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    It's almost a sand castle! Grand Italian holiday home is perched right on the edge of a beach - and costs just £22-per-night

    This is the grand Italian holiday home that sits so close to the beach, its almost a sand castle - and it costs just £22 per night, per person.Castello sulla Spiaggia is a renovated castle that dates back to the 16th century and sits on the edge of a sandy beach in Torvaianica, Lazio.The property sits just feet from the golden sand which it is separated from by a fence bordering its private garden. Castello sulla Spiaggia, pictured, is a renovated castle right on the Italian coast in Lazio that holidaymakers can stay in  The property sits just feet from ...

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    The purr-fect way to travel! Inside the Japanese bullet train that has been given a Hello Kitty makeover

    Passengers on Japan's famous bullet train could soon be travelling alongside one of the country's most famous cartoon characters.One of the trains on the Japan Western Railway between Osaka and Hakata is to be given a Hello Kitty makeover complete with lots of pink interiors and bow decorations.And new artist's impressions have revealed exactly what the carriages on the special train are set to look like.In one of the cars, called the Hello! Plaza, passengers can look at special Hello Kitty exhibitions as well as buy merchandise.While the other carriages have Hello Kitty seats and even a photobooth.The new train ...

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    The world's best superyachts are named in prestigious awards - with a £148million vessel decked out with a spa pool and pizza oven scooping the top prize

    The biggest, most innovative and luxurious superyachts from across the world have been revealed.They are the winners of the Boat International Media's World Superyacht Awards 2018, with 96.55m Faith - a £148million vessel complete with spa pool and pizza oven - scooping the highly coveted Motor Yacht of the Year award.Other vessels that were recognised at an awards ceremony held in Florence, range from some of the most complex and challenging vessels ever built to magnificent explorer yachts.Commenting on the winners, Chris Downham, chief executive officer at Boat International Media, said: 'The World Superyacht Awards celebrate the extraordinary creations of ...

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    The height of design! Airline seats with extendable headrests aim to make flying more bearable for tall people

    In a bid to make flying more comfortable for tall people, a design studio has suggested adding extendable headrests to airline seats.London-based PearsonLloyd has revealed a concept design for long haul economy cabins.Its seating product is designed to maximise passenger space, with super-slim support structures following a minimalist design.  In a bid to make flying more comfortable for tall people, a design studio has suggested adding extendable headrests to airline seatsThe seats might appear flimsy but the internal structures are made from a tough fibre glass.Getting into the eco swing of things, the fibre glass is covered with a recycled plastic ...

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    Virgin reveals what its £543M cruise ships are set to look like, with designers told to imagine the 'modern romance of sailing' (but none of them have actually been on a cruise)

    Complete with discos, slick restaurants and luxurious lounge areas, Virgin Voyages promises to shake up the cruise industry with its new fleet of liners.The firm, which is a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson's London-based Virgin Group and Boston-based Bain Capital, plans to launch three 2,700-passenger ships in 2020, with production costs coming it at close to $2 billion (£1.63 billion).Newly-released renderings show what the ships' public spaces are set to look like, thanks to a group of designers who have worked on some of the world's top hotels and restaurants favoured by the rich and famous.   Complete with discos, ...

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    Let's go girls... A peak inside the luxury hotel lodge purchased by Shania Twain and her ex-husband with sweeping views of New Zealand (and stays come out at almost £1,000 a night per couple)

    A luxury lodge originally purchased by Shania Twain and her ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange in New Zealand has had extra rooms added to open it up to holidaymakers.The Mahu Whenua complex - now solely owned by record producer Lange - was previously only available for private hire, with a NZ$15,500 (£7,948) price tag per night. But now four suites have been built in the grounds with couples in mind. Rates for the cosy bungalow cottages come in at NZ$1,850 (£948). A luxury lodge originally purchased by Shania Twain and her ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange has had extra rooms added to make it more affordable ...

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    Whey Aye! Plans are unveiled to build Europe's biggest observation wheel in Newcastle that will be 16 FEET taller than the London Eye

    Plans have been announced to build Europe's biggest observation wheel in Newcastle that has been dubbed the Whey Aye.Standing nearly 460ft (140m) high on the banks of the River Tyne, developers say it will be 16 foot taller than the London Eye. The wheel will include a 11,960 square yard (10,000 sq m) LED digital screen in the middle, which will be used to communicate information about local culture and events as well as adverts. An artist's impression supplied by the World Wheel Company showing what Europe's biggest observation wheel in Newcastle that has been dubbed the Whey Aye would look like The ...

