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Quiz: Test your knowledge of European cities

  There’s little chance of us travelling anytime soon, but while we wait for the lockdown to end, let’s see how well you know your European cities. How many can you recognise from these vintage photos? You can play the full, interactive version of the...

9 Best cities for a (post lockdown) winter break

9 Best cities for a (post lockdown) winter break

If the thought of remaining in lockdown for the next month or two – or possibly three or more – is driving you bonkers, then maybe you should start planning where you’ll go in the winter, when (hopefully) all this is over. Let’s not get too...

Meet Strictly Come Dancing stars on two river cruises

Meet Strictly Come Dancing stars on two river cruises

Who do you want to dance with, Dame Darcey Bussell or Anton du Beke? OK Twinkle Toes, do you fancy dancing down the Danube with former Royal Ballet principal and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, or doing the rumba down the Rhone with Strictly stars Anton du...

Six mini-breaks to blow away the cobwebs

Six mini-breaks to blow away the cobwebs

  UK trips to recharge your batteries Feeling a bit sluggish after Christmas? Still suffering from the back-to-school blues? Well, if your new year’s resolution was to fly less to cut your carbon footprint, you’re probably trying to resist jetting off somewhere...

Holidays fit for (over 50s) celebrities

Holidays fit for (over 50s) celebrities

Whoa…supermodel (and surely the world’s favourite super diva) Naomi Campbell turns 50 this year, on May 22, which means two things: one, she has no right to look so good, and two, she will be eligible for a Saga holiday. I know what you’re thinking, Naomi won’t want...

Best city breaks for… veggies and vegans

Best city breaks for… veggies and vegans

  Not just for Veganuary Even if you’re not one of the 250,000 people worldwide who’ve signed up for Veganuary (yes, it’s a thing, apparently) chances are you’re thinking of cutting back on your meat consumption because, quite honestly, who isn’t these days, what...

Girls’ trip: Las Vegas, USA

Girls’ trip: Las Vegas, USA

Vegas is vulgar, brash, superficial and seedy. But it’s also sophisticated, stylish and glam. It’s the most schizophrenic city in the US, probably in the whole wide world, a place where desperados in trackie bottoms spend hours feeding slot machines that never pay out...

Utterly lovely Topsham – and its Scarlett O’Hara connection

Utterly lovely Topsham – and its Scarlett O’Hara connection

OMG! I can’t believe I’ve never been to Topsham before. I’ve just spend two days in this historic south Devon town and fallen in love with the place. Quite simply, it’s the most picturesque, quintessentially English countryside town – but...

Providence, Rhode Island in pictures

Providence, Rhode Island in pictures

Providence, founded in 1636, one of America’s oldest cities, is the capital of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA. It’s in New England on the east coast, not far from Boston and an easy three-hour train ride from New York City.  It’s a nice...

A dozen things not to do in Lisbon

A dozen things not to do in Lisbon

    Lisbon is a beautiful city which should be on everyone’s travel bucket list, and not just for the sardines, but here are some tips about what not to do to get the most out of a trip to the city:   First of all, just like Sheffield (and the...

9 things NOT to do in Amsterdam

9 things NOT to do in Amsterdam

It’s one of the coolest cities in the world but there are 9 things you really mustn’t do if you want to get the most out of your Amsterdam trip:   1: Walk on the red brick roads These might look like pavements but they’re actually for the bikes...

Berlin’s ‘secret’ restaurants

Berlin’s ‘secret’ restaurants

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   One of the best and worst things about Berlin is the fact that some of its most excellent restaurants are so damned hard to find, even when you’ve put the address in Google maps, even when someone has explained that the door...