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Great Fosters: A luxurious British retreat during the Social Season

Great Fosters: A luxurious British retreat during the Social Season

By KATIE ANN LAMB The British Summer Social Season presents us with so many exciting events to attend over the coming months. From Royal Ascot to Henley and Glorious Goodwood to Salon Prive, there is a chance to escape London almost every weekend. Even if you are not based in our capital city, it is […]

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The alluring charm of La Residencia and Deia

The alluring charm of La Residencia and Deia

By LAURA TOOGOOD | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & TRAVEL EDITOR | Tucked away in the hills of Majorca is an enchanting village that is completely unspoilt. It is so beautiful that I almost don’t want to reveal this hidden gem to others. Although Deia is one of Southern Europe’s best kept secrets, it is certainly not an unknown […]

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La Mamounia: An idyllic Moroccan oasis in Marrakech

La Mamounia: An idyllic Moroccan oasis in Marrakech

By LAURA TOOGOOD As soon as we touched down in Marrakech Airport, The Sloaney Travel Team was encased in luxury. Shortly after we stepped off our plane, we were ushered by an escort from La Mamounia  into the VIP arrivals lounge and presented with a delicious fresh mint tea. Our passports and other necessary forms […]

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The Valleys shortlisted for major Responsible Tourism Award

The Valleys shortlisted for major Responsible Tourism Award

– NEWS RELEASE – The Valleys, South Wales has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Responsible Tourism Destination’ category in Responsible Tourism Awards at World Travel Market, sponsored by The Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism. The Valleys is the only UK destination included in the category. The Valleys Regional Park’s submission to the panel of 12 […]

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The Vineyard: Experience a little piece of California in England

The Vineyard: Experience a little piece of California in England

By LAURA TOOGOOD The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire recently featured in our dining pages because of its fabulous ‘Judgement Menu’. The fine-dining and wine tastings are arguably the main attraction when it comes to booking an escape to this luxury five star hotel. However, it also offers a pleasing place to unwind in the South […]

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Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

After trying several ski destinations in America, LAURA TOOGOOD returns to the Alps to explore Val d’Isere… In recent years I have ventured to America for my annual skiing trip. My first experience of taking to the slopes stateside was at Killington in Vermont, before heading to Vail in Colorado and finally Lake Tahoe in California. […]

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A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

POPPY CROSS sets off in search of some peace and quiet within hectic London… When I think about getting away from it all – the noise, pollution, pushing and shoving, traffic, congestion, crowds and generally the crazy pace of London life – my mind wonders to the mountains. I imagine that I am high above the […]

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Travel Snapshot: Five reasons to visit Canada

Travel Snapshot: Five reasons to visit Canada

Friendly people, varied countryside and unique wildlife are just some of the top reasons to visit Canada. If you are planning your holidays for 2014, this is definitely a country worth considering… 1. The Scenery  Canada has a seemingly endless range of remarkable landscapes that even the best photographers have difficultly capturing on their lenses. The […]

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Escape to the spectacular surroundings of Raemoir Country House

Escape to the spectacular surroundings of Raemoir Country House

LAURA TOOGOOD visits Raemoir Country House in Aberdeenshire for a walking holiday in the inspiring Scottish hillside… Health and fitness New Year resolutions are among the most common and I was certainly not alone when I made a vow to champion an active lifestyle in 2014. So, it seemed rather apt that I found myself flying […]

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The early bird… stays at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel

The early bird… stays at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel

By LAURA TOOGOOD Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, an early morning flight can be a real pain. While it normally means you will arrive at your destination as early as possible, a red-eye booking can mean getting up in the middle of the night in order to get to the airport on […]

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Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

By KATIE ANN LAMB The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get; nothing compares to Cape Town. I have not visited Cape Town for over 10 years and yet it feels like only yesterday that I was last here. Nestled in the […]

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The magic of the German Christmas Market in Dusseldorf

The magic of the German Christmas Market in Dusseldorf

By LAURA TOOGOOD Christmas Markets have become increasingly popular in England and Winter Wonderland seems to be growing bigger and bigger every year. However, if you want to experience the real deal then a trip to a German Christmas Market is a must and there is still time for a flying visit this year! Last […]

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Enjoy the ultimate country spa weekend at Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

Enjoy the ultimate country spa weekend at Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

By LAURA TOOGOOD As part of my role as a travel journalist, I am fortunate enough to explore some beautiful holiday destinations. They are often nestled in remote areas around the world and many of the best require a lengthy flight. However, this was not the case for a recent assignment. With a door-to-door journey […]

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Watch the Red Arrows dazzle the crowds as we visit the Monaco Yacht Show

The Sloaney team was recently invited to the Monaco Yacht Show to cover this luxury event for Sloaney TV. Superyacht UK, which focuses on championing British design within the industry, was celebrating its 10 anniversary. They pulled out all the stops by arranging for the Red Arrows to perform a breathtaking display that brought Monte Carlo to a […]

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Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury in Marseille with a stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Dieu

By LAURA TOOGOOD When I mentioned to friends and colleagues that I would be visiting Marseille, I was slightly disappointed by their reaction. In my own mind, I imagined a quaint and historic French city with that alluring southern ambience that makes the Rivera so irresistible. Instead, it was described as ‘transient’, with one friend […]

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Villa San Michele: A dream venue for a fairy tale wedding

By LAURA TOOGOOD Natasha Eddery’s Bride-To-Be Diary has proven to be one of our most popular feature series. As she documented the build up to her big day, Natasha took us on a fantastic journey and allowed us to share all the excitement. Readers joined her on the search for the perfect wedding dress and […]

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Florence: A luxurious stay at Hotel Helvetia & Bristol in the birthplace of the Renaissance

By LAURA TOOGOOD I have only visited Italy twice previously, but it is one of my favourite European destinations. With fascinating culture, beautiful countryside, delicious food, fine wine and welcoming people, this country has so much to offer. Several years ago I spent a week in Rome and visited some of the most famous historical […]

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Enhance your wellbeing and nourish your mind and body with a trip to Chateau de Milly

If you feel your mind and body needs a little more attention than usual, planning a trip to Chateau de Milly will provide you with an ideal opportunity to indulge your senses. Situated in spectacular French countryside, the ‘NuBeginnings’ retreat is designed to help men and women lose weight and also improve your general wellbeing. A […]