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5
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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 »
#2/25
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5
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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 »
#3/25
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4.333335
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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 »
#4/25
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4
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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 »
#5/25
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5
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Destination: Lodeve
It's spring, and sleepy Lodeve is stirring, as visitors head for this corner of Southern France. Billed as the gateway to the Mediterranean, it's quite unique, and definitely worth stopping by... read more »
#6/25
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4
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Destination: Cape Town
Trip type: Winter Sun
Two world class gardens under the eastern flanks of Table Mountain; one barely ten years old, and one a century. Don't miss them... read more »
#7/25
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5
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If it's summer in Cape Town, then think "picnics". You don't even need to pack your own hamper. Here's where to go to set down your rug... read more »
#8/25
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4
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The Tsitsikamma Park, or "place of many waters", offered us the perfect opportunity to explore the beauties of South Africa's Garden Route, with a two day hike around this marine heritage coastline... read more »
#9/25
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3.666665
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Setting off on a round trip from Cape Town to the Garden Route, we explored the heartland of South Africa along Cape Route 62, with its vast mountain ranges and pretty historic farming communities... read more »
#10/25
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5
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A recent fatal shark attack off Fish Hoek Beach shows how sharks are posing an increasing danger on the False Bay side of Cape Town. Don't let that put you off, it really is a great place to hang out... read more »
#11/25
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4
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We recently travelled to Northern Tuscany by way of the French and Italian Riviera and with an overnight stop in Spotorno. We were in for a bit of a shock before we reached our final destination... read more »
#12/25
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4.5
(4 comments)
Destination: Wengen, Murren
High up in the Bernese Oberland lie the villages of Wengen and Murren, long time favourites of British skiers. Even if you don't ski, this snowy paradise is well worth a visit... read more »
#13/25
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3
(2 comments)
Trip type: Beach, Cruise
Whether your destination is Sicily or Sardinia, Majorca or Corsica, it's really exciting to arrive by boat. If, like me, you don't own an ocean going yacht, take a ferry; they operate all over the med... read more »
#14/25
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4
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Destination: Lodeve, Marseillan, Meze
If you are looking for a quiet spot to chill out in France but worry about keeping the kids happy, head for Herault in the Languedoc, where you are sure to find something to please everybody... read more »
#15/25
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4
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Destination: Cape Town
There's so much more to Cape Town than the city and the waterfront. Travel south around Table Mountain, where a green and pleasant land of nature reserves, forests and vineyards awaits you... read more »
#16/25
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4
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Destination: Montpellier
Why not take the family for a winter break in Montpellier, and add some French flair to your Christmas shopping at the "marche de noel"? You'll find lots of other child friendly things to do here too... read more »
#17/25
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4
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Destination: Alba, Cuneo
Would you buy a much sniffed at truffle? Well no, nor would I, but many flock to the Piemonte each autumn to do just that. But truffles aren't the only gourmet delight this beautiful area has to offer... read more »
#18/25
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5
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Destination: Montpellier
Are you looking for an uplifting holiday? Then fly into Montpellier for a short break, and let your spirits soar on a cloud of music... read more »
#19/25
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4
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Destination: Costa Brava
When the nights draw in, the Costa Brava may not seem the obvious place for a break, but believe me it still has an awful lot to offer... read more »
#20/25
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4
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Destination: Bologna
Piazzas, palaces, pasta and porticoes: there's so much going on in beautiful Bologna that it can be difficult to know where to start... read more »
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