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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 […]

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Destinations, 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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Morgan & Mees, Amsterdam. Image: www.morganandmees.com

Amsterdam city guide: where to shop, eat, stay and more

It could be said that Amsterdam holds the key to idyllic laid-back living. From minimalist coffee hangouts to hip boutiques, grand canal houses to some of the world’s greatest artworks, the […]

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Destinations

Island-hopping around the Caribbean

Island-hopping around the Caribbean

Is there anywhere on the planet more synonymous with paradise than the Caribbean? A tumble of islets and cays between Florida and Venezuela, this beauteous region evokes images of powder-soft […]

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Destinations

Ko Tao. Image: iStock

Six of the best beaches in Thailand

From the surreal shores of Ko Samui to a paradisal island turned film set in the Phi Phi archipelago, dazzling emerald waters and sun-warmed sands aren’t hard to find across Thailand […]

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Hotels

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Our stay of the week – Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands

Staycations don’t get much better than the award-winning Eagle Brae log cabins, these cosy retreats are nothing short of paradise and come complete with a wood burner and French doors […]

by × February 21, 2017 × 11 comments

People

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Meet the photographer: Matt Porteous

Meet travel, sports and portrait photographer Matt Porteous, a Jersey-based creative who has captured a variety of subjects from Prince George to tribespeople of Namibia, peaceful landscapes and ferocious oceans. […]

by × January 25, 2017 × 0 comments

Food & Drink

Great British pubs to get cosy in this winter

Great British pubs to get cosy in this winter

Whether you’re about to meander through the Big Smoke or brave the elements on a rural escapade, don’t leave home without a check-list of snuggly watering holes to warm up in. From a […]

by × January 10, 2017 × 0 comments

Destinations

Lapland, Finland. Image: iStock

13 places you should visit in 2017

This year is about experiences and adventure; it’s a year that’s less about languishing and more about making the most of the destination you’ve chosen to visit. Don’t just snap […]

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