Advice

Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city, with a thriving café culture, vibrant and varied nightlife, great shopping and a strong contemporary arts scene. There’s no off season really; festivals – from film to jazz to food and beyond – happen every month, not to mention Hogmanay, International Festival and Fringe. While there are many incredible luxury
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It was our 10th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago, a significant accomplishment I think you’ll agree. Can you imagine spending 10 years with a man – sorry, monster – who does not like room service? What kind of deviant prefers to dress, tie their laces and walk downstairs to breakfast rather than slurp it in bed, in
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Rome is a city that combines the intimacy and human scale of a village with the cultural draws of a historic, art-laden European metropolis. Classical ruins and early Christian places of worship stand next to – or sometimes lie beneath – Renaissance palazzi and Baroque fountains. But there are also great neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops
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Turkey has launched a cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, prompting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to update its advice for British travellers. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes and at least 11 civilians have died in the attacks that the Turkish Defence Ministry has labelled ‘Operation Peace Spring’. 
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Big all-inclusive hotels, jam-packed beaches, thousands of day trippers disgorging from cruise ships… Many parts of the Caribbean are developed and thoroughly discovered.   But not everywhere. Tranquil and unspoiled idylls await too. In many cases these take the form of islands to which you can’t fly direct, so involve the trouble and additional expense of
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“This is 60km from nowhere,” my guide, Byumba, proudly announced. I squinted into the sunlight across the burning red jumble of gargantuan shapes unfolding into the distance. We had finally made it to Khermen Tsav, deep (seriously deep) inside Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. One of the world’s largest graveyards of dinosaur fossils, nearly 20 different species
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Already known for its cultural prowess, Russia’s ‘City of Arts’ is no slouch on the design front either. Alongside its stately European architecture, the city offers a wealth of attractive contemporary interiors throughout its cafés, restaurants and hotels – the latter with stylish, design-savvy rooms, highly personal service and the welcoming intimacy and charm that
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