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    Eurostar expands operation to allow passengers to book hotels in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Bruges through its website

    Eurostar passengers can now book a hotel at the same time as they reserve their trains.In an expansion of its operation that it hopes will make booking trips less stressful, the high-speed rail service has curated a range of hotels in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Bruges, Lilles and London that passengers can book through its website.When booking passengers can apply a whole range of filters – such as '24 hr reception', 'room service' and 'baby sitting services' - to find the hotel that suits them best. In an expansion of its operation that it hopes will make booking trips less stressful, ...

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    British daredevil breaks the Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a towed snowboard after a car pulls him to 94mph

    Snowboarding at the pace of a light jog can be a nervy experience – so many will find the speed one British daredevil reached on a snowboard almost incomprehensible.Jamie Barrow has just broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed on a towed snowboard after being pulled by a Maserati Levante SUV to 94mph (151.57kph).The record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland – and Jamie revealed that he wasn't scared. Jamie Barrow has just broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed on a towed snowboard after being pulled by a ...

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    Stunning drone footage shows a new £90million 87-mile-long 'floating' cycle path taking shape around Italy's largest lake

    Stunning drone footage shows the progress of a £90million 'floating' cycle path that will circle Italy's largest lake.The track is currently under construction around Lake Garda, and once finished will stretch for 87 miles.And with parts of the path built off the banks of the lake and in some places even skimming the water, it will make cyclists feel as though they are floating. The stunning footage shows the progress of the cycle track, which is being built around Italy's largest lake  The cycle track is still under construction and once completed will be 87 miles long The video has ...

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    Revealed: The best street food in Europe 'is served from a Mexican-style taco stall in Copenhagen'

    When it comes to quality, street food can be a lottery – it could be amazing, it could be a one-way ticket to dysentery.But tasty fodder is guaranteed at the venues featured in a new hot list of Europe's best street food stalls, with the best declared as Mexican-themed Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen.The fact that it serves top quality fodder comes as no surprise though – because the chef behind it, Rosio Sanchez, used to work at Copenhagen's two-Michelin-starred Noma.  The chef behind Mexican-themed Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen is Rosio Sanchez, who used to work at Copenhagen's two-Michelin-starred NomaThe accolade ...

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    Married couple spend just £1,000 and six weeks transforming a vintage van into a camper that they use to travel around the UK

    A married couple spent just £1,000 and six weeks transforming a vintage van into a mobile holiday home that they now use to travel the length and breadth of the UK.Scott and Ellie Morgan from Bristol bought the 1990 Fiat Ducato after deciding to go travelling around the Brecon Beacons in Wales.They spent just six weeks transforming the vehicle and have now taken it to the likes of the Lake District and Exmoor. The couple spent just £1,000 and six weeks transforming the van into a place where they could stay while they are on the road Mrs Morgan stands ...

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    Inside 'Britain's largest treehouse': Incredible two-storey £270-per-night property is built around a 250-year-old oak deep in the Devon countryside

    This sensational property is, according to the owners, Britain’s largest treehouse – and it’s available to rent from just £270 per night.Treetops Treehouse is designed around a huge 250-year-old oak tree in the grounds of the Fox & Hounds Country Hotel in Eggesford, Devon, and comfortably accommodates a family of four.Spectacular photos from the exterior show that Treetops is no ordinary treehouse, with its two storeys more reminiscent of a property you’d expect to see on the ground as opposed to its position tens of feet in the air. The Treetops Treehouse in Eggesford, Devon, which holidaymakers can stay at ...

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    Pictured: How the QE2 has been given a new lease of life as a floating five-star hotel in Dubai thanks to a $100million refurbishment based on the original design

    The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ocean liner has been given a new lease of life as a floating hotel in Dubai, 10 years after the Gulf Arab emirate bought it for $100 million.State-owned Dubai World bought the QE2 from Cunard Line in 2007, but the 2008 financial crisis delayed any plans for the 40-year-old vessel, one of the world's most famous ships.Now the QE2, permanently moored at Mina Rashid port, has been refurbished based on the original design, from its carpets to the theatre and even restaurant menus featuring dishes served in the liner's heyday. The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ...

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    Airliners may soon be fitted with BIDETS: Posh loo design for commercial aircraft unveiled

    Bidets are normally associated with posh hotels and fancy apartments - but they could soon be making an appearance at 38,000ft.A new design for a commercially viable aircraft bidet was unveiled recently at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg by Zodiac Aerospace, one of the biggest cabin interiors components manufacturers.It calls its posh loo the 'Revolution Premium Bidet'. The revolution premium bidet, a new product designed by Zodiac Aerospace According to the company, which posted a picture of the new design on Twitter, it will be more reliable than other bidets currently on the market and even includes an auto-sanitise feature. Bidets are already ...

