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Six mini-breaks to blow away the cobwebs

  UK trips to recharge your batteries Feeling a bit sluggish after Christmas? Still suffering from the back-to-school blues? Well, if your new year’s resolution was to fly less to cut your carbon footprint,...

Holidays fit for (over 50s) celebrities

Whoa…supermodel (and surely the world’s favourite super diva) Naomi Campbell turns 50 this year, on May 22, which means two things: one, she has no right to look so good, and two, she will...

Best city breaks for… veggies and vegans

  Not just for Veganuary Even if you’re not one of the 250,000 people worldwide who’ve signed up for Veganuary (yes, it’s a thing, apparently) chances are you’re thinking of cutting back on your...

Girls’ trip: Las Vegas, USA

Vegas is vulgar, brash, superficial and seedy. But it’s also sophisticated, stylish and glam. It’s the most schizophrenic city in the US, probably in the whole wide world, a place where desperados in trackie...

Utterly lovely Topsham – and its Scarlett O’Hara connection

OMG! I can’t believe I’ve never been to Topsham before. I’ve just spend two days in this historic south Devon town and fallen in love with the place. Quite simply, it’s the most picturesque,...

Providence, Rhode Island in pictures

Providence, founded in 1636, one of America’s oldest cities, is the capital of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA. It’s in New England on the east coast, not far from Boston and...

A dozen things not to do in Lisbon

    Lisbon is a beautiful city which should be on everyone’s travel bucket list, and not just for the sardines, but here are some tips about what not to do to get the...

9 things NOT to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the coolest cities in the world but there are 9 things you really mustn’t do if you want to get the most out of your trip:   1: Walk on...

Berlin’s ‘secret’ restaurants

  One of the best and worst things about Berlin is the fact that some of its most excellent restaurants are so damned hard to find, even when you’ve put the address in Google...

Girls’ trip: Dubai

Girls’ trip: Dubai It’s got upscale shopping, decadent hotels with world class spas, amazing restaurants offering discounted ‘ladies’ nights’, legendary Friday ‘brunches’ that roll into late-night beach parties, not to mention sunshine when it’s...