Food & wine

  • 41 The wild beauty of the Costa Brava
    This rugged Mediterranean shore in the north of Spain, almost on the French border, offers travellers the pleasure of discovering unexpected coves and pristine beaches along the craggy coastline that...

  • 42 Chicago chic
    Even those who don't know Chicago recognise its nickname 'The Windy City'. They picture it in black and white, with vintage cars driven by gangsters toting machine guns, but America's third most populous...

  • 43 Hot spots and cool cafes on the Bosphorus
    A thousand scents and fragrances entice the traveler and a thousand more await you as you pause for a drink or a thick Turkish coffee on one of the numerous terraces overlooking the Canal. Here, exotic...

  • 44 The princely hotels of Monaco
    Hotel de Paris Opened in 1864, the Hotel de Paris aimed to offer the height of excellence of the period and continues to honour this goal today. Set in the privileged Place du Casino, the hotel boasts...

  • 45 Following a – Michelin - star
    The six-stop tour, which will demonstrate the excellence of Portuguese cuisine, started in April at Il Gallo d'Oro, the exclusive gourmet restaurant of the Cliff Bay Hotel, Funchal on the island of Madeira....

  • 46 Going Dutch: discover the people, culture and cuisine of Holland
    When you're travelling, it's always a challenge to try and get the most out of the time spent in a location, to visit as many monuments as possible, to try as many of the local dishes in the recommended...

  • 47 Fine coffee with a taste of history in Prague
    Back in 1714, Georgius Deodatus Damascenus – known as 'the Arab' – started selling coffee in Prague. He was the first to do so, heating the jugs over a pan of charcoal in the street, until...

  • 48 Five fine restaurants with five-star views
    Le Jules Verne, Paris Some say this is the most romantic restaurant in the City of Love, perhaps in the whole world. Even if it isn't, it's certainly one of the most impressive. With the famed chef Alain...

  • 49 Experience Spain with your five senses
    SIGHT 

 

Sunset over the Alhambra As dusk falls over Granada and the bustle of tourists dies away along the streets of the Albaicin, the great rosy-gold complex of the Nasrid palace with its...

  • 50 Spoil yourself at the Zannos Melathron
    In the South Aegean Sea, the delightful island of Santorini is the result of a careful balance of the work of man and Nature. The island and its cliffs are dotted with romantic white villages, but it...

  • 51 Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel
    Set in a grade-two listed building in Bournemouth's elegant West Cliff district, just a few minutes from the town centre and the award-winning beaches, the Chocolate Boutique Hotel boasts of being the...

  • 52 The most romantic destinations for lovers

    It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as...

  • 53 Barcelona dreams
    Drive a Ferrari 
 Or perhaps you'd rather it was a Porsche, or a Lamborghini? If you're ready for speed and new sensations at the wheel of one of the world's most powerful, sophisticated and luxurious...

  • 54 Tuscany: countryside and culture
    A couple of weeks just doesn't do justice to the ten provinces that make up this region half way between central and northern Italy. But it doesn't really matter. In places like Tuscany, it's best to accept...

  • 55 Naples, the birthplace of pizza
    Even officials in Brussels are fans of the Neapolitan speciality: it's just over a year since the European Union awarded the dish the status of 'Traditional Speciality Guaranteed'. But, despite it being...

  • 56 Ecohotels: environmentally sound holidays
    Sail along the River Amazon at 10 kilometres an hour, admiring the verdant tropical scenery of the planet's 'green lung'. Enjoy the natural peace and tranquillity as the sun sets over the Amazon jungle....

  • 57 Christmas markets sparkle across Europe
    Traditional markets, where you can enjoy the colours of Christmas, buy a real fir tree, mistletoe, tinsel and trappings, the toys and ornaments that bring memories of childhood flooding back, where you...

  • 58 Vienna gets into the Christmas spirit
    At this time of year, there's nothing better than to mooch around the stalls of a traditional market, mulled wine in hand, picking out a few last minute gifts and decorations. And Vienna offers a huge...

  • 59 Sotheby's Manhattan wine shop
    Sotheby’s has become the first major international auction house to venture into the realms of wine retail with a specialist shop situated in the lobby of the company's New York headquarters at 1334...

  • 60 The Oitavos Hotel: sleek modernity on Portugal's Estoril Coast
    The Oitavos is a fine addition to the accommodation options along the Estoril coast – the stretch of sandy beaches west of Lisbon known as the Portuguese Riviera. Surrounded by pine trees, overlooking...



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