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Stockholm in 36 hours

February 3, 2016

Snap Shot of Stockholm

Stockholm in December is exactly as you may have pictured it in your childhood - short, dark, cold days, orange glowing candle light, wafts of cinnamon and gingerbread around the streets, and a slightly magical fairytale feeling that reindeer are close by. Well, that is certainly what it was for me. On a very brief and fleeting visit I tried to capture as much of that Grimm Brothers' swedish fairytale as I could, and shall share with you, how to get the most from an all too brief trip to this super-stylish scandinavian city.

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Hotel de la Plage, Brittany

December 19, 2015

Cornwall to Cornouaille

Our new UK contributor Laura Mackay gives us her special french summer holiday for those who long for the 'bucket and spade' holiday of Cornwall but want to venture further afield without the UK motorway crowds , nor a fish 'n chip shop in sight and with just a little taste of holidays of old .

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George Town, Malaysia

January 21, 2016

A little taste of George Town on the island of Penang . Malaysia

George Town, Penang has always sounded a little mysterious and somewhat exotic - Rooksana Hossenally unearths a little of its fascinating history, what to see and where to stay.

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Beaver Creek

January 22, 2016

Family skiing at Beaver Creek Colorado

A keen kiwi skiier takes her family for their first taste of skiing in America - and finds she really quite likes it.

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A Magazine’s Phuket , Thailand

January 26, 2016

Phuket , Thailand - an off the beach and track guide

Thailand’s largest island Phuket sits in the blue waters of the Andaman Sea and is famous for its white sands, long sprawling beaches, and balmy ocean. In past eras the island's economy was dominated by international trade and a thriving tin mining industry. Today, however, the main incomes for the local population come from either rubber tree plantations or tourism.

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A trip to the heart of Bali

December 17, 2015

Finding the soul of Bali

Bali is a hugely popular holiday destination from both sides of the equator - sun, surf, fabulous food , stylish villas and the gentle nature of the beautiful Balinese people . With popularity comes pitfalls so here is our guide to finding the soul of Bali far from the throngs of excited holidaymakers .

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Thailand island hopping: from Koh Kut to Yao Noi

December 9, 2015

Island hopping around Thailand

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Malmö Arts and Eats

December 3, 2015

A winter weekend in Malmö , Sweden

The quiet side of the now infamous Øresund Bridge, Malmö is a cosy haven of modern art, architectural history and cosy Scandinavian hospitality. Malmö is Sweden's third largest city just over the bridge from Denmark's Copenhagen . Herewith are our recommendations for a winter weekend away.

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Artists 4 Climate Change offer messages of hope to Paris

November 30, 2015

Artists 4 Climate Change in Paris

Paris has seen the worst tragedy in its recent history, with scores of young people killed and others injured. Through the laying of flowers and candle light tributes many have paid their respects and expressed their hopes for peace, not only in Paris, but everywhere. It is poignant therefore that Paris is currently hosting Climate Change talks and that these artists are getting behind the cause .

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Old Clare Hotel, Not So Old… Sydney

November 5, 2015

Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale, Sydney, Extern/Tonkin Zahailka Greer, 2015

A denizen of Chippendale’s Kensington Street since 1939, the heritage-listed Old Clare Hotel has been redeveloped by Singapore-based hotelier Loh Lik Peng, and given new life by Sydney-based architects Tonkin Zahailka Greer as a boutique hotel and home to three restaurants with serious gastronomic cred - Automata, Silvereye and the Kensington Street Social.

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Stunning Seville, Spain

October 2, 2015

A stroll around stately Seville for its history, culture and lifestyle

For a true taste of southern Spain nothing beats Seville, one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Seville is the capital of Andalucía and is Spain’s fourth largest city. But, despite a bustling population of nearly 700,000, it still feels steeped in its past.

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Our guide to Lyon, France

September 10, 2015

An in depth guide of where to visit, eat , walk and drink in this often forgotten french city .

For hikers and skiers, Lyon - France’s third biggest city - is little more than a gateway to the Alps but there is so much more to this beautiful french city.

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