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The best road trips in Italy

The best road trips in Italy

Outrageously romantic breaks for couples, family holidays in Italy’s hinterland and cross-country routes for the best Italian road trips

Five of the best: scenic rural road trips in France

Rural road trips in France

Crank Serge to the max and take off through the terroir with these French countryside drives from Normandy to the Côte d’Azur...

The end of time: embracing mindlessness in the Maldives

Time out of mind in the Maldives

Less thinking, more feeling at Nautilus, Joali and Milaidhoo – a trio of timeless island retreats, where distractions go into deep freeze