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My city: Reykjavik

My city: Reykjavik

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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Culture, Places

An alternative adventure in Georgia

An alternative adventure in Georgia

From its scenic snowy peaks to its rolling green winelands, Georgia is home to some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery. Ancient churches cling to clifftops and hideaway monasteries lie carved […]

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Culture, Places

Iceland: journey to another world

Iceland: journey to another world

It’s not often you can say you feel like you’ve travelled to a different world – particularly when such a world is a mere three-hour flight away. Yet many first-time […]

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Hot hotel openings of 2015

Hot hotel openings of 2015

You don’t need an intrepid disposition and a brain bursting with survival tactics to call yourself an explorer – just-opened hotels offer every chance to discover something new. You won’t […]

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Derwentwater Lake, Lake District National Park. Image: iStock

The UK’s best National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The curious Isles of Scilly, romantic Cotswold towns, picturesque Lake District pools… memorable sights are not hard to come by in some of the UK’s most awe-inspiring and diverse National […]

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Mayrhofen, Austria. Image: iStock

Where to ski? Pick the right piste for you

These resorts have the luxury, the family-friendly vibes, the après scene – whatever you need for the perfect ski trip. Our resident snow pro, Marcus Blunt,  has put together a […]

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Kyrgyzstan: an adventure in land-locked Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan: an adventure in land-locked Central Asia

Few countries are so completely off the beaten track, that saying you’ve visited them will automatically garner attention from your peers. They’ll wonder: what’s the food like? Why did you […]

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Five of the best: Greek islands

Five of the best: Greek islands

Choosing the right Greek Island for your next escape isn’t an easy feat – and it’s no wonder, with up to 227 inhabited islands (and an estimated total of 6,000) […]

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Calanque de Sugiton. Image: iStock

Secret swimming: the Calanques of Marseille

Marseille’s ancient port, buzzing art scene and cool, multicultural vibes have made it a firm favourite with city breakers. And with a Eurostar service now running direct from London, it […]

by × August 12, 2015 × 1 comment

Hotels, Places

Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Babington House is where stylish out-of-towners trade well-heeled for well-wellied. Open since 1998 and set in the prettiest corner of Somerset, just outside Bath, this members-only retreat – part of […]

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What to do (and not do) in Venice

What to do (and not do) in Venice

First time or fiftieth, the sight of this mesmerising city as you approach by water is enough to knock you unconscious. Venice is one of the most-visited destinations in Europe […]

by × January 16, 2014 × 20 comments

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Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine. Image: iStock

Five must-visit places in New England

From its ultra-scenic seaside towns to its quirky annual pumpkin festivals, there is perhaps no better place to indulge in autumnal bliss than the USA’s New England. You’ll want to […]

by × July 29, 2012 × 1 comment