Travel

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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A guide to the great outdoors this autumn half term

Around The UK

With events held across the whole of the country, there is an outdoor activity for everyone this half term. ...

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A peek inside Britain’s most secretive house

Around The UK

A house where history meets modern luxury, a night away in the De Vere Latimer Estate is the perfect weekend escape. ...

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Why it pays to book a P&O Cruises holiday …

Cruising, Sponsored

There’s so much value and so much in store on a P&O Cruises holiday, you could be enjoying a holiday that just keeps on giving

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Viva Las Vegas

World Wide

Home to extravagant light shows, extraordinary hotels and 24/7 casinos, travel writer David Powell heads to Las Vegas. ...

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A New York guide

World Wide

From Lady Liberty and Times Square to the iconic 11-storey department store, Macy's, Travel editor David Powell, explores New York....

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The British bicycle bucket list

Around The UK

Whether you’re a keen cyclist or looking for a new hobby, the scenic British countryside is the perfect excuse to grab your helmets this autumn.

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Discover the best autumn exhibitions

Around The UK

Ensure you make the most of autumn this year with the country's best exhibitions of history, people and special collections. ...

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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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How to be the best Brit abroad

Travel

From researching local cuisine to learning the word for milk, here's how you can be the best Brit on holiday and avoid those embarrassing...

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Attractions of Snowdonia

Around The UK

An area of outstanding natural beauty, David Powell visits spectacular Snowdonia....

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The Spirit of Geneva

Europe

With beautiful scenic views, excellent craftsmanship and fine food, a weekend in Geneva offers a delightful taste of Swiss excellently.

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Walking in the footsteps of the Reformation

Europe

Walk back in time across the historic city of Geneva and marvel as the story of the Reformation unfolds in front of you....

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Find the perfect picnic spot this summer

Around The UK

There's no better way to celebrate summer than packing a picnic and catching up with friends and family. ...

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The Best of Boat Worlds – Norfolk Broads

Around The UK

Travel writer David Powell sails down the Norfolk Broads exploring the surrounding landscape and local attractions.

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A magical and romantic getaway at Castle Leslie

Around The UK

Mars Webb visits the charming Castle Leslie in the south of Ireland for a luxurious weekend of relaxation and fine dining....

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A weekend of luxury, leisure and history

Around The UK

Step back in time and immerse yourself in thousands of years of history with a weekend away at Littlecote Manor. ...

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Soak up the early summer sun in a National Trust garden

Around The UK

Many National Trust gardens are at their peak during the summer months, with striking colours, heady scents and relaxing spaces to take in the view.

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The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

Around The UK

A true country escape, The Carnarvon Arms Hotel combines its traditional roots with modern luxury to create a comforting venue for guests...

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Luggage wins: Essential summer packing tips

Travel

Tip to avoid excess baggage charges and keeping packing precise, for a hassle-free journey....

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A Faversham treasure

Around The UK

Travel editor David Powell visits the boutique Faversham Creek Hotel and dines at the Red Sails Restaurant.

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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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Combine luxury with history for a truly remarkable holiday

Travel

Bored of hotels? Holiday like a royal with this round-up of lavish getaways and traditional castle retreats. ...

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Discover the country’s best gardens this spring

Around The UK

Experience nature springing back to life in National Trust’s beautiful gardens.

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Feversham Arms Hotel

Around The UK

Combining sophistication with tradition, the Feversham Arms Hotel in the York Moors is an idyllic spot for a spring getaway. ...

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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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English tourism at its best

Around The UK

Celebrate the best of England’s countryside, vibrant visitor experiences and world-renowned attractions during English Tourism Week.

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Ragdale Hall

Around The UK

A place where health, relaxation and luxury come together harmoniously, Ragdale Hall is a spa like no other....

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Wine tours that deserve your attention

Travel

Ian Pearson explains why a wine tour is a holiday that delivers more than just excellent wine. ...

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The Red Lion Pub and Kitchen

Around The UK

Enjoy a stay at a traditional English pub where head chef Phil Wild has incorporated a variety of flavours to create a truly wholesome dining experience.

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Wander among the daffodils this March

Around The UK

Head out on a spring walk with family and friends to bask in the daffodils' sunny glow, with swathes of bulbs planted both in formal...

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Top ski holiday hacks

Travel

Make sure your skiing holiday runs as smoothly as possible with these top tips....

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Brighten up the half term holidays

Around The UK

Keep the whole family occupied this half term with Visit England’s round-up of the best events across the country.

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The best of Britain

Around The UK

Stay closer to home this spring and enjoy the best of Britain with these beautiful B&Bs across the country. ...

