back from the international wilderness, Iran presents the hardy traveller with plenty of tantalising new options. But crossing the world’s hottest desert on foot is not for the faint of heart

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City life: Hong Kong

China

City life: Hong Kong

Chaotic, claustrophobic but brimming with character, the work-hard-play-hard city is always on the move. Yet despite being constantly in flux, Hong Kong somehow still manages to cling on to its many traditions

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India: Spirited away

India

India: Spirited away

From cleansing rituals on the banks of the Ganges to Himalayan yoga retreats, nowhere on Earth does spiritual escapes quite like India. We pick three experiences to help you reach the heart and soul of…

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