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How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

How downsizing can help you realise your dreams

Downsizing to a home that meets your needs can unleash all kinds of opportunities – including travelling to exotic places The big question facing Ann Girling ahead of her milestone 70th birthday, was what she wanted from her retirement years? It’s a big question a lot...
Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

Kasbah Angour – a Moroccan paradise in the Atlas foothills

JANE SLADE discovers a hilltop oasis 30 minutes from Marrakech offering walks in the Atlas foothills Winston Churchill once said that Marrakech was the nicest place on earth to spend an afternoon. He loved watching the sunset over the mountains. In the 1930s when he...
Normandy chateau available to rent

Normandy chateau available to rent

A magnificent Normandy chateau dating from 1650 is launching this spring as an exclusive-use self-catering retreat. Located near the town of St Lo, Château de L’Angotière is the idea spot to enjoy a break with friends or celebrate a special  anniversary with the...
Zanzibar, the island that adds spice to a special holiday

Zanzibar, the island that adds spice to a special holiday

by JANE SLADE My husband had disappeared beneath the waves for such a long time I feared he would not come up again. Finally he emerged, whipped off his snorkel and mask and spluttered. “I have never seen such fabulous fish,” and dived below again. A morning...
Walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees

Walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees

You don’t have to travel far to discover a breath-taking region you can explore at your own pace on two feet or two wheels. For those seeking fresh air, magnificent scenery and somewhere off the beaten track should take a look at what a new tour operator Purely...
Trekking in Nepal with a guide in his 70s

Trekking in Nepal with a guide in his 70s

It’s never too late to follow your dreams, says JANE SLADE, even if they take you to the highest mountains in the world Laughing mischievously as he disappeared down a narrow muddy path into what seemed impenetrable jungle, our guide shouted: “I hope this is the...