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  1. February 27, 2014

    Paris-Roubaix: cycling’s toughest one-day race

    Cyclists are obsessed with suffering. Where other sports celebrate speed or strength, fluidity of movement or delicacy of...

  2. April 13, 2012

    Barometer: Travel

    Forest Holidays, Nottinghamshire The state-run Forestry Commission was once notorious for creating vast, monotonous tracts...

  1. April 6, 2012

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    Thailand German architect Ole Scheeren has created what must be the world’s most dramatically located cinema – floating...

  2. March 30, 2012

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    Yorkshire Tourists eager to sample Britain’s best traditional afternoon tea should head not to the Ritz or the Savoy but to...

  3. March 23, 2012

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     UK Tate has launched its own range of art-themed holidays to destinations from Cornwall to California. The trips will be...

  4. March 16, 2012

    Barometer: Easter retreats

    Saddell Castle, Kintyre A stay at one of the Landmark Trust’s many properties is an occasion in itself, but they are ideal...

  5. March 9, 2012

    Extreme ski school

    From the beginning of mountain tourism, terror and delight have gone hand in hand. On June 22 1741, Richard Pococke and...

  6. March 2, 2012

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     Hampshire A new guidebook publisher launches in the UK this month, with a range of 30 books and plans to produce another 45...

  7. February 17, 2012

    Track cycling with the FT: Sarah Storey

    There is one absolutely crucial thing to remember,” says Sarah Storey as she adjusts the saddle for my first attempt at...

  8. February 17, 2012

    Barometer: Alpine retreats

    Muottas Muragl, above Samedan, Switzerland In 1907, the first tourists travelled on the tiny funicular railway from the...

  9. February 3, 2012

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    Moscow British Airways is to introduce first-class services between London and Moscow to capitalise on surging demand for...

  10. January 13, 2012

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    Italy One of Europe’s most famous and historic mountain hotels has been destroyed by fire. The Rifugio Guglielmina at Col...

  11. January 6, 2012

    Is it the end of the party for St Anton?

    Once upon a time, après-ski meant a cup of hot chocolate and a chat about the day’s best descents. Possibly there would be...

  12. December 9, 2011

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    Fort Worth As if to underline that business continues as usual despite the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

  13. December 2, 2011

    Postcard from ... Heathrow: The perfect gift for wannabe pilots

    “Whatever happens, the important thing to remember is this is just a box,” says Dave Thomas, British Airways’ chief training...

  14. November 25, 2011

    Splendid isolation

    If Chamonix, Aspen and Whistler are at one end of the ski resort spectrum, then Niseko Weiss is at the opposite extreme....

  15. November 18, 2011

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    Lyon On December 8 1852, residents of Lyon lit their windows and balconies with candles to mark the installation of a new...

  16. October 21, 2011

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    Aswan The Old Cataract, the grand hotel beside the Nile where Agatha Christie worked on several books, has reopened after a...

  17. October 14, 2011

    Virgin snow

    In an empty valley in the far north of Iceland, sitting on a soft mattress of crowberry bushes and moss, we are eating...

  18. October 14, 2011

    High hopes

    Dare we begin to hope? Last weekend, residents of Chamonix, the French resort that is the de facto capital of European...

  19. September 30, 2011

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    Verbier Resorts across the Swiss Alps are bracing themselves for a difficult winter as the strong franc makes them more...

  20. September 23, 2011

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    London British Airways is issuing cabin crew with iPads that will be uploaded with lists of every passenger on board, along...

  21. September 23, 2011

    Make yourself at home

    For a year now, London has been in the grip of an Olympics-driven hotel boom. Lavish new openings have vied for attention...

  22. September 2, 2011

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    Florence The Hotel Savoy is offering guests the chance to take sculpture classes in the former studio of famous Florentine...

  23. August 26, 2011

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    London The specialist travel bookshop made famous by its appearance in the 1999 film Notting Hill is to close down next...

  24. August 19, 2011

    First class? Far too common

    At the southernmost corner of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is an unmarked white door. Passers-by would never notice it, but beyond...

  25. August 12, 2011

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    Scandinavia A new company is offering what it calls the first “northern lights hunting” trips, designed to maximise...

  26. August 5, 2011

    Have appetite, will travel

    “Lobster safari” in Sweden Sweden’s lobster season runs from late September until April and many hotels and restaurants...

  27. August 5, 2011

    From bicycle to boardroom

    A decade ago, being a cyclist in London felt like being a member of an oppressed minority. Mocked for our funny clothes,...

  28. August 5, 2011

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    Brazzaville The Republic of Congo could emerge as an unlikely new entrant to lists of next year’s “hottest destinations”,...

  29. July 29, 2011

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    Hamburg The HafenCity project, a massive redevelopment of Hamburg’s docks that is currently Europe’s biggest inner-city...

  30. July 29, 2011

    Secret islands

    Favignana, Italy by Tom Robbins For stressed-out city-dwellers, the island is the stuff of summer fantasy, the physical...

  31. July 15, 2011

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    London: In Ibiza and the Côte d’Azur, it is de rigueur to arrive for dinner by speedboat, but now it is possible in London...

  32. July 8, 2011

    Summit fever

    “So this is the profile of the course,” said Huw Williams, my newly appointed cycling coach, holding up a diagram that even...

  33. July 1, 2011

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    Sarajevo: Kate Adie, the BBC’s former chief news correspondent, is turning her hand to being a tour guide, working alongside...

  34. July 1, 2011

    Lunch with the FT: David Millar

    It is 1.30pm and Scott’s of Mayfair, a renowned fish restaurant on one of London’s smartest streets, is buzzing....

  35. June 17, 2011

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    Camping on ice London: British Airways is offering significant savings on first and business class flights but not for long....

  36. June 10, 2011

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    Hebrides: This summer the Kathleen Anne, a 39m Feadship superyacht, is spurning the crowds of the Côte d’Azur in favour of...

  37. June 4, 2011

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    Klosters The Swiss ski resort of Klosters has long been a favourite of the European aristocracy but now visitors can travel...

  38. May 20, 2011

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    London Visitors to next summer’s Olympic Games are being offered the chance to stay in one of 14 historic buildings close to...

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