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Gay-friendly wellness destinations

Gay-friendly wellness destinations

Mr Hudson has put together your ultimate guide on where to travel for the perfect gay-friendly wellness holiday, from pristine South Africa to the beautiful coastline of Portugal.

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Five essential travel tips to make family trips exciting

Five essential travel tips to make family trips exciting

When you travel with your kids, you are giving them the gift of the world. Set your family up to make memories everyone will cherish for the rest of their lives.

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Things to do in Vigo

Things to do in Vigo

When considering a holiday in Spain, international travellers often overlook the beautiful and rugged northern Atlantic coast of the Iberian peninsula for more popular Mediterranean coast destinations.

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Luxurious, gay-friendly wellness holidays in Thailand

Luxurious, gay-friendly wellness holidays in Thailand

Considered one of the most tolerant countries in Asia, Thailand is the perfect location for gents looking for a deluxe, gay-friendly holiday experience. Spend unforgettable days at this welcoming and exotic paradise that is as diverse as its guests and will leave you dreaming about healthy meals and holistic rituals.

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Things to do in Banff in winter

Things to do in Banff in winter

Beyond the typical postcard (or more relevantly now, Instagram shot) of Lake Louise, Banff National Park surprises all who visit with its unexpected culinary and nightlife scene, accommodation styles, and of course, accessible adventures.

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Things to do in Slovenia

Things to do in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the best countries in Europe for eco-tourism; a nature lovers’ paradise with much of her landscape untouched and pristine.

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Things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka’s thriving capital, is an ideal prelude to the country’s central provinces and idyllic coastal communities. It’s a city that serves its guests as both a door and destination, as time and preference allow.

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Safari in Meru National Park, Kenya

Safari in Meru National Park, Kenya

When thinking of safari in Kenya, it’s all too easy to jump to the two most obvious choices; the Serengeti and Masai Mara. But don’t discount Meru.

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Things to do in le Marais

Things to do in le Marais

One of the most convenient and dynamic districts of central Paris must be Le Marais, which provides a perfect mixture of local and foreign.

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Safari in Kruger National Park

Safari in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is often referred to as the jewel in Africa’s crown, and rightly so. It is one of the largest national parks in the world, covering some 7,523 square miles in total.

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Things to do in Hong Kong Central

Things to do in Hong Kong Central

Old Town Central, which really isn’t a district, but more of an area with imaginary borders, lays in the heart of central Hong Kong and is clinging on to its past while also playing host to a new breed of hipsters; a wealthier, more established, yet not fully into the scene type of person.

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Things to do on the Costa Vicentina, Portugal

Things to do on the Costa Vicentina, Portugal

Portugal’s south-west coast between Alentejo and the Algarve, locally known as the Costa Vicentina, is one of the country’s last truly wild stretches of seaside.

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Things to do in Charleston

Things to do in Charleston

No matter to whom you’re listening, you’re in for a good time in Charleston; lots of Lowcountry cooking and cobblestone-street strolls that transport you to another place in time.

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Things to do in Rajasthan

Things to do in Rajasthan

Travel to Rajasthan, and you’ll immediately see why many consider it to be the crown jewel of India. The second largest state in the country, Rajasthan is a place of swirling turbans, swaying camels, sweeping forts and opulent palaces.

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Things to do in Baltimore

Things to do in Baltimore

Charm City might have gotten a bad rap in the past, but the city is once again booming, and the over 200 micro neighbourhoods are transforming more and more into their own, individually unique and all full of prideful residents.

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Galapagos Islands Wildlife

Galapagos Islands Wildlife

Galapagos Islands Wildlife has few predators, which has allowed various species to flourish over the years. As such they have little fear, especially towards humans.

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Things to do in Riviera Maya

Things to do in Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya and the surrounding areas have some pretty spectacular things to see, all relatively nearby, so in order to make the most out of your experience, making the time to venture out of your hotel is the way to go.

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Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu lies on a mountain ridge in Peru at 2,430m (7,970ft) altitude, and you can reach it via train from Cusco. Or, you can tread in the footsteps of the Incas and get there via one of the most famous treks in the world.

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Things to do in Antarctica

Things to do in Antarctica

Explorers and researchers have been visiting the continent of Antarctica for decades, although throughout history, the voyages getting to this mostly untouched land have been met with tales of unprecedented struggles and defeat.

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Things to do in Japan’s Yaeyama Islands

Things to do in Japan’s Yaeyama Islands

When you think about Japan, images of geisha, delicious sushi and beautiful temples will most likely spring to mind. But what about tropical islands, pristine reefs, secluded beaches and jungles?

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Things to do in Esteros del Iberá

Things to do in Esteros del Iberá

Esteros del Iberá is one of the hidden secrets of Argentina; it is the second largest wetland in the world after the Pantanal in Brazil.

