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Miami Beach

As soon as you cross the narrow causeway to the large island that is Miami Beach, you depart from a world of hi-rise wealth, power and keep-fit fanatics to a world of wealth, power and sun worshippers. The tans on display are unlike any of the lobster-hued disasters you see in Southern Europe – a Miami Beach tan is sleek, smooth, healthy and perfect. Suntan lotion is squirted free from dispensers all over the beach provided by the Miami Medical Centre. To reach the beach itself, you dart off any side street on the main strip, where super-luxury hotels are… Keep Reading

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Barcelona

When you arrive at the ultra-stylish boutique hotel Miramar, regularly voted one of Barcelona’s finest places to stay, you might be expecting a traditionally Spanish inn. Situated as it is above the city in the stylish Montjuic area, nearby many of the major museums, it combines stunning views of both the sea and the buildings beyond with the sort of cool yet comfortable rooms that seem de rigueur at this sort of level of luxury. Yet, at the same time, you’re only a twenty-minute funicular ride and saunter from the city’s most famous street, La Rambla, where Catalan style and… Keep Reading

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Travel in Style For Less

There are many ways to save money travelling. One of them is to sling your mighty wardrobe into a backpack, travel by omnibus and rough it with the longhairs in shared dormitories with no minibars or room service. The other is to use booking web sites that offer discounted board and travel, but this can be a minefield that takes you to web sites that seem to get uglier and less trustworthy-looking. One can quickly end up on a web page that looks as though it were hosted from a rusty favela on a remote Caribbean island. The Chap is… Keep Reading

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