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Best street art experiences in Amsterdam

Best street art experiences in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's three temples to great art are a little staid compared with the zing, zeitgeist and zest for the new, demonstrated by Amsterdam's 21st-century street artists and celebrated at the city's two newest galleries and on its walls and gable ends.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted yesterday

Carcassonne's Younger Side

Carcassonne's Younger Side

Get to know Carcassonne's younger side with a visit to the Ville Basse, where you can leave behind the gimmicky souvenir shops and discover a sense of the authentic city.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted yesterday

Three great places to eat in Valence

Three great places to eat in Valence

Too many people zoom past this lovely little city on the east bank of the Rhone, but pull off the autoroute or hop off the train, and Valence is full of charms – especially for foodies...

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted yesterday

All About Dundee V&A

All About Dundee V&A

The new museum is the latest and grandest milestone on Dundee's drive to reinvent itself as a creative hotbed. Kengo's grand design has already raised the city's profile – before it had even opened, the city made the Wall Street Journal's 'hot destinations' list for 2018.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 19th February

Head for the Waterfront of Leith

Head for the Waterfront of Leith

Most of the 20,000 cruise passengers who land in Leith each year pause only for a glimpse of the Royal Yacht Britannia before heading for the iconic city-centre attractions of Scotland's capital. They don't know what they're missing.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 19th February

Cool restaurants in Brussels

Cool restaurants in Brussels

The Guru’s take on cool restaurants in Brussels. Experience some of our favourites, south of the Grande Place.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Sunday, 25th November 2018

Coastal Gems in Le Marche, Italy

Coastal Gems in Le Marche, Italy

Some of the best coastal gems in Le Marche are in the north, near Ancona, several can only be reached by cycling, scheduled bus, or by boat. Monte Conero stands out, a nature reserve with dramatic steep limestone slopes, leading to lapping azure waters. Don't miss the neighbouring spectacular blue flag white sandy beaches of Sirolo and Numana.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Sunday, 29th July 2018

Weekend Inspiration

Weekend Inspiration

When we were all down in the dumps about global finances some clever soul somewhere invented the ’Staycation’: An opportunity for weekend inspiration to do all the great things in your area which you never do because they’re local and you could do them anytime. But there’s definitely a next level to that invention. And that would be some kind of Stay-adventure. Let’s plan a break around one of the really memorable, bucket-list-y experiences in our local area!

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Sunday, 22nd July 2018

Summer Hotspots from The Hotel Guru

Summer Hotspots from The Hotel Guru

Summer holidays are about to kick in, still wondering where to head for? The Hotel Guru have come up with some top tips. How about ballooning in central Turkey? Or if you'd rather save that for a cooler season, then perhaps a beach lolling break with a hint of interest will tick the box? There's always culture and landscape of course, so whichever, we've got it covered.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Sunday, 8th July 2018

Tip Top Lake Locations from the Hotel Guru

Tip Top Lake Locations from the Hotel Guru

There are no crashing waves, crowded beaches or wafts of sun cream here! Serenity reigns amongst the alpine lakes with stunning mountain views over still clear glacial waters. Churches and castles nestle into the shores, each with their own stories to tell. If activity is the name of the game, then Lakeside is where it's at, you just have to choose which Lake you'd prefer to visit.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Saturday, 30th June 2018

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