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Exclusive: Tripping with Katie Melua

Singer/Songwriter Katie Melua first hit the scene ten years ago to international claim with her album Call the Search Off. Since then, she has gone on to set a Guiness World Record for the deepest underwater concert ever performed, as well as released 5 other multimillion-selling albums. Now just about to release her 6th album Ketevan, we caught up with Katie during a rare peaceful moment while she was on the Eurostar to Paris. Katie, welcome to our Tripping With segment. What are you up to … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: Caramel Boutique Resort, Crete, Greece

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Culinary digest: Ristorante Aroma, Rome

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Hotel Review: Z Hotel Shoreditch

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Culinary Digest: Breakfast at Angelus

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Hotel Review: Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

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The spring fitness edit: Part 1 – footwear

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Hotel Review: The Wellesley, London

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Culinary digest: All’Oro Restaurant, Rome, Italy

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Cityscape: Rome, Italy

When it comes to Rome, I have both good and bad news to report. I'll start with the bad: Rome is in crisis. The city whose culture was shaped by Catholicism is in as much flux as the religion itself. Its famous … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: Bayview Restaurant, Geneva

I may be a bonafide hotel junkie but at Geneva's Hotel President Wilson, it is the restaurants that really had my attention: There's the poolside Umami Japanese restaurant overlooking Lake Geneva which even in the … [Read More...]

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Tripping with….Actor Victor Alfieri

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Tripping with: The Puppini Sisters

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Tripping with: Nicky Pellegrino

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Unplugged: Beginner’s guide to tackling The Dubai Mall

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Musical Sunday: Come fly with me, Frank Sinatra

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Celebrity Travel Files: Taylor Swift in London

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