Author: Michael Edwards

Historic Hampshire

Around The UK

Michael Edwards discovers a peaceful country retreat at Audleys Wood Hotel near Basingstoke.

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The Meerkat OAP

World Wide

Few people would consider retiring to the remote inferno of the Kalahari, most prefer a cosy McCarthy & Stone apartment within walking...

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Domaine de Perches

Europe

Many of us dream of that epic restoration project in rural France. Michael Edwards enjoys a sumptuous boutique hotel that escaped Grand...

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Discovering Mauritius

World Wide

Mark Twain wrote that Heaven was modelled on Mauritius. Michael Edwards discovers that Tui’s all-inclusive Sensimar Lagoon Hotel has only improved things.

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London’s Seven Dials

Around The UK

Just a few steps away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square lies a secret village. Michael Edwards reports...

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India in a market

World Wide

Inspirational fashion, spicy Indian food and creative ethnic crafts: Delhi's Dilli Haat is India in a nutshell. Michael Edwards explains...

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Frankfurt’s buzzing

Europe

Staying in Jumeirah’s tower of luxury, Michael Edwards discovers that Frankfurt is just about to become an even more attractive destination: the “New Old Town” is opening.

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South Africa’s Green Kalahari

World Wide

With lunar landscapes, enormous blue skies, a ribbon of green fertility and the mighty Orange River - Michael Edwards says there's far more...

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New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Around The UK

Surrounded by a peaceful lily-covered moat, New Hall Hotel, surprisingly close to Birmingham, is one of Britain's most romantic hotels....

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Malaga reborn

Europe

Spain’s sunny southern city on the Med has reinvented itself. Michael Edwards enjoys the chorizo, museums, tapas and wine.

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Belgravia: London’s finest village

Around The UK

Staying at the luxurious Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Michael Edwards surprisingly finds a traditional village at the heart of London....

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Aarhus: Denmark’s second city

Europe

Chic Scandinavian design, fascinating museums, beaches, superb food and just 90 minutes flying time from London: Michael Edwards reports...

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Crathorne Hall: The “real” Downton Abbey?

Around The UK

Overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors, the stately Crathorne Hall Hotel is set in Downton Abbey territory. Michael Edwards reports.

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Cultured Cordoba

Europe

Spain's sunny southern city, an hour inland from the Costa del Sol, is perfect for a short break reports Michael Edwards....

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South Switzerland’s Surprises

Travel

Way south of Zurich the Swiss speak Italian, love pasta, drink white Merlot and eat al fresco in December: Michael Edwards reports....

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Oman: Arabian magic

World Wide

Exploring a magical Arabian Nights land of medieval forts, magnificent mountains and fascinating souks, Michael Edwards receives a warm welcome in Oman

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Valletta: European Capital of Culture 2018

Europe

Malta's capital has had a makeover for its big year. Even if you can't visit in 2018, Michael Edwards predicts that there will be future...

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South Africa’s Northern Cape

Travel

The arid Kgalagadi is the world's largest Nature Reserve, David Attenborough territory, yet Michael Edwards wines and dines in luxury as he...

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Jersey: more than just a short break

Around The UK

Michael Edwards hops across the channel and finds Jersey offers much more than a short stay break.

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Living like a Maharaja

World Wide

Delhi is a chaotic city of contrasts but Michael Edwards discovers that the comforts of the Raj linger on...

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The Garden of England

Around The UK

Elegant Chilston Park Hotel, set in 22 acres of tranquil parkland and packed with antiques, would make for a perfect Antiques Roadshow...

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A West Country weekend

Around The UK

De Vere Tortworth Court offers luxury in a quiet corner of South Gloucestershire. Michael Edwards samples the aristocratic life.

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Mexico’s Mayan Riviera

World Wide

Caribbean beaches, creative cuisine, luxurious hotels and one of the world's seven wonders: Michael Edwards explores Mexico's Yucatan...

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Discover the delights of Occitanie

Europe

Created in 2016 Occitanie is France's Tuscany. Michael Edwards takes a gastronomic tour through historic towns and welcoming vineyards....

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Schladming: Austria’s summer paradise

Europe

Baking, biking, hiking, milking, sawing and zip-lining, Michael Edwards explores Thomson’s latest summer destination.

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Copenhagen: compact and cultured

Europe

The Danish capital offers far more than you can pack into a long weekend explains travel writer, Michael Edwards....

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Gout: Not just for old men

Men's Health

Once known as "the rich disease", case numbers are increasing, a limping Michael Edwards investigates...

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Mind your language

Home & Lifestyle

English, arguably, the world’s greatest language, is becoming increasingly fragmented, creating discrimination, against both old and young, claims Michael Edwards.

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The jewelled skyline of Muscat

World Wide

Muscat, perched between the Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman, is one of the safest cities in the world and offers a welcome alternative...

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The island that thinks it’s a continent

Europe

Visiting Anfi del Mar, on Gran Canaria's sophisticated south west coast, Michael Edwards checks out today's - and tomorrow's - holiday...

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Forever young in Geneva

Europe

An Easy Pass, targeting the grey market, offers astounding value as Michael Edwards discovered on a 48 hour Geneva break

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Rural Dorset: England’s forgotten gem

Around The UK

Michael Edwards savours a gourmet break at La Fosse, Cranborne...

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Switzerland: Europe’s art gallery

Europe

Taking the tilting train from Basel to Geneva, Michael Edwards discovers why Switzerland is an art and culture lovers' paradise....

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The allure of Alicante

Europe

Michael Edwards flies off to the Costa Blanca and finds Alicante is just too good for a weekend break.

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Mercedes Driving Experiences at Brooklands

Motoring

Michael Edwards road-tests a thunderous Mercedes AMG and an unstoppable 350 ML...

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The Peugeot 308 GTi matures

Motoring

An elegant hot-hatch for grown-ups? Michael Edwards investigates...

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Christmas drinks roundup 2015

Food & Drink

Michael Edwards takes one for the team as he soldiers through the best and worst tipples to complement your Christmas celebrations.

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Abu Dhabi: sunshine and serenity just 7 hours away

World Wide

Traditional Arabic architecture and impeccable contemporary service coalesce in a quiet corner of Abu Dhabi for a perfect escape to a...

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No cars were harmed during the writing of this review

Motoring

Ford's new look C Max is tortured to the limit at the Lommel Testing circuit in Belgium writes Michael Edwards...

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TESLA Model S: Simply Electric

Motoring

Michael Edwards revels in the sleek lines and next generation features of the zero emissions Tesla Model S – and adds it to his Christmas list.

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Hammet House

Around The UK

Travel editor, David Powell, visits Hammet House an ideal country house getaway in Pembrokeshire and reports for 50connect readers...

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