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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...

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The Stafford Hotel is a choice capital treat

The Stafford Hotel promises a weekend of delights and surprises London is full of wonderful hotels in great locations, but the five-star Stafford Hotel in the heart of St James's brims with the kind of history and character that makes it a great destination for a...

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Treat yourself to a spring weekend in Madrid

Fiona, Jane and Louise outside the Prado Museum in Madrid Three 50-something señoras travel to Spain's capital in search of shops, culture and tapas Fiona, Louise and I have known each since our schooldays but we had never been on holiday together before writes Jane...

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Holiday solutions for solo travellers

JANE SLADE investigates some exciting holiday choices for older solo travellers Taking the plunge and going on your first holiday on your own can be a scary prospect. But those who've done it love it resulting in many preferring now to travel alone than with a friend...

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Palm Springs – the secret world of Frank Sinatra

To mark the centenary of ol' blue eyes's birth ADAM HELLIKER visited Palm Springs to explore some of the crooner's old haunts and find out what else there is to see in this ritzy desert resort When Frank Sinatra got bored in a restaurant he would amuse himself by...

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Fawsley Hall offers an escape to Tudor England

We arrived at Fawsley Hall on a perfect day. The sun was streaming over the hills, the sheep were clustered like clouds on the grass, and there was a real fire crackling in the Great Hall. By JANE SLADE Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa is a country house hotel 10 miles from...

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Christmas markets in Salzburg

Can you smell the gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and glühwein yet? No? Then it's time to book a trip to explore the Christmas markets in Salzburg If the thought of buying Christmas presents in a crowded shopping centre sends you reaching for the smelling salts then...

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Luxury, history and nostalgia at Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

ANNIE CONSTANTINOU visits Bodysgallen Hall and discovers 17th century splendour, fine dining and a luxurious spa Sweeping through the stone pillars of Bodysgallen Hall, I would not have been surprised to see a Dutch master at his easel capturing the pastoral scene of...

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Top holidays for solo travellers

GILLY PICKUP recommends some great holidays for older travellers travelling on their own and offers tips to avoiding the dreaded single-room supplement So, you’re going on holiday alone. Perhaps it is for the first time and you feel a little apprehensive or you are a...

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Ynyshir Hall – a great Welsh secret

MARK DUNHAM visits Ynyshir Hall and discovers a stunning oasis with a Michelin star restaurant in the secret heart of Wales     I can't believe I didn't know this glorious haven existed before being invited to stay a few weeks ago. In fact it is such a find,...

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