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Fine dining afloat, on a Mediterranean cruise

Destination: Soulac-sur-Mer

Cruising and eating go together like Laurel and Hardy - but even the great, food-loving Oliver himself would have been outfaced by Crystal Cruises’ Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner

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Jerry serves up sundowners on the 15th tee at Lemuria

The Seychelles: a piece of paradise on a plate

Destination: Seychelles

A perfect picture-postcard beach, private villa and your very own butler all add up to paradise found in the Seychelles. With a bit of practice, it’s surprisingly easy to get used to a life of luxe

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Gazelle in the wildlife park at Sir Bani Yas Island

A unique hideaway in Abu Dhabi

Destination: Abu Dhabi

Only guests of the luxury Desert Islands Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island can enjoy this eco-tourism destination with its own wildlife reserve

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The colourful Alkaff pedestrian bridge over the Singapore River is based on an Arabic boat shape

Singapore Stopover: a reasonable Far East luxury break

by GelS

Destination: Singapore

Having visited Singapore on business in the past, I wanted to revisit to see if anything had changed. I was pleased to discover that standards were still high with plenty of bargains to be found.

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Chef Christian Germain in his kitchen at Chateau

Montreuil-sur-Mer - a gourmet's delight in Northern France

Destination: Montreuil-sur-Mer

No longer on sea, this little walled town is a haven for those who relish the art of good living

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Soak up the stunning scenery from your carriage window

All aboard! Great railway journeys in Europe

Destination: England

From brave little trains tunnelling through the mountains of Norway to luxurious vintage carriages trundling east to Istanbul, Europe is criss-crossed with romantic railway rides

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Don't miss the stingray feeding!

Splashing out (and about) in the Maldives

by rwicks

Destination: Maldives

At the luxurious Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives, water is everywhere. From stilted villas, plunge pools and an underwater spa to stingray feeding times and snorkelling in the lagoon, it's hard to avoid

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Pantelleria: Italy tasting like Africa

Destination: Pantelleria

This volcanic island off Sicily boasts remote rocky beaches, thermal spas, vineyards and a cuisine that blends Italian and North African flavours. Here is a guide to local dishes and where to eat them

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Lion at Thanda Private Game Reserve

South African spa retreats

Destination: South Africa

South Africa has been in the spotlight recently for the 2010 World Cup - but it also deserves celebrating for its fantastic spa retreats. Here are my tried-and-tested personal top three

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India-ahhhhh

Destination: India

Luxury India....

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