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New York City is one of the most expensive cities to live in or visit in the United States, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of cheap or no-cost ways to have a good time in the Big Apple. Here are the best free things to do in New York City.

Stroll through Central Park

Central Park spans 863 acres (349 hectares) and approximately 3.5 square kilometers (1,34 square miles) in the middle of Manhattan. The park is free for all to enjoy, so pop in and explore all of its lush nooks and crannies. Stroll across the romantic Bow Bridge, a picturesque…

There are more than 200 inhabited islands in Greece, each of them offering visitors a multitude of reasons to put them high on their travel list. But how can you work out which to choose?

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To make things easier, we’ve figured out which island best suits your needs, based on its special traits. Whether it’s a delicious meal, a hiking adventure or a spiritual experience you’re after, discover your go-to Greek island for the summer through our curated list.

For foodies

Most Greek islands boast their own traditional delicacies and individual recipes, with food usually being a big part of their culture. If we had to choose just one, it would probably be Crete. Thanks to the island’s wide range of ingredients, that can only be found here…

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The hunt for the perfect beach means that many of the best spots in the world are well known to holidaymakers, leaving them overcrowded at the best of times. We’ve delved a little deeper and come up with a few options from around the globe that you have probably never heard of. Here is our collection of the most beautiful hidden beaches in the world.

Redhead Beach

You aren’t exactly short of options in New South Wales, or indeed in many of the other coastal states of Australia, but this spot is still something of a precious find. Rocky cliffs shelter the…

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The UK has lots to offer visitors, from castles to the countryside — but what about food? Admittedly, British grub has not always been the biggest tourist draw. However, times are changing, and its food scene is sizzling. From divine seafood in Brighton to award-winning sticky toffee pudding in Cartmel, here are the UK’s top foodie destinations.


The Scottish capital, which attracts countless foodie fans to its cobbled streets every year, is home to all manner of cuisines — but it’s best known for its haggis, cullen skink and cranachan. Try any of these eight restaurants for the city’s best…

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Going green has shed its hippy image. When it comes to holiday accommodation, making sustainable choices no longer means sleeping in a yurt or dining only on mung beans. Today’s sustainable hotels recycle, reuse and reduce without compromising on style. Check out our roundup of Italy’s best eco-friendly hotels and find out where you could be staying next.

Starhotels E.c.ho, Milan

Just a few steps from Milano Centrale station, the Starhotels E.c.ho boasts both cutting-edge style and ethical substance. The 143 rooms are decked out in the best of taste regardless of any eco-credentials — which are extensive. Materials have been chosen with…

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With many of us desperate to get out and about this summer, nature escapes around the UK are emerging as the best way of leaving city life behind and reconnecting with the wild. We’ve picked some popular spots we love, as well as some lesser-known retreats, to give you the lowdown — along with accommodation options that you can book on Culture Trip.

There’s no denying that 2020 was a stressful year for most of us. Travel plans continue to change based on factors beyond our control, but the one constant has been the great outdoors. …

In anticipation of the world opening up gain, Culture Trip launched its Somewhere Wonderful Is Waiting campaign. The campaign celebrates the travel moments we have all missed and that we are so close to experiencing again… those little travel moments that are big memories. Culture Trip inspires people and helps them book the travel they have missed (once it’s safe again to do so) with hand-picked places to stay and unmissable things to do.


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With the rules around international travel changing on a daily basis, the next few months are full of uncertainty. But don’t let that stop you forward planning — stay curious with our ultimate round-up of places to go.

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Do go chasing waterfalls — all the way to Zambia. Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and at 1,708m (5,604ft) wide, it’s also the world’s largest sheet of falling water. …

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We’ve missed travel as much as you have, but we also know new adventures are just around the corner. In anticipation of the world opening up again, we’ve decided to highlight the little wonders and magical places that remain as enticing as ever. Our favourite destinations are waiting to be booked — on Culture Trip — and they really are wonderful.

Cramped airline seats, the intense blast of hot air stepping off a plane, sand getting in places where it really shouldn’t… These minor holiday irritants were once the bane of our lives, but it’s funny how we miss them…

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Spanning eight countries, including Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany, the Alps are Europe’s highest mountain range. The towns nestled between the peaks and the lakes of the region are all distinctive, from Montreux with its musical heritage to Aosta with its Roman roots. Here’s our pick of the best.

Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. The town became a popular destination for artists during the 19th century and is captured in the landscape works of Franz Niklaus König and other Swiss artists…

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