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Discovering the endless pleasures of Cruising

Travel

Diane Priestley takes a luxurious Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Naples aboard the majestic Norwegian Epic.

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The Levin Hotel London

Travel

Planning a break in London? Try the luxurious boutique Levin Hotel in Knightsbridge....

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Switzerland: Europe’s art gallery

Europe

Taking the tilting train from Basel to Geneva, Michael Edwards discovers why Switzerland is an art and culture lovers' paradise....

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Best UK camping holiday destinations for 2016

Around The UK

With summer on the way, Peter Cue offers his pick of the best campsites in the UK.

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The allure of Alicante

Europe

Michael Edwards flies off to the Costa Blanca and finds Alicante is just too good for a weekend break....

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Chocs away

Cruising

Travel editor David Powell takes a short cruise break on P&O's Ventura with London-based chocolatier Paul A Young onboard!...

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New Forest – a break for all seasons

Around The UK

Travel editor, David Powell, visits the New Forest on a short break and reports for 50connect.

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Perfect winter sun destination

Europe

David Powell discovers an alternative side to Benidorm and it's nothing like the ITV sitcom. ...

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Six reasons to visit Provence

Europe

Charlotte Carlton offers six reasons why Provence should top your list of places to visit in 2016...

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Abu Dhabi: sunshine and serenity just 7 hours away

World Wide

Traditional Arabic architecture and impeccable contemporary service coalesce in a quiet corner of Abu Dhabi for a perfect escape to a winter paradise writes Michael Edwards.

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Balmoral heads Nordfjord

Cruising

50connect Travel Editor, David Powell, takes a Norwegian Fjord cruise on Fred Olsen's cruise ship MV Balmoral...

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Captivating Crete

Europe

50connect travel editor David Powell finds excellent faciliites and a world class spa at Aldemar Knossos Royal on Crete....

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Rule Britannia

Cruising

50connect travel editor, David Powell, takes a mini cruise on the fabulous new P&O cruise ship MV Britannia …

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Dolomites and Bressanone

Europe

Diane Priestley experiences one of Europe's best-kept secrets; the blissful mountain retreat at Adler Spa Resort in Val Gardena....

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It’s a capital break!

Around The UK

Travel Editor, David Powell reviews The Capital Hotel, London ......

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Foreign fare

World Wide

Jetting off to somewhere nice this summer? Healthspan Head of Nutrition Rob Hobson shows you how to make the most of healthy eating while you’re abroad

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Enchanted forest holiday

Around The UK

Michael Hawes escapes work, commuting and stress with a luxury cabin break at Thorpe Forest....

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Discover big seas and open skies this May half-term

Around The UK

National Trust provides a cornucopia of day treats for beach-loving grandchildren to enjoy over half-term. ...

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Explore Europe this Bank Holiday

Europe

With the May bank holiday fast approaching, reinvigorate your summer wardrobes at jet off on a short break.

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Hammet House

Around The UK

Travel editor, David Powell, visits Hammet House an ideal country house getaway in Pembrokeshire and reports for 50connect readers...

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Portmeirion and Snowdonia

Around The UK

Spectacular scenery from the mountains to the coast and an abundance of things to see and do. Travel Editor David Powell takes a short...

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Perfect places for a short break this spring

Europe

Days are getting longer and warmer. So it’s the perfect time to pack your bags and book a weekend away. Katie Cosstick of Cox & Kings has some suggestions for where to go.

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Chamonix – gateway to the European Cascades

Europe

Jennie Carr explores the stunning landscape around the French alpine resort of Chamonix...

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Top 10 adult only luxury wellness breaks

Travel

Paul Joseph reveals his top 10 luxury escapes for adults seeking a tailor-made peace and relaxation holiday...

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Local markets around the world

Travel

Local markets are like a magnet for tourists but aside from the cheap souveniers you’ll also find quality goods and the authentic taste of the region, as Jennie Carr discovers.

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A year in the life of Downton Abbey at Blenheim Palace

Around The UK

Enjoy a fascinating talk with Jessica Fellowes and a delicious lunch in Blenheim Palace's Orangery....

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Brand new route for cyclists In Northumberland

Around The UK

2015 is an exciting time to experience Northumberland on two wheels with the opening of the 120-mile Sandstone Way....

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Muirfield voted UK’s favourite golf course

Travel

Take an aerial tour of Scotland’s golf coast and it’s historic, award-winning courses.

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Top 5 countries to visit now

Travel

The post-Christmas slump has arrived. Katie Cosstick of Cox & Kings gives her recommendations for escaping the British winter....

