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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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Singapore’s big year

Two centuries ago Sir Stafford Raffles “discovered” Singapore. Michael Edwards reports that 2019, packed with events and festivals, is a particularly good year to visit Singapore

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20th Feb 2019
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Majestic Muscat

The Intercontinental Hotel is in a prime location for relaxing between visiting Muscat’s sophisticated attractions. Michael Edwards reports from Oman’s capital

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28th Jan 2019
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Winter sunshine

Michael Edwards escapes the British winter at the luxurious Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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15th Jan 2019
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The other Dubai

There’s another side to high-rise digital Dubai. Michael Edwards stays at Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, in the heritage area, and learns how the Emirati are rediscovering their precious identity

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10th Dec 2018
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The Meerkat OAP

Few people would consider retiring to the remote inferno of the Kalahari, most prefer a cosy McCarthy & Stone apartment within walking distance of Waitrose. But 78 year-old Professor Anne Rasa is redefining the Real Marigold Hotel concept. Michael Edwards investigates

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12th Nov 2018
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Discovering Mauritius

Mark Twain wrote that Heaven was modelled on Mauritius. Michael Edwards discovers that Tui’s all-inclusive Sensimar Lagoon Hotel has only improved things.

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25th Oct 2018
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India in a market

Inspirational fashion, spicy Indian food and creative ethnic crafts: Delhi’s Dilli Haat is India in a nutshell. Michael Edwards explains

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24th Sep 2018
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South Africa's Green Kalahari

With lunar landscapes, enormous blue skies, a ribbon of green fertility and the mighty Orange River – Michael Edwards says there’s far more to the Green Kalahari than just wildlife

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3rd Sep 2018
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Oman: Arabian magic

Exploring a magical Arabian Nights land of medieval forts, magnificent mountains and fascinating souks, Michael Edwards receives a warm welcome in Oman

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16th May 2018
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Living like a Maharaja

Delhi is a chaotic city of contrasts but Michael Edwards discovers that the comforts of the Raj linger on

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26th Feb 2018
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From Brisbane to Bogota, where to book in 2018

Tired of visiting the same tourist hotspots? Here are the upcoming holiday destinations for 2018.

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16th Jan 2018
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Mexico’s Mayan Riviera

Caribbean beaches, creative cuisine, luxurious hotels and one of the world's seven wonders: Michael Edwards explores Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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27th Nov 2017
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A New York guide

From Lady Liberty and Times Square to the iconic 11-storey department store, Macy's, Travel editor David Powell, explores New York.

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18th Sep 2017
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Viva Las Vegas

Home to extravagant light shows, extraordinary hotels and 24/7 casinos, travel writer David Powell heads to Las Vegas.

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11th Sep 2017
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The jewelled skyline of Muscat

Muscat, perched between the Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman, is one of the safest cities in the world and offers a welcome alternative to the brash high-rises of Dubai as Michael Edwards discovers.

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2nd May 2017
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Escape the January blues with a touch of winter sun

Leave the cold January nights behind and head towards a warmer climate for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

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9th Jan 2017
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From culture to cheesesteaks - soak up the streets of Philadelphia

As the fifth-largest US city - rich in historical gravitas, world-class art exhibitions, major league sports and a wide-ranging restaurant scene, there are many reasons tourists flock to the streets of Philadelphia every year.

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29th Sep 2016
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Discovering empowerment through empowering others

Diane Priestley heads to Senegal for a training course in international development, she reports back to 50connect about her uplifting journey

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25th Aug 2016
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Foreign fare

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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25th May 2016
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Abu Dhabi: sunshine and serenity just 7 hours away

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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4th Dec 2015
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The best of Boston

Don't miss the essential sights with this guide to Boston's highlights.

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28th May 2015
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South Korea travel guide

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

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8th Dec 2014
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Explore South America

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

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21st Aug 2014
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Exotic locations for independent travellers

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

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28th Apr 2014
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The Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Canada

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

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4th Dec 2012
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African Queen – a trip on a movie icon in Florida Keys

The iconic original vessel from John Huston's classic 1951 film "The African Queen" has been restored and plies Key Largo's nearshore waters and canals again

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2nd Aug 2012
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Las Vegas - Visiting the neon city!

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

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7th Feb 2012
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