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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Image: iStock/Dash_med

A practical guide to visiting Iceland in the colder months

Iceland impresses with an epic landscape like no other. In summer, rolling green countryside glistens under the midnight sun, while in winter, sprawling snowscapes part only for thundering waterfalls and […]

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The Secret Escapes app

Our pick of the best: travel apps

Technology has changed the face of travel, from apps that hail a cab when you find yourself lost in an unfamiliar city, to interactive destination guides in the palm of your […]

by × March 23, 2016 × 0 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 many […]

by × February 17, 2016 × 0 comments

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Image from Heritance Kandalama in Sri Lanka, one of the Top 15 Green Hotels in the World and holder of a Bronze LEED Award for Green Building. Image: Heritance Kandalama

How to spot an eco-friendly hotel

Eco-conscious travel is on the rise, with hotels around the globe adopting environmental initiatives on all manner of scales. Whether large or small, they all count in our book and, […]

by × February 9, 2016 × 0 comments

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New York City, USA. Image: iStock

Tipping in New York City: a guide to who, when and how much

When you travel to another country, it can be a minefield to know when to tip and how much to leave. Nowhere is this debacle more mind-boggling than the United […]

by × September 18, 2014 × 9 comments

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What to do (and not do) in Venice

What to do (and not do) in Venice

First time or fiftieth, the sight of this mesmerising city as you approach by water is enough to knock you unconscious. Venice is one of the most-visited destinations in Europe (not […]

by × January 16, 2014 × 21 comments