Browsing: The Explorer

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Paul Joyce battles the visa authorities to secure a pass into the stunning metropolis of St. Petersburg, for a cultural, historical and personal tour around one of Russia’s most beautiful cities.

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Larry gets property envy at the Castello di Casole in Tuscany; 4,200 acres of primo real estate: infinity pools, forno ovens, firepits, jacuzzi-baths that overlook sprawling, untouched hillsides. Larry was very green indeed…

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Sophie travels to Spain for a much-needed detox at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, to experience the philosophy of macrobiotics at one of the best equipped spas in Europe. She even gave up wine. Or so she says…

Hotels Hospes bedroom, Seville
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Madrid. July. Heat. Three words inextricably bound together and, for me, charged with excitement and a dash of dread. Having lived there several years ago, Madrid is one of the few places where I feel at home outside of London.

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Milla reports from Paris on the ideal way to spend a weekend with your partner, from the resplendence of The Ritz Hotel to the Asian fusion of Jean Georges’ Market. And don’t forget the macarons.

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Noah May travels to The Capri Palace to experience old world luxury, Italian fine dining, resplendent views and a Hollywood-esque leg treatment on the island of Capri, off the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Gulf of Naples…

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Film director Jonathan Newman takes a break from the publicity surrounding his latest film, Swinging with the Finkels, and travels to Bangkok for some peace-time that isn’t actually quite so peaceful.

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” Having been a guest at Balfour Castle, dangling her long plaits from a Baronial turret, Mina discovers that this is the stuff of which fairy tales are made.

Hotels The Zetter Townhouse (c) Juliet Murphy
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Gabrielle Sander spends a night amidst stuffed animals and eccentric curios at the charmingly quirky Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, London’s latest boutique destination for discerning travellers and bar flies.

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Roving explorer, Karl Webster, meets the Crazy Guides of Krakow for a tour of Communist Poland, unravelled through the mediums of vodka, pickled gherkins and dusty photographs of a troubling past.

Spas Image: photostock, FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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We earthlings often succumb to the call of the cocktail for relaxation. But at the white wonderland of the Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa, Emyr Thomas finds there’s a more celestial chill-out available to humanity…

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