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If you are looking for a short break out of season, why not follow in the footsteps of so many famous European painters, and head for Languedoc Roussillon in the South of France... read more »
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Travelling by train within South Africa can be a great,safe and relaxing way to see the magnificent scenery. But don't expect everything to be plain sailing.... read more »
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It has a fascinating military past, the world’s only signed Caravaggio painting, great weather, food and wine, they drive on the left and everyone speaks English – it’s time to think again about Malta... read more »
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If someone had told me I'd be spending two weeks in Tenerife and loving the peace and tranquility, I'd have fallen off my sequinned stillettos and gone back to watching re-runs of Benidorm on Skyplus.... read more »
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Most Petra tourists stay a night or two in Wadi Musa. Paul Read investigates the best eating and drinking options to be found in the town. ... read more »
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Destination: Tenerife
Trip type: Activity, Spa, Winter Sun
The lure of the wilder side of Tenerife ... read more »
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Destination: Funchal
Trip type: Cultural, Winter Sun
Forget all the hype about London, Edinburgh, or even Sydney. Funchal in Madeira is THE place to be for a fantastic New Year celebration... read more »
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Destination: Negril
Searching for the "real" Jamaica, we found the perfect compromise on the edge of Negril's finest sands... read more »
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Destination: Montego Bay
Trip type: Beach, Family, Winter Sun
Travel east from Montego Bay and you will discover a number of exclusive resorts hugging the coastline. Keen to get a taste of Jamaica, I sampled two of them to find out what they had to offer... read more »
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Destination: Boa Vista
Mass tourism has reached the once remote and inaccessible Cape Verdean island of Boa Vista but, for the time being at least, it remains refreshingly unspoilt and largely undeveloped... read more »
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Destination: Iceland
The Northern Lights are accessible to all. So it's easy to get to the right place, crawl out of your hotel with cocktail in hand and watch the show right? Wrong. To improve your chances read my guide... read more »
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Destination: Cayman Brac
Pirates stopped of in Cayman Brac to replenish their supplies, with the abundance of turtles supplying fresh meat for the crews. But now the turtles are drawing divers to the Caribbean island... read more »
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Jamaica is a country full of life, colour and joy. The smells are intoxicating and the people sure know how to party. When you've been to Jamaica once you feel like you are always welcome to return... 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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Destination: Las Vegas
Don't chuck your hard-earned cash away. Avoid over-priced meals, find free drinks, and save your money for your buy-ins... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Luang Prabang
Trip type: Cultural, Winter Sun
With its many ancient monasteries, riverside restaurants and mountain views, the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang is gaining a reputation as a centre for languid luxury... read more »
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Destination: Melbourne
Trip type: Gap Year, Winter Sun
If you are heading Down Under over the British winter then 1) I'm very jealous, and 2) Head to Melbourne! ... read more »
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Destination: North Male Atoll
Trip type: Beach, Family, Winter Sun
After taking my 15 month old to child-friendly Bandos Island, I find out the Maldives is not just a paradise for honeymooners, it's a paradise for young children too... read more »
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Destination: Cap Skiring
Enjoy the winter sun with a guaranteed wow factor. Apart from sun worshipping, you can go cycling, fishing or explore the local culture, which has an exotic African flavour... read more »
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3
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Destination: Jaen
Walking the Sierra Sur de Jaen while taking in the views; asparagus, mushroom and orchid hunting; and practising Spanish in southern Spain... read more »
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