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Next stop … Amsterdam Central!

Europe

David Powell lets the train take the strain as he enjoys a short break in Amsterdam. ...

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Top tips on finding a New Year holiday deal

Travel

Good value January travel deals can be hard to find. Use this handy guide for top tips and destinations to watch out for.

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Escape the January blues with a touch of winter sun

World Wide

Leave the cold January nights behind and head towards a warmer climate for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. ...

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New Year, New You

Around The UK

VisitEngland rounds up the top places in England to visit this New Year, to detox and find your Zen....

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Find your own winter wonderland

Around The UK

There’s nothing better on a crisp winter’s morning than venturing outdoors to explore frosty landscapes and spot winter wildlife.

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Boating on the Norfolk Broads

Around The UK

The Norfolk Broads offer fantastic family staycation cruises for summer 2017. 50connect travel editor David Powell explores with the...

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Belle Grove

Around The UK

Paul Hensby spends two-nights at Belle Grove, a truly original self-catering cottage complex close to the Suffolk Coast. ...

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Festive days out for the whole family

Around The UK

From magical winter wonderlands and candlelit evenings to visits from Father Christmas, VisitEngland rounds up 12 of the top places to get into the Christmas spirit.

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Upgrade your packing skills

Travel

Packing suitcases is an art form but with these simple tips, you can avoid the stress and struggle of fitting in those essential travel...

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River cruise on Fred. Olsen’s Braemar

Cruising

50connect Travel Editor, David Powell, takes a French river cruise from the UK...

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5-star luxury on the west coast of Ireland

Around The UK

Mars Webb visits Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa and enjoys five-star luxury, relaxation and the tranquility of Donegal.

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A weekend at Thoresby Hall

Around The UK

Get away this autumn for an activity filled and pampering break at Thoresby Hall, a stunning Warner Leisure resort. ...

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Autumn cottage escapes

Around The UK

Take a budget break this autumn and escape to a cosy cottage in the country. ...

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Swansea Bay

Around The UK

Escape to Swansea’s 5-mile sandy shoreline. Offering cultural activities, beautiful coastal walks and great food – this city has it all!

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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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Walk through a landscape of colour this autumn

Around The UK

National Trust share their most colourful walks to inspire you this autumn to get back outdoors with a selection of beautiful hikes around...

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The George Townhouse

Around The UK

In need of a countryside retreat? The George Townhouse, in the picturesque Cotswolds, provides the comforting mix of nature and luxury.

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Take the plunge of travelling alone and enjoy a new adventure

Travel

Single supplements present a huge cost barrier to those seeking to explore solo. But there are now more options for budding single...

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Post-summer travel escapes

Travel

Experiencing post-summer blues? 50connect brings you a guide to the best end of season travel escapes that will leave you refueled and...

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Discovering empowerment through empowering others

World Wide

Diane Priestley heads to Senegal for a training course in international development, she reports back to 50connect about her uplifting journey

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Discover the real Brittany

Europe

Great escapes just across the Channel...

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From culture to cheesesteaks – soak up the streets of Philadelphia

World Wide

As the fifth-largest US city - rich in historical gravitas, world-class art exhibitions, major league sports and a wide-ranging restaurant...

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Thomas Land

Around The UK

Travel editor, David Powell, takes the family to Staffordshire to visit Thomas Land and the little blue engine

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River cruise – Ama Serena

Cruising

Travel editor, David Powell, cruises through the waterways of Holland and Belgium in sheer luxury on AmaSerena, one of the AmaWaterways...

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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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Discovering the endless pleasures of Cruising

Travel

Diane Priestley takes a luxurious Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Naples aboard the majestic Norwegian Epic.

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The Levin Hotel London

Travel

Planning a break in London? Try the luxurious boutique Levin Hotel in Knightsbridge....

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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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Best UK camping holiday destinations for 2016

Around The UK

With summer on the way, Peter Cue offers his pick of the best campsites in the UK.

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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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Chocs away

Cruising

Travel editor David Powell takes a short cruise break on P&O's Ventura with London-based chocolatier Paul A Young onboard!...

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New Forest – a break for all seasons

Around The UK

Travel editor, David Powell, visits the New Forest on a short break and reports for 50connect.

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Perfect winter sun destination

Europe

David Powell discovers an alternative side to Benidorm and it's nothing like the ITV sitcom. ...

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Six reasons to visit Provence

Europe

Charlotte Carlton offers six reasons why Provence should top your list of places to visit in 2016...

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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 winter paradise writes Michael Edwards.

