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Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Amsterdam is the Hoxton hotel group’s achingly-hip Netherlands outpost. The property was originally five separate canal houses – one of which was home to the city’s mayor in […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink, People

My city: 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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Destinations

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 Portugal, you’ll find the Portuguese Azores Islands. Charmingly wild, comparatively unexplored and (thanks to the recently launched direct flights […]

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Destinations

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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Food & Drink

Singapore Sling cocktail. Image: iStock/bhofack2

The stories behind the world’s most famous cocktails

Nothing says summer quite like sipping on chilled cocktails late into the light evenings. Bitter, sweet, shaken, stirred, we’ve all got our go-to drink when happy hour comes around. But […]

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Culture, Destinations, Food & Drink

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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Hotels

Photograph: www.couventdesminimes-hotelspa.com

Our stay of the week – Le Couvent des Minimes Hotel & Spa L’Occitane, Provence

A haven of tranquility and relaxation near the quaint French village of Mane, Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa L’Occitane ticks all boxes for the sun-soaked, carefully-curated, spa-loving stay […]

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Culture, Destinations

Old building in Verona

Verona to Venice: sea mists and deserted side streets

Whatever springs to mind when you think of Italy – hearty bowls of pasta, canals dotted with gondolas, mountains of creamy gelato or tumbling historic ruins, it’s a given that […]

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Destinations

Famous Neuschwanstein Castle with scenic mountain landscape near Fussen, Germany

12 fairytale destinations around the world

Fairytale locations aren’t merely the things of your favourite childhood storybooks: from the Bavarian hills to the shores of an island in the Maldives, you’ll find surreal sights sure to […]

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Hotels

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Our stay of the week – Hotel Molitor, Paris

With its original Art Deco architecture and central outdoor swimming pool, Paris-based Hotel Molitor perfectly epitomises chic, contemporary design à la française. By combining the striking 1930s exterior with retro […]

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Culture, Travel advice

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

Dining etiquette around the world: the dos and don’ts

When travelling around the world, you’re bound to end up in a local restaurant somewhere along the way, and then what? Fork, spoon, or chopsticks? To tip or not? As […]

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Hotels

Our stay of the week – The Principal Madrid

Our stay of the week – The Principal Madrid

Sublime design meets postcard-perfect views at The Principal Madrid. Strategically located in the capital’s centre, ten minutes from the nearest railway station and within walking distance of two vibrant neighbourhoods (the hip […]

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