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    City life: Brussels

    No longer the transient ghosts of old, Brussels’ army of young Eurocrats are increasingly putting down roots in the Belgian capital, transforming it into a vibrant, creative city rich with… Read More»

  • Edinburgh’s best hotels

    Like the city itself, Edinburgh's best hotels are full of character, from plant-filled period apartments to gothic love nests Read More»

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    City life: Tblisi

    Zany architecture, shops in Soviet-era factories and nightlife cool enough for Berlin hipsters — this is a Georgian city that makes its own rules Read More»

  • Valletta: A capital idea

    The Maltese capital is in the spotlight as one of two European Capitals of Culture for 2018 and is reeling in travellers with a slew of cultural celebrations and new… Read More»

  • An atmospheric side street. Image: Laura Holt

    City life: Palermo

    The Romans, Arabs and Normans all left their mark on the picturesque Sicilian capital, where boisterous back streets and open-air markets collide to create a joyous sense of anarchy Read More»


City breaks

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City life: Dallas

Banish notions of Stetsons and Lone Star patriotism — Dallas… Read More»

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Copenhagen: The happiest city in the world?

The Danish capital has long been a style centre —… Read More»

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City life: Vancouver

A growing Chinese influence, soon-to-be legal cannabis industry and nascent… Read More»

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City life: Quito

With a UNESCO-listed city centre, gilded churches and vibrant cuisine,… Read More»


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Where to stay

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Where to stay in Budapest

Modern touches and classical architecture meld together in Budapest, resulting… Read More»

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Where to stay in Fez

Bold decor and legendary Moroccan hospitality make the imperial city’s… Read More»

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Where to stay in Beirut

Beirut is re-living its 1960s heyday as a place of… Read More»

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Where to stay in the Maldives

This chain of coral isles criss-crossed by bright white yachts… Read More»


Sleep: Reykjavik

Once just a jumping-off point for tours of Iceland’s geological… Read More»

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Edinburgh's best hotels

Like the city itself, Edinburgh's best hotels are full of… Read More»