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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals of 2017

America’s busiest shopping weekend isn’t just about buying new TVs and Christmas gifts. Multiple studies show that spending money on experiences rather than things makes people happier—so this Black Friday, give yourself a gift by planning your next trip. Much like all other Black Friday deals, the savings vary quite a bit. We pored over hundreds (literally, hundreds) of deals and “deals” to find these worthwhile promotions. Chain, Chain, Chain Hotel chains big and small always put on a show—some more substantial than others—of slashing prices. Outrigger, known for its island rentals…

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2018 through your eyes: The spectacular winning images from the Telegraph Travel Calendar Competition

We recently asked you to send in your most breathtaking travel ​images to feature in our 2018 wall calendar – and you did not disappoint. Faced with the unenviable task of selecting a final 12 images from over ​a thousand stellar submissions, our judges – Claire Irvin, Head of Travel Editorial, wildlife photographer Luke Massey, and Jeremy Jauncey, the social media influencer behind Beautiful Destinations – curated a round-the-world tour that starts in the icy Pacific waters of British Columbia and ends on more familiar (but no less frosty) turf at Scotland’s Loch…

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Iraq’s travel highlights: 14 amazing places that tourists are missing

  It’s National Day in Iraq. October 3 marks exactly 85 years since the country gained independence from the UK. However, it has long been off-limits to ordinary travellers. Daesh controls large parts of it, and the Foreign Office advises against travel, adding that there is a high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. That’s not to say that a handful of tour operators aren’t running trips. Hinterland Travel is one. It has already run four tours of Iraq this year and has another 16 travellers lined up for its next departure in…

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6 reasons fall is the best time to travel

Fall is coming, and with it stunning foliage, sweater weather, and pumpkin-spiced treats. But did you know that fall is also one of the best times of the year for travel? With fewer crowds, lower prices, and an abundance of festivals, here are all the reasons why you should be packing your bags this fall. View As: One Page Slides The weather is mild Fall climate is the perfect weather for exploring. Shutterstock/ Monkey Business Images Bring out those sweaters because fall weather is perfect for exploring, whether it’s a city or a…

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Travel Secrets: The Role of Fear

The world is a scary place. Or at least that’s what we often digest from an all-you-can-consume news buffet. Terrorist attacks. Fires. Shootings. Earthquakes and landslides. Tragedy is always around the corner. No place out there is safe. For some people, fear is an excuse not to travel, to stay inside the perceived safety of a localized bubble. For anyone reading this column—those of us who live to experience and engage more deeply in the world—fear and anxiety may make us more cautious but will never keep us from exploring. Phil…

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6 Secrets to Travel Better When on the Flight

There’s no greater joy than traveling to new places, discovering new cultures, cuisines and traditions. Some travel simply because they love to. Some travel due to various professional or personal reasons. It’s easier now to travel to far off places than ever before. Multiple airline choices and great connectivity have, to an extent, eased long distance travel. But with having the leisure of traveling by air comes a string of comfort issues. Some people complain of dehydration on long haul flights, while other complain of catching a sniffle every time…

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