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    As if economy class wasn't packed enough… the standing-up airplane seats that will allow airlines to squeeze in even more passengers

    Economy class cabins may be about to resemble sardine tins rather than cattle trucks in the near future.That’s because an Italian seat manufacturer has unveiled seating that’s so upright passengers using it will practically be standing up.Should any carriers install it, they will be able to cram in more fliers than ever before, in a formation that’s known in the industry as ‘ultra-high density’. An Italian seat manufacturer has unveiled seating that’s so upright passengers using it will practically be standing up. The upright seating is called Skyrider 2.0 and was unveiled by manufacturer Aviointeriors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo ...

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    World's most hipster cities revealed: Brighton beats Portland and Salt Lake City to the No1 spot as it has the most vegan eateries, coffee shops and record stores

    The world's most hipster cities have been revealed and it's Brighton that takes the number one spot.The seaside resort on the UK's south coast saw off competition from US cities Portland and Salt Lake City to earn the title.The ranking appears in a new International Hipster Index, which orders 446 cities across 20 countries using five key indicators of ‘hipsterdom’.  Brighton, pictured, has been named as the world's most hipster city in a new International Hipster IndexThe study compares how many vegan eateries, coffee shops, record stores, tattoo studios and vintage boutiques there are per 100,000 people in cities with ...

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    From hiking mountains in flip flops to asking when the fjords open: Locals reveal the most cringe-worthy things they see tourists do in their country

    Tourists visiting a brand new country often want to immerse themselves in the local culture.But for the people living there, seeing visitors exploring their towns, cities and landscapes can be a cringe-worthy experience, as locals have been revealing on an internet thread.They've been complaining about tourists climbing mountains wearing flip-flops, taking selfies on open-top tour buses and asking when the fjords open. Locals have been complaining about tourists climbing mountains wearing flip-flops, taking selfies on open-top tour buses and asking when the fjords open The gripes were expressed on Quora in response to the question 'What are some of the most cringe-worthy things ...

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    The best places for a budget-friendly beach break: British holidaymakers will see their pounds stretch furthest in Bulgaria and Turkey

    British holidaymakers looking for a budget-friendly beach break should head outside the Eurozone to Bulgaria and Turkey, a new report has revealed.Tourists from the UK will see their pounds stretch furthest in the resorts of Sunny Beach and Marmaris, according to the Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer, which compares costs in 18 European beach resorts.In a comparison of costs, and for the fifth year running, Sunny Beach is the best value for a bargain break, even though prices have risen 16 per cent since last spring. For the fifth year running, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, pictured, is the ...

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    It's a medieval makeover! The luxurious Scottish Highlands holiday home built using 500 bales of STRAW

    Welcome to the modern-day medieval home - a luxurious Scottish Highlands retreat that has been made using 500 bales of straw. The eco-friendly home, which sits on an elevated position in Strontain near Fort William, uses the bales of straw as its main form of insulation and exports five times more power than it imports.The property, called Jill Strawbale House, gets most of its power from two micro hydro generators and guests are encouraged to recycle and only use public transport during their stay.  Jill Strawbale House, which sits on an elevated position in Strontain near Fort William, has used 500 ...

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    From a 200ft luxury tower to a Costa Rican resort with volcano views: The breath-taking slices of paradise you can WIN for just $10 (and crypto currencies are accepted)

    These are the amazing dream resorts and properties you can win in a competition for just $10 (£7.50) and you can even enter using crypto currencies.From a 200ft luxury Victorian tower in England to a Costa Rican resort, the properties are all going up for grabs as part of a WinThis.Life competition being run by British company Ultra Primus.Potential winners enter by buying a ticket online and one lucky entrant will be drawn at random to win one of the luxury resorts. Eden Island in the Seychelles, which is set to be raffled off by the WinThis.Life competition, with tickets ...

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    Chew chew! The restaurants around the world in old trains, from a former Orient Express carriage in Paris to a 1950's cab in South Dakota

    If you're into trains and dining out, then these railway restaurants are certainly on the right track.MailOnline Travel has scoured the world for eateries housed inside old train carriages, with quirky spots in India, New York and Paris pulling into the platform. The Sidings in York has even transformed a former Pullman-style train cab into a hotel, so diners can roll into bed after filling their bellies. Scroll down for more wacky railway carriages, that see more 'chew chewing' rather than 'choo chooing' nowadays... The Spotgate Inn, UK  The restaurant dining area at The Spotgate Inn consists of two original 1928 Pullman ...

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