Cruise control: a more sustainable alternative in Croatia

‘And now,” said the old man with the moustache and the guitar, “Rod Stewart, Sailing. Together, please!”The welcoming committee was waiting on the quayside as our ship drew in. Behind the musicians – at this point battling bravely through John Denver’s Take me home, country roads on the accordion – a small crowd had started […]

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Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens

In a scene from the 2001 film Amélie, the protagonist’s father steps out of the Piscine des Amireux. Paris’s Piscine des Amiraux, an art deco masterpiece that featured briefly in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 French rom-com Amélie, has reopened to the public following a complete renovation.Since the historic swimming pool closed two years ago, €16.5m has […]

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Scotland has been voted the world’s most beautiful country – here’s why

If the blue (if chilly) waters of Calgary Bay don’t charm you, perhaps the delicious dread of Glencoe will. As Scotland tops a poll as the most stunning place on the planet, a local suggests the sights for which eyes were invented A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt across […]

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20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands – and a little exploration is all that is needed to take you to some lesser-known gems. Here are 20 of our favourites.All accommodation prices are for a double room […]

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