Europe

Culture, Destinations

Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan. Image: iStock/Mustang_79

Eight unique ways to celebrate Christmas around the world

When a traditionally white Christmas with all the usual trimmings won’t quite cut it (or, should we say, carve it), remember that a world of refreshing customs and celebrations beg to […]

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Destinations

Squaw Valley, California, USA. Image: iStock

Nine unexpected ski destinations around the world

From Morocco’s scorching landscape to a Spanish resort near the coast, your staple summer hotspots sometimes make quite the unique, unexpected and underrated winter destination. Whether it’s thrilling runs or family-friendly […]

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People

Belmond Northern Belle

Q&A with Belmond: world leaders in luxury train travel

Our UK Managing Editor recently hopped aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train (sister train to the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) for a bucket-list day trip to Cambridge and Ely. From the […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Morgan & Mees, Amsterdam. Image: www.morganandmees.com

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

It could be said that Amsterdam holds the key to idyllic laid-back living. From minimalist coffee hangouts to hip boutiques, grand canal houses to some of the world’s greatest artworks, the city […]

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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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Destinations

New Years fireworks over Edinburgh. iStock.

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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Hotels

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 the […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink, People

Parc Guell, Barcelona. Image: iStock/eli_asenova

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 their […]

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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 from […]

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