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Making the Most of a Toronto City Break

December 3, 2009

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So you’re planning a Toronto city break. The flights and hotel are booked, you’ve bought a guidebook and you’ve even read a few pages. It’s a fine line though. You do want to make the most of your trip, but you do also want to leave time for relaxation and those all-important travel discoveries. Here’s […]

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Horrible History: Edinburgh’s Dark Past

September 29, 2009


OK, it’s confession time. I know that tourist boards want to promote the positive and – honestly – I really do love all the good things. But sometimes I just feel in need of something a little…darker. Fortunately, we’re in Edinburgh. Now this is a city which has (it seems) more than its fair share […]

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The Art of Travel Writing: Stonehenge Part 2

September 2, 2009

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Now, I am an early riser (I’m always first into the office), but can there really be a good reason for a 5am wake-up call on a Sunday?! The surprising answer is a sleepy-eyed YES, at least when the lure is a private day-tour to Stonehenge, Bath, Lacock and the Cotswolds.

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The Art of Travel Writing: Stonehenge Part 1

August 27, 2009


Editor’s note: We recently sent two of our hard-working travel writers on a private tour and private viewing of Stonehenge from London. We covered the cost of the tickets, and in return we asked for them to write about their experiences. And who knew their experiences would be so similar, yet so different. Here’s the […]

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Paris’ Village: Cook, Eat and Walk in Montmartre

May 8, 2009


I just love desserts. But in these credit-crunch times, it’s home cooking that’s all the rage. So what’s a girl to do? Go to Paris in the springtime, of course, and learn the ancient art of making desserts. Food in the City of Love. Now what could possibly be better than that?

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London’s Top 5 Walks

March 12, 2009

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It pays to walk in London. It may be tempting to jump on the Tube or hail a taxi to get from A to B, but the city gives up its secrets on foot. In a few paces, you can move from a 21st-century glass tower to an 11th-century church. This sequence of walks – […]

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Oman Tour: My 4×4 Adventure to Nizwa & Jebel Shams

October 15, 2008


It was hot at 8am when Munir, our guide for the day, picked us up at our Muscat hotel in his 4×4. Hot enough, in fact, for my camera lenses to fog when we went outside. Summer temperatures in Oman can reach 50°C (122°F), and air-conditioning in vehicles is a necessity rather than a luxury. […]

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