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THE 5 BEST TRAIN JOURNEYS IN SWITZERLAND

THE 5 BEST TRAIN JOURNEYS IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is home to the world's most beautiful rail journeys. Here's our pick of the very best.

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DRIVING IN SWITZERLAND

DRIVING IN SWITZERLAND

Driving conditions in Switzerland are generally excellent, with a good network of local roads and motorways. However, there are some things that you need to know about before you set off. The police can be quite strict about enforcing rules and so it's best to be prepared. We've set out below some of the regulations that you need to remember.

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THE BEST LITTLE JUNK SHOP IN BRUNIG

THE BEST LITTLE JUNK SHOP IN BRUNIG

Like poking around antique shops? Flic Everett does- so much that she went up a mountain to find one.

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Bad Language

Bad Language

Is your hovercraft full of eels? Are you restricted to the pen of your aunt and mercy buckets? Then it’s time to improve your language skills...

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THE  7 BIGGEST INSTAGRAM FAILS & HOW TO FIX THEM

THE 7 BIGGEST INSTAGRAM FAILS & HOW TO FIX THEM

Since smartphone cameras got really smart, Instagram has swept the world, with every moment of every day being snapped around the globe. But more doesn't always mean better and so we bring you our top 7 photographic mistakes to avoid, so your Instagram travel pix stand out from the crowd.

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Midnight Train - Prague to Budapest

Midnight Train - Prague to Budapest

Is an overnight train journey a night to remember or a nightmare? Common fears include sharing with strangers, security, and sleeping in a bed the size of Dracula's coffin.

But the reality is very different, says writer Louise Weston, who recently took the midnight train from Prague to Budapest.

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A Nice Bit Of Piccadilly...

A Nice Bit Of Piccadilly...

If you haven't got long to see London, there's one stretch of tube line that delivers the city's wonders at almost every station. Take the Piccadilly line, hop on and off as it suits you or walk to the next station on the line- and you can pack an entire weekend's sightseeing into a day.

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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH KIDS

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH KIDS

If you’re planning a family trip, whether it involves trains, driving, or a 7 hour sea-crossing in a high wind, here’s all you need to know before you go:

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A Road Trip To Provence.

A Road Trip To Provence.

Road, Rail & Sea blogger John Freeman set out on an epic quest: to spend a family holiday driving to Provence and back- via Holland and Bruges- with two young children.

Here, he explains how they covered over 600 miles in a day- and why the real key to a happy holiday is a giant picnic.

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FOLLOW THE BALLOONS

FOLLOW THE BALLOONS

A night-time adventure in Prague: Flic Everett reveals why following the signs of a party doesn’t always lead to fun.

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Road, Rail And Cycles

Road, Rail And Cycles

A brand new app has launched, which will make it far easier for cyclists to plan rail journeys

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TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT

TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT

In a vast building, forbidden to the public, is the hidden history of London’s transport.

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4 Days in Nord Pas De Calais

4 Days in Nord Pas De Calais

At Road, Rail & Sea, our routes and recommendations are tried and tested. New French journeys and destinations are coming soon- and to get us in the mood, writer Periwinkle Jones (Twitter’s own @peachesanscream) reveals how she ate snails, viewed Napoleon’s magnificent vehicle and had a little cry, on her research trip through Northern France…

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GO FERRY, BE HAPPY

GO FERRY, BE HAPPY

Twelve hours on the North Sea might sound alarming- but let the waves soothe you to sleep, and you’ll be fine, says Flic Everett…

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TULIPS, CYCLES, CLOGS AND… DIAMONDS?

TULIPS, CYCLES, CLOGS AND… DIAMONDS?

Amsterdam isn’t just famous for its canals and flowers. From the 16th century, it has been an international centre for the diamond trade. Here’s how to come home with a lasting souvenir of your trip.

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Bike Where You Belong - A cycle ride around Amsterdam.

Bike Where You Belong - A cycle ride around Amsterdam.

"There are thousands of cyclists, flowing along the narrow canalside streets, often performing what look like circus tricks..."

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Seaside Memories by Janey Preger

Seaside Memories by Janey Preger

Writer Janey Preger remembers her childhood family holidays by the seaside...

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Family Baggage

Family Baggage

What you carry with you tells the world who you are. Writer JANEY PREGER explores her family’s long love affair with luggage.

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THE SECRETS OF VINTAGE POSTCARDS

THE SECRETS OF VINTAGE POSTCARDS

At Road, Rail and Sea, we collect vintage postcards wherever we go, to help illustrate our pages. But sometimes, what’s written on the back is just as fascinating as the picture on the front. Here are a few of our favourites, including one lady writing on the day of Charles and Diana’s wedding, a happy World Cup winner, and one man who’s worried about his collars.

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RATP Release Twitter Accounts for Metro Lines...

RATP Release Twitter Accounts for Metro Lines...

Forward thinking RATP uses social media for real time information...

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How To Be The Ideal Travelling Companion

How To Be The Ideal Travelling Companion

Bibi Lynch believes that her many trips have taught her how to be the ideal travelling companion...

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THE FIVE BIGGEST DRIVING HOLIDAY ROWS WE EVER HAD… (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)

THE FIVE BIGGEST DRIVING HOLIDAY ROWS WE EVER HAD… (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)

The lure of the open road, as Mr Toad knew, is a wonderful thing. But unless you’ve done your preparation, long drives on foreign soil can fray any marital temper. Here are five rows that Road Rail and Sea founders Flic Everett and her husband Simon Buckley have had when driving abroad…and how you can avoid them, to make your own driving holiday a delightful and row-free experience.

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Rules For Driving in Europe

Rules For Driving in Europe

Driving in Europe takes you through some spectacular countryside and is a great way to see the continent. However, not every country has the same rules as the United Kingdom so, to help you, we've prepared a short guide for some of the main European countries.

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Song of The South

Song of The South

5 Great Hotel Suggestions If You're Driving To The South Of France This Summer.

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TRAVEL IN STYLE

TRAVEL IN STYLE

FOR FASHION LOVERS, ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ROAD, RAIL AND SEA TRAVEL IS THAT THERE ARE NO BAGGAGE RESTRICTIONS . GUEST FASHION WRITER SIAM GOORWICH TALKS US THROUGH THE KEY EUROPEAN LABELS, AND WHERE TO FIND THEM THIS SUMMER....

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