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Insider’s Guide to Kendal, Cumbria

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Returning to Cumbria, one of his favourite regions of England, Michael Edwards offers up some of the best of Kendal’s must-see sights.

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Cotswolds88 Hotel. Cotswolds goes hip.

Step into Cotswolds88 hotel, set in the beautiful village of Painswick and you’d be excused for thinking you’d just stepped off the London Overground into East London’s hippest new joint. From outside the hotel, the design is very much in keeping with the local area, complete with traditional cream Cotswold stone.

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Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel, Riviera Maya

If anyone could bring a touch of class to an area whose rep has been damaged by overbuilding and too many package tourists, it’s Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel,. The company which now owns the Savoy, magnificently restored to its art deco glory days, has shown, in its Mayakoba resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, that it can also […]

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New Orleans. Life After Mardi Gras

Monday morning and for a traditional ‘eye opener’, the bloody Mary in front of me was about as eye opening as you can get. This is breakfast New Orleans style and having it at Brennan’s on Royal Street has been something of a tradition in the Big Easy since 1946.

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Guide to Texas

For a state that’s been affiliated to three different countries and also had a go at independence, you might be forgiven for thinking you’ll hear a few mixed messages from the locals.

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Cortina d’Ampezzo. Walking on summer sunshine

Guido Pompanin knows a thing or two about The Dolomites. Not surprising really when you consider his father Ugo and few friends built their very own cable car service to ferry passengers 2,700 metres up from Cortina d’Ampezzo to the summit of Mount Lagazuoi in 1965.

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WW1 Trenches of the Dolomites

High up on the Lagazuoi slopes of The Dolomites, some 2,500 meters above Cortina d’Ampezzo, a fierce struggle took place in atrocious conditions from 1915 to 1917 between Italy and the forces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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