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Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Patagonian Expedition Race 2012: stepping into a world of ice

Monday 20 February 18:03:59 UTC 2012

The 375-mile Patagonian Expedition Race is reaching its conclusion. Will Gray reports. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Time to watch the Iowa 'eagle cam' again

Monday 20 February 17:41:00 UTC 2012

Now's the time to start watching the 'eagle cam' in Decorah, Iowa. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Snowdonia, Wales: answering the call of the wild west

Monday 20 February 17:31:47 UTC 2012

John Gimlette follows the poets, painters and prime ministers drawn to Snowdonia's rugged coast. [Link]

RSS Actualidad » Tàpies en Valencia y Alicante, 20/02/2012 – 26/02/2012

Monday 20 February 16:43:53 UTC 2012

Antoni Tàpies abrió todos los caminos de la textura y de la expresión por medio de la materia. En sus obras se descubren, cada día, símbolos que adquieren nuevos significados mostrando una vez más la energía universal de la que se impregnaban sus creaciones. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Labour leader Ed Miliband calls for end to 'rip-off' consumer culture

Monday 20 February 15:52:30 UTC 2012

Ed Miliband has called for the Government to tackle Britain's 'rip-off consumer culture', which has led to customers facing exorbitant charges for holidays, savings, banking and parking. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Oscars 2012: film location holidays

Monday 20 February 15:48:35 UTC 2012

How to explore the filming locations of this year's Oscar-nominated titles. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Helen Baxendale's holiday heaven and hell

Monday 20 February 15:33:35 UTC 2012

The actress Helen Baxendale recalls great breaks in Britain and a stubborn horse in Ireland. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Help! Ski classes for intermediates in Obertauern, visited by the Beatles

Monday 20 February 15:24:29 UTC 2012

Jeremy Skidmore signs up for intermediate lessons at Obertauern, a resort made famous by the Beatles. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » This week's best London events, from a citywide egg hunt to tropical escapades in Kew

Monday 20 February 15:19:28 UTC 2012

This week: a huge Easter egg hunt with a difference, and an extended evening of free culture in Kensington. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Battle of the Oranges: an annual fruit fight in Ivrea, Italy

Monday 20 February 15:05:19 UTC 2012

Battle of the Oranges: an annual fruit fight in Ivrea, Italy. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Downton Abbey withdrawal? Get a fix in England

Monday 20 February 14:44:00 UTC 2012

After Sunday's Christmas special, Yanks smitten with 'Downton Abbey' will have to wait a year for love and loss in upper-crust Edwardian Eng … [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Northern lights and volcanoes in Iceland captured by British photographer

Monday 20 February 14:14:03 UTC 2012

British photographer captures aurora and volcanoes in Iceland. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Botella visita la exposición de Ramón Masats

Monday 20 February 13:16:33 UTC 2012

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Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » El Ayuntamiento, comprometido con el comercio justo

Monday 20 February 13:16:32 UTC 2012

Madrid cuenta con la acreditación internacional de comercio justo La campaña de publicidad utiliza el café para promocionar los derechos de un consumo responsable El Ayuntamiento incorpora el comercio justo en museos y centros culturales, entre otras instalaciones municipales En Madrid hay actualmente 248 comercios y 151 establecimientos de hostelería que ofrecen estos productos. Son ya 208 las empresas y … [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Aprendiendo a envejecer

Monday 20 February 13:16:31 UTC 2012

El programa consta de 30 horas lectivas cada uno de los 22 cursos, en los que se tratan temas como aprender a vivir, a sentirse bien y a cuidar la salud El grado de satisfacción de los participantes en anteriores ediciones es muy positivo: el 97,5% se declara satisfecho con el programa; el 94% lo repetiría y el 97,5% lo … [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Truancy fines for holidays: Government to fine parents who take children out of school for trips

Monday 20 February 13:09:14 UTC 2012

It is thought that 4.5million days of schooling are missed by pupils going on holidays, which are often significantly more expensive during school breaks. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Greek bailout: Britons warned to register with FCO or consulate as civil unrest worsens

Monday 20 February 13:05:25 UTC 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague reminded Britons about the importance of registering with the FCO or local consulate so they can be contacted if the civil unrest in Greece worsens. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2012: the first night of parades in the Sambadrome

Monday 20 February 13:01:38 UTC 2012

The first night of parades in Rio de Janeiro's packed Sambadrome. [Link]

NYT > Travel » In Transit Blog: Vuitton Adds Culture to Couture in Rome

Monday 20 February 12:00:40 UTC 2012

Louis Vuitton opened Roma Etoile, one of its maisons that focus on high culture in addition to haute couture, late last month. Because it is situated in a century-old cinema at Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, this maison commemorates its history with a 19-seat, 3-D in-house screening room called Spazio Etoile on the boutique's second level. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Luxury yacht sinks in the Aegean

Monday 20 February 11:12:56 UTC 2012

Eight passengers on board a luxury yacht have been airlifted to safety after it sank off the coast of Skyros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Malaysia holidays: From islands to highlands, snorkelling, spas and tea

Monday 20 February 11:08:06 UTC 2012

Carolyn O'Donnell sees two very different parts of Malaysia from exotic islands to the lush, cool highlands and finds that they have much in common – not least the friendliness of the people. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » British driver faces charges over fatal school coach crash

Monday 20 February 11:00:52 UTC 2012

The 47-year-old is suspected of falling asleep at the wheel as he drove a party of Worcestershire school pupils home from a skiing holiday. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Mississippi: Following the Natchez Trace Parkway

Monday 20 February 10:42:06 UTC 2012

A drive along Mississippi's most scenic road shows the changes since events depicted in 'The Help'. [Link]

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