Travel

TwentyFOUR Hours in Amsterdam

Holland’s capital has shrugged off its old stereotypes and, thanks to the city’s newest luxury hotel, thrives in a new age of decadence…

Historic treasure I’m always thrilled with excitement at the prospect of a trip to Amsterdam, a city I’ve visited half a dozen times since my rst in 1998. Less than an hour’s ight from London and a popular stop-o destination for long-haul travellers, my recent visit was to explore the city’s newest luxury hotel; the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and, of course, to catch up on the city’s museums. Set in the designer post-code...

November 23, 2017

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Guatemala | Stepping out of the shade

From the coffee culture, rum to ruins; there’s more to this Central American country than volcanoes…

Guatemala is undoubtedly a beautiful country, but it's one overshadowed by the power of its natural phenomena. Think about it: what springs to mind when you hear the word Guatemala? Ruins, yes, coffee, perhaps, but then, of course, volcanoes. Indeed, earlier this year, at the beginning of February, the world’s attention turned once more to the Republic of Guatemala when Fuego volcano erupted, producing a 400-metre high fountain of...

November 21, 2017

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Colourful Quebec

Sarah Gilbert explores the colourful city of Montreal, before travelling to Quebec City to discovers this wonderful region of Canada really is a city for all seasons, and a first-class dining scene to boot

Four seasons As the zodiac bobbed up and down far from the shoreline, dolphins frolicked in our wake and we were surrounded by a boisterous group of sea lions. Then everyone squealed with delight as first one, then another humpback whale breached, almost dwarfing our small craft in an acrobatic display worthy of Cirque du Soleil. I’d set sail from the village of Tadoussac, where the warm, fresh water of the Saguenay River collides...

November 19, 2017

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Autumn escapades for the fabulous traveller

Inspired by the arrival of Autumn, FOUR has put together some spectacular trip ideas that will keep you gallivanting in true style, well into Winter…

Pavarotti’s Private Island | Pangkor Laut,Malaysia The dulcet tones of the Three Tenors reverberated throughout this private island when it opened many moons ago....the sweet music still plays on for every guest that arrives at Pangkor Laut Resort . We would highly recommend staying in one of the Pangkor Laut Estates for complete privacy. The Spa Village here is to die for and make you sure to meet the adorable Uncle Lim – 80...

November 17, 2017

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