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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.

Edinburgh

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…


Húsavík harbour, where humpback whales can be spotted in season | © Ales Mucha
Húsavík harbour, where humpback whales can be spotted in season | © Ales Mucha
Húsavík harbour, where humpback whales can be spotted in season | © Ales Mucha

By Cassam Looch — 15 March 2021

When Netflix comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga hit our screens in June 2020, the world was still reeling from the impact of Covid-19. The movie offered light-hearted relief, with fans obsessing over the idyllic location featured in it. It turns out that Húsavík, the Icelandic fishing town we were all desperate to visit, is very real — and ready to welcome travellers back as soon as possible.

In the movie, two friends from the small town of Húsavík somehow end up competing in the Eurovision Song Contest representing Iceland…


Whether searching for the perfect place to continue your education, or simply looking for a pretty spot to visit for the afternoon, visiting a campus known for its physical splendor, and not just its academic might, is a great way to get a sense of the school’s area.

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Wander through masterfully constructed historical buildings, pristine gardens and take in the incredible mountain and ocean views. Here are 15 of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States that are worth experiencing for yourself.

University of California, Santa Cruz

The location of the University of California, Santa Cruz was selected not for its practicality, but…

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