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    Touring with the band has never been easier! The amazing fold-up GUITAR that can fit in your hand luggage (and you can even pack clothes inside it)

    Now you can easily take the band on tour, thanks to a fold-up guitar that doubles as a suitcase.Masterminded by Irish inventor Iain Maclean, the Notekase travel guitar features a removable back and neck, meaning it breaks down to a size suitable for cabin luggage. The hollow body of the instrument can be used to pack clothing in and it comes with a padded travel bag to protect it during transit. Now you can easily take the band on tour, thanks to a fold-up guitar that doubles up as a suitcaseAccording to Maclean, his patented design can be dismantled or reconnected in less ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Meet Afghanistan's first female SKIERS, who are learning to snowplough in an area that was once a Taliban stronghold

    'In 2013,' said ski instructor Henriette Bjorge, 'women in Afghanistan had no idea what skiing was.'MailOnline Travel is listening to the Norwegian speak at Expedition Finse, a sort of festival for adventurers in Norway. She is explaining how she went about introducing Afghan women from an impoverished rural community in a former Taliban stronghold to snow ploughing and parallel turns.At first she had to do all of this while her students were dressed in completely inappropriate gear because they didn't have access to technical kit. For their first lesson, a group of Afghan women turned up armed with handbags, their ...

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    Disney reveals its new Toy Story Land at the Hollywood Studios Park in Florida will open on June 30

    The long-awaited Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World in Florida is to open on June 30, it has been announced.The attraction, the largest expansion in the theme park’s history, will be an 11-acre extension of the Hollywood Studios park and based on the lovable characters made famous by the 1995 movie and its sequels.Guests visiting Toy Story Land will feel as though they are in Andy's back yard with oversized versions of Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Rex and Mr Potato Head. The long-awaited Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, which is set to open on June ...

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    The top 20 most-filmed movie and TV locations in the world revealed: From New York's Central Park to the UK's South Bank, these are the places you’re most likely to see a star

    The most-filmed TV and movie locations around the world have been revealed - and New York's Central Park is the place you're most likely to see a star.A new study has revealed that it's US locations that make up most of the top ten filming locations  - perhaps not surprisingly - with Venice Beach, California, in second place followed by New York destinations Greenwich Village, Astoria and Williamsburg completing the top five.The most filmed location outside of the US is the University of British Columbia in Canada, which is the ninth most popular location, while the most popular spot for ...

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    Norwegian sets transatlantic speed record AGAIN: Dreamliner races from New York to London in just 5 hours and 9 minutes thanks to monster jet stream that pushes it to 799mph

    Norwegian has broken its own record for the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight from New York to London, completing the journey in just five hours and nine minutes.The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registered as G-CJGI and captained by Martin Wood  beat the record set in January by four minutes after reaching 799mph on the crossing.The flight left JFK on Thursday February 8 and was able to touch down at Gatwick airport around an hour ahead of time thanks to a ferocious jet stream. Norwegian has broken its own record for the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight from New York to London, completing the journey in just five ...

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    Couple clock up 45,000 MILES across 36 U.S states and Canada in a tiny 130-sq-ft house on wheels

    An adventure-hungry couple has told how they've racked up 45,000 miles on the road in a tiny house on wheels - and they have to plans to stop driving.Alexis Stephens, 33, and Christian Parsons, 42, from North Carolina, sold all of their possessions and hit the road in their kooky trailer-style abode more than two-and-a-half years ago and they have since travelled through 36 U.S. states and one Canadian province.They said when they first moved into their DIY home they 'had to get used to sharing such a tiny space' and life has become a bit of a 'choreographed dance' with ...

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    New app lets travellers get bargain air fares by bidding for empty seats on planes (but there is a catch, of course)

    A new app has been launched that allows travellers wanting to bag bargain flights to bid for empty seats on planes.New tech start-up Air Ticket Arena, which is based in the UK, allows passengers to pay for flights for just a fraction of the price.The only catch is travellers can only choose their flights up to two weeks in advance and only find out if they have a seat on the plane just 48 hours before take-off. New app Air Ticket Arena allows travellers wanting to bag bargain flights to bid for empty seats on planesTo bag a cheap ticket, ...

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    The UFO hotel that'll leave you starry-eyed! Stunning renderings emerge of spaceship-style lodge that's set to open beneath a glacier in the Arctic Circle

    You'll be left starry-eyed at this UFO-style hotel, set to touch down in the Arctic Circle.  Incredible renderings have emerged of the spaceship-style lodge, which is scheduled to open in 2021 in northern Norway just above the Arctic Circle.The images show how hotel Svart will sit in a breathtaking location at the foot of Svartisen - Norway's second largest glacier - and it will be set above the water on stilts. Architects went about crafting the unusual structure so it will use 85 per cent less energy than a regular hotel would. Scheduled for a 2021 opening, hotel Svart will sit in ...

