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Croatia: Adriatic adventure

Croatia

Croatia: Adriatic adventure

Turn up the drama a few notches and discover Croatia with all the frills, whether you’re jumping aboard a skippered yacht, devouring fine seafood and finer wines, or checking into one of the hotels of…

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Sleep: New York

USA

Sleep: New York

In the City That Never Sleeps, you sometimes have to. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of uptown rooftop pads, downtown boutique dens and hipster inns for the savvy visitor to settle into

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The age of the train

Features

The age of the train

With the introduction of high-speed rail between Paris and Barcelona, you can depart London St Pancras and arrive in the Catalan capital in just 10-and-a-half hours. And while the scenery can be breathtaking en route,…

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The lowdown on Upstate New York

USA

The lowdown on Upstate New York

Manhattan’s concrete canyons may be a marvel but head upstate to be wowed by a New York that’s wild, green and, increasingly, home to riverside and mountain towns where revamped motels, hipster diners and edgy…

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Japan: Art and architecture in Naoshima

Japan

Japan: Art and architecture in Naoshima

Never mind the priceless Monets, transcendental James Turrell light installation and giant pop art pumpkin on the end of the pier, it was the monorail I loved most. To get to the only bar in…

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San Sebastián: Long Weekend

Spain

San Sebastián: Long Weekend

Feeling hungry? This thoroughly Spanish town, just 10 miles from the French border, is saturated with Michelin stars and acclaimed kitchens dishing up full-blown theatrics and lauded local cuisine

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Istanbul: City style

Turkey

Istanbul: City style

Although best known for its mosques, Grand Bazaar and Ottoman palaces, Istanbul is transforming into a metropolis of high design, haute cuisine and impressive gallery spaces. Explore on foot and you’ll quickly discover its cool…

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City of God: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

City of God: Rio de Janeiro

Transformed in the 21st century, Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular beauty is matched only by its dedication to hedonistic lifestyle, modernist architecture and exquisite cuisine.

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