Europe and Middle East

Weekend in Edinburgh. What can you pack in?

It’s getting late in the evening at the old castle, and I’m sitting watching the closing of the Edinburgh Tattoo.

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Grosvenor House Apartments

For oil tycoons and other wealthy businessmen who travel with entourages, the Grosvenor House Apartments in London offer the ultimate in self-contained privacy.

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Clinique La Prairie, Lake Geneva

It has taken nearly a century to evolve from a quirky alternative health centre to a full-service spa where you no longer have to give blood before you get beautified.

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Grand Hotel Via Veneto Jumeirah

Grand Hotel Via Veneto Jumeirah nicely bridges the gap between other five-star hotels on this ritzy Rome street which are so grand and stuffy as to seem unapproachable and the downmarket four-stars packed with loud Americans in shorts who threaten to strip the boulevard of its class.

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Liguria: Following in the footsteps of Shelley

It’s romantic, fantastic for food and very beautiful, so it’s no wonder that Liguria, the coastal region of northwest Italy, is a popular holiday destination. I began my journey in Genoa, the capital, which Italians often refer to a “la Superba” (“the Superb one”) as it was an important medieval trading port and one of […]

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Grayshott Spa Hotel, Surrey

Wellness tourism put the Surrey hamlet of Grayshott on the map decades ago, and its eponymous mansion remains the venue of choice for well-heeled ladies who lunch lightly and enjoy a bit of pampering.

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