Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Spring Breaks

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Spring Breaks

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Byline: SIMON DAVIS

Last week there were snow flurries in London and ducks were skidding across the ice on the ponds in our parks. It is at times such as these that thoughts turn to spring and its infant rays of warmth. Our annual Spring Breaks Guide is the best and easiest place to look for the best travel ideas.

Whether you fancy getting active with golf and cycling breaks in Hungary and Holland or want to settle into one of England's finest pubs for fantastic food, this guide does all the hard work for you. Take our Late Deals special, which has something for everyone whether you hunger for spas, city breaks, luxury or a budget trip. What about some spring family skiing in La Plagne or a long weekend in Egypt?

Personally, I'd opt for the tour of Bordeaux that fuses opera and wine, or maybe a weekend whizz to Monaco using our special 48-hour guide to the principality. (There's even a guide to doing Monaco on a budget, it can be done.

Honestly). If your budget doesn't even stretch to that then why not enter our competition to win one of 10 weekends at a Hilton hotel in any European City or a three-night break to Dubai.? It's all here. Spring forth.

Grab a clam bag WE'VE got five heavenly Elemis Travel Essentials kits, worth [pounds sterling]75 each, to give away. The neat navy "clam" bag contains five Elemis products - Bright Eyes Recovery Gel (full size), Instant Refreshing Gel, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Intensive Hand Repair and SOS Emergency Cream.

For the chance to win, send an email with your name, address and a daytime telephone number to: elemis@es.entries.co.uk www.elemis.com Trunk call THESE lovely retro suitcases from Globe-Trotter hark back to the days before travel was all about speed and low-cost airlines - these require nothing less than a threeweek stint aboard the Orient Express. The two limited edition William cases are made of leather with a Liberty print lining. Porter not included. [pounds sterling]755 (large), [pounds sterling]510 (small). Available from Selfridges.

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Wash and go BIN that boring old washbag and invest in this far more interesting canvas and leather Biting Lips version by photographer Kate Martin, from her limited edition Art of Travel collection. …

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