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Swing north for a superior golf break

Swing north for a superior golf break

As well as producing some of the world’s top professionals, including Rory McIlroy, the North is home to an impressive selection of golf courses where players of any standard can practise their skills

The jewel in China’s crown

The jewel in China’s crown

Alix Coutures journeys to Hong Kong, and finds a land of contrasts that offers an exhilarating experience

Meandering through  the Mekong  Delta

Meandering through the Mekong Delta

Bustling markets, floating villages and impromptu English lessons: Isabel Conway takes a slow boat ride through a heavenly-looking region in south-east Asia that is slowly coming to terms with the horrors of its past

The Copen class: the re-opening of 'the world’s greatest restaurant'

The Copen class: the re-opening of 'the world’s greatest restaurant'

As ‘the world’s greatest restaurant’ Noma re-opens its doors in Copenhagen, Shilpa Ganatra heads to the Danish capital to find out what else is cooking

Just the thing,  just in time

Just the thing, just in time

Stuck for ideas for the last few people on your Christmas list? Here are some gorgeous location for luxury retreats - you are still in plenty of time to slip a voucher under the Christmas tree

Rotterdam: A real urban legend

Rotterdam: A real urban legend

With cutting-edge architecture and a thriving design scene, Rotterdam is a worthy rival to the first city of the Netherlands, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

Travel: A rocky Iberian adventure

Travel: A rocky Iberian adventure

It might be a risky niche sport, but Stephen Bourke has no regrets about jumping straight into a canyoning holiday in Spain

Have a scream in Orlando

Have a scream in Orlando

Oliver Callan gets new kicks on a trip to Florida, where chainsaw-wielding clowns, gargantuan candy floss and houses of fresh horror are all part of a walk in the park

Tess Williams on her six favourite hotels in the world

Tess Williams on her six favourite hotels in the world

Tessa Williams knows real luxury when she experiences it. Here, the author of a new book, Hotels of the Stars, from the boutique publishing house Roads shares her six favourite hotels around the world

Charmed by the old country

Charmed by the old country

No, it’s not too late to go. Cuba remains a cultural outlier and an illuminating experience for the travel-weary. Siobhán Brett was captivated by this country of contrasts

Captivated by Vietnam

Captivated by Vietnam

Taking a leisurely trip through Vietnam, Susan Mitchell discovers the ancient and the new, soaks up the atmosphere, is invigorated by Saigon and enchanted by Hoi An

Another shade of Burgundy

Another shade of Burgundy

Conor Power takes a river cruise through the heart of French wine country and finds plenty to adore . . . or perhaps that should be à d’Or

Seeing Renoir’s home in a new light

Seeing Renoir’s home in a new light

Les Collettes, the painter’s picturesque residence in the south of France, is now a beautiful and well-preserved tourist attraction, writes Michael Harnett

Take the long way through Tipperary

Take the long way through Tipperary

Tipperary is well worth a stop off - not only for its for its historical sites and welcoming hostelries, but also for its horseracing heritage, writes Gillian Nelis

Behold an island of bounty

Behold an island of bounty

Susan Mitchell visits the diverse island of Sri Lanka and discovers a largely unexplored paradise island that offers great food, yoga and more