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Château Grand Barrail in Saint-Emilion: A luxury hotel you’ll visit time and time again

Château Grand Barrail in Saint-Emilion: A luxury hotel you’ll visit time and time again

By LAURA TOOGOOD As my love of travel has developed over the years, I have found that there are not many destinations I would visit twice. Not because I don’t like the destination, in fact, more often than not I am blown away by places. Rather, I feel a second trip to familiar territory can […]

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Bulgarian beauty at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Bulgarian beauty at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

By DARREN FULLERTON When a friend suggested Bansko of all places for a summer break, my initial response was a quizzical look followed by “that’s in Bulgaria, isn’t it?!”. Although it may not be a destination that jumps to mind for many, I was looking to discover a place that would meet one key objective for […]

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Top tips to help you achieve the ultimate beach body this summer

By LAURA TOOGOOD With the temperamental British summer showing its true colours, many of us are looking to nip away and enjoy a brief escape to a warmer climate. I will be exploring some of the delights on offer in the South of France for a travel feature next week but it won’t be all […]

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The Kingsbrae Arms presents a luxury holiday in Canada for seafood lovers

If you love seafood – particularly lobster – then a trip to the Kingsbrae Arms is a must during 2013. Located in St. Andrews by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, the luxurious five star hideaway has recently launched a culinary seafood package that is designed for those passionate about food and sustainability. As one of only a […]

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Plan an escape to the magical Moroccan Writing Retreat at Tigmi, Marrakech

Is the gloomy British weather making you pine for warmer climes and nudging you to plan your 2013 summer holidays abroad? Whilst it may seem a long way away, we have just been notified about a luxury break that will encourage your imagination to run wild. The Creative Writing Retreat in Morocco has just been […]

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How to look your best on the beach this summer

By LAURA TOOGOOD Booking a beach holiday always fills me with great excitement and as soon as I have made the final reservation I start counting down the days until I board the plane. Guaranteed sunny weather means plenty of relaxation time, swimming in the sea, a sneaky cocktail at lunch and al fresco dining. […]

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La Bastide de Marie offers privacy, peace and utter opulence in Provence

By NATASHA EDDERY On arrival to La Bastide de Marie, nestled between Bonnieux and Menerbes, I was hit by the heady scents from Cyprus-trees and lavender bushes that lead the way towards the enchanting 18th century stone farmhouse. The setting could not be more perfect, for surrounding the hotel is a jigsaw of vineyards, lavender […]

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Luxury private castle available to rent on the Dorset Coastline

If you want to enjoy a weekend of sea sports on the British coastline or simply fancy treating some friends to a luxury ‘stay-cation’, the enchanting Pennsylvania Castle is now available to rent.     Situated on the beautiful Dorset coastline, the castle is positioned on a cliff top that overlooks the sea. Affectionately known […]