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South Korea travel guide

World Wide

Rachael Hannan travels to South Korea and finds UNESCO world heritage sites, discovers the delights of gogi-jib and optimism for future...

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First time cruisers

Cruising

Quick tips for first time cruise customers that will save you money, stress and help you to enjoy a trip of a lifetime

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Spiritual peace on Antarctic cruise

Cruising

Travel writer, journalist and broadcaster Sarah Tucker finds her antarctic cruise to be an emotional and spiritual experience....

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Buoyant 50somethings dominate cruise holidays

Cruising

Research shows how younger older people are now the biggest buyers of cruise holidays....

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Cruising in style

Cruising

Cruises are back in vogue, so here we take a look at the luxurious floating hotels of Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and P&O

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Sormland: Discovering a food and wine paradise

Europe

Diane Priestley continues her tour of the culinary rich Sormland region of Sweden ...

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Sublime Sweden is full of surprises

Europe

Diane Priestley is dazzled by Swedish culture and history and the captivating charm of Sormland....

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MSC’s fabulous Preziosa

Cruising

Travel journalist, David Powell, has a fantastic time on MSC’s luxurious cruise ship Preziosa .. he reports for 50connect

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Explore South America

World Wide

Jennie Carr feasts on the beauty and culture of South America and finds something for all tastes on her travels ...

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Luxury cruising on a barge

Cruising

Travel editor David Powell goes barging through the canals of Holland on Le Panache operated by European Waterways. He reports on his...

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Ensure your holiday isn’t a saga

Travel

Boarding pass, hotel confirmation, travel insurance policy – check! Sun protection, mosquito repellent – check! Passport … er?

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The seven wonders are closer than you think!

Around The UK

Retired or semi-retired couples can enjoy interesting day trips through the week instead of being chained to the desk, as Diane Priestley...

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Stanwell House Hotel in Lymington – A perfect escape!

Around The UK

Travel editor David Powell continues his series of inspirational breaks in the UK with a visit to Lymington situated right by the Solent...

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Golfing breaks and Roman gems in Antalya

Travel

Turkey’s Mediterranean coast resort of Belek, near Antalya, harbours excellent golfing facilities and an immensely rich historical landscape.

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Following the paths of remembrance evokes powerful emotions

Europe

Diane Priestley joins a weekend tour in Nord and Pas de Calais in Northern France tour some of the landmarks of the First World War....

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Exotic locations for independent travellers

World Wide

Jennie Carr looks at interesting places to consider for a holiday with a difference....

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Exploring Emilia-Romagna

Europe

Foodie heaven: travel guide to the Emilia-Romagna region, the gastronomic heart of Italy.

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A Country House Hotel in Hereford, it’s perfect for a short country break

Around The UK

Travel editor David Powell takes a short country break near Hereford and reports for 50connect ...

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Postcards from Russia

Travel

An extraordinary train journey, full of remarkable happenings....

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Last-minute Valentine’s escapes

Travel

This Valentine’s Day treat yourself and your partner to an impulsive last minute break.

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Walking holidays in Italy, with wine too!

Europe

Jennie Carr discovers the recipe for a great holiday walking in Italy while feasting on the rich history and culinary delights....

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Great British winter days out

Around The UK

If you're not content with hibernating through the chilly winter months, take a look at our ideas for Great British winter days out brought...

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Bryan Webb’s Tyddyn Llan delivers taste of Snowdonia

Around The UK

David Powell visits Tyddyn Llan on the edge of Snowdonia, a hotel and restaurant with a fine reputation in North Wales.

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Riviera dreams

Travel

The SeaDream Mega-Yacht! What's it like sailing on her? ... Our travel journalist David Powell takes a voyage along the French Riviera...

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Yoga: Flexible feats in Southern Spain

Europe

Diane Priestley visits Kaliyoga Retreat in southern Spain with a fit and feisty group of people in their 50s and realises age is really...

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Providence, Rhode Island

Travel

Ben Whitmarsh visits the birthplace of the diner & The Triple Murder Burger

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Switzerland summer breaks – Lucerne and Interlaken. Part 2

Travel

Diane Priestley continues her tour of the picturesque lake and mountain region of Switzerland....

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Top 10 reasons to visit Larnaca, Cyprus

Travel

Travel journalist, David Powell, visits Cyprus for 50connect and with the assistance of the local Tourist Board, finds many reasons to stay...

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Switzerland summer breaks – Lucerne and Interlaken

Europe

Diane Priestley enjoys the picturesque lake and mountain region of Switzerland in the gentle summer months.

