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Winter sports: New hotels for 2018

Travel Talk

Winter sports: New hotels for 2018

France gets a slew of upmarket, city chic-style ski hotels, Eastern Europe’s peaks go boutique, Whistler opens some affordable ‘pod hotel’ rooms and Powder Mountain, Utah, starts turning punters away

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Rioja by bike

Spain

Rioja by bike

Bike your way through Spain’s Rioja wine region to find vineyards, ridge rides, soul-soaring downhills, and a few ups that are rewarded with vintages as fine as the views

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South Korea: Hitting the slopes

South Korea

South Korea: Hitting the slopes

With South Korea set to host the 2018 Winter Games, the resorts of Dragon Valley and Phoenix Park are set to gain fame on the world stage. But how do they compare to the traditional…

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Alaska: Bear necessities

USA

Alaska: Bear necessities

Welcome to the edge of civilisation — Alaska. A land where it’s entirely possible to wander into the woods, keep walking, and not see another human being for months. This is a state where there’s…

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Let it snow: The winter sports guide

Features

Let it snow: The winter sports guide

There’s more to snow holidays than gunning down a hill on skis. How about ice climbing in South Tyrol, dog sledding in the Finnish Arctic or being pulled through the snow by a kite? And…

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Cover story: Australia’s great outdoors

Australia

Cover story: Australia’s great outdoors

Australia’s cities might be many people’s first experience of Down Under but it’s the countryside and coastline that are the main attraction. Blessed with dazzling stretches of epic desert, bush and beach, Australia inspires, amazes…

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Long weekend: Swiss Alps

Switzerland

Long weekend: Swiss Alps

Travel from one snow-encrusted village to another by train to discover deserted slopes of fresh powder and charming apres-ski in Switzerland.

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