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Balmoral heads Nordfjord

Cruising

50connect Travel Editor, David Powell, takes a Norwegian Fjord cruise on Fred Olsen's cruise ship MV Balmoral...

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Captivating Crete

Europe

50connect travel editor David Powell finds excellent faciliites and a world class spa at Aldemar Knossos Royal on Crete....

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Rule Britannia

Cruising

50connect travel editor, David Powell, takes a mini cruise on the fabulous new P&O cruise ship MV Britannia …

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Dolomites and Bressanone

Europe

Diane Priestley experiences one of Europe's best-kept secrets; the blissful mountain retreat at Adler Spa Resort in Val Gardena....

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It’s a capital break!

Around The UK

Travel Editor, David Powell reviews The Capital Hotel, London ......

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Foreign fare

World Wide

Jetting off to somewhere nice this summer? Healthspan Head of Nutrition Rob Hobson shows you how to make the most of healthy eating while you’re abroad

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Enchanted forest holiday

Around The UK

Michael Hawes escapes work, commuting and stress with a luxury cabin break at Thorpe Forest....

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Discover big seas and open skies this May half-term

Around The UK

National Trust provides a cornucopia of day treats for beach-loving grandchildren to enjoy over half-term. ...

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Explore Europe this Bank Holiday

Europe

With the May bank holiday fast approaching, reinvigorate your summer wardrobes at jet off on a short break.

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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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Portmeirion and Snowdonia

Around The UK

Spectacular scenery from the mountains to the coast and an abundance of things to see and do. Travel Editor David Powell takes a short...

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Perfect places for a short break this spring

Europe

Days are getting longer and warmer. So it’s the perfect time to pack your bags and book a weekend away. Katie Cosstick of Cox & Kings has some suggestions for where to go.

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Chamonix – gateway to the European Cascades

Europe

Jennie Carr explores the stunning landscape around the French alpine resort of Chamonix...

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Top 10 adult only luxury wellness breaks

Travel

Paul Joseph reveals his top 10 luxury escapes for adults seeking a tailor-made peace and relaxation holiday...

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Local markets around the world

Travel

Local markets are like a magnet for tourists but aside from the cheap souveniers you’ll also find quality goods and the authentic taste of the region, as Jennie Carr discovers.

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A year in the life of Downton Abbey at Blenheim Palace

Around The UK

Enjoy a fascinating talk with Jessica Fellowes and a delicious lunch in Blenheim Palace's Orangery....

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Brand new route for cyclists In Northumberland

Around The UK

2015 is an exciting time to experience Northumberland on two wheels with the opening of the 120-mile Sandstone Way....

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Muirfield voted UK’s favourite golf course

Travel

Take an aerial tour of Scotland’s golf coast and it’s historic, award-winning courses.

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Top 5 countries to visit now

Travel

The post-Christmas slump has arrived. Katie Cosstick of Cox & Kings gives her recommendations for escaping the British winter....

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South Korea travel guide

World Wide

Rachael Hannan travels to South Korea and finds UNESCO world heritage sites, discovers the delights of gogi-jib and optimism for future...

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First time cruisers

Cruising

Quick tips for first time cruise customers that will save you money, stress and help you to enjoy a trip of a lifetime

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Spiritual peace on Antarctic cruise

Cruising

Travel writer, journalist and broadcaster Sarah Tucker finds her antarctic cruise to be an emotional and spiritual experience....

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Buoyant 50somethings dominate cruise holidays

Cruising

Research shows how younger older people are now the biggest buyers of cruise holidays....

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Cruising in style

Cruising

Cruises are back in vogue, so here we take a look at the luxurious floating hotels of Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and P&O

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Sormland: Discovering a food and wine paradise

Europe

Diane Priestley continues her tour of the culinary rich Sormland region of Sweden ...

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Sublime Sweden is full of surprises

Europe

Diane Priestley is dazzled by Swedish culture and history and the captivating charm of Sormland....

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MSC’s fabulous Preziosa

Cruising

Travel journalist, David Powell, has a fantastic time on MSC’s luxurious cruise ship Preziosa .. he reports for 50connect

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Explore South America

World Wide

Jennie Carr feasts on the beauty and culture of South America and finds something for all tastes on her travels ...

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Luxury cruising on a barge

Cruising

Travel editor David Powell goes barging through the canals of Holland on Le Panache operated by European Waterways. He reports on his...

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Ensure your holiday isn’t a saga

Travel

Boarding pass, hotel confirmation, travel insurance policy – check! Sun protection, mosquito repellent – check! Passport … er?

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