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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 […]

by × March 15, 2016 × 3 comments

Hotels

Photograph: www.160grams.com

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 […]

by × February 19, 2016 × 2 comments

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 […]

by × February 2, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Scene setting: 10 iconic movie locations around the world

Films often inspire our lust for travel, and we got to thinking about some of the world’s most iconic filming locations; places that have inspired writers, locations that lit up […]

by × January 30, 2016 × 1 comment

Destinations, People

My city: Reykjavik

My city: Reykjavik

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 […]

by × January 27, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

An alternative adventure in Georgia

An alternative adventure in Georgia

From its scenic snowy peaks to its rolling green winelands, Georgia is home to some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery. Ancient churches cling to clifftops and hideaway monasteries lie carved […]

by × January 21, 2016 × 1 comment

Culture, Destinations

Iceland: journey to another world

Iceland: journey to another world

It’s not often you can say you feel like you’ve travelled to a different world – particularly when such a world is a mere three-hour flight away. Yet many first-time […]

by × December 2, 2015 × 0 comments