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Dubai: holiday like a star in the lap of luxury

Dubai is currently one of the top destinations for celebrities looking for a luxury getaway this spring. Victoria and David Beckham, Coleen Rooney, Rita Ora and TOWIE's Joey Essex and Sam Faiers...

From Istanbul with love: exploring Bond's favourite film set

The opening scene of Skyfall, Daniel Craig's latest Bond film, was a riot of colour, noise and energy. Bond played his part in that, but so did Istanbul, where some of the action in Skyfall unfolded. Daniel...

Hotels by the world's top fashion designers

Geogio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Treacy, Missoni, Moschino... they're all fabulous fashion designers known all over the world for their creative flair and breathtaking catwalk showcases. And they...

Easter holidays: our top pick of perfect escapes

If you're counting down the days to the Easter holidays, you're not the only one. The end of March is the perfect time to take a cheeky break, and there are plenty of last-minute deals and cheap holidays...

Eight hotels that have starred on the silver screen

Hollywood's elite gathered in Los Angeles on 24 February to present the Oscars for the 85th Academy Awards. With the winners still celebrating their achievements, we take a look at some of the luxury hotels...

Hidden treasures: St Valentine's romantic escapes

A quiet canal ride winding down the medieval town of Bruges, hot air balloon rides across picturesque Andalusia and feasts of rustic food in northern Italy's Turin – these dream destinations...

Winter wonderland in the city: Cosmopolitan sights transformed

Heavy snowfall has blanketed all of Britain and beyond over the past few days. Hushed into stillness, the backdrop of rain has subsided, leaving a white winter wonderland in the world's brightest...

The Shard: London's skyscraping innovation and jaw-dropping city views

The Shard is the latest addition to London's skyline and stands at a gravity-defying height of 1,016ft (310m) as the tallest building in Western Europe. No doubt the impressive tower will soon be a dynamic...

Twelve months, 12 cities: Discover the best travel destinations for 2013

Where to go next? We hear you ask. Each city, country and continent holds its own individual attributes and attractions, making the travel options endless – from Europe to the US, Russia to...

Banish those post-festive blues with perfect January travel

January just got better. The beginning of the year has become one of the perfect times to travel, not only for the inevitable prospect of sunshine or adventure, but to render the month that...

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...

Reach the heart of Moscow in a weekend

A land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades was finally revealed in 1991. And now, twenty-one years on, Moscow is one of the greatest cities in the world – and one of the most...

The world's brightest stars: top 10 Christmas tree must-sees

Christmas gets all the more innovative every year, as countries battle it out with their ornate decorations and seasonal events, adorning their streets with twinkling lights and brightly lit trees. This...

Discover the magic of Europe's top ten Christmas markets

Find the magic of Christmas in one of Europe's top ten Christmas markets. Shop for trinkets and handcrafted goods in quaint wooden huts, or sit beneath the cascading starry lights and take...

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...



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