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Look to the bright lights of city life in Holland

From the bicycle-filled streets of Amsterdam to the high rises of The Hague, a journey to Holland's vibrant cities is a unique cosmopolitan experience, complete with flowing canals, modern architecture...

A seasonal break in Amsterdam

There is a reason why Amsterdam attracts more than 3.66 million international visitors each year. The most progressive and laid-back city of Europe may not have many known monuments or famous landmarks,...

Top five festive cities to spend Christmas

Sprinkle some magic into this year's Christmas by visiting one of the world's most festive locations. With sleigh bells ringing, frosty snow falling and the commencing of the advent calendar in our midst,...

Tricks and mortar: the world's most bizarre architecture

Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí believed that the straight line belonged to man, while the curved was divine. If curved was a metaphor for bending the bricks and mortar rule book, then he certainly...

Christmas cheer in the city: The best of London's fun-filled festivities

The Christmas countdown has officially commenced in the city of London. Marking the start of Christmas, the annual turning on of twinkling lights on iconic Oxford Street beckoned tens of thousands to join...

The sky's the limit with stunning cityscapes

Whether the Empire State building, Jumeirah Emirates Towers or Sydney Opera House, the iconic landmarks dotted across the globe are synonymous with the world's most epic skylines around. Get lost in...

Fall in love with Lisbon: Everything Portugal's star city has to offer…

Lisbon's overwhelming charm lies in its customs and rich history. Recognised for its unique Fado music tradition and delectable taste in Portuguese pastry, the spectacular hilltop vistas and seaside...

New York, after the storm comes the calm

The forces of nature that called Superstorm Sandy into New York put the entire city in shutdown mode. But with the menacing storm gone  from the Big Apple, the city will soon return to its...

Live like James Bond in London: A guide to style, swanky bars and stunning luxury

Throughout its 50 years, London has been at the heart of Bond, the longest running film franchise in history. Home to its creator, Ian Flemming, and of course the MI6 headquarters, the British capital plays...

Chocolate, one of Belgium's gastronomic delights

We all know that Italy has olive oil, France has wine, Germany has sausages, and yes, Belgium has chocolate. Masters in the production of the delicious sweet, the country has earned itself the title...

Dubai has the X Factor: Join the VIP jetset and holiday like Nicole at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Nicole Scherzinger is one of the world's most glamorous women – so it's no surprise that when she filmed her X Factor judges' houses stint recently, she jetted out to Dubai. Ultra-modern, yet situated...

Live like royalty in Luxembourg: A guide to a luxurious getaway

With Prince Guillaume and Stephanie de Lannoy's Luxembourg wedding on the horizon, we explore the regal destination in all its glory. Luxembourg, home to the happy couple, earns itself a firm spot for...

James Bond: Iconic 007 destinations revisited

We all have our favourite James Bond. Or maybe favourite two, namely Sean Connery and Daniel Craig. But the Bond films are about much more than sexy spies, beautiful women emerging from the sea and incredible...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the sidewalk to the catwalk

An undeniable inspiration at the forefront of fashion, the 'enfant terrible,' Jean Paul Gaultier makes his much anticipated debut in the captivating exhibition that has every fashionista on their feet. Following...

Luxurious Majorca: From Cloud Atlas to Catherine Zeta-Jones, why the island is in demand

Majorca has long been the perfect Mediterranean island escape for celebrities, with a more relaxed atmosphere than its Balearic neighbour Ibiza and an intriguing blend of rustic and modern culture. Now...

Pera Palace: Istanbul's hot-spot hotel

It's East meets West in glamorous, exotic and stylish form. Turkey’s most famous hotel has just had a £20 million facelift – and it's got to be seen to be believed. The Pera Palace, the...

The destination of the moment: Flanders is in fashion

Head to the cities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen to explore beautiful Belgium and discover a plethora of art, cuisine, fashion, design and history. This country's culture...



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