Features - Weekend Away


Helsinki

In the Finnish capital, all roads lead to the Baltic Sea, sparkling and bustling with cruise boats and ferries in summer, covered with dazzling ice in winter.

Seychelles

With its tumbling mountains, postcard-perfect beaches, and vibrant Creole culture, the Seychelles’ capital – Victoria – is a microcosm of all the archipelago has to offer.

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Windhoek

Surrounded by desert scrub and craggy mountains, Windhoek has a frontier feel. Lucy Corne explores Namibia’s capital on foot.

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Auckland

Few cities have wild beauty on their doorstep, but Auckland’s magnificent harbour, volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, and steep rainforest ranges provide the perfect urban escape.

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Atlanta

Even as summer temperatures soar, this hip Southern capital city has myriad places to keep you cool. Visit Atlanta and discover why it’s a cultural and culinary destination.

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Pisa

Although often overshadowed by Florence, former maritime power Pisa is a jewel of urban architecture with a long-standing cultural verve.

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Boston

Spring is a time of renewal in New England, and the weather can be sunny and glorious. As trees and flowers bud and bloom, Bostonians emerge from their winter lairs to enjoy the sights of this historic city.

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Adelaide

In May, Qatar Airways begins flying into the capital of South Australia: Adelaide.  Max Anderson recommends escaping to the beautiful Adelaide Hills for a weekend of high-country living.

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Athens

Late spring is an excellent time to visit Athens. The mild sunny weather is ideal for outdoor experiences both in the centre of the city and on its Riviera.

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Yerevan

Compact and hospitable, Yerevan is an excellent choice for a perfect weekend – whether you’re a history geek, art and music lover, or sophisticated gourmand.

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Sydney

Right on Sydney’s doorstep, the Blue Mountains – actually an eroded plateau of rugged valleys – provide World Heritage wilderness that contrasts with historic village charm.

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