Advice

Is there any better way to sooth away the exertions of strenuous sightseeing – be that clambering up Munros or conquering cities – than indulging in a top-to-toe treatment in one of Scotland’s best spas? Whether its a pool with a view, thermal suites and Scottish seaweed (or cashmere) wraps, or new-fangled ice fountains, light therapy
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Not all that long ago, a stay in the Lake District (campsites, aside) meant a choice of cheery B&Bs, cheery pubs and rather stuffy, traditional hotels with table d’hôte menus and anti-dog policies. Oh my, how things have changed. Today, you’ll find hotels that rival the famed beauty and allure of the Lakeland landscape with
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Dubbed the City of Gold, Dubai is a trading hub for the precious metal – but it’s even more famous for its golden sands. With year-round sunshine and calm, warm waters, Dubai’s shoreline is buzzing. Catch the vibe and try kitesurfing, jet skiing, banana boats and inflatable flamingos. Hotels provide access to private beaches with
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There’s no better time to plan a UK road trip. Begin by plotting a winding route and then get set to head for some of the most beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer. With gorgeous national parks, cities filled with things to do and so much history to offer, there’s something for everyone
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London is so much more than the obvious tourist attractions, which is why it’s good advice to consider which area(s) you’d like to explore before booking your hotel. Take the neighbourhood approach and that’s where you’ll generally find cheaper rates on your hotel. So perhaps you’ll want to tap into the creative hipster vibes of
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It’s always more of a pleasure going out for an evening’s entertainment when you know it’s just a stroll from hotel to theatre. Better still, you’re within easy walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants—in fact can sleep above one with a Michelin star in luxuriously glamorous hide-away rooms.  Not only are these
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Ski holidays are back and skiers and snowboarders are eager to make the most of every second on the slopes. But, the ever-important question remains, how’s the snow looking?  Whether you’re keen to get your first turns in on fresh snow early in the winter or want to avoid the slushy remains of the season
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Often considered the “gateway to Latin America,” Florida’s cultural cool kid is a major international hub. With Miami International Airport and PortMiami’s cruise ship terminal, hundreds of thousands of travellers are en route to South America, Central America and the Caribbean daily. Of course, Miami is a glittering destination unto itself with plenty of attractions,
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The heart of Midlothian may be on the Royal Mile but Princes Street is the city’s main artery, running the length of Princes Street gardens past the National Gallery and Scott’s monument. Surrounded by the best shopping in the city, with views of the castle and the Old Town’s dramatic skyline, it’s a fifteen minute
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Dubai’s hotel scene has undergone a seismic shift over the last decade. Where once there was only five-star opulence or a characterless Ibis, with very little in between, now there is a growing segment of not only affordable hotels but also all-inclusive options, including the new four-star Riu Dubai, committed to offering pocket-friendly family holidays
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With 13 ski areas to choose from and a whole city of restaurants, Innsbruck naturally serves up a huge array of dining options. On the high mountains, there are places with panoramic views over the city or surrounding 3,000m peaks, and it’s hard to go wrong with their hearty Austrian specialities.  However, there are more
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While Innsbruck is unquestionably Austrian, don’t expect traditional Austrian après ski – there is no oompah music or dancing on tables in ski boots here. Après ski in the centre of Innsbruck is much more sophisticated and there are several bars with magnificent views over the city and mountains. For more active après, there are floodlit
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Après ski starts on the slopes, particularly at Jakobshorn and Parsenn. After dark there’s a wide choice of bars and late night entertainment in downtown Davos. There are over 40 bars and clubs in the resort, some staying open until 6am at weekends.  Après isn’t just limited to bars and clubs however. Davos also has
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