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First-time river cruisers, fear not. Kaye Holland, who recently popped her river cruise virginity, shares what she discovered on her first voyage to help you feel prepared… 1. Age is just a number I’ll confess: before boarding MS Bellejour I was concerned that I’d spend seven days surrounded by crinkly haired grannies and grandads –
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Myth One A few days on a wellness retreat will “fix me” When I first started “retreating”, I’d convince myself that the nurturing combination of rare, self-centred days holed up in a gorgeous venue, one-to-ones with experts, massages, exercising in nature, healthy food, zero alcohol and caffeine was all that was needed to make everything
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An expert guide to the top spa hotels in the Cotswolds, including the best for pampering treatments, swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs, as well as gardens, gourmet dining, first-class service and cosy bars, in locations including Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden, Malmesbury, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tetbury. Dormy House Broadway, Cotswolds, England 9 Telegraph
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The World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual convention of the planet’s top politicians, economists and business leaders, seasoned with a sprinkling of celebrities, has become one of the calendar’s elite events. This year’s edition, which is imminent (January 21–24), is sure to witness the usual cavalcade of what newspapers are obliged to call “the great
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Why go?  There’s something a little bit magical about the Faroese capital Torshavn, named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder. A far-flung Nordic city that’s steeped in history, tiny wind-whipped Torshavn (population 21,000) looks set to feature on more cruise itineraries in coming years thanks to a port expansion project.   Cruise port location Torshavn’s
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Scenic beauty for adventurers and romantics The clue to the region’s allure is in the name. A dozen or more lakes – sinuous, pretty, forbidding – vie for attention. Throw in craggy fells, tumbling waterfalls, timeless villages of whitewashed cottages, and the pull is irresistible. Even when it’s damp – and it frequently is – the scenery merely acquires
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