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Edinburgh City Guide

Edinburgh City Guide

OVERVIEW   If Edinburgh were a person, how would we describe her? With ancient architecture, meandering cobbled streets and rich history, Edinburgh is distinguished and beguiling. She’s highly creative, entertaining millions of visitors from around the world with Festivals showcasing the arts, performance, literature, science, music and comedy.  Edinburgh is nothing but congenial, offering comfortable […]

Shanghai City Guide

Shanghai City Guide

by Stu Lloyd OVERVIEW Considered the most populous city in the world, Shanghai has meteorically regained its place alongside the world’s great cities such as London, Paris, and New York in the past 10 or 15 years. Amazing, considering China’s closed attitude to the West for decades after the Cultural Revolution. Perhaps it’s the entrepreneurial […]

London City Guide

London City Guide

by Keith Austin Ever since William the Conqueror consolidated his victory over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 with a hefty great castle on the banks of the River Thames, London has been at the epicentre of English life. As Samuel Johnson said in 1777: “When a man is tired of London […]

Toronto Travel Guide

Toronto Travel Guide

by Pip Macken OVERVIEW Canada’s largest city, perched on the tip of Lake Ontario, is a medley of cultures, histories and lifestyles. Toronto’s dynamic blend of distinct neighbourhoods, vibrant downtown scene and non-stop events makes this one of Canada’s most compelling urban destinations. Traditionally known as ‘Hogtown’ and ‘Big Smoke’, the city recently acquired the […]

The Cotswolds and South West England Travel Guide

The Cotswolds and South West England Travel Guide

by Alison Plummer The Cotswolds and the South West offer some of England’s most beautiful scenery, gardens, historic houses and coastlines, with accommodation in all the best locations for rewarding holidays at every level. Spend time exploring the villages and towns, from the honey-coloured stone cottages of the Cotswolds to the fishing villages of the […]

Hawaii Travel Guide

Hawaii Travel Guide

INTRO Hawai’i is everything a tropical getaway should be. Warm, balmy weather, lots of sun and plenty of fun things to do and see. But the world’s most remote inhabited islands offer a lot more than many travellers imagine. Hawai’i is rediscovering its indigenous roots and the authentic ‘aloha’ culture is now finding its way […]

French Riviera Travel Guide

French Riviera Travel Guide

by Jac Taylor OVERVIEW Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief, floating amongst Nice’s clattering casinos. Sophia Loren, flirting her way through Cannes. Paris Hilton, yacht-hopping between galas and over-the-top nightclubs. The French Riviera has a reputation for attracting the most glittering and conspicuous of celebrities, having been the playground of artists and aristocrats since […]

Hong Kong Destination Guide

Hong Kong Destination Guide

by Penny Watson Hong Kong, on the southern border of China, is above all else a city of contrasts. Its East-meets-West sensibilities, its capitalism amid great poverty and its rabid development versus tradition are part of its personality. Intriguingly, this moshpit of culture, economics and progression is what makes the city hum. In Central, wet […]

Rome Destination Guide

Rome Destination Guide

By Ute Junker Overview Nowhere else comes close to the glory of Rome. In a city that has played a central role in history for almost 2000 years, magnificent relics of the past demand attention at every turn. Round one corner and feel dwarfed by the towering might of the Colosseum; take a different road […]

Bordeaux Travel Guide

Bordeaux Travel Guide

Words: Winsor Dobbin Overview Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world; a city of style and charm that hosts Vinexpo, the world’s largest wine fair, and is surrounded by vineyards producing wines in a wide range of styles. But there is a lot more to Bordeaux than just wine. It is one of France’s […]

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