Porto Montenegro
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Berths for billionaires: the new marina at Porto Montenegro

A plan to turn a naval base into a haven for the super-rich reaches a milestone with a new hotel and the doubling in size of the marina

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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
A sandy cove on Cavallo, part of the Lavezzi archipelago

Just off Corsica, the Caribbean

The tiny French island of Cavallo is privately owned and, as a result, beautifully preserved

Pedal power around Lake Constance

Inspired by the Tour de France but intimidated by the thought of a cycling holiday? Try a grand tour on an electrically assisted bike

The Tour du Mont Blanc: cyclists on the gruelling ride
©Yves Breton

The Tour du Mont Blanc – the ultimate cycling challenge?

Three countries, 330km of mountainous roads and 8,000m of climbing make for one long day in the saddle

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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

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
©Manuel Zublena

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

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

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

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