Josie Sampson

Josie Sampson

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Expedia Blog | Discover the USA's Deep South this September

America’s Deep South is more than just a geographical location; it’s a way of life. From twangy-accented southern belles to sizzling soul food, country music to cotton plantations and civil war battlegrounds, the Deep South conjures up an identity that’s all its own.

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Expedia Blog | Fall in Love with Lisbon this October

A sunkissed city with an undeniably vintage feel. A historic city alive with a youthful spirit. There’s no denying that Lisbon is a hidden gem of European capitals. Combining a beautiful timelessness with a vibrant and cosmopolitan buzz, this is a place that enchants all who visit.

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Expedia Blog | Discover the Delights of Namibia

Rated second in Lonely Planet’s top countries to visit in 2015, Namibia is about to explode on the travelling scene. Sitting deep in the south west of Africa, this ex-Germany colony is a mesmerising melting pot of stunning landscapes, natural wonders, African history and European architecture.

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Expedia Blog | 5 Reasons Buenos Aires Should Be Top of your Bucket List

The second largest city in South America, Buenos Aires is a place that seduces like no other. Boasting old-school glamour mixed with contemporary attitude – and lashings of Latino spirit thrown in for good measure – Buenos Aires is a city burning with an unmistakeable (and unmissable) fever. Find out for yourself just why it is that so many come to visit this Latin American gem and end up staying forever...

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Expedia Blog | 5 Reasons You Should Visit Colombia

Gone are the days when Medellin was the world’s most dangerous city and Pablo Escobar was the name on everyone’s lips. Colombia is well and truly entering the world of must-see destinatios and the best part is that it’s still a hidden gem! That means fewer crowds of gringos, cheaper prices and an altogether more authentic experience, not yet tainted by tourism. Here are five great reasons you should visit Colombia.

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Expedia Blog | Your guide to Nicaragua: 2014's hottest new destination

Forget whatever it is that you think you know about Nicaragua. No longer the war-torn land of guerilla warfare, the largest country in Central America is fast becoming the hottest name on the block for 2014 – and considering it’s half the price, half as busy and doubly as worth visiting as its popular neighbour Costa Rica, it’s not hard to see the appeal.

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Expedia Blog | Exploring the Balkan Peninsula

Rediscovering itself after centuries of conflict, the Balkan Peninsula is fast becoming the newest destination on everyone’s lips. With its fascinating mix of Ottoman glory and Communist history, the area once known as Yugoslavia offers a seemingly never-ending list of undiscovered jewels. Don’t miss your chance to get there before the crowds find out.

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Expedia Blog | Why Vietnam Should be Your New Thailand

Thailand is a firm fixture on the Banana Pancake trail of travellers the world over – but have you ever thought about visiting Vietnam instead? The country has been quietly building up its reputation on the backpacker circuit for a few years now and there’s no doubt that it’s an unmissable hotspot hiding away in the South East of Asia. I’m probably biased because I absolutely fell in love with Vietnam when I visited and have been singing its praises ever since…but here are my reasons that Vietnam is well worth a visit over its rival, Thailand.

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Expedia Blog | Berlin Calling! A Guide to The Best Bars in Berlin

One of Europe’s surefire capitals of cool, Berlin is the kind of city where lovers of the urban life will want to stay forever. From giant beer halls to old local dives, Berlin is full to the brim with excellent watering holes – but you’ll do well to remember that the German capital is not only made of beer! With such an exciting array of places to quench your thirst in style, here we offer you the chance to break away from “Ein bier, bitte”, as we bring you our choice of the best bars that Berlin has to offer – from the grungy to the cosmopolitan. So, as they say in Germany, prost! Cheers!

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Expedia Blog | Taghazout: Morocco's Best Kept Secret

Forget the hustle and bustle of overwhelming Marrakesh… there’s a new kid on the Moroccan block.

If you’re looking for laidback vibes, blissful paradise and world class surf, Taghazout should be the only name on your lips. Once a simple fishing village, this little gem on Morocco’s Atlantic coast is sure to be your new favourite nirvana. Here’s why.

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Expedia Blog | The Time is Now: Your Essential Guide to the 5 Regions of Brazil

The fifth largest country in the world, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to Brazil. But don’t let that put you off from visiting! What with the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics both calling Brazil home, there’s never been a better time than now to visit South America’s biggest jewel.

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Expedia Blog | 5 Enchanting Things to Do In Venice Without Spending a Penny

The glorious canal city of Venice is one of those places that you simply have to cross off your bucket list at some point. The problem is, it’s on everyone else’s list too. Such a popular tourist destination comes at a high price: the high price of everything there! So to help you out without breaking the bank, here are five things to do in Venice that won’t cost you a penny.

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Expedia Blog | Travel Around the World with London's Best International Restaurants

Think of British cuisine and luxury gastronomy may not instantly spring to mind…but forget all that because London is home to a whole host of culinary delights from all over the world, meaning that you can dine like a king in whichever country you choose. Here we explore a few of our favourites.

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Expedia Blog | A Caffeine Map of Paris

The City of Light is the go-to city for many delicious delicacies: wine, cheese and pastries to name but a few. But one thing that hasn’t always been cream of the Parisian crop is the city’s coffee – until now that is.