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Five unmissable ways to make the most of Margate

Eight years ago, the then-forgotten town of Margate wouldn’t have even made a blip on travellers’ radars. Today, this seaside resort couldn’t be further from its days of dereliction. A […]

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Destinations

Barafundle Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Image: iStock/tirc83

An outdoor-lover’s guide to the glorious South Welsh coast

The gorgeous South Wales coast has an otherworldly edge to it that rivals even the prettiest of far-flung seaside escapes. It’s heaven on earth for lovers of nature and the great […]

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Culture, Destinations

Aerial view of Tea fields in China

11 amazing things to do in Sri Lanka

Located just off the southern coast of India, the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is festooned with diversity. This balmy paradise boasts myriad charms, encompassing everything from ancient UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Culture, Destinations, Food & Drink

Cable car travelling to Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro. Image: iStock/JohnSjolander

Rio de Janeiro city guide: where to stay, samba and more

Stunning sunsets, frenetic carnival celebrations, golden beaches, dramatic football matches, samba till dawn –  these are just a few things that the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvellous City) of Rio de Janeiro is […]

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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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Destinations

Maldives. Image: Thinkstock

Why you can’t possibly find the Maldives boring

Scattered through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the stuff that castaway island fantasies are made of. The 26 ring-shaped atolls are comprised of over 1,000 coral […]

by × September 20, 2016 × 0 comments

Hotels

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10 great adults-only beach resorts around the world

Sun, sea and sand. Can it get any better? Well, yes (especially for the child-free travellers amongst you). Add in a serene, adults-only setting, and now you’ve got the icing […]

by × May 17, 2016 × 2 comments

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 […]

by × September 23, 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. […]

by × September 7, 2015 × 0 comments