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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 to […]

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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 us. […]

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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 and […]

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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 family-friendly […]

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People

Belmond Northern Belle

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 the […]

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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 city […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Bologna, Italy. Image: iStock

11 mouth-watering foodie destinations you need to visit

By offering a treat to the senses, a blend of history and modernity, and a unique chance to experience a city at its most flavourful, a food-themed holiday is never a […]

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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 sands, […]

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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

Our stay of the week – Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands

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 that […]

by × February 21, 2017 × 11 comments