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    Premier Inn housekeepers 'use the same guest towel to clean the entire bathroom, including the TOILET, and work unpaid extra hours'

    An undercover investigation has shown a housekeeper being told to use the same guest towel to clean entire bathrooms - including the toilet - at one of Britain's biggest hotel chains.Covert filming by Channel 4's Dispatches team at a Premier Inn branch near London Bridge revealed the unhygienic cleaning practices using an undercover reporter called 'Irina', who was also told to take on unpaid work in order to meet room-cleaning targets, meaning she was paid below the national living wage.The shocking revelations emerged after she joined the housekeeping team at the London Bridge property in December 2017. She was employed ...

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    Are these the most stylish holiday homes ever? From Palm Springs California to a remote bay in New Zealand, 10 jaw-dropping retreats revealed

    The stresses and strains of life mean that it's easy to dream about retreating to a secluded yet stylish holiday home.But for anyone short on material to ponder, a new book provides plenty of material to lust after.It contains eye-catching photos of over two dozen amazing houses, curated by travel journalist and blogger Sebastiaan Bedaux, who has been globetrotting for 10 years.On his travels he has found stunning properties that are all elegant hidden gems surrounded by nature, from thick woodland to mountain landscapes.And incredible pictures of the grandly designed homes form part of Mountain View: The Perfect Holiday Homes.Mr ...

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    From hunting knives to firecrackers: Passengers reveal the dangerous items they have managed to accidentally sneak through airport security

    Packing your carry-on bag in a rush before heading to the airport often means you can't be sure exactly what is inside.But most people would expect that security agents would automatically pick up any dangerous items lurking in their luggage.However, from hunting knives to scissors and even firecrackers - travellers have been revealing the dangerous items they have managed to accidentally sneak on to flights. Travellers have been revealing the dangerous items they have managed to accidentally sneak on to flightsThe revelations came after a Reddit user took to the online forum to ask Transport Security Administration (TSA) workers in the ...

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    Revealed: Airport check-in screens have over 1,000 times more germs on them than TOILET SEATS

    Self-service check-in screens at airports have over 1,000 times more bacteria on them than toilet seats, a new study has revealed.The report found that the kiosks, which many airlines encourage their passengers to use, are riddled with viable germs and fungal cells, and are the dirtiest surfaces in airports.Researchers conducted 18 swab tests across six surfaces at three major US airports and on aeroplanes. An infographic showing the dirtiest surfaces in airports and how much bacteria are living on them compared to household surfaces They then sent their swabs to a lab to establish how many colony-forming units (CFU) of bacteria ...

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    Flybe named quietest and greenest airline: Budget carrier beats Aer Lingus and British Airways into second and third in Heathrow eco-league table

    Budget carrier Flybe is the quietest and greenest airline operating at Heathrow, according to the airport's new eco-league table.The London airport ranked 50 of the busiest airlines on a number of metrics including noise, emissions and operational efficiency, with 1,000 being the maximum score. Devon-based Flybe scored an impressive 930 points in the 'Fly Quiet and Green' table, putting it a tailwind ahead of Aer Lingus (924 points) and British Airways short haul (920 points), which came in at second and third place respectively. Flying results: Budget carrier Flybe is the quietest and greenest airline in the world, according to a new eco-league ...

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    ‘The finest walk in the world’ is 'being spoiled by tourists': Conservationists claim that the Milford Track in New Zealand is being ruined by 'bucket list' visitors

    Over 100 years ago the Spectator magazine declared New Zealand’s Milford Track ‘the finest walk in the world’.But now hikers and conservationists are claiming that the 54km-long route in Fiordland national park, over glaciers and through beech forest, is being ruined by tourists only interested in ticking off their bucket list.The number of walkers tackling the route has soared in recent years, with 12,000 last year – up by 12.4 per cent compared to 2016 and more than 50,000 more than in 2008. The number of walkers tackling Milford Track, pictured, has soared in recent years, with 12,000 last year ...

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    A town called Dildo, the highest wave ever recorded and the driest place on earth: 25 incredible travel facts

    There’s a place on earth where it hasn’t rained for two million years.Do you know where it is?The answer is below, along with a host of other incredible facts, from the location of a town called Dildo to the biggest wave ever recorded – and much more.  There is a town called Dildo with a population of around 1,000Around 150 mobile phones are handed in to Transport for London’s lost property office every day.The Red Sea is so named because dying algae turns its normally intense blue-green waters to red. Every Valentine’s Day around a thousand letters are sent to Juliet ...

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