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  • Keeping yourself out of harm’s way on the road

    Keeping yourself out of harm’s way on the road

    Have a quick read of the news and you would be forgiven for assuming that the world is no longer a safe place to travel. From pickpocketing to mugging, assaults to terrorist attacks, travellers are often the targets of crime, which can prove...

  • Saffron-picking season needs a woman’s touch

    Saffron-picking season needs a woman’s touch

    Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice – and the fiddliest. Production is totally manual: it’s a labour of love. We were in the saffron museum in Madridejos, 30 minutes from Toledo, central Spain. A former nunnery, it houses saffron-farming...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    People are taking fewer holidays, according to a survey by travel organisation Abta. The number of Britons having a holiday fell from 83 per cent in 2013 to 80 per cent this year, the poll of 2,008 adults showed. There has also been a slight...

  • Waves hello

    Waves hello

    Europe’s maritime tradition is unsurpassed. Its ports have launched a thousand ships in a race to conquer new lands. Its rivers and seas have witnessed empires rise and fall. Precious stones arrived by sea to dazzle the grand courts and new...

  • Winter getaways offers

    As winter approaches, SMS Mondial is organising a number of short breaks in the Mediterranean and Europe. Winter breaks are the perfect way to beat those winter blues. Take a short break from the daily routine and charge your batteries. And who...

  • Where the wild things are

    Where the wild things are

    For Scrabble players, words are mere point-scoring symbols the meaning of which doesn’t matter. Yet beyond the green horizon of the Scrabble board, words are constellations of fascinating associations. Like grandparents in winter, words are full...

  • Luggage for the creative soul

    Luggage for the creative soul

    Many luggage can look original, but only a few also come with a 10-year worldwide warranty. The Samsonite Malta store has just received a small quantity of the Cosmolite Disney Limited Edition luggage line specially created to mark the launch of...

  • A culinary experience

    A culinary experience

    P&O Britannia is ruling the waves by bringing together the brightest stars in British cooking. P&O Cruises is assembling the cream of culinary talent as the new ship’s Food Heroes, an unprecedented line-up of the UK’s top celebrity...

  • A doner a day

    A doner a day

    You know that ‘Keep calm and…’ series that was doing the rounds some months ago? Of course you do. How could you miss the t-shirts, mugs, pillowcases and any surface which could float a logo? Admittedly, it all got a bit tiresome in the end and,...

  • Travel safely

    Travel safely

    The new Carpisa collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 presents a vast selection of luggage to meet all needs, including trolley polycarbonate and fabric, in multiple sizes and colours Now there is one more reason to travel with a Carpisa suitcase.

  • So near and yet so far

    So near and yet so far

    Blame the Victorians for feeding our hunger for travel. However, it’s a hunger that is best satiated with a familiar menu, says Rachel Baldacchino. No easy feat the travelling life. Not when buying a flight to Rome comes with a hostile, guilt...

  • The rise of fall

    The rise of fall

    Leaves are falling. And you’re leaving too. Maybe to snuggle up in Paris. Or Rome for the autumn fashion, Madrid for the opera season, and Munich for its festivals. Veronica Stivala appreciates the particular charm of these four cities in...

  • Where in the world to go for a hot yacht holiday

    Where in the world to go for a hot yacht holiday

    For a holiday with a sense of adventure, chartering a yacht is hard to beat. Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned seadog, a boat will get you to the places where other tourists just don’t go, whether that’s deserted coves on a coral...

  • Have a sweet time in Sicily

    Have a sweet time in Sicily

    A day trip can never do a city justice, let alone a visit to a city, a mountain and stops on the way, plus some five hours’ driving time. But my recent day trip to Sicily gave me a delectable first taste of the country, enough to want to visit...

  • Snapshot of a Morocco trip

    Snapshot of a Morocco trip

    Snaps of sunburned tourists in front of exotic monuments have been a travel staple for years, long before the online selfie craze took off. But while taking a few pictures is a good way to document your trip, people with an interest in photography...

  • Thailand deaths show ‘idyllic’ resort dangers

    Thailand deaths show ‘idyllic’ resort dangers

    Thailand’s seemingly idyllic island resorts can spell danger to tourists, as the brutal murder of two British travellers this week illustrates only too clearly. Glowing travel brochure descriptions of tranquil, turquoise waters, sandy beaches and...

  • Exhibition unwraps Pharaoh drama

    Exhibition unwraps Pharaoh drama

    Egypt’s “boy king” Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting...

  • EasyJet has plans to grow fleet

    Low-cost airline easyJet stepped up its expansion this week by taking up an option with Airbus for the addition of another 27 planes to its fleet. The current generation A320s will give it 304 aircraft by 2019 but the airline said it has the...

  • Plane bomb hoaxer is behind bars

    A student who caused chaos to air passengers’ travel plans by claiming an explosive was on a Turkish-bound flight is now behind bars. Muhammet Demir, 20, called police saying a bomb was on an easyJet flight due to fly from Gatwick Airport to...

  • Caucasian charm lures both hikers and hipsters

    Caucasian charm lures both hikers and hipsters

    Michelle Moghtader shares the secrets of Georgia, which hit headlines in 2008 when Russia invaded but is now attracting tourists after years of war. A history spanning centuries and civilisations, churches perched atop green mountains and...

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