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Exploring the land of ice and fire

A country that boasts the greatest concentration of volcanoes in the world has become an overnight hot-spot for tourists. NATASHA WARCHOLAK finds out more...

ICELAND has been dubbed the land of ice and fire not without a reason: with 130 volcanic mountains, the country boasts the greatest concentration of volcanoes in the world. On top of that, Iceland’s glaciers and ice caps cover 11.1 per cent of the country’s land area.

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Welsh welcome makes Cardiff a perfect city break

Northern Ireland Travel News’ LYNSEY LAMONT takes a trip to the vibrant Welsh capital....

TO BE honest I didn’t know much about Wales let alone Cardiff before I set off on my weekend break to the Welsh capital with a group of three other journalists... well I knew it was a passionate rugby city, but that was about it.

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Tunes help you sleep more easily

HOTEL SPOT By ANDREA McVEIGH

IT’S an interesting new concept - launch a chain of hotels in central London locations that operate like a budget airline. Tune Hotels has done just that.

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Winter, warmth, and Shakespeare

Regular contributor PETER McGREGOR EADIE takes a relaxing winter break in the home town of the bard...

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Escaped prisoners and baseball games

By DANIEL CLEMENTS

AS the boat gently nudged out of the harbour, the isolated island emerged slowly through the mist. I felt a rising sense of anticipation as we set off into the unknown. I knew exactly where we were going, but had no idea what to expect. Just before arrival, a voice came over the tannoy: “Alcatraz, so much more than just a prison.”

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