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Destination: Venice
Planning a trip to Venice? Here are some unusual suggestions and tips you probably won't find in your guidebook, including some of our favourite places to eat... read more »
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Destination: Shetland Islands
Trip type: Adventure
Britain’s most remote inhabited island, the historic wildlife sanctuary of Fair Isle, is home to 50,000 puffins and just 70 people... read more »
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Destination: Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly may be just off the Cornish coast, but they're like nowhere else in the UK, with beaches that could hold their own in the Med - ideal for a British seaside holiday with a twist... read more »
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Destination: Helsinki
Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades ... read more »
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Bloomfield Lodge, hidden away in the rainforest of Far North Queensland, is the perfect destination to relax and unwind. Remote yet luxurious, it’s also a base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef... read more »
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Destination: Kernville
Trip type: Adventure, Road Trip, Spa
Remington Hot Springs and Kernville are off the beaten track, but those who find them will have a memorable time in the beautiful Sierra foothills of California ... read more »
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Destination: Setubal, Sintra, Lisbon
Stunning views, fabulous food and total relaxation - we found them all in Setubal on Portugal's west coast, where we based ourselves at a rustic B&B and explored the breathtaking Arrabida coast... read more »
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One of New Zealand’s most scenic roads leads to Glenorchy, gateway to Paradise in the beautiful mountains of the South Island. ... read more »
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The Flinders Ranges offer some of the most stunning outback scenery in Australia and a chance to glimpse another way of life by staying on the sheep stations. ... read more »
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4
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Destination: Tenerife
Trip type: Family
Reliably hot, close to home and perfect for the kids, Costa Adeje, on Tenerife's south-west coast, ticks all the boxes for parents. It has plenty of four- and five-star hotels, too. Here is my choice…... read more »
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Got three or four days to spare? Then head for the pretty pueblo of Mojácar in Almeria, where you can soak up the year-round sunshine, explore desert and beaches, and eat wonderful local food... read more »
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Destination: Sitges
It's described as Spain's St Tropez, but Sitges – half an hour from Barcelona – is richer culturally. With its museums, churches, modern art and Catalan cuisine, it's ideal for a quality short break... read more »
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4
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Destination: Koh Samet
Trip type: Beach
A short bus-ride from Bangkok brings you to the island of Koh Samet, where the superb beaches offer a perfect break from life in the big city... read more »
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Destination: Koh Lipe
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Family
Long sandy beaches, fringed with trees, aquamarine seas, picturesque long tailed boats, clear water and sun, sun, sun. Koh Lipe is a jewel in the Andaman Sea... read more »
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Do you fancy a short break, or holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, staying in comfortable hotels, where your dog will be welcome too - then read on... read more »
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Though officially part of Auckland, Waiheke is actually a beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf and a great gourmet escape from the big city ... read more »
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4
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Destination: La Palma
A quiet, relaxed lifestyle in a pleasant climate, on a small island with stunning scenery and friendly people. If this sounds appealing, La Palma might be just the place for you... read more »
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4
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The Middle Rhine section in Germany is considered the most romantic and is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Eurail Pass holders are entitled to free sailings on this route... read more »
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3.75
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Destination: Iceland, Reykjavik
In winter, Iceland is a natural wonderland, with frozen waterfalls, steaming geysers and swirly Northern Lights. Plus you get to go on day trips with an ice-pick - how cool is that?... read more »
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3
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Destination: El Gouna
Trip type: Activity, Beach, Honeymoon
Just five hours' flight from the UK, El Gouna is a sun-bathers' paradise with a luxury marina and an underwater world to discover.... read more »
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