Holidays

Impressions of Vietnam

November 17, 2011

For a land protected by the cosmic spirit of the Blue Dragon, this is a developing country and a booming destination in Asia.

Photo journalist Alice Nower captured her journey around North Vietnam from its heady metropolis of Hanoi to the paddy fields that carpet the landscape of Sapa further north.

Hanoi, located in the Red River Delta, is Vietnam's cultural heart and soul and it is the cap

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Salzburg: These hills are alive...finally

By Sharron Livingston, November 10, 2011

Throughout my youth and childhood, I must have watched countless repeats of the Sound of Music.

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Away from the beaches of Lanzarote

By Barry Toberman, November 3, 2011

Sun, sand, sea, Sangria. Lanzarote has them all in spades.

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Welcome to the jungle

By Robin Mead, November 3, 2011

I loved being at sea. Not having to pack and unpack made me feel settled.

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Time to slope off: downhill in Tignes and Tahoe

By Simon Maurice, October 31, 2011

France
Espace Killy, Tignes/Val D'Isere

L'Espace Killy, located in the Savoy region south west of Geneva, is named after the eponymous French ski racer, offers two different main resorts, but one fantastic ski area.

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Kosice: Shock and ore!

By Andy Mossack, October 19, 2011

Hot on the heels of Slovakia's capital, Bratislavia, is the republic's second city Kosice; a city that is finally emerging from the shadows to be named Capital of Culture for 2013.

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Denver: Join the mile-high club

By Sharron Livingston, October 11, 2011

The mile-high city of Denver, famed for the Dynasty TV series (remember those padded shoulders and over-the-top fashion the women wore?). It's not just a place to land before heading on to the Interstate 70 Highway to Vail, Aspen or Crested Butte ski resorts.

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Taking the Mickey out of Orlando

By Sharron Livingston, October 6, 2011

Orlando is famous for the Disney attractions and a nightlife zone the size of Manchester. Together they attract British holidaymakers in droves. Yet, I couldn't help wondering whether the region of Orlando and Kissimmee is a destination in its own right?

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Tel Aviv: New York's mini-me?

By Jan Shure, September 27, 2011

The last time I stayed in Tel Aviv was in 2008. So driving to the seafront from the airport, through the formerly sleepy tributaries of Jabotinsky, Arlosoroff and Ibn Gvirol, and seeing the sheer quantity of new residential and office buildings and the scale of gentrification of the older, inner-city neighbourhoods, was breathtaking.

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Real Mallorca

By Sarah Dranes, September 22, 2011

I packed my bags for Island life in Mallorca in May 2009 but I am not new to Spain - far from it. Marbella guided me from my 20s through to my 30s but I reached my seven-year itch and I had to move on.

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