Silent Night turns 200: Celebrating a classic Christmas carol in Salzburg

As Silent Night turns 200, Barbara Scully unwraps the story behind the Christmas carol in Austria.

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Seven perfect places for you to take a ‘Twixmas’ break

It’s time to plan ‘Twixmas’, your sneaky short break between Christmas and New Year.

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5 of the world’s most idyllic islands to blow away winter blues

According to Google, early December is the most popular time to search for holiday inspiration. Sarah Marshall shares some island escapes to consider.

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Mesmerising landscapes, a lost city and winter sun: Jordan is a Middle Eastern delight

A new flight route to Aqaba is enticing more travellers to visit the exotic country. James Callery recommends three Jordan experiences you can’t miss.

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It’s intriguing and exotic, but can tribal tourism be ethical?

Following incidents in India’s remote Andaman islands, Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel, advises on best practice.

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The best Santa adventures for a festive experience this Christmas

Ciara McDonnell rounds up the best Santa adventures this Christmas

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Oman: The Middle East’s best-kept winter sun secret

Claire Spreadbury heads to Muscat for real blue skies and rugged beauty.

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7 holiday booking hacks for cheaper, stress-free travel

Planning your dream trip needn’t be an expensive hassle if you follow these tips.

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The 12 stays of Christmas

Don’t feel like cooking this Christmas? We’ve compiled the very best festive stays — so you can check in and chill out.

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Karuizawa – the Japanese resort town where people and bears want to live happily ever after

A pioneering eco project is managing the Asian black bear population at a popular hot spring retreat in the Japanese Alps. Sarah Marshall visits.

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A taste of tradition in northern Sweden

Mix a hearty dollop of Sami heritage with a glug of Scandi perfectionism and what do you have? Wilderness adventure with extra bite, says Abi Jackson.

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Greece is open for winter business and this is why you should go

Avoid the crowds and enjoy the history and scenery all year round, says Sarah Marshall.

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Enjoy some festive fun in the sun

With Christmas just weeks away, it’s still possible to have some festive fun in the sun, says Ciara McDonnell.

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