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Culture, Destinations

Prague, Czech Republic. Image: iStock/emicristea

Europe’s most magical Christmas markets

Christmas is coming early to Europe’s cool capitals and big cities, bringing with it a flurry of illuminations, stalls, parades and firework shows to startle, surprise and delight both young […]

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Hotels

Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Proof that Amsterdam is currently one of the hippest cities in Europe, Villa Nicola’s fusion of mid-century modern and avant-garde flair feels bang up to date. This early 20th century […]

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Culture, Destinations

Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, D.C. Image: iStock/tomwachs

The world’s best firework displays

As the UK prepares to fill its sky with the pops, cracks, whistles and bangs of the Fifth of November’s fireworks, we look to the rest of the world to […]

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Hotels

Our stay of the week – The Vuyani Safari Lodge, South Africa

Our stay of the week – The Vuyani Safari Lodge, South Africa

Take ten ludicrously romantic suites, place them in the wilderness and the result is this – The Vuyani Safari Lodge. Located within a private game reserve on the edge of […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Prawn mee noodles in Penang. Image: iStock/ThamKC

The world’s best foodie breaks

Dreaming of a palatable escape? From taking a vegetarian tour of Cape Town to following a spice trail through Morocco, we’ve eaten our way through some amazing foodie destinations, bringing […]

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Destinations

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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Hotels

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Update June 2016 – since this post was first published, the hotel has been purchased by the Hyatt group and though it looks the same, it’s now called The Confidante […]

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Destinations

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) […]

by × September 21, 2015 × 2 comments

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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Destinations

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 […]

by × August 7, 2015 × 0 comments

Hotels

Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Sweden has long since been Scandinavia’s capital of cool. With a tried and tested fashion scene (hello H&M), a smart design sensibility (thank you IKEA) and a culture of digital […]

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