Why you need to visit Tel Aviv

When travelling, a place is best explored through its people and food.  It is important to taste the flavours of the city and to embrace the life of a local; this is how you will truly understand a city and its people.  Tel Aviv is famous for its culinary scene, electric nightlife, bohemian cafés and picturesque coastline. It is not surprising that it is fast becoming known as one of the most vibrant cities in the world and regarded by many as a must-visit destination. Read on to find out why you should visit the city that seems to have it all.

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Summer Reads for a Slow Getaway

There’s no better time to sink into a good book than on your summer holiday. Imagine yourself by the pool, on the beach or sprawled on a rock overlooking the ocean; book in hand, straw hat perched on your head to shield you from the sun. Whether you get sucked into a page-turner that keeps you on the shore all day long, or you opt for a collection of short stories to read in between dips, books and summer go together like sea and sand. 

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Why All Women Should Take a Slow Solo Trip

Not only will you be taking full control of where you go and what you do but you will have invaluable time to yourself, allowing time to focus on what you deem important. You could choose to spend entire days lazing by a pool with a book, take part in a local cookery course, or lace up your boots and spend your time hiking along clifftops. The beauty of solo travel is that everything is your decision.

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Elizabeth von der Goltz from NET-A-PORTER guide to Porto Heli, Greece

For Net-a-Porter’s annual Jet-a-Porter event– a celebration of the season’s vacation edit– the luxury e-tailer hosted the ultimate retreat at Amanzoe Resort Villas. So we asked Net-a-Porter’s ever-chic Global Buying Director, Elizabeth von der Goltz to share her highlights from the trip and her favorite spots in this majestic corner of Greece exclusively for Hotel Weekend. 

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Why we all need to stop travelling to the same places

‘Over-tourism’ is a word you’ve probably heard thrown around recently. Many popular destinations around the globe are struggling to cope with an influx of tourists, yet we keep visiting the same places. It’s time to step off the beaten path and discover more of the world. We need to stop booking trips based on where our favourite Instagram influencers are flocking to and start thinking for ourselves.

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Sweet Escape – Postcards from a Road Trip in Menorca

Film photographer and artist Rosa Maria de los Heros is interested in curating sensations through photographs.  Once, somebody asked her “Is this a beautiful photograph or the photograph of something beautiful?” This distinction fueled her to create her own subjects to photograph. Here, she takes us to a summer dream: a roadtrip through Menorca. With no plans other than swimming and driving, see below her photo diary.

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