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Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …


Sunset in your typical Montreal street 😉👌/ coucher de soleil dans une rue typiquement Montréalaise 😉 #livemontreal

Ben Fogle's country travels: a week of European adventure

It’s been a week of European discovery. First up was Malta and its capital, Valletta. Malta has one of Europe’s richest histories. A succession of powers have occupied the island, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, French and British, from whom it gained independence in …

Dubai's rise as a family destination

Things are looking up again in Dubai. The Emirate’s incredible boom came to a sticky end amid a burst property bubble in 2008. Bankers were said to be abandoning their Ferraris at the airport; there was unfinished construction everywhere. After hubris, debris.<p>But now you can tell matters have moved …

Italy: Tuscany's truffle trail

I'm enjoying a breakfast of scrambled eggs with delicate shavings of ridiculously expensive white truffle. According to experts, it’s the perfect way to bring out the unmistakable but indefinable flavour.<p>I’m at a perfectly dressed table on the terrace of the luxuriously relaxed Villa La Massa hotel …

Business trip: Abu Dhabi

Though the city is still very much a work in progress, it is a prime example of the “build it and they will come” strategy that is sweeping across the United Arab Emirates.<p>Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a prime example of the “build it and they will come” strategy that is …

Abu Dhabi

Hollywood and Venice: A love story

Explore the backstreets and backlots of one of Hollywood’s favourite film location.<p>More so than Los Angeles, New York and London, there is one city above all others that film producers, directors and location scouts depend on: Venice.<p>The city’s good looks have provided the backdrop to some of the …


Grenada fights to save its soul

As the spice isle – almost untouched by tourism development compared to its neighbouring islands – hopes to lure visitors, it is also striving to maintain its distinctive character.<p>As the spice isle – almost untouched by tourism development compared to its neighbouring islands – hopes to lure …


Bad vibrations in Barcelona


Five over-the-top treehouse hotels

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids.<p>Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, treehouses are no longer just for kids. Here are five wooden creations for grown-ups to lay claim to.<p><b>Châteaux dans les Arbes,</b> …

Christmas Trees

Mini guide to coastal Côte d’Azur

Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …


Voices of Prague

European Travel

Plan the perfect business trip

Wow your associates with local know-how and expert suggestions on the top hotels, restaurants and off-the-clock activities in more than 30 destinations around the globe.<p>Business trips can be hectic enough without the added task of finding chic places to stay and eat. Covering more than 30 …

Idyllic island life off the coast of Italy

Often overlooked in favour of glitzier neighbours Capri and Positano, tiny Procida is the kind of tradition-bound Mediterranean escape that is increasingly hard to find.


Is this the end of the rude Parisian waiter?

Paris has long been renowned for its unfriendly service. But the Paris Tourist Board is hoping a new etiquette guide will make the stereotype a thing of the past.<p>Paris has long been renowned for its unfriendly service. But in an effort to make the rude French waiter stereotype a thing of the past, …


Our favourite images of the week

Revisit the last seven days around the globe – from the French Riviera to the icy slopes of Kyrgyzstan.

European Travel

Mini guide to architecture in Madrid

Monuments to rival Paris, Rome and Barcelona<p>From the heart of the old city to the showpiece architecture, Madrid can rival Paris, Rome and Barcelona for the breadth of its monuments. Start your tour in Paseo del Prado, a beautiful boulevard lined with museums and gardens.<p><b>Parque del Buen Retiro</b> <br>Laid …

European Travel