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Hikonyan the Castle Cat at Lake Biwa, Japan

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Meet Hikonyan, the castle cat in Lake Biwa, Japan who created a leap in visitor numbers to Hikone Castle and a big boost to tourist dollars too.

Boot temptations at Heritage Boot, Austin, Texas

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Union Station and Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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In the centre of North America, Winnipeg, Manitoba has long been a whistle stop for travellers, but is worth taking the time to explore.

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Driving around Australia is one of the best ways to see this great big country. Here are seven great Aussie road trips from easy to epic to choose from.

The Bells Bridge walkway connects some hotels to Glasgow's SSE Hydro and Armadillo, image SEC

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Wondering about hotels near Hydro Glasgow? There are 1458 rooms within a five minute walk of the venue. So which one’s for you?

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Just how clean is your hotel room? A former hotel manager shares some simple tips to tell just how well it was cleaned before you checked in.

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Five Things Not To Do When Packing for a Trip

Packing for a holiday can be exciting as you imagine the wonderful times you’ll be sharing with those soon-to-be-jet-setting outfits, but it can also border