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In Brief

A guide to: Ayurveda therapies

Abigail Butcher unearths some of the best treatments in the land where the 5,000-year-old system of natural healing began [READ]

Top 5: cruises from the UK

Emily Bamber continues her examination of the UK cruise market with a look at six of the best sightseeing sailing trips that drop anchor in Britain [READ]

Top 5: solo trips

Heading off on your own can mean adventure or relaxation – here are some top solo suggestions[READ]


Slow boat through China

The white waters of the Three Gorges have gone for good, but Daniel Allen finds their majestic landscapes still justify a more sedate Yangtze voyage [READ]

A design tour of Helsinki

A hub of independent shops is doing is doing its best to showcase homegrown creativity in the Finnish city, finds Chris Peacock [READ]

Whale-watching in Western Australia

A historic whaling station provides a startling context for a wildlife-spotting trip out to sea, finds David Whitley [READ]

Tried and Tested


Crowne Plaza, Gerrards Cross

Katie Reich-Storer finds a little gem of a hotel within reach of Heathrow and London[READ]


The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Halima Ali finds out if the The Hoxton's hip vibe translates outside of the UK [READ]


Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen

Chris Peacock checks into a purse-pleasing apartment hotel in Denmark's capital [READ]



China Itineraries

Kaye Holland explores the many ways to discover this vast and varied country [READ]


City Break: Jaipur

Alex Dalzell offers an inside guide to the enthralling capital of Rajasthan [READ]


Trading Places

Daniel Allen explores the legacy of the Silk Road, and discovers where to get a sense of the fabled route [READ]

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