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The expert selection: Formula One circuits you can drive around

A former Motor Sport editor picks five racing tracks where amateur drivers can live out their Formula One fantasies

Destination inspiration

Survival expert Bear Grylls during the shoot for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Academy webisodes which feature Grylls? top urban survival tips and will be available online at MostInterestingAcademy.com on June 18. Bear Grylls is a distinguished instructor for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Academy?s ?Survival in the Modern Era? course. (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Dos Equis) **EXCLUSIVE****EXCLUSIVE**
Explore the world with noted adventurers and award-winning writers such as Bear Grylls, Jan Morris and Lionel Shriver
Dates and details of global events and spectacles, such as Sydney’s Crave Food Fair (above), to build an adventure, a holiday or a trip around
Table Mountain view
A look at what the country can offer to urbanites and adventurers alike

Postcard from . . . Zurich

Choc and awe as Swiss raise the bars

Exterior of the Jules César

Haute-couture makeover in Arles

Designer Christian Lacroix has created a ‘dashingly camp’ hotel in his home city

Villa Cetinale
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How to hire one of Italy’s finest villas

The 17th-century Villa Cetinale in Tuscany has been home to papal bankers, a disgraced politician and some legendary parties

One Fine Stay property in Rue de Rome

The expert selection: live like a local in Paris

Apartment-rental agencies are becoming increasingly popular, offering a smart alternative to hotels

Sweden’s midsummer madness

Like New Year’s eve and a holiday weekend rolled into one, the year’s longest day turns into a party night to remember

A scene from the movie ‘Walking on Sunshine’

On location: ‘Walking on Sunshine’

This feel-good musical takes film-goers to the Salento region of Puglia, famed for its distinctive conical houses and white-sand beaches

Great Walks: Hadrian’s Wall

Rory Stewart finds history in almost every step as he follows the Roman wall across northern England

Postcard from . . . Bordeaux

Escape from the grape: not just for wine lovers any more

The view from Meliá’s ME Mallorca
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Magaluf repackaged

Best known for high-rise apartments and drunken partygoers, the Mallorcan resort is seeking to move upmarket

Postcard from ... Tresco

Art in the great outdoors for a ‘far more immersive, thought-provoking’ viewing

Splash out in Paris: the Molitor reopens

The celebrated Parisian pool where the bikini was unveiled – and Tarzan was a lifeguard – has been given a new lease of life as a luxury hotel

Rocking out in rural Italy

A financier is turning impresario to stage a new Umbrian festival

The expert selection: boutique city retreats in Italy

The author of numerous guides picks four hidden gems in popular city destinations in the country

The expert selection: Italy’s wild swimming spots

Guidebook author Michele Tameni picks five favourite gorges and canyons

The Ottoman legacy on Istanbul

William Dalrymple on the overlooked empire that created one of the great cities

Postcard from ... Norway

Constitution Day is Scandinavia’s most extraordinary public party and by far the best day to find yourself in Oslo

Portugal’s new wave of hotels

Architect-designed rustic hotels provide a stark contrast to the concrete monstrosities of the past

Postcard from . . . Turkey

The Bozburun peninsula by land and sea offers views of spectacularly vast cliffs and handsome pine-forested mountains

On location: ‘The Trip to Italy’

The six-part series follows the pair as they embark on a road-trip from Piedmont, in the north, south to Capri


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