Articles by: Laura Jean Sargent

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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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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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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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Places

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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Food & Drink, People, Places

My city: Barcelona

My city: Barcelona

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 […]

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Places

Sete Cidades. Image: © 2016 Laura Jean Sargent

Discover São Miguel – the largest of the Azores islands

Nestled on Europe’s western fringe, over 1,300 kilometres west of mainland Portugal, you’ll find the Portuguese Azores Islands. Charmingly wild, comparatively unexplored and (thanks to the recently launched direct flights […]

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Everything Else, Places

La Silla Observatory, Chile. Image: ESO

Seeing stars: seven amazing observatories that you can actually visit

In July 2016, NASA achieved ‘the hardest thing’ it’s ever done, when it put a space probe into orbit around Jupiter – our solar system’s largest planet. Crossing a distance […]

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Food & Drink, Places

London’s best rooftop bars and restaurants

London’s best rooftop bars and restaurants

Whatever the weather, look to the skies to find some of London’s best restaurants and bars, located on the rooftops. Nothing beats seeing a city from this new perspective, whether […]

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Food & Drink

Sinapore Sling. Image: uk.thebar.com

The stories behind the world’s most famous cocktails

Nothing says summer quite like sipping on chilled cocktails late into the light evenings. Bitter, sweet, shaken, stirred, we’ve all got our go-to drink when happy hour comes around. But […]

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Culture, Food & Drink, Places

Architectural detail of the Bacardi building. Image: ThinkStock.

48 hours in: Havana

Experiencing Havana is like jumping into a real-life kaleidoscope. Pile century-spanning architecture onto wave-lashed sea walls, add some dusty city parks to the constant echo of live music, and throw […]

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People, Places

My city: San Francisco

My city: San Francisco

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 […]

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Places

A practical travel guide to Cuba

A practical travel guide to Cuba

With the anticipation of change hanging over its unique appeal, Cuba has accelerated to the top of travel wish lists worldwide, and understandably so. This is a place of magical […]

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