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Australia is a land full of quirks, idiosyncrasies and contradictions. Vast but sparsely populated; searingly hot, but sees more snow than Switzerland; full of sharks, snakes and spiders, but nevertheless an inviting place for a holiday. It’s also home to the only mammals that can lay eggs, a flightless bird that can’t walk backwards and a
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Expert guide to Val d’Isère Overview Hotels Restaurants Après ski Snow reports In autumn 2017, Val d’Isère embarked on an ambitious, £170 million building project to redevelop the centre of the resort. It included two hotels which opened in 2019/20, Refuge de Solaise (at altitude) and Airelles (in resort). This winter there are two new
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Ski holidays in France are back and here in Tignes we have been deliciously spoiled with bluebird skies and near-perfect snow conditions all week. Uncrowded slopes assure that luxuriant serenity that comes with less-frenzied January skiing; and skiers, snow groomers, lift operators – everyone – seems to have a cock-a-hoop spring in their step. Even
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British families hoping to take their teenagers skiing this winter are being urged to ensure they are fully vaccinated in order to hit the slopes, following the tightening of Covid restrictions across Europe.  The situation is fast-moving – as with all travel restrictions over the past two years – and as we write, although the
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January has always received bad press. The month was named after the two-headed Roman god, Janus, and those backward-looking eyes always had the unfair advantage of seeing all that fun and laughter disappearing over a lost horizon. But looking forward is far more constructive than looking wistfully back. Instead, black out your rear-view mirror and
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Nothing can match the feeling of unalloyed joy at being at sea, or the excitement as your cruise ship slowly eases away from the dock. Even after more than a decade of writing about cruises, I still get that same thrill and sense of anticipation as I linger on deck to relish the romance of
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Expert guide to Lech Overview Hotels Restaurants Apres ski Snow reports Austria’s most exclusive resort Few resorts have a more exclusive image than Lech. Princess Diana was its most famous patron and other past visitors include the Jordanian royal family, the Dutch royal family and Monaco’s Princess Caroline. With a blue-blooded guest list like this,
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Expert guide to Lech Overview Hotels Restaurants Apres ski Snow reports The village of Lech is based around a central church and on either side fast flowing river. Originally the domain of farmers, it has expanded over the years, and those with deep pockets are well-catered for with three five-star superior hotels, as well as
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In Soho, every pore drips with style. This classic yet chic district, marked by quaint cobblestone streets and the world’s largest collection of cast-iron architecture, overflows with high-end shops, outstanding restaurants and bars, and contemporary art galleries. Soho is adjacent to all of downtown including Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Tribeca, and the Lower East Side, making
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