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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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Hotels

Our stay of the week – Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Algarve

Our stay of the week – Bela Vista Hotel & Spa, Algarve

Design aficionados, hold onto your hats. This striking five-star property may be called ‘Bela Vista’, but with interiors this good, you could easily forget to admire the uninterrupted ocean views. […]

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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 […]

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Hotels

Our stay of the week – Casas del XVI, Dominican Republic

Our stay of the week – Casas del XVI, Dominican Republic

Think you know what to expect from the Dominican Republic? Well, you might be a trifle surprised. A small, style-sure wave of boutique openings are offering a fresh perspective on […]

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Our stay of the week – Ayada Maldives

Our stay of the week – Ayada Maldives

With clear emerald waters teeming with tropical fish, dazzling white beaches and lush greenery, the Maldives are regarded as a veritable paradise. Winner of a raft of World Travel Awards […]

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Our stay of the week – El Palauet Living Barcelona

Our stay of the week – El Palauet Living Barcelona

Housed in a beautiful early 20th-century mansion on one of the best streets in the Catalan capital, El Palauet Living Barcelona is the kind of place you’ll want to spend […]

by × July 17, 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 […]

by × July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

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Our stay of the week – Les Cinq Djellabas, Marrakech

Our stay of the week – Les Cinq Djellabas, Marrakech

This calm and collected sanctuary first won our affection back in 2012. Three years on, it remains one of our very favourite urban retreats. Forget rocking the kasbah – here […]

by × June 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Everything Else

New York City, USA. Image: iStock

Tipping in New York City: a guide to who, when and how much

When you travel to another country, it can be a minefield to know when to tip and how much to leave. Nowhere is this debacle more mind-boggling than the United […]

by × September 18, 2014 × 7 comments

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Our stay of the week – W Verbier

Our stay of the week – W Verbier

Just when it seemed Verbier couldn’t get any more glamorous, a W landed. Shortly before Christmas ’13, Switzerland’s chicest alpine resort got an edge, tearing up the classic chalet rulebook […]

by × May 21, 2014 × 0 comments

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Our stay of the week – Rosewood London

Our stay of the week – Rosewood London

Few new hotels will open their doors to as much fanfare as the five-star Rosewood London. Another stalwart from the Rosewood Hotel Group, it’s clear from the moment you approach […]

by × March 13, 2014 × 1 comment

Places

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