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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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New Years fireworks over Edinburgh. iStock.

Nine great places to spend New Year’s Eve

It’s never too early to plan your New Year’s Eve festivities; especially if the thought of spending another midnight in your local pub – holding hands with drunken strangers whilst […]

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Hotels, Places

Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Amsterdam is the Hoxton hotel group’s achingly-hip Netherlands outpost. The property was originally five separate canal houses – one of which was home to the city’s mayor in […]

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Culture, Places

London, United Kingdom - November 01, 2013: The Harrods department stores facade in London's Knightsbridge with Christmas lights.

The most festive things to do in London this Christmas

There’s no denying it, the festive season is upon us. Dark evenings are lit by the twinkling lights of festivity, John Lewis’ much anticipated Christmas ad has hit our screens […]

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Places

Lords of the Manor hotel in the Cotswolds

Nine reasons why country house hotels are so brilliant

No matter what the season, there’s nothing more satisfying than making a break for the rolling hills and chocolate-box villages of our green and pleasant land. Ideally travelling in a […]

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Food & Drink, People, Places

Filippa in Cederberg.

My city: Cape Town

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, Places

Damnoen Saduak floating market near Bangkok. Image: iStock

Nine ways to experience the best of Bangkok

With a tantalising street food scene, unique festivals overflowing with spirit and life, golden temples, bustling streets and panoramic sky bars: Bangkok is certainly a city of wonder, whose landscape offers […]

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Food & Drink, Places

Field of vines in the countryside of Tuscany. Image: iStock

Seven of the best wineries in Tuscany

Tuscany has long since been synonymous with seriously breathtaking scenery, so much so that it’s inspired artists and writers for centuries; with Da Vinci, Dante and Michelangelo amongst them. In this […]

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Maldives. Image: Thinkstock

Why you can’t possibly find the Maldives boring

Scattered through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the stuff that castaway island fantasies are made of. The 26 ring-shaped atolls are comprised of over 1,000 […]

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Culture, Food & Drink, Places

Great Cornish Food Festival, Truro. Photograph: www.greatcornishfood.co.uk

13 reasons to visit Cornwall in autumn and winter

Stretched along England’s characterful southwestern tip, from the fringes of Devon all the way to Land’s End, Cornwall offers a true slice of heaven. Here, land meets sea in the form […]

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Food & Drink, Places

The Three Chimneys. Photograph: Andrew Bremner/www.threechimneys.co.uk

11 great places to eat in Scotland

Shellfish plucked off the Isle of Skye’s dramatic coasts, melt-in-your-mouth Aberdeen Angus beef, wild game born in the depths of the Highlands… When it comes to food, Scotland certainly makes the most of […]

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Hotels, Places

Our stay of the week – Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya

Our stay of the week – Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya

Hotel Esencia in Mexico’s Xpu Há should really be called Hotel Esencial, because if there’s any one Mexican hotel that you should visit in your lifetime, it’s this one. Set […]

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