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Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences

Travel Guide: 24 hours in Valencia, Spain

With around 300 days of glorious sunshine, a spectacular blend of traditional and avant-garde architecture, plus fabulous local cuisine, Valencia is fast becoming the capital of the weekend break.
Baby lemurs

When is the best time to visit Madagascar

Madagascar is a huge island with a varied climate. Here’s our guide to the best times to go and how to avoid ending up in a cyclone.
Toulouse panorama

Travel Guide to Toulouse, France (what is there to see and do)

Hot on the heels of Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux who typically take all the attention from the mass crowds, is the city of Toulouse. Get there before the crowds do.
Engadin Valley frozen lake

Ski Guide: St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz has a reputation as a resort for the rich and glamorous, but in reality offers fantastic skiing, a relaxed atmosphere and non-existent lift queues. Read our ski guide to find out more.
Glastonbury Festival

8 European Festivals to try instead of Glastonbury in 2018

If you have already done Glastonbury and want a change of scene (and T-shirt) or just can't get tickets, check out our suggestions of amazing alternative festivals.

Gastein and Grossarl – two ski valleys in Austria

Gastein and Grossarl are a pair of gorgeous and very different winter ski destinations barely an hour’s drive from the divine easy-to-access Austrian city of Salzburg and its airport. We check them out.
Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa at sunset

6 reasons to visit Beau Vallon and Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa

Beau Vallon is the only beach on the Mahe island on the Seychelles that has it all. A peaceful ocean laps onto a sandy beach offering two impressive snorkeling sites, an active and buzzing night life and a range of 5 star hotels, including the Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa.
Coffee art at the Steam Yard

12 best coffee houses in the UK – are you a coffee afficionado?

Brits may be stereotyped globally as avid tea drinkers, but it hasn’t stopped a growing coffee culture brewing across the nation. Here we highlight 12 of the best coffee houses around the British Isles.
Dramatic views on the Sellaronda

Ski Guide: The Dolomites, South Tyrol (Alto Adige), Italy

The Dolomites in Northern Italy offer fantastic skiing opportunities as well as a mix of Italian and Austrian culture and cuisine.
Freetown street

Travel Guide: 24 hours in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Go beyond news headlines and you’ll find Sierra Leone is a nation of staggering natural beauty, intriguing history and heartfelt vibrancy says Ian Packham.

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