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    Book early, cut out agency sites and AVOID rail passes: Experts reveal the best ways to save on train travel across Europe

    Taking a train across Europe can provide one of the most scenic ways to see the beauty of the continent.But getting a good deal can be an ugly, confusing experience.Help is at hand, though, because the experts at Which? Travel have shared with MailOnline their best tips on how holidaymakers can keep their spending on track during a trip on the railways. A Eurostar hurtles through the Dutch countryside on a service from London to Amsterdam. Most train holidays into Europe from the UK start with a trip on the EurostarFind the cheapest Eurostar ticketsMost train holidays into Europe from the UK start ...

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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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    Think world-class luxury costs a fortune? How YOU can find your own piece of paradise for half the price

    It's the time of year we start daydreaming about where to jet off on holiday.All of us want to enjoy unlimited indulgence on our break away but sometimes life (or our bank balance) means settling for a lacklustre package rather than an exotic extravaganza.But if you think A-list level, memory-making, blow-your-swimming-trunks-off luxury is out of your reach this year, think again!Sandals have been redefining luxury since 1981 and the fact they know a thing or two about treating guests like royalty won't surprise you. But what will leave you in awe is the surprisingly heavenly price of paradise... If you ...

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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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    Camping in France is a full-on bargain: Discovering the delights of Ardeche from thrilling rapids to chowing down on frogs' legs

    We’re sloshing about in the river and somehow I’ve managed to catch a frog. My seven-year-old daughter is furious with me.‘You can’t throw it back in,’ she yells. ‘We’re supposed to eat that!’Daisy has heard about French food, and if she can munch on fish fingers, why not frogs’ legs? Three hours later, in Daisy’s greasy hands is a piece of amphibian cooked in parsley, garlic, breadcrumbs and butter. Summer adventure: Kayaking at Pont d'Arc, Ardeche, near Les Ranchisses campsite Our family of four has come to the Ardeche in southern France, staying for four days at Les Ranchisses, a family-owned campsite ...

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    The ultimate INSIDER guide to New York: From sensational steakhouses to the coolest cocktail bars, locals reveal the Big Apple's hidden secrets

    Getting to grips with New York City and all it has to offer is a daunting task for a local, let alone a tourist. That's why two local writers keen to help visitors out decided to uncover a whole host of the Big Apple's hidden attractions - 500 in all.In The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York, Michiel Vos and Ellen Swandiak dispense their insider knowledge, revealing everything from the best brunch spots to techniques for mingling with New Yorkers. Here MailOnline Travel picks out some of its favourite sections from the book, from hipster hotspots to sensational steakhouses. PIZZA   Perfect pies: For some ...

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    A great Greek revival! With its youthful vibe and fashionable restaurants, Athens now has a spring in its step

    Our affable Athens guide Yannis asks if I have been to the city before, and I cheerily admit I was last here in 1984. His eyes widen and he says, wistfully: 'Ahh, you were here during the Age of Innocence.' Back then, I was a nippy 19-year-old with an unimpaired mop of curly hair and the sculptured abdominal section worthy of a Greek statue. It cost £1 a night to roll out my junior sleeping bag on a hostel roof, and a litre of Amstel was 30p.I lived like a prince during five dreamy weeks of island-hopping. The only problem was ...

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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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    The Czech capital on a budget: Our pick of the best hostels in Prague

    Don’t think that hostels are just for backpackers. If you’re visiting Prague on a budget, the Czech capital contains many unique and high-quality hostels that make for charming and great-value places to stay during your city break, often in atmospheric historic buildings. Sociable communal spaces mean you might get to know fellow travellers or locals. Hostels can be an especially useful option for families visiting Prague. Forget what you thought hostels looked like, Sophie’s Hostel is like no otherSophie’s HostelRating: Stylish and colourful Sophie's Hostel is in the New Town a 10-minute walk from Wenceslas Square. Quieter than its party-loving peers, ...

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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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