Archive for January, 2014

Where to go in 2014 – UK travel hot list

January 3, 2014
Where to go in 2014 – UK travel hot list

The Tour de France starting in Yorkshire and the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow are just two of the events set to make the UK a top destination for tourists in 2014 Glasgow If your image of Glasgow is filled with anachronisms of rusting shipyards and deep-fried confectionery, 2014 would be a good time to […]

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Three days in Rye, Mornington peninsula – travel guide

January 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a trip to Rye – a favourite with Melburnians with its small but pretty beach, and nearby world-class wineries Oliver Milman

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A day in … Innsbruck, Austria

January 3, 2014
A day in … Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is much more than a ski hub, with futuristic architecture, imperial history, cosy cafes and surprisingly banging nightlife The capital of the Austrian state of Tirol neatly combines an impressive mountain setting with a storied and historic past. Stroll through the city’s old town and you’ll feel like you’ve gatecrashed the set of a […]

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Northern lights: hunting the aurora borealis – a family pilgrimage

January 3, 2014
Northern lights: hunting the aurora borealis – a family pilgrimage

Chasing the northern lights is more than a holiday excursion for the Nation family – it’s a five-month adventure in Lapland• Click here for aurora tips from an astronomer Nungwi Village Our philosophy can be summed up as, “Keep looking up!” We are a family of six who live for the aurora borealis, nature’s most […]

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Northern lights trips: holidays to see the aurora

January 3, 2014
Northern lights trips: holidays to see the aurora

Combine viewing the northern lights with wildlife spotting, snowmobiling and more on these exciting short breaks Winter adventure, Saariselka, Finland Snowmobiles, cross country skis and husky or reindeer sleds provide the means of transport to explore the wilds of northern Finland on this active winter holiday. In the evenings you can relax in cosy Muotka […]

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Improve your skiing by hitting the slopes with the champions

January 3, 2014
Improve your skiing by hitting the slopes with the champions

Join pros such as Billy Kidd, Glen Plake, Matthias Haunholder and Simone Origone to get your skiing skills up to scratch at resorts in the US, Canada, Italy and AustriaA day on the slopes with ski legend Franz Klammer Billy Kidd and Nelson, Carmichael Steamboat, Colorado, US It’s with good reason that Steamboat, Colorado, goes […]

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Three days in Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW – travel guide

January 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a visit to Leura – take a long weekend and head for Australia’s Blue Mountains. Find more images from this and other trips on Guardian Australia’s instagram page Vicky Frost

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A day in … Cihangir, Istanbul

January 3, 2014
A day in … Cihangir, Istanbul

Jolted into life by the Gezi protests, Istanbul’s Cihangir neighbourhood is now an even livelier place for food, drink, fun, and a hairdo During the Gezi protests earlier this year, the neighbourhood of Cihangir near Istanbul’s Taksim Square earned its stripes as an anti-establishment stronghold as images of tear-gassed protesters being chased down its cafe-lined […]

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Foxlow: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2014
Foxlow: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Hunks of meat usually put Jay in a very good mood. But at the Foxlow even he discovers there is a limit… I am as big a fan of fat, salt and sugar as the next overindulged urban male, but even I have my limit. I think the menu at Foxlow may have located it. And then […]

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A day on the Moyka, St Petersburg, Russia

January 3, 2014
A day on the Moyka, St Petersburg, Russia

Buzzy new bars, hip hostels and a creative vibe are adding a youthful edge to elegant St Petersburg Something is going on behind St Petersburg’s elegant but inscrutable classical facades. While Russia’s former capital has always had the looks, its personality has been, at best, enigmatic and, at worst, dull. But now, characterful creative spaces […]

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