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Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and

I grab a complimentary city map at the tourist center before slipping through an archway onto the Calle Mayor. Like most streets in Madrid, the narrow confines of Calle Mayor are packed with peddlers of tweed berets, wooden canes and brightly painted …
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Sale of a Landmark Skyscraper Puts Spain on the Map of Chinese Investors

The deal “put Spain on the map for Chinese institutional investors, who generally feel a lot more comfortable about going into a new market once they have seen at least one large transaction go ahead,” said Fernando de Góngora, a founder of Reliance …
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Travel Turkey with me and visit Istanbul, Turkey. Experience top things to do, places to see and places to visit in this Turkey tourism travel guide. Discove…
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A reading list of expat books on Turkey

"Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints" is a captivating read by Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner, two Americans who met in Kalkan and embark on a ten-year odyssey of travelling through Turkey.
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Twenty destinations for 2014: Alaçatı, Turkey

For years the bay of Alaçatı, on Turkey's Cesme peninsula, was known only to the international windsurfing fraternity, who came to take advantage of the steady year-round breezes and glassy-calm waters. It took a … Istanbul's best shops: an insiders …

Travel advisories: A guide to ignoring them

I say this because I know from experience that the best time to travel is precisely during periods like this, and specifically to those countries which many Israelis are warned to avoid. For years I traveled to Egypt, Jordan and Turkey during the times …
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Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea
Tom Brosnahan’s humorous travel memoir recounts his service as a Peace Corps teacher in Turkey (1967-1969) leading to a career as a travel writer and author of dozens of travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Berlitz. Along the way he sta


Scotland, is a country I’ve wanted to visit for years, and I finally was able to turn that into reality last year when I visited for the first time to take i…
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Scotland Travel Books
Lonely Planet's guide to Scotland's Highlands

I LOVE the weather. Yes, seriously. There are four proper seasons in Scotland – sometimes all of them in one day – and that means repeat travellers can enjoy the same landscapes over and over again in a range of garbs: August hills clad in purple …
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Top 10 unusual romantic escapes: From crofts and igloos to caves and houseboats

These two self-catering boltholes are at the very tip of Scotland, in a landscape of soaring mountains, aquamarine seas, and views that stretch for miles under a vast sky. Every bit as impressive as their setting, the crofts are completely private and …
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The 10 best places to see while you’re in Ireland. Talk about them at htttp://

Hiring a car and staying at B&Bs is a wonderful way to meet the people of

B&B Ireland ( has Irish Tourist Board-approved properties and allows you to book online or by phone and receive an instant confirmation. This will be emailed to you … This is a guide to the rating of their properties: • Five-stars …
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Confessions of a garden tour guide

The special interest tour is an important aspect of the holiday business, where people sign up to combine their interests in the historical, archaeological or ornithological with the opportunity to travel and all that that entails: eating differently …

Green getaways: a guide to the best garden holidays

Nearer home, try West Coast Gardens with Hebridean, and marvel at Arduaine, Colonsay and Inverewe gardens. In the UK and Ireland, the RHS has joined Brightwater Holidays, and county by county, from the Orkneys to the Isles of Scilly, private and public …

Rick Steves Ireland 2015
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland.

With this guide, you can explore lively Dublin, quaint Kilkenny, and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry. Navigate meandering back roads th

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In this video, checks out some of the top cultural attractions you need to see while visiting Wales.

Spare Times for Dec. 19-25

'Pipes of Christmas' (Saturday) This holiday music event, presented by the Clan Currie Society, features readings from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales; the singer Gillebride MacMillan; the fiddler Paul Woodiel; and the uilleann …
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New Old Things

My new favorite style—the jumpsuit—shot on Paris's Rue de Tournon, home to Marie-Hélène De Taillac's jewelry shop. Chanel jumpsuit, $ 5,750, bag, $ 4,700, and sandals, $ 3,150, Chanel stores, 800.550.0005; Marie-Hélène De Taillac earrings, $ 5,800, …
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Lonely Planet New In Travel
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Bored of beaches? Tired of following the tourist-trodden paths? Looking for a new sort of spark for your 2015 travel plans? Get out there and be among the first to discover the hottest new tra

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Cantabria travel guide

An insider's guide to Cantabria, in Spain, featuring the region's best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, things to do, attractions, and how to travel there and around. By Isabella Noble, Telegraph Travel's Cantabria expert. Click on the tabs below for …

Seville city guide: a day in Alameda and Macarena

Many visitors to the sultry southern Spanish city of Seville stick to a set route of cathedral, Alcázar palace and the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, without venturing further afield. While these monuments and flower-filled plazas, dotted with …
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Stiffer testing under review for passengers from Africa

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that the US government is considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from West Africa, as a nurse in Spain became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone …
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