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Where do pilots go on holiday?

Where do pilots go on holiday?

Still looking for holiday inspiration for your big 2017 break? We asked a panel of well-travelled British Airways pilots which destinations they want to visit this year – and which new routes are on their radar.

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Shake up your summer holiday

Shake up your summer holiday

Whether you’re looking for Caribbean-style beaches closer to home or want to indulge in a hefty dose of culture without the crowds, these alternative escapes are guaranteed to make your summer sizzle.

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Explore the world's best fairytales

Explore the world's best fairytales

You’ve seen the film, now travel to castles in rural France, palaces in the Middle East and the rugged mist-covered mountains of Scotland. All of these locations have been the inspiration behind some of the best stories on screen.

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Wicklow Mountains on Lough Tay Lake.

Four of the best Ireland road trips

Prepare to lose yourself in the glorious greenery on an Ireland road trip – the distances are short, you’ll drive on the left both sides of the Irish border, and the roads are refreshingly empty. The promise of legend, landscape and a warm Irish welcome will exceed all expectations.

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An insider’s weekend in London.

An insider’s weekend in London

Making the most of just 48 hours in one of the world’s greatest cities is not easy. So, we asked founder of The Layover Life and British Airways cabin crew member, Jess Parr, to give us her top tips for a perfect weekend in London.

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You won’t believe your eyes.

You won’t believe your eyes

The natural wonders of Iceland are plentiful and Reykjavik is a capital to count on. From sightseeing extravaganzas to Icelandic comfort food that’ll warm your heart, cover all your bases as you explore this extraordinary city. Wander through the Old Harbour, stroll along the coastal paths and take in the spectacular scenery. Reap the rewards of this ethereal city, like no other.

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Orlando lakes

More than meets the eye in Orlando

Rollercoaster here, theme park there – Orlando is renowned for the ultimate thrill-seeker experience and family photo finishes with Disney characters. For a first-timer, these are a must, but take time out to enjoy what more The City Beautiful has to share. With golfing greens to blow you away, malls to get lost in and foodie fun, everyone has something to smile about.

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Miami lifeguard tower

Things to do in glamorous Miami

Is there more to life than being ridiculously good looking? At first glance, Miami doesn’t seem to think so. But the morning after the party you’ll find Everglades, beaches and fit Cuban sandwiches in between shopping malls and street art.

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Starfish on the Gulf Coast.

Things to do in Tampa and beyond

It’s sunny, it’s relaxed – and it’s on the up. The Gulf Coast makes a lovely holiday destination. Tampa, upmarket Naples and trendy St Pete have pretty beaches, nature parks and rollercoasters. Here’s what to do once you’re there.

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Unforgettable Caribbean hideaways

With its dreamy beaches, bluer-the-blue waters and dramatic landscapes, the sun-drenched Caribbean is paradise on earth. But it’s not just for loved-up couples who want to kick back – there’s plenty to keep families busy too. Here’s our ultimate guide to five of its islands, whether you’re travelling kid-free or with the kids in tow.

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Explore the Caribbean’s quirky side

Think you know the Caribbean? Think again. Travel writer Evelyn Torres looks at five unusual ways to experience these tropical islands. From wild pig swimming in the Bahamas to zip lining through the St Lucia rainforest, prepare to be surprised – and inspired.

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A road trip from Santiago.

A road trip from Santiago

Make like the locals and take a five-day trip to exciting Cajón de Maipo for fun-fuelled adventure, exhilarating scenery and gastronomic delights, just a stone’s throw from Santiago.

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8 things to know about Chile.

8 things to know about Chile

To celebrate British Airways’ new route to Santiago – the only non-stop service from London to the Chilean capital we’ve uncovered eight surprising facts about this amazing country that are guaranteed to inspire wanderlust.

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Five must-visit Santiago vineyards.

Five must-visit Santiago vineyards

Whether you like big round carménères, rich cabernets or a light fruity sauvignon blanc, Chile has a wine for you, and there’s no better place to enjoy the best vintages than at the vineyards themselves. Local on the ground, Sarah Gordon, shares five of the best near Santiago.

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Six epic South Africa multi-centres

In South Africa you can buy a cookbook for making a meal on the engine of your car: in other words, it’s prime road trip territory. Go exploring with our multi-centre itineraries. Walk into the desert, hike in the mountains… but stick to wheels on the game drive.

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Cape Town: a weekend guide

Cape Town: a weekend guide

The Mother City always features on ‘top ten’ lists – and for good reason. Curious culinistas get a world-class menu of foodie opportunities, sun slaves can’t resist the Atlantic seaboard and nature lovers get an eye-watering visual feast. Here’s how to top up your ‘I-heart-Cape-Town’ tank in just 48-hours. The best part? You don’t have to take a single day of leave.

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Port Elizabeth: a weekend guide

Port Elizabeth: a weekend guide

With its award-winning beaches and laidback lifestyle, South Africa’s ‘Friendly City’ couldn’t be friendlier. Yet Port Elizabeth – or PE as it’s known to locals – is enjoying a sustained period of urban renewal and several historic areas have become exciting new hubs. No extra leave? No problem. Here’s how to spend a perfect 48 hours in the city.

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Desert days and city nights in Doha.

Desert days and city nights in Doha

Now is the perfect time to visit Doha. Preparations for the 2022 World Cup have brought this fascinating capital into the spotlight. In the thrum of new industry and excitement, daily business and daily pleasures continue. And, as you’ll find in this rapidly changing city, traditional routines often come with a twist.

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Magical Muscat and beyond.

Magical Muscat and beyond

With laid-back locals, a rich heritage and captivating landscapes, Oman might be less glitzy than its Middle Eastern neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but it is awash with exotic delights and sights waiting to be discovered.

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