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  • ‘Plan ahead, so that you’ll know what there is to discover’

    ‘Plan ahead, so that you’ll know what there is to discover’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am half-dreamer, half-doer, which means I often dream about new experiences and projects but I’m also the type of person who very often makes them become a reality. I love to read fiction and a good book is my...

  • Another crostina, another Prosecco

    Another crostina, another Prosecco

    The sun shone. “Is this your first nibble with an Italian lady? Do you like a good nibble? Venetians go in for a lot of nibbling. The Sbecotando is a great tradition. We all should have more nibbles.” “This is the path to happiness here,” said a...

  • Brazil at the Kew Gardens

    With the 21st edition of the Orchids Festival opening yesterday, the Kew Gardens in London, the UK, have become a veritable carnival of exotic colours. The most famous garden in the UK this month is set to be transformed into a spectacular...

  • Revellers show off their masks in Venice Carnival

    Revellers show off their masks in Venice Carnival

    Revellers wearing elaborate masks and costumes have taken over Venice as they celebrate the 2016 edition of one of the world's oldest carnivals.  The pre-Lent festival features art, music and a local Venetian favorite, the traditional Procession...

  • ‘Don’t stress about your holiday, it defeats the purpose’

    ‘Don’t stress about your holiday, it defeats the purpose’

    Tell us something about yourself. I’m currently living in London, working in communications and PR. I love food (slight understatement there, but for the lack of a better word lets stick to ‘love’), Harry Potter, all things tech and old Disney...

  • More than one way to crack an egg...

    More than one way to crack an egg...

    Whenever we look up at a mountain, one of the first questions we usually ask ourselves is, “I wonder what it all looks like from up there?’ Yr Wyddfa, or Snowdon, is no exception. Its summit offers, without a doubt, the grandest view in Wales –...

  • A timeless icon

    A timeless icon

    Iconic actress Audrey Hepburn graces The National Portrait Gallery with a photographic collection celebrating her life and works. Today is the last chance for visitors to London to enjoy rare images of the star. The captivating rise of one of the...

  • Corinthia's London 's penthouse listed among the world's finest suites - at $28,100 per night

    Corinthia's London 's penthouse listed among the world's finest suites - at $28,100 per night

    The Royal Penthouse at the Corinthia's Hotel London has been included in a list of the most romantic hotel suites in the world compiled by Business Insider. The Royal Penthouse is praised for being one of London's largest suites - 13-rooms,...

  • Last Land Rover Defender rolls off the line this week

    Last Land Rover Defender rolls off the line this week

    The last of the iconic Land Rover Defender ofroad vehicles will roll off the production line this week, ending 68 years of production. The Defender has changed over the decades, but it remains as instantly recognizable as it was at its launch soon...

  • Early Carnival gets underway in Venice

    Early Carnival gets underway in Venice

    Venice has celebrated the first full day of Carnival with a parade of brightly-decorated boats through the city's canals.  Scores of boats representing different organizations, or maybe none at all, paraded through the city's waterways to mark the...

  • ‘In our minds, we are always travelling’

    ‘In our minds, we are always travelling’

    Tell us something about yourselves. Caroline: I’m 32, work in sales and in my free time I enjoy photography and movies. I also enjoy live artistic events, especially music and drama. Sylvan: I’m 33, work in human resources and play the guitar with...

  • Two left feet and a touch of craic

    Two left feet and a touch of craic

    It was more like the dance of St Vitus, dance than Riverdance. Perhaps, I stamped when I should have stomped. Perhaps, my body’s fluidity could have been better and my toes more obedient. Perhaps, my footwear let me down. Perhaps, I should have...

  • Make London your next city break – a real lot going on

    Make London your next city break – a real lot going on

    London really is the perfect place to visit for a city break. It’s not so big as to be completely overwhelming for a first time visit, yet there is so much going on you would never run out of things to do even on your 100th visit. The city is...

  • Britannia Tours bags Top Travel Agent award for third year running

    Britannia Tours bags Top Travel Agent award for third year running

    Britannia Tours has been awarded the Top Travel Agent in Malta for the third consecutive year, together with another landmark award, that of Best Year-on-Year Sales Achiever during an event held by Air Malta to thank local travel agents for their...

  • Blitz announces 2016 residency programme

    Blitz has announced its first intake of the Blitz Residency Programme, Scott Lyman. Lyman occupies the new residency space throughout January as he creates an evolving collage inside Blitz. Based in London and New York, Lyman recently graduated...

  • With good music and good wine everybody can get on

    With good music and good wine everybody can get on

    Tell us something about yourself. I am 48 years old, a qualified nurse currently managing an old people’s residential facility. I have been married to Belinda for the past 25 years and we have two daughters, Jamie and Lisa. My hobbies range from...

  • That elusive, skiable snow

    That elusive, skiable snow

    Over afternoon tea in a comfortable wing chair in Lord Kitchener’s former residence, I was prepared to believe anything. Including all the on-line blather and the blurbs scattered around the drawing-room about the Oberoi Wildflower Hall in...

  • Ancient Egypt revisited

    Ancient Egypt revisited

    The reunification of ancient Egypt achieved by Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II C the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom – was followed by a great cultural flowering that lasted nearly 400 years. During the Middle Kingdom (mid-Dynasty 11–Dynasty 13,...

  • ‘Travel dampens prejudice’

    ‘Travel dampens prejudice’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am mostly known for being a radio personality, stage actor and nightlife DJ and MC. How often do you travel? I try to get away at least twice a year, once for a week or so and once for at least a weekend. I...

  • Falling for Philadelphia

    Falling for Philadelphia

    Floating bars, impressively beautiful sculptures and a lifetime of information about Benjamin Franklin. Veronica Stivala explores Philadelphia. I confess, my first impression of Philadelphia, was as a child, through the catchy tune of Will Smith.

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