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Chemmy Alcott’s 19th Place ‘Feels like Gold’

Thanking her right leg on Twitter, Chemmy Alcott let Great Britain know just how happy she is with her final Olympic downhill run, “19th is a gold for me. Anyone who has followed what I've been through will understand that.” Read More...
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The Ultimate List of Cruise Holidays

Cruise holidays have evolved. The landscape of uninterested couples sipping martinis has slid off the dance floor and into folklore. Those of us who are cruise virgins can now be incentivised not only by the fact that you pay up-front (and therefore stick to a budget) but that you can experience events and breaks that suit your obsessions and peculiarities. Have a look at our epic list of cruise holidays to see if there's any that takes your fancy. Read More...
Mount Aguille du Midi at 3842 meters altitute. Mont Blanc massif, Alps. Chamonix, France - panoramic

Top destinations for a ski weekend short break

Why more people don't consider a skiing mini-break is incomprehensible. With so many incredible resorts not that far from our doorstep, a ski break isn't one that needs to be confined to the annual two-week getaway. Imagine telling your colleagues at work that instead of watching 'X Factor' and walking the dog at the weekend, you attempted the red run at Val d'Isere? It's perfectly possible and quite frankly a fabulous way to spend what might otherwise be a same-old Saturday and Sunday. Leave early on a Friday afternoon and grab an evening flight, with a return booked for Sunday - easy. To demonstrate the point, here are four top ski weekend short break destinations: Read More...
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Sochi – Planning a last-minute trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics

From 7th to 23rd February, the eyes of the world will be focused on a hitherto relatively unknown Russian city on the Black Sea coast called Sochi - the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. While it's not an easy destination to reach from the UK. winter sports fans will nevertheless descend in their droves to attend - or hope to attend - events. How would you go about planning a trip to the Winter Olympics at such a late stage? Read More...
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New York shopping: What are the top spots?

Shopping trips have long been a staple vacation for ladies around the world and when it comes to ideal locations, New York City must be in the top five. Filled with a variety of budget, mid-range and designer outlets, it's a buyer's paradise and a firm favourite with die-hard shoppers. Make no mistake, though - it's big. There's almost too many shops to visit, meaning pre-trip research is essential. Here's our quick guide to NYC's must-see districts and shops. Read More...