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La Bella Vita … luxury cruising from Venice to Mantua

David Powell spent a week on the luxury barge La Bella Vita cruising the Italian Renaissance from Venice to Mantua in considerable style!

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19th Aug 2019
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Gems of Gozo

Mars Webb takes a well-earned summer break on the island of Gozo, a beautifully serene Mediterranean escape just 6km north of Malta.

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12th Aug 2019
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Malmo: Sweden’s third city

Michael Edwards takes a boat cruise to explore a Swedish City that has reinvented itself.

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5th Aug 2019
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An English Country retreat

Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa, a beautifully restored 19th century family home, is a classic English retreat. Michael Edwards visits.

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29th Jul 2019
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Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria seemed to control her vast empire from the Isle of Wight but she was more vulnerable than her image suggests writes Michael Edwards

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25th Jul 2019
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The stress of travelling can be too much for some

The stress of travelling can feel too much for some, meaning they find holidays and excursions rather tough. But you needn’t let this type of anxiety hold you back – here are some tips to overcome travel anxiety,

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18th Jul 2019
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Bringing the taste of Morocco home

Creating amongst intricately carved decor, Michael Edwards joins the Cookery Course at Riad Star Marrakech.

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18th Jul 2019
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Celestyal - a cruise line that’s definitely going places

David Powell embarks on an idyllic cruise of the Aegean and Greek islands aboard the yacht-like ship Celestyal Crystal.

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8th Jul 2019
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The Algarve’s affordable wellness retreat

After a 'wellness evaluation', burning around 600 calories in 30 minutes and sampling some classes - Michael Edwards returns from Longevity Cegonha Country Club, feeling good and with new resolutions.

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1st Jul 2019
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Old Amersham

Free fly-fishing lessons, a mobile library called Anthony and art from the South of France. Michael Edwards travels to the quaint Buckinghamshire town, lunching at Gilbey’s.

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25th Jun 2019
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The secrets to a really feel good holiday

Whether it’s a trip abroad or staycation, holiday time is precious and a time to relax and recharge but ironically it can also be a time when we can become potentially more susceptible to illness. Here’s how to reduce that likelihood and get the most from your journey - physically and psychologically

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18th Jun 2019
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A short hop to the Isle of Wight

It’s just a short crossing to the Isle of Wight. Michael Edwards takes a Wightlink Ferry across the Solent to stay at The Royal Hotel, Ventnor.

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17th Jun 2019
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Forgotten France

Taking quiet roads through the Tarn region, Michael Edwards discovers France’s hill-top villages.

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10th Jun 2019
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Red City Riads

Staying with Marrakech-Riad, Michael Edwards explores Morocco’s most dramatic city.

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3rd Jun 2019
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Sherborne, Dorset

Staying at the Eastbury Hotel, Michael Edwards explores Sherborne’s many charms.

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28th May 2019
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From nunnery to luxury hotel

Once Stanbrook Abbey was a grand 19th Century nunnery. Michael Edwards visits Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, now a luxurious rural escape in Worcestershire.

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21st May 2019
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Experience the magic of a safari with Africa Odyssey

The spellbinding continent of Africa is truly the destination of dreams, and Africa Odyssey is here to make that a reality.

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17th May 2019
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Railway revival

Enthusiasts are breathing new life into branch lines culled by Dr Beeching in the 60s. Michael Edwards visits Churnet Valley Railway and gets a steam powered taste of nostalgia.

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13th May 2019
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The perfect gin and tonic

Design a gin to your taste. Michael Edwards spends a day at Nelson’s Distillery and School, Uttoxeter.

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7th May 2019
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5 reasons why you should consider an escorted tour of Australia

When it comes to travel experiences, a tour of Australia has to be up there among the best. You’ll have an expert tour guide on hand who will know how to get the most out of Australia and the individual places you’re visiting.

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3rd May 2019
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Mauritius cruising

Taking to the high seas, Michael Edwards enjoys a cruise along the coastline of the paradise island of Mauritius.

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29th Apr 2019
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Bryher: The Isles of Scilly

The tiny island of Bryher lies just 30 miles south-west of Lands End. Staying at the luxurious Hell Bay Hotel, Michael Edwards meets some of the population of just 90 people.

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24th Apr 2019
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Talland Bay, Cornwall

Talland Bay Hotel, luxurious and quirky, sits between Looe and Polperro. Michael Edwards explores the spectacular sea-swept South Cornwall coast.

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15th Apr 2019
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A New Forest break at Balmer Lawn Hotel

David Powell rediscovers peace, tranquility and relaxation during a short break to the New Forest and Balmer Lawn Hotel.

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8th Apr 2019
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5 unmissable South American highlights

From its vivacious culture to its unrivalled biodiversity – we’ll introduce you to the best of South America on a Peregrine small group tour.

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5th Apr 2019
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London’s Spy Hotel

St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, was at the heart of spying intrigue for much of the last century. Michael Edwards investigates.

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1st Apr 2019
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Mature travellers seek adventure

A recent Rough Guides survey shows that many older travellers have a growing sense of adventure. Michael Edwards reports on some ambitious travel plans.

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27th Mar 2019
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Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera

Michael Edwards relaxes at The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa & Thalasso on Somabay

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18th Mar 2019
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Mauritius in 10 tastes

The flavours of Mauritius tell the story of this Indian Ocean nation from colonial days through to independence. Michael Edwards tastes his way around the island.

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13th Mar 2019
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A walking safari

If you’re planning a safari don’t forget to include some time exploring by foot. Michael Edwards says there is much to be learnt from slow travel.

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4th Mar 2019
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