AXW2TR Curetes Street and Library of Celsus, completed in AD 135. Ephesus, Turkey. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown. ...

Ships in the night

Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.

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Parthenon

Remember the titan

Even in the grip of financial despair, the ancient city of Athens is as magnetic as ever, writes Daniel Scott.

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Let's get digital

There was a time not long ago when cruise ships didn't even have a phone guests could use. Now they're a haven of high-tech gizmos.

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When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

Keys to the cities

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

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Woman pretending to kiss the Sphinx, Egypt. Solo travel.

Roam alone

Breaking free of the tribe can deliver the holiday of a lifetime, writes frequent soloist Julietta Jameson.

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