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Amsterdam canal houseboat

Top 3 Houseboats in Amsterdam

Amsterdam looks a whole lot different when you stay in a houseboat. For less than the price of a mid-range hotel, you can check in for a night onboard a luxury houseboat.
Knysna waterfront

South Africa: Knysna forests and mythical elephants

Sandwiched between dense forest and a cerulean blue lagoon, Knysna in South Africa is the quintessential Garden Route town.
Alex Scott playing for England

England football travel guide: Where to Live, Eat and Sleep football

It's the Football Association's 150th anniversary so we take a tour of England to put together a guide for footie fans.
Unmissable Ski Chalets

Five Unmissable Ski Chalets

We’ve sought out some of the most attractive, well-equipped, and well-located ski chalets in the world.
Los Suenos Marriott, Costa Rica

Costa Rica – dubbed the world’s happiest country

A new weekly direct flight service from London to Costa Rica starts in November 2015 courtesy of Thomson Airways, but what can you expect from this lush Central American country?

Hiking in Bern, Switzerland

Thanks to its location, Bern (also Berne) is a popular destination for outdoor hikers and walkers, who use it as a base to explore the extraordinary nearby landscapes.

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Hadahaa, Maldives

At Park Hyatt Hadahaa you get complete tranquillity on an island with enough jungle vegetation to feel you’re in the wild.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Three resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico

The lush Riviera Maya juts out into the aqua green Caribbean Sea. No wonder so many hotels and resorts have opened there. Here are our three favourites.
The Saxon Hotel spa and terrace pool

Hotel Review: The Saxon, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Saxon is a five star luxury hotel set in the safe and leafy Johannesburg suburb of Sandhurst.
Traveller looking into the distance

Revealed: the world’s top hidden gems (just keep it to yourself)

Following a survey, a leading tour firm have listed top 20 destinations which, when we find somewhere exclusive and special, we tend to keep to ourselves.