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Harbour holidays in Europe

Travel

Matthew Payne finds there's much more on the coast than beach holidays in this guide to some of Europe's most beautiful harbours. ...

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Shorefield Country Park

Around The UK

50 Connect travel writer, David Powell, visits Milford on Sea to experience a long weekend at a peaceful and relaxing Country Park with...

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5 Star Bed & Breakfast stays

Around The UK

Geanina Rusu samples the high end B&B appeal of Wolsey Lodges

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Dunkirk – Regional capital of culture 2013

Europe

David Powell takes the short hop across the English Channel to explore Regional Capital of Culture, Dunkerque. ...

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Geotourism in The Azores

Europe

Ben Whitmarsh explores the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Atlantic archipelago, The Azores ...

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Beginners guide to Italian food

Europe

Planning a spring getaway? Why not dust off your phrase book and discover the rich food heritage of Italy

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Short breaks in France: Driving to Lille

Europe

Some of Europe's finest cities can be found within a few hours of the Channel ports. 50connect enjoys the Flemish influence on Lille in...

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5-star New Forest escape

Around The UK

David Powell visits the New Forest on a short break for 50connect and discovers Bond cars, Brockenhurst and Cottage Lodge, a superb 5 star...

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Cotswolds: Motoring for pleasure

Around The UK

John Carter reveals the romance of the Cotswolds

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Shopping in Malaga: the ultimate winter blues antidote

Europe

Malaga's mild climate makes it the ideal place for a relaxed city break....

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Valentine’s Day breaks and treats

Around The UK

A medieval walk, a cruise along the Thames and a star in your own name are three of the possibilities for romance in Britain this...

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Tylney Hall Spa Weekend

Around The UK

Il Pagliacci, gourmet dining and luxurious spa facilities. Cat Paddock enjoys a stay at Tylney Hall

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Hilton London Metropole – review

Around The UK

David Powell enjoys a city break stay at the Hilton London Metropole....

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The Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Canada

World Wide

Ben Whitmarsh travels to Canada stunning North West Territories to see the Aurora Borealis....

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Gibraltar rocks

Europe

The Rock of Gibraltar, located at the tip of the Iberian peninsula is a great holiday and short break destination reports David Powell.

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The magic of Bruges promises to beat the winter blues

Europe

The Historic Flemish city of Bruges is ideal for pre Christmas short breaks or shopping - as Diane Priestley finds out....

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Wildlife photography competition

Travel

Win a spectacular self-drive tailor-made holiday for two to South Africa, which includes a safari, courtesy of Kwande Private Game Reserve,...

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Paris for the weekend

Europe

We show you how to spend two great days in the French capital.

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Top 10 health and fitness retreats

Travel

Improve your health and wellbeing in just seven days on one of these healthy holidays....

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Win a trip to France for each UK Olympic Gold

Travel

50connect's resident bon viveur, Tony Page, enjoys the cultural highlights of Paris and brings news of a fantastic competition! ...

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Review: Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel

Around The UK

David Powell goes undercover for a stay in ‘The City’ just a short stroll from Canary Wharf.

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Antwerp – an ideal Easter break

Travel

Antwerp: Museums, art, chocolates and good food - what more could you want for a three day break....

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Hotel Review – Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes, London, UK

Travel

A luxurious night on Baker Street, plus breakfast!...

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Hidden secrets of Puglia

Travel

Explore the fantastic coastline, historic towns and villages of the Puglia region.

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Guernsey – Rediscover what life’s about!

Travel

With spectacular scenery, clean, sandy beaches, world-class cuisine and 6,500 years of history to explore, 2012 is the year to discover the...

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Las Vegas – Visiting the neon city!

World Wide

Travel journalist Claire Oliver, takes a trip to Las Vegas for 50Connect and discovers another side to this iconic destination ......

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City break – London

Around The UK

David Powell, travel journalist, reports on a short break to London’s West End, for 50connect

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Britain’s best winter walks

Around The UK, Outdoor leisure

Wrap up warm and stretch your legs with our pick of the UK's best walks across Britain's breathtaking scenery....

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Tenerife – makes a great break

Europe

David Powell explores Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, find out more ... ...

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Nice – The Queen of the French Riviera

Europe

Nice is a near perfect holiday destination for a short city break – it’s the Queen of the Riviera.

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Rome for less

Europe

Which? Holiday's Paula Bonetti does the Grand Tour of this ancient capital city - without blowing the budget....

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St Ives – A west country wonder

Around The UK

Cornwall's St Ives has been tempting tourists for decades with a rich artistic heritage and beautiful beaches....

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