Archive for December, 2013

A foodie autumn break in Abruzzo, Italy

December 3, 2013
A foodie autumn break in Abruzzo, Italy

A late November break in Italy’s Abruzzo brings short days, long lunches, and the all-pervading scent of a food tradition as old as the region’s hills Italians say the best pecorino cheese is made from the milk of sheep that graze in wild places. I had no doubt that this was the case with the […]

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The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Wales: hotel review

December 3, 2013
The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Wales: hotel review

With its friendly laid-back feel, this hotel makes a great pitstop on an outdoorsy break in the Brecon Beacons, but its outstanding restaurant lifts it into another league Abergavenny’s Sugar Loaf mountain is – unlike Rio’s – a magnet for grisly weather. I can just about make out its flat summit through clouds as I […]

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Highland hideaways: 10 of the best Scottish escapes

December 3, 2013
Highland hideaways: 10 of the best Scottish escapes

From a snug log cabin to a converted castle, here are 10 new places to stay for a wintry break in Scotland’s Highlands Moody, mist-shrouded mountains, snow-caked moorland, rushing burns and steely grey lochs: the Scottish Highlands can be forbidding in winter. They can also be magical, a Narnia-style wonderland enchanting to explore on foot, […]

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Three days in Orange, NSW – travel guide

December 3, 2013

Where to stay, eat and visit on a visit to Orange: a long weekend spent visiting cellar doors, local producers and great restaurants. Find more images on Guardian Australia’s Instagram page Vicky Frost

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Cat hotels: boutique accommodation you can only dream of

December 3, 2013
Cat hotels: boutique accommodation you can only dream of

A new luxury hotel for cats is due to open next month, but it’s not the first business to offer five-star hospitality for felines The late writer and veterinarian James Herriot – whose work inspired the TV series All Creatures Great and Small – once wrote “cats are connoisseurs of comfort”. Quite what he would […]

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Top 10 posadas in South America: readers’ travel tips

December 3, 2013
Top 10 posadas in South America: readers’ travel tips

From cheap and cheerful to arty and stylish (but still inexpensive) readers recommend 10 great posadas in gorgeous locations, from the top to the bottom of South America • To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a Vango tent worth £450, go to GuardianWitness WINNING TIP: La […]

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How many of these famous world hotels do you know? Quiz answers

December 3, 2013
How many of these famous world hotels do you know? Quiz answers

Find out how you did in our travel picture quiz on iconic hotels, then get some ideas for visiting their locations Image one: Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, SpainFancy a trip? Where to go for the best wine and tapas Image two: Burj al Arab, Dubai Fancy a trip? Find out about its other side […]

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Travel picture quiz: name the hotel!

December 3, 2013

You’ve probably seen them in the movies or on the news, but can you name these iconic hotels from around the world?

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How Ace Hotel redefined hospitality

December 3, 2013
How Ace Hotel redefined hospitality

Ace Hotel’s charismatic founder Alex Calderwood, who died this week, may not have been well known outside the world of design, but his fresh, unconventional approach to hospitality was groundbreaking, setting a new benchmark for boutique hotels Vintage furniture, street art, bold typography, old crates of vinyl…these are the trappings we’ve come to expect from […]

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JFK in art: all the president’s pictures

December 3, 2013
JFK in art: all the president’s pictures

The night before he died, President Kennedy and his wife slept in a suite that had been turned into their own private art show. Fifty years on, the exhibition has been recreated. Charles Darwent on how America is reliving the assassination through art • The assassination of JFK: the shots seen round the world – […]

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