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Anyone for toast? Vodka shots for breakfast – in Russia ‘За здоровье!’ is an all-day affair

Whilst travelling from St Petersburg to Moscow, we were invited to enjoy breakfast at a Russian family home. Up bright and early, although still feeling the effects of a vodka tasting session...

Wellness retreats and adventure holidays predicted to boom post lockdown

The UK wellness retreat industry is predicted to “boom” following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, according to experts. Demand for wellness retreats has steadily been on the rise over the past decade, with...

A barn conversion in the Roman hills with resident donkey made the perfect house swap holiday

About 15 years ago I tried a house swap and it proved to be one of the most memorable holidays I've ever experienced. Now, when I say I tried a house swap,...

Dreaming of a holiday? Our travel guide recommends the best places to visit in 2021/22

By Sarah Stephens I have been working in the travel industry for over 12 years now and I have never known a year like 2020. There has been so much disruption because of...

Lockdown reflection and resolution: Musings from a Brit in Nova Scotia

By Helen Dalton I first visited Nova Scotia 20 plus years ago with my parents in tow. They came for a visit pretty much the following week after I'd moved in with my...

La vie est belle for top barrister Rebecca in her new role as gite owner

Rebecca Randall likes to embrace change. After a successful career in the media, including the FT and Reuters, she trained and qualified as a barrister and is now on to her third...

Second passport demand surges by 50% amid Covid-19 restrictions

National lockdowns, closed borders and travel restrictions have helped drive up enquiries for second passports, citizenships and overseas residencies by more than 50% year-on-year, reveals one of the world’s largest independent financial...

Should I go or should I stay? Travel truth and lies unmasked

Travel Truth and Lies Unmasked by Martin Lindstrom Did you spend this summer envying people who were brave enough to travel abroad or tutting at their foolishness? Whatever camp you are in, Behavioural...