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It’s like stepping into a Bounty ad

The Seychellois love to make jibes at Mauritius. Their main competitor for beach-based tourism in the Indian Ocean is ribbed mercilessly, often with faint praise….

Explore Croatia, enjoy Istria

We just had to pull over. On an overcast, sultry day the sun had yet to make an appearance, and the landscape around us, although…

Bora Bora a paradise in the Pacific

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale – a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny…

What’s new in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca

If you’re in Menorca this weekend, head to Mahón to watch the inauguralMenorca Maxi (until 25 May), a superyacht regatta featuring top sailors including America’s…

Three cheers for Skiathos, the Greek island idyll that remains unchanged by time

The Greek island of Skiathos is a special sort of place. My childhood holidays there were filled with walks along parched tracks, views of the…

Ten best diving adventures

Pulau Weh, Indonesia by Charlotte Boan Our small wooden vessel rocked gently on the water, revealing little of the wild currents sweeping over the coral…

Fantasy island! Head to Zante for beautiful beaches and delicious food

It’s also an island of two names: Zante is its Italian moniker, given to it by the Venetians who occupied it in the 15th Century…

The rise of Montenegro: Chic resorts and fine scenery in Europe’s new holiday haven

Kotor Bay, which is on the Unesco World Heritage list, is a dramatically beautiful inlet where fishing settlements such as Prcanj cling to steep escarpments,…

How to experience NYC in 24 hours

So, you’re stuck with a long layover in New York City? Before you start making big plans to spend the next 24 hours in the…

Touring London landmarks

My first memory of London was my grandmother singing me the nursery rhyme, “London Bridge is Falling Down.” I had no idea what it meant…

What to discover in Berlin

Berlin, in Germany, was one of the best travel destination surprises I’ve had in a really long time. I fell so in love with the…

Top tips for a Rio de Janeiro trip

On Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio de Janeiro, “the Marvelous City.” Choro beats pulsate along the coastline, as volleyballs fly…

Romantic Barcelona

How do you say, “Barcelona?” If you say it in the romance language known as Catalan, it’s actually pronounced “Barthelona.” Barcelona is the capital of…

The best shows in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a great place to catch a show. Why? In addition to a fantastic range of entertainment offerings, most of thehotels’ venues are…

Best ways to spend 24 hours in Miami

For some, a long layover in Miami, Florida, could mean sitting in the terminal counting down the minutes until their next flight, but for others,…

Top hotels in Cancun

White sand beaches and crystal blue waters await sun lovers in Cancun and nearby Playa Mujeres, Mexico. These top five Cancun area hotels rank among…

Bangkok – Venice of the East

Known as the “Venice of the East,” Bangkok is a city that truly beats to the rhythm of the Chao Phraya River. Named by King…

Sightseeing tips for a long Singapore layover

Did you know Singapore is home to the tallest man-made waterfall? Or that its national anthem is printed in tiny text on the back of…

Guide to European river cruising

So you’ve planned your dream cruise to Europe to experience some of the most iconic cities on the planet. River cruising is hot right now…