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Key West, Florida | Free city guide

Key West, Florida | Free city guide

David Whitley August 22, 2015 Comments Off on Key West, Florida | Free city guide

Why Key West? Nowhere has made a virtue of being out on a limb like Key West. At the end of the Florida Keys island chain, and a four hour drive over spectacular bridges

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Canberra, Australia | Free city guide   

Canberra, Australia | Free city guide  

David Whitley July 22, 2015 Comments Off on Canberra, Australia | Free city guide  

Why Canberra? An ultra-planned capital city of endless roundabouts and spacious suburbia, unfairly-maligned Canberra is generally seen as a handy way of keeping the politicians away from the rest of the Australian populace. But

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Free city guide: Lisbon, Portugal

Free city guide: Lisbon, Portugal

David Whitley July 12, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese capital has the good looks – but with plenty going on to complement them.   Why Lisbon? From the top of the hill – it doesn’t really matter which one, there are

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Free city guide: The Gold Coast, Australia

Free city guide: The Gold Coast, Australia

David Whitley July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: The Gold Coast, Australia

Australia’s high rise holiday strip isn’t all brashness and beaches. OK, it mainly is. But there’s other stuff too. Honest.   Why the Gold Coast? If Australia has an equivalent of Florida, then the

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Free city guide | York, England

Free city guide | York, England

David Whitley June 22, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide | York, England

Why York? The layers of history pile on thick in York. Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and various warring royal claimants have left their mark on a city that, for a long time, was the de

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Free city guide: Ghent, Belgium

Free city guide: Ghent, Belgium

David Whitley June 12, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: Ghent, Belgium

This under-the-radar Flemish city has the looks and the character.   Why Ghent? It’s the bicycles, flying at you from all angles and liable to get into a fight with a passing tram, that

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Free city guide: Liverpool, England

Free city guide: Liverpool, England

David Whitley June 1, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: Liverpool, England

The birthplace of the Beatles is a model for urban regeneration – and packs in some excellent museums too.   Why Liverpool? This is not the England of unremarkable regional cities, dulled into interchangeability

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Perth, Australia | Free city guide   

Perth, Australia | Free city guide  

David Whitley May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Perth, Australia | Free city guide  

Why Perth? Of Australia’s major cities, Perth feels the youngest and arguably the most American in outlook. Closer to Singapore than Sydney, it has grown up in relative isolation and has forged its own

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Free city guide: Prague, Czech Republic

Free city guide: Prague, Czech Republic

David Whitley May 12, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: Prague, Czech Republic

Glorious architecture, quirky hotels, the biggest castle in the world and bizarre public art – it’s no wonder Prague is such a popular European city break.   Why Prague? It only takes a little

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Free city guide: Québec City, Canada

Free city guide: Québec City, Canada

David Whitley May 1, 2015 Comments Off on Free city guide: Québec City, Canada

The highly historic, fortified capital of Québec is billed as the most French city in North America – but it has a distinctive character of its own.   Why Québec City? After a while,

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