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Our stay of the week – Lake Placid Lodge, New York

For a truly different all-American escape, try a serene Lake Placid stay at a luxurious Relais & Châteaux property in the Adirondacks. The Arts and Crafts-style Lake Placid Lodge is […]

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Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Image: iStock/JoselgnacioSoto

Eight epic destinations for last-minute winter sun

Open fires, hot chocolate and snowy walks paint a pretty picture, but let’s face it: sometimes, a sun-soaked change of scene is the only pick-me-up we really need during the […]

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Destinations, Hotels

Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safari, Rwanda

12 hot hotel openings for 2018

This year, a new crop of ahead-of-the-curve hotels are pushing boundaries and setting new standards in experiential travel. From a game-changing wildlife sanctuary perched above a Cambodian river valley to […]

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Destinations

Milford Sound, New Zealand. Image: iStock/LockieCurrie

The ultimate 2018 travel bucket list

Fragrant French lavender fields, endlessly rich South American rainforests, soaring Oceanian peaks and frigid Icelandic fjords… our 2018 bucket list is rife with the world’s dreamiest, sense-stimulating destinations. As we […]

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Hotels

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Our stay of the week – Caro Hotel, Valencia

Converted from a 19th-century marquis’ palace, the five-star Caro Hotel is a gorgeous abode with intriguing interiors in one of Valencia’s oldest neighbourhoods. Sleek, elegant and contemporary in style, it […]

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Culture, Destinations

Cable car travelling to Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro. Image: iStock/JohnSjolander

Rio de Janeiro city guide: where to stay, samba and more

Stunning sunsets, frenetic carnival celebrations, golden beaches, dramatic football matches, samba till dawn –  these are just a few things that the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvellous City) of Rio de Janeiro […]

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Destinations, People

Palace of Westminster, London. Image: iStock

My city: London

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best-kept secrets. From their […]

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Culture, Destinations

Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. Image: iStock/Mustang_79

Eight unique ways to celebrate Christmas around the world

When a traditionally white Christmas with all the usual trimmings won’t quite cut it (or, should we say, carve it), remember that a world of refreshing customs and celebrations beg […]

by × November 29, 2017 × 0 comments

Hotels

Image: Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives

Hotel review: Vivanta by Taj – Coral Reef, Maldives

“You just missed the octopus”, we’re told as we’re helped off the speedboat and plucked away from a team of six or seven immaculately uniformed Taj staff there to welcome […]

by × November 23, 2017 × 0 comments

Hotels

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Our stay of the week – Kimpton Gray Hotel, Chicago

Get down to business at Kimpton Gray Hotel, a sleek new property in the Loop. This stylish Chicago city base, decorated in the namesake colour, seeks to emulate the style […]

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Destinations

Squaw Valley, California, USA. Image: iStock

Nine unexpected ski destinations around the world

From Morocco’s scorching landscape to a Spanish resort near the coast, your staple summer hotspots sometimes make quite the unique, unexpected and underrated winter destination. Whether it’s thrilling runs or […]

by × November 3, 2017 × 0 comments

People

Belmond Northern Belle

Q&A with Belmond: world leaders in luxury train travel

Our UK Managing Editor recently hopped aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train (sister train to the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) for a bucket-list day trip to Cambridge and Ely. From […]

by × July 25, 2017 × 0 comments