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Photograph: www.hotelesencia.com

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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Grayshott Spa. Photograph: www.grayshottspa.com

An expert’s guide to the best spas in the UK

If your muscles are aching, your skin is anything but radiant and you can practically hear a steam room calling your name, we can help you plan the perfect UK […]

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Food & Drink, People, Places

Alvar outside his restaurant, Alvart, in 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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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 Lisbon, 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

Just this month, 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

This summer, 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 you’re […]

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View of colorful Italian village, Ligurian coast

12 technicolour destinations around the world

Built along the picture-perfect Italian Riviera or nestled deep within Morocco’s mountainous landscape, colourful towns and cities offer mood-boosting atmospheres, marvellous architectural sights and pleasant surprises at the turn of every corner. Whether you’re making […]

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My city: Singapore

My city: Singapore

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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Photograph: www.roxyhotelnyc.com

Our stay of the week – The Roxy Hotel, New York City

A swanky and shimmering property both inside and out, The Roxy Hotel is suitably dressed to blend seamlessly into its surrounds – that of New York City’s coveted TriBeCa neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan, […]

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Culture, Food & Drink, Places

Roof in Vienna

48 hours in: Vienna

Refined, polished and primed to impress, Vienna is model dollhouse city at its finest. Its palatial buildings, litter-free streets and perfectly-manicured gardens almost belie its long and tumultuous history – […]

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London’s best canalside restaurants, bars and cafes

London’s canalways have seen a growing resurgence; they’re bursting with life and are home to more boats now than there were on the water even during the industrial age – […]

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Photograph: www.marquisloscabos.com

10 great adults-only beach resorts around the world

Sun, sea and sand. Can it get any better? Well, yes (especially for child-free travellers like me). Add in a serene, adults-only setting, and now you’ve got the icing on […]

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