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Castello del Nero: An Arresting Escape in Chianti Country
Smack bang in the heart of Italy’s Chianti region, Castello del Nero is a 12th century bolthole that turbocharges Tuscan tradition with a serious injection of la dolce vita. The sprawling medieval castle, just outside the enclave of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, was once owned by Florentine nobility.
A Guide to Ibiza Off-Season
As the party-chasing masses retreat home, a sense of calm creeps back to the island but there's still plenty to go. Discover our guide to Ibiza off-season.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
The Space Race: Inside Commercial Space Travel
It used to be the case that the sky was the limit. But that’s changing, thanks to the much-heralded Virgin Galactic - the latest in commercial space travel.
Generation Y and the Rise of Experiential Travel
US Road Trips From Coast to Coast
Top 10 Weekend Getaways for Autumn 2012
Hidden Escape: Tuscany’s Viareggio
Last Minute Diamond Jubilee Getaways
Planning a road trip to California?
Virgin Galactic to launch in 2013
Virgin Galactic to launch in 2013. The space venture, led by Branson, has announced it may launch its first flights in 2013.
Hg2 Interview with The Sydney Girl
The 'Sydney Girl blogger' aka Joelyn Karan answers Hg2's questions in this interview.
Hg2’s Almost Tantalizing Train Trips
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has won the coveted 2011 Guardian Travel Award as Best Train Company. It got us thinking about Hg2's Almost Tantalizing Train Trips...
Comme des Garcons’ line of luxe travel wallets
Keeping your travel documents in order on the go can be tough? So hats off to Comme des Garcons, who have released this stylish range of travel wallets.
Kelly Ann Randell in search of hedonism in Hungary
Have you seen our fortnightly column in the Independent yet? In our latest instalment, Kelly Ann Randell goes in search of the good life in Budapest.
Hg2’s travel checklist: this Summer’s must-haves.
You've got the hotels booked and the taxi reserved - all you need to do now is pack. Let us help with this summer's definitive travel checklist.
Hg2 spends 48 hours in Paris
In order to indulge our hedonistic selves, Hg2 hopped on the Eurostar last week and made for Paris. The result? A scrumptious guide to 48 hours in Paris.
Hg2’s Nick Clarke Discovers Koh Samui
Hg2's Nick Clarke heads to Koh Samui for The Independent.
Nau introduces its modern-day toolkit, Fluent Stash
Do you always struggle to keep tabs on your leads, your headphones and rest of it when you travel? Nau provide the answer with their Fluent Stash wallet.
Danielle Demetriou reports back from Tokyo
In the latest of our fortnightly articles to The Independent, Danielle Demetriou reports back from Tokyo following the earthquake of the 11th of March.
WWF’s Earth Hour to Take Place Last Saturday of March
Turn all non-essential lights off for Earth Hour, organised each year by the WWF.
Hg2 Updates of the Week
Find all the new Hg2 updates here, including where to eat sleep and party in our favourite cities around the globe.
Ana Silva on her Hometown of Henley-on-Thames
Hg2 Guest Blogger Ana Silva spends a weekend in Henley on Thames and shares her recommendations with us.
Hg2 Cape Town’s Keith Bain ventures to Muizenberg
Keith Bain explores the seaside village of Muizenberg, a stone's throw away from the capital, and discovers the charms of the restored mansion, Casa Labia.
Dubai Fountain is world biggest performing water feature
Not content with the Burj Khalifa, Dubai can now lay claim to another superlative as its Dubai Fountain becomes the world's biggest performing fountain.
Guest Blogger Ana Silva in California
Blogger Ana Silva explores Los Angeles and Palm Desert. Here she shares her experiences and recommendations.
Hg2 Lisbon is now online
The second edition of Hg2 Lisbon is now online. Hedonist Guyan Mitra reveals all about what's happening in this 'Rio on the Med' in a sneak preview.
The best destinations in Miami
Now that blue skies are returning to Miami, Sara Townsend let's us in on the city's top offerings, from beaches to nightclubs, and plenty of mojitos.
A reader’s guide to Cape Town
Hg2 guide in-hand, reader and MBA student Ana Silva gives us her take on South Africa's city of 'good hope', Cape Town.
The New Air France Business Class Cabin
The new Air France Business Class Cabin provides an ultimately luxurious in-flight experience, offering privacy, entertainment and plenty of room to relax.

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