Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews of the best holiday destinations by independent travel writers

Insider guide to Valencia

05/11/2019 by .

Valencia may be third in line after Madrid and Barcelona, but those in the know might just regard her with a lot more affection.  Andy Mossack discovers why so many visitors fall under her spell.

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Charming, historic Tulbagh, Western Cape.

Today, mostly used as accommodation, restaurants and art galleries, Church street remains that picture-perfect location, locked in time.

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The Undiscovered Dominican Republic

Mountains, mines, deserted beaches and the only vineyard in the Caribbean   – there is a side to the Dominican Republic most tourists don’t know about. Judith Baker takes to the country’s roads less travelled.

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Autumn Hiking Around Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Outside the ski season, there’s some very good hiking here, and the trails are dotted with a network of rifugios or mountain inns. 

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See Quito like a local

Early morning atop the Cruz de Loma lookout. At almost 4,000 metres it’s close to the summit of Quito’s still-grumbling Pichincha volcano, and I’m sitting on a swing.

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Australia’s unexpected hip, chic city of Brisbane

Brisbane is more than matching its southern neighbours, with indications it is leading the hospitality and tourism industry Down Under into a new age of hip, edgy and upbeat.

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