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Hanging Bridges in Arenal National Park, Costa Rica. Image: iStock/ geninVA

The world’s best destinations for solo travel

Joining the solo travel tribe may seem a little daunting, but it means discovering the treasures of the world exactly the way you want to – it’s the greatest form […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Lisbon, Portugal. Image: iStock/SeanPavonePhoto

Lisbon city guide: where to eat, shop, stay and more

Once a trading port city at the mouth of the Tagus river, Portugal’s Lisbon has grown (and to this day, still carries on growing) into a fantastically diverse hotspot, with […]

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Destinations

Madeira, Portugal. Image: iStock/aqualuso

Eight epic destinations for last-minute winter sun

Open fires, hot chocolate and snowy walks paint a pretty picture, but let’s face it: sometimes, a sun-soaked change of scene is the only pick-me-up we really need during the cold […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Bologna, Italy. Image: iStock

11 mouth-watering foodie destinations you need to visit

By offering a treat to the senses, a blend of history and modernity, and a unique chance to experience a city at its most flavourful, a food-themed holiday is never a […]

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Destinations

Lapland, Finland. Image: iStock

13 places you should visit in 2017

This year is about experiences and adventure; it’s a year that’s less about languishing and more about making the most of the destination you’ve chosen to visit. Don’t just snap the […]

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Nine great places to spend New Year’s Eve

It’s never too early to plan your New Year’s Eve festivities; especially if the thought of spending another midnight in your local pub – holding hands with drunken strangers whilst […]

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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 from […]

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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 tracks […]

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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 enchant […]

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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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