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The World's Best Spa Experiences
4/22/2016
The World's Best Spa Experiences

There is something to be said for throwing off the shackles of the everyday and enjoying a delightful spa break. In the luxuriant surroundings of the spa, sumptuous treatments and a keen attention to detail come together to produce a symphony of relaxation, although as with most things in this world, there are a select few spa experiences that are a cut above the norm.

Velassaru, Maldives
Sun-bleached, white sands, a spectacularly blue sky and the perfectly azure waters of the Indian Ocean form the backdrop of Velassaru. Located in the characteristically relaxing Maldives, this exceptional resort is designed in a minimalist manner that takes into account the island's jungle-like environment ...

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Stunning Theatres from Across the Globe
4/14/2016
Stunning Theatres from Across the Globe

For a night spent in the most stylish of manners, few activities rival an evening that includes a visit to the theatre. Sumptuous surroundings, thrilling performances and the excitement of the live music experience are all excellent reasons to visit any theatre, and there is also something to be said for visiting the world's best theatrical locations too.

The Bolshoi, Moscow
Opened in 1856 on Tsar Alexander II's coronation day and designed by Joseph Bové, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre is one of the most well-known cultural institutions in the world.

The beautiful neoclassical columned building is home to excellent performances of ballet, opera and classical music that cannot be enjoyed anywhere ...

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Travel Insurance: The Essential Guide
3/11/2016
Travel Insurance: The Essential Guide

Our time spent on holiday is expected to be some of the most enjoyable, wonderful and relaxing we experience. For this reason, many of us forget that sometimes, accidents can happen on holiday, which is why it is so important to arrange travel insurance to guard against those occasional events.

Having the correct insurance plan is very important too, and the costs, headaches and heartaches that can stem from avoiding it are well worth the price of a policy.

Why it is important

The greatest costs that can stem from a holiday aren't always helicopter tours or undersea excursions, but the charges involved with accessing medical treatment overseas.

The cost of overseas medical treatment ...

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Top Tips for First Time Skiers
1/18/2016
Top Tips for First Time Skiers

If you are planning on hitting the slopes for the first time this ski season, it is a good idea to prepare yourself for the trip. There will be plenty of beautiful mountain scenery and a lot of après-ski fun to look forward to while you are away, but to make sure you are well prepared for a graceful decent off the piste, have a read through our top tips for first time skiers.

Preparation

With winter sports, there is more than just your itinerary to prepare before you go. Skiing requires a certain level of fitness, so a little while before you go, make sure you strengthen your legs. As a beginner, you will spend a lot of time with your knees bent and your skis in a pointing position, so ...

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The Top 5 Places for Street Food in the World
12/23/2015
The Top 5 Places for Street Food in the World

If there is one universal thing to love about travelling - whether it is for business or pleasure – it is the tastes and flavours that are provided by visiting somewhere new. From fine dining to fast food, there are so many different ways to experience the delicacies of a new country. One of the most authentic ways of trying something new is with the growing movement of street food.

From road-side sellers to tiny shops tucked away, the kinds of street food that are most indicative of the culture you are in are the ones that are clearly made with love - and there are some real treats to be had from vendors that take their food seriously. Here, you will find our five favourite destinations ...

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Unsung Slopes: The Unlikely Skiing Destinations
12/21/2015
Unsung Slopes: The Unlikely Skiing Destinations

Ski season is here, and across the globe, people are heading to the slopes for a lot of fun, with a bit of relaxation added in there for good measure. Our continents are blessed with some incredible mountains that are just waiting to be discovered, but after the French and Austrian Alps, and the Rockies, where else in the world will you find top skiing conditions?

Here, we take a look at some of the lesser-known skiing destinations - perhaps they will inspire you for next season.

Germany

Germany is often the first place people think of when planning a city break around Christmas time, but the neighbouring countries of France and Austria are usually the chosen destinations for ski holidays ...

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Christmas with Kempinski
12/14/2015
Christmas with Kempinski

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and here at Kempinski, we are ready to make your festive season a little more magical. From Alpine resorts to deserts, we have got plenty of Christmas fun taking place in all corners of the globe this winter.

For a little snapshot as to what we mean, take a look at the offerings within just a few of our hotels below. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol

Sitting within Kitzbuehel, Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol hides among the Austrian Alps, making it the ideal Christmas spot for anyone that enjoys spending time near - or on - the slopes. Offering several impressive restaurants and the Das Tirol Ultimate Spa - perfect for warming up ...

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How To Pack For Your Winter Vacation
11/25/2015
How To Pack For Your Winter Vacation

Whether you are heading to the snowy mountains or windy coastlines this season, there is no escaping the fact that packing for a trip during the winter is quite difficult. Suddenly, the luggage that suited your needs well for your summer holiday is no longer big enough as you struggle to squeeze in all those jumpers!

Travelling during the winter months means that you have to consider coats, jumpers, footwear and fluffy socks, and successfully packing all those chunky items is most certainly a difficult skill to master.

Here, we have some tips to make that suitcase a little more manageable before you jet off on your winter vacation. We hope they help - and let us know if you have any more ...

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The Top 4 Stargazing Spots in the World
11/13/2015
The Top 4 Stargazing Spots in the World

There is something magical about looking up at the stars. Since ancient times, the great minds of the world have observed our solar system and used it to construct ideas about the universe we are part of. Fortunately, we are able to understand far more about space nowadays, but there is no denying the exciting and awe-inspiring nature of stargazing.

We may feel that our planet is big, but the universe surrounding us is infinite - so where on earth can we head to get the best view of our skies? Though the options are somewhat endless, here are some of our favourite spots in which you can play astronomer with the very best of views.

Stargazing in…

…Germany

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Top Five… European Christmas Markets
11/2/2015
Top Five… European Christmas Markets

There are few things more traditional than a European Christmas market. Below, we have highlighted a few of our favourite destinations to visit this winter - specifically for their ability to hold a wonderful Christmas market! From local foods to handmade crafts and presents, a trip to one of these markets could mean your Christmas gifts are sorted in no time at all…

Hamburg, Germany

Germany certainly knows how to host a Christmas market. So much so that many European Christmas markets are, in fact, German exports themselves. Hamburg is a particularly festive place to visit if you are looking for some Christmas fun ahead of December.

The main square - Weihnachtsmarkt - that sits outside ...

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