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10 hot rooftop pools: Would you like a pool with your view? Then head to one of these hotels to enjoy jaw-dropping outlooks while you cool down.
Some people believe that Shangri-la is a physical place, others believe it’s a state of mind – and that’s just what the newest edition of My Shangri-La sets out to capture.
Armchair scuba divers will soon be able to explore one of the world’s most spectacular underwater ecosystems without leaving home thanks to a pioneering research survey mapping the Great Barrier Reef.

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on the road in Ecuador.


Hotel of the month: ShaSa Resort & Residences Tiered down a hill on beautiful Laem Set Beach and overlooking the Gulf of Thailand is the exclusive, five-star ShaSa Resort & Residences, the perfect place to flee for a romantic getaway or to spend some quality time with the family.

From China to Canada, Tuscany to Turkey, there’s a new way to explore the world in style. With more than 30 years experience in the tour and travel world, Peregrine has extended its reach to include bespoke, luxurious experiences: Peregrine Reserve.
The upcoming London Summer Olympic Games will have many of us running around. Thankfully, there are plenty of new places to put your feet up between events. Here, three of the city’s hottest spa escapes.

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Wildlife Extravaganza

If nature is calling you, then Ecuador should be on top your bucket list. Not only is this small but biodiverse country great for wildlife viewers, you can experience the pristine Ecuadorian Amazon and the incredible Galapagos Islands on boutique river cruises for a remarkable journey.

Pack for a purpose with Virgin

Kasbah Tamadot, a member of Virgin Limited Edition, is the first hotel in Morocco to support Pack for a Purpose, a community-based project which is supported by hotels and resorts in 56 countries around the world.

Shan Khauk Swe. Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar has numerous centuries-old culinary traditions, though most dishes are little known to outsiders.

Ayana’s little luxuries

The Villas at AYANA Resort, the divine cliff-top sanctuary perched above Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s sunset coast, are now offering even more complimentary benefits. 

Innocent Bystander, Healesville, Victoria

Located a mere hour’s drive from the bustling centre of Melbourne, Innocent Bystander’s remarkable cellar door is more gastronomic complex than mere bench to taste wine from.

Ametis Villa Bali, Canggu

Canggu, a sleepy little village on the coast is quite a refreshing change from the full-on buzz around Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

A Beacon in New York

Ask anyone where to stay in New York and many will say, without missing a beat, and with great fervour, that you should stay at The Beacon.
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