Best Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

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TripAdvisor (free, iTunes)

THE great allrounder, TripAdvisor takes its dynamic world of reviews, accommodation options, things to do, flights and forums and packages in a pocket rocket app that delivers more often than not, no matter where you are in the world. Virtual tours, a cool “near me” geo-tagging feature, and millions of reviews and photos from our world of fellow travellers.

Flight Track ($5.49, iTunes)

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Bothy in Scotland

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Four miles from Aviemore, in the Cairngorms national park, is a cabin specifically designed for visitors seeking isolation and a self-sufficient, back-to-nature experience in the great Scottish outdoors.

A one-room hut with a platform bed, table, bench seat, sofa, sink and stove, the corrugated iron bothy crouches like a minimalist doll’s house in a secluded birch- and bracken-speckled dell.

Stoking the fire and lighting candle lanterns in the all-but-silent gloaming, you feel miles from civilisation. But the dell is in a far corner of the grounds of Inshriach House,

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Off the grid holidays in the UK

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Goglamping.net is a web site about glamour-camping – or luxury camping but mainly about Yurt-camping. We tested some of their best picks in the UK. Here they are in order of preference

Barefoot Yurts
Broad Oak, East Sussex, 01424 883057, barefoot-yurts.co.uk

The Yurt Retreat
Crewkerne, Somerset
07773 505671, theyurtretreat.co.uk

Click to see Eight more retreats

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