Travel Agenda: St Andrew's Day celebrations; luxurious new East African lodgings; Art Basel hits Miami Beach

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Admission to 45 historic visitor attractions across Scotland is free, in celebration of St Andrew's Day on Sunday. Landmarks are taking part today and tomorrow (

This week...

Some luxurious new lodgings are opening in East Africa on Monday. In Zanzibar, the 30-villa Baraza Resort fuses Arabic, Indian and Swahili style ( Just north of the border in Kenya, Kicheche Laikipia is a new camp at the foot of Mount Kenya. Its tents are pitched within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the country's largest population of black rhino ( In London, historian and broadcaster Simon Schama is talking about the future of the US at the Royal Geographical Society on Thursday (

In the diary...

Culture hits Miami Beach as Art Basel sets up camp from 4-7 December. The event encompasses shows, talks, tours and public activities ( And from Friday 12 December Istanbul becomes more accessible from the UK, when easyJet launches a new route from Gatwick (