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Destination: Salzburg
As well as having a picture-perfect setting, Salzburg also boasts pretty buildings, natural beauty, culture galore, hearty cuisine and excellent shopping. And, of course, music, music, music!... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Montmartre is just a mile from the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar train will deposit you for a weekend of frankly shocking exuberance. There's a new dance in town which is not for the faint-hearted... read more »
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Destination: Hampi, Hospet
It is a little like Kathmandu used to be, before the tourist numbers swelled. In Hampi, southern India, a laid-back, easy-going welcome awaits travellers at what is now a World Heritage site... read more »
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The Moroccan city of Marrakesh is a frenzied, fascinating place, where the lives of the locals are played out like street theatre - go now for an incredible experience that will last a lifetime... read more »
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Destination: Syria, Aleppo, Hamah
The Syrian city of Aleppo makes a sensational destination for a short break, with an incredible souk to barter in, impressive citadels and castles to explore, and some great hotels and restaurants... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Why be just another tourist in a hotel when you could rent a Montmartre loft flat or Left Bank penthouse and experience Paris like a native? Here's how to live la vie parisienne - at least briefly...... read more »
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Destination: Luang Prabang
Trip type: Cultural, Romance, Spa
For a relaxing break you can't top the peaceful sanctuary of Laos' spiritual capital. Mingle with a multitude of resident monks, wonder at ancient Buddhist temples and witness a glorious Mekong sunset... read more »
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Destination: Kotor
The attractive walled town of Kotor in Montenegro, beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains, is an absolute joy. Get there now, before the tourist hordes discover it... read more »
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Destination: Barcelona
You know you're alive when you visit the Catalan capital – whether funky boutique shopping, avant garde architecture or wonderful cuisine is your scene, Barca has it all, and some!... read more »
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Destination: Agra
Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips... read more »
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An artistic weekend in Amsterdam designed to give you a taste for continental living. And how! Prepare to lose a few clothes and inhibitions along the way...... read more »
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Destination: Prague
It is one of Europe's best preserved medieval city centres, with a touch of Bohemian fantasy. If you have ever wondered what it's like to travel back in time, Prague is your kind of place