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    Fake TripAdvisor reviews are being set up in Russia to manipulate World Cup goers into trying out restaurants in the 12 host cities

    Bogus TripAdvisor reviews are being set up in Russia to manipulate World Cup goers into trying out restaurants in the 12 host cities.Reuters tracked restaurants in six World Cup host cities over two months, noting an uptick in suspicious-looking posts on the review site.And marketing company Bacon Agency confirmed it was offering a service to fake TripAdvisor posts with 35,000 roubles (£418), securing customers a spot in TripAdvisor's coveted top 10 list. Bogus TripAdvisor reviews are being set up in Russia to manipulate World Cup goers into trying out restaurants in the 12 host citiesA spokesperson from the firm revealed that ...

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    Making an entrance! The world's grandest hotel lobbies, from a sexy lair in Buenos Aires to a flower-filled hallway in Paris

    From wacky chandeliers, to triple-height ceilings and dazzling flower displays, these hotels certainly leave a lasting impression with their grand entrance ways.MailOnline Travel has scoured the world for the best hotel lobbies, from the heart of London to the depths of Tokyo and the wilds of Kenya.One of the most breathtaking is the Bellagio in Las Vegas, which has a mesmerising ceiling covered with 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms in a bright rainbow of hues. Scroll down to step into a world of hotel wonderment... The London EDITION  The London EDITION was designed by hotelier Ian Schrager and occupies a row of ...

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    Second smart luggage firm collapses with founders blaming airlines for banning its products from the hold amid fears over lithium ion battery fires

    Another luggage company that designs and sells 'smart suitcases' has folded - the second in just seven days. US firm Raden confirmed that it would be winding down its business and blamed airlines for banning its products containing ion lithium batteries from being stored in the hold of aircraft over fears they would catch fire.It comes just a week after Silicon Valley-based Bluesmart, a rival firm, was also forced to close due to financial difficulties.  US firm Raden confirmed that it would be winding down its business and blamed airlines for banning its products containing ion lithium batteries. Its suitcases sold ...

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    The holiday home you can take wherever you like! Prefabricated cabin that can be towed on the back of a truck comes with a bed, kitchen and woodburner - and costs just £39K

    Catering to dwellers with itchy feet, two designers have crafted a range of prefabricated cabins that can easily be transported on the back of a lorry. Artist Bobby Niven and architect Iain MacLeod are marketing their quirky holiday huts for £39,000 with all of the fixtures and fittings included.Their shelters - measuring 18ft long and 9.8ft wide - include a lofted sleeping area, a kitchen, dining area and lounge decked out with a wood burning stove. Catering to dwellers with itchy feet, two designers have crafted a prefabricated cabin that can easily be transported on the back of a lorry Artist Bobby Niven ...

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    Fascinating brochures and maps reveal the golden age of flying on Imperial Airways - with flights from London to Delhi costing £5,320 and taking EIGHT DAYS

    A fascinating set of promotional brochures for Imperial Airways has come to light which celebrate the golden age of flying.The legendary British airline, formed in 1924, was a pioneer of long-distance commercial travel and these brochures, maps and posters show how they catered for the rich and famous.One price sheet included in the collection - which is set to go under the hammer at auction tomorrow - shows how a flight from London to Delhi required a mammoth eight days and would set you back £105, which equates to £5,320 today.   A fascinating set of promotional brochures for Imperial Airways have ...

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    Blogger reveals how he managed to fly first class from Hong Kong to New York for just £50 - a saving of £13,000 (and he didn't miss out on a single perk)

    A blogger has revealed how he managed to fly first class from Hong Kong to New York for just £50 - saving a massive £13,000 in the process.Ramy Wahby filmed his extravagant journey - that cost less than most train tickets - as he travelled on a Cathay Pacific Airlines flight to JFK Airport last year.Mr Wahby had racked a whopping 70,000 air miles using credit cards so redeemed them against the price of the first class ticket.  Blogger Ramy Wahby sips champagne before his first class flight from Hong Kong to New York, which only cost him £56  As ...

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    'A famous actor asked me to share his hot tub': Yacht deckhands reveal the most outrageous requests they've had from high-flying clients

    From being made to peel grapes to being asked to get white dumbbells for the gym, deckhands for the rich and famous have revealed some of the oddest requests they've had.The crew members spoke out to mark Bravo TV's season three of Below Deck Mediterranean, a reality show charting working life on a super yacht.Stewardess Brooke Laughton revealed that she had once been propositioned by a 'super hot' famous actor to jump into her swimwear and join him in the hot tub.    Stewardess Brooke Laughton revealed that she had once been propositioned by a 'super hot' famous actor to jump ...

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    Inside the world's highest monastery: Haunting images show the crumbling building eerily abandoned with cash still left as offerings to gods

    The wind was whistling through the valley and there was a strange silence as we ascended a set of worn stone stairs to the entrance of the monastery. I'd been camping at Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side as part of a record-breaking expedition for the world's highest dinner party - as reported here - and someone at one of our neighbouring camps had told me about an abandoned monastery.     Intrigued by the chap's story, I took an hour-and-a-half stroll to the dishevelled building with the expedition doctor and we were left mystified by what we found.  MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks ...

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