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This looks pretty good (it's got my friend +Steve Hänisch in it, so that's cool!) and it'll be a good place to be inspired about travelling in Germany.

#Germany   #GNTO  
Whether the Zugspitze, the Baltic Sea or Berlin – each episode highlights a unique part of Germany. Join guides Nicole Frölich and Lukas Stege on their exciting tours of discover.
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At last! A Destination Marketing Organisation gets it!

When Emma Mead, Head of International Media & Influencers for Visit Britain told tourism PR & industry delegates at last week's Social Travel Britain conference in Bristol, that earlier this year Visit Britain had brought two 'Minecrafters' from Germany to Wales on a fam trip... there were a lot of surprised, confused and puzzled expressions in the room.

Except for one.

When everyone else was going: "What? Who?". I was going: "Yessss!"

Turning to gamer influencers is something I have been talking about for a long time...

#STBBristol #minecraft #VisitBritain
Alastair McKenzie's fiercely independent travel and tourism news, blog, and expert listings for British travellers.
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More Ways To Get To Spain's Best Kept Secret Destination

Last night +Turismo Asturias held a press event to highlight two new routes to Asturias in northern Spain:
- with Iberia Express from Heathrow. Flights started on the weekend (24 Apr).
- with Vueling Airlines from Gatwick. Flights start on 03 May.

These routes add to the existing EasyJet flights from London Stansted.

Why is it Spain's Best Kept Secret Destination?
Because, when it comes to Spain, most people think of the Mediterranean coastline, not the Bay of Biscay.

So what are they missing?
Well it's a bit like South Devon... only with mountains, and when you sit on the beach the sun moves around behind you! See this article from last week's Guardian, about walking in the mountains http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/apr/21/family-hiking-holiday-picos-de-europa-asturias-northern-spain 
...and this video about the region.

#ParaisoNatural #Asturias
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The National WW2 Museum in New Orleans is busy restoring PT-305,  a Patrol Torpedo Boat (PTB) that operated mostly in the Mediterranean during WW2.

Can't wait to see her back in the water!

Details here: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/world-war-ii-patrol-torpedo-boat-undergoing-restoration-return-former-glory.html

Museum site here: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/

#WW2   #NewOrleans  
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Sunrise photography tips from #BGTW guildie, Diana Jarvis.
Need sunrise photography tips? Check out these 9 sunrise pictures and find out how our travel photographer does it with her photography tips.
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More from Menorca...

This cove looks v familiar. I think I've sailed in here.

#musteseemenorca
 
Today I'm on the south coast of Menorca, seeing a bit more of the trail that goes all the way around the island.

My hiking has brought me to Macarelleta, the little beach you can see in the middle there. Completely empty, it's just me on the sand. If the wind wasn't so cold, I might consider a swim!

#MustSeeMenorca #VisitSpain #travel #spain #hiking #beach
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#BGTW  member Emma Thomson visits the sites of the First World War at the Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails in Belgium via Destinations Magazine:
“Shall I wear boots?” asks my boyfriend as we’re packing the car. “Definitely — it’ll be muddy,” I reply. We’re driving towards the Menin Gate in Ieper. It marks the route by which all British and Allied soldiers marched out of town towards the Western Front during the First World War.
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More from Hong Kong :)
 
#BGTW member Penny Watson writes about   #HongKong 's coolest neighbourhood via SilverKris, the inflight magazine of +Singapore Airlines:
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Hehe! Love this!

(H/T to +Prashant Lagisetti for posting it on 'another network')
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Tick! Been there! Got that T-shirt! :)
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There's something poignant about restoring a WW2 aircraft at the place it attacked 75 yrs ago
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Loved the room. Comfy bed, loads of sockets in convenient places for charging gadgets, and a decent sized room safe (I have a large laptop) at eye-level!! (Yippee! Can't tell you how many hotel rooms I have to stay in with rooms safes at floor level, or the top of cupboards!)
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Potentially good bar/restaurant let down by under-staffing when we were there. One staff struggling to serve behind the long & busy bar during 2-for-1 cocktail hour (they take a while to make) and having to collect supplies of ice to re-stock, while a manager just looked on.... not good.
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Liked the new boutique style room, free WIFI, location (v central), full Welsh breakfast(!) and the service. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The quirky things include the rooftop beehive (I wanted to go visit it, but didn't have time. The bee keeper is in on weekdays. Ask to see it.) and the showcase of Capt. Scott memorabilia in the breakfast room, where he & his crew were hosted for dinner by the city before departing for Antarctica.
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Excellent dishes (though be prepared, they *are* large), a warm welcome, and attentive service.
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Been meaning to try this place out for ages. Excellent food plus easy & comfortable service. Definitely coming again.
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Auto pumps for unmanned petrol stations - yes. As an option - yes But auto-pumps ONLY at a manned petrol station? You are taking the piss!
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Good central location and a warm welcome from the staff, plus a complimentary dégustation (wine, cheese paté) in the lobby in the evening - nice touch. We stayed one night in a room on the first floor with a small enclosed balcony overlooking the street. Clean & modern with some parts under refurbishment.
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