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Pack your compass, shoe your donkey and follow in the footsteps of famous wild explorers.
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Cynics will say that reviews and ratings for airlines do not matter. But new technology and several websites could prove the cynics wrong.
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Openings: London, Marrakech, Athens, Rovinj, Los Angeles

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The Eccleston Square Hotel opens in London’s Belgravia neighbourhood, plus other new hotels and tours.
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Daily deal: 49 hours, 49 miles

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Spend an artsy, whirlwind weekend in San Francisco. Two can tour San Francisco’s art galleries, bookstores and attend a symphony concert of your choice ($225).
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Next stop, adrenaline seekers? Livingstone, Zambia

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From gorge swings to microlight flights, Livingstone’s access to Victoria Falls has turned the area into a new frontier for extreme travellers.
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Top five ancient wonders in Rome

A lifetime is not long enough to see all Rome has to offer. Start at the beginning of history, with ruins, frescos and churches that have stood the test of time.
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