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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»

  • The New Opera House and Presidential Palace. Image: Getty

    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

Granville Street, Downtown. Image: Getty

Canada

City life: Vancouver

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

Streets of Quito. Image: Picfair

Ecuador

City life: Quito

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

Brussels Town Hall from Mont des Arts. Image: Getty

Belgium

City life: Brussels

No longer the transient ghosts of old, Brussels’ army of… Read More»

United Kingdom

Edinburgh's best hotels

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

 

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Where to stay

Iceland

Sleep: Reykjavik

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

United Kingdom

Edinburgh's best hotels

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

View from Mount Eden over Auckland. Image: Getty

New Zealand

Sleep: Auckland

Its hotel scene was once stuck in the past, but… Read More»

Grand Canal, Venice. Image: Getty

Italy

Sleep: Venice

This Italian city may be well trodden by tourists, but… Read More»

Corniche bay, Abu Dhabi. Image: Getty

United Arab Emirates

Sleep: Abu Dhabi

Whether you stay in a grand palace in the shadow… Read More»

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South Africa

Sleep: Cape Town

From caravans on a rooftop to restored Dutch farmhouses, Cape… Read More»