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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


Our stay of the week – The Rectory, the Cotswolds

Our stay of the week – The Rectory, the Cotswolds

Nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds in three acres of immaculate walled gardens is The Rectory Hotel, a grand Georgian country house. Perfecting the tricky blend of welcoming luxury, […]

by × September 3, 2013 × 3 comments


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London’s top six open-air swimming pools

Who cares that London isn’t by the sea? When the underground feels like descent into fiery hell and you’re more than a little tempted to flop into the Thames, head […]

by × July 21, 2013 × 3 comments


Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine. Image: iStock

Five must-visit places in New England

From its ultra-scenic seaside towns to its quirky annual pumpkin festivals, there is perhaps no better place to indulge in autumnal bliss than the USA’s New England. You’ll want to […]

by × July 29, 2012 × 1 comment