Features - Weekend Away


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


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.

Articles - Weekend Away


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Summer in sub-tropical Durban is glorious. By mid-January most of the tourist rush is over, and you will only be sharing the city’s world-class beaches and restaurants with locals.

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From the palaces of sultans to private island sanctuaries, Zanzibar offers an array of weekend getaways, with pearlescent beaches, stunning marine life, and world-class services.

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