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The Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar’s secret paradise

The Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar’s secret paradise

Of course we had to pass through immigration to get here—only a wholly sovereign nation could maintain this level of purity in the modern age.

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The best beaches in Croatia

The best beaches in Croatia

If you could capture the essence of Croatia and put it in a bottle, it would smell like pine forest and fig trees, taste like olive oil and wild flower honey and be as blue as the sky and iridescent as the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic.

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The Nakasendo trail – Japan’s bygone byway

The Nakasendo trail – Japan’s bygone byway

Many expanses of the Nakasendo, which connected Tokyo and Kyoto during Japan’s Edo period, are remote and quiet enough that you might actually feel as if you’re back in the early 7th century.

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Things to do on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Things to do on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

A place of sweeping beaches, rolling hills, a rich culture, and friendly locals, we share the highlights of the Dominican Republic’s North Coast – arguably one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the country.

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Diving in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park

Diving in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park

The waters in Komodo National Park in Indonesia offer a plethora of wildlife but with strong currents, making scuba diving here exciting, but more suitable for advanced divers.

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Things to do on Koh Lipe in Thailand

Things to do on Koh Lipe in Thailand

With glassy turquoise water, powdery white sand, and peaceful palm-fringed beaches, one visit to the island of Koh Lipe is all it takes to fall hopelessly in love with Thailand.

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Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal will be one of the most memorable experiences of any traveller. It is a real test of endurance, but the views make every sweat and tear worthwhile.

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Beautiful Brutalism – London’s concrete masterpieces

Beautiful Brutalism – London’s concrete masterpieces

Revered by architects, reviled by politicians, Brutalism’s concrete masterpieces cause more arguments than any other architectural movement.

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Things to do in Costa Ballena, Costa Rica

Things to do in Costa Ballena, Costa Rica

A 4-hour drive from Costa Rica’s international airport, the raw authenticity of Costa Ballena belies its accessibility. Here, verdant mountainous terrain meets picture-perfect, palm-tree clad beaches.

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The best romantic mini-breaks from European capitals

The best romantic mini-breaks from European capitals

Just can’t seem to find the time to go away? Fear not, urban city folk, here are a few close-to-home mini-break suggestions that will give you well-deserved respite from the rat race.

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Things to do in the Alentejo region in Portugal

Things to do in the Alentejo region in Portugal

For those of you with a love of vast landscapes, amazing vistas and medieval architecture, there is a series of small villages along the Spanish-Portuguese border that are well worth exploring.

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Things to do in Isla Holbox, Mexico

Things to do in Isla Holbox, Mexico

Welcome to Isla Holbox, Mexico—an idyllic island that feels worlds away, yet remains (somewhat) easily accessible from the tourist hub of Cancun.

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The best day trips from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The best day trips from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

On your next vacation to Mexico, skip Cabo and Cancun and head to Puerto Vallarta instead. Then, leave plenty of time to explore a few magical gems that are a quick and easy trip away.

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Things to do in Tel Aviv

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, to be sure, is not only the geographical heart of Israel, but its cultural, commercial and, indeed, gay nucleus.

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Things to do in Salvador, Brazil’s boldest beach city

Things to do in Salvador, Brazil’s boldest beach city

While Rio offers an abundance of sights, sounds and flavours—not to mention, the 2016 Olympic Games—a more dynamic destination sits northward along the coast, in Brazil’s Bahia province: Salvador.

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The best day trips from Bangkok

The best day trips from Bangkok

Both Bangkok’s geography and its history make it a perfect hub for day trips, whether you’re seeking culture, cuisine, the countryside, or all three.

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Things to do in Serra de Montejunto, Portugal

Things to do in Serra de Montejunto, Portugal

Less than an hour’s drive from the charismatic Portuguese capital Lisbon lie the lush rolling hills and juniper valleys of the Serra de Montejunto.

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Things to do in the Óbidos region in Portugal

Things to do in the Óbidos region in Portugal

Óbidos is a medieval fortified town in central Portugal, dramatically perched upon a sloped hilltop, bursting with rural charm and cobblestone streets.

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The best wellness retreats in Costa Rica

The best wellness retreats in Costa Rica

If you’re looking to get a bit more out of your vacation, then look no further than Costa Rica. This verdant country known for its pura vida lifestyle is the ideal place to rejuvenate and recharge.

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The best urban gardens

The best urban gardens

The ethereal Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Here is a small sampling of enchanting gardens found in the most unexpected urban spaces.

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Road trips you never thought you’d take

Road trips you never thought you’d take

Ah, the road trip. A style of travel at once so full of possibilities and so marred by cliché, novel and ubiquitous in equal measure.

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Things to do in Maui Upcountry

Things to do in Maui Upcountry

Maui is world-renowned for its dramatic coastline and stunning beaches, but much of the island’s magic is located inland on the misty slopes of Mt. Haleakala. Locals refer to the region as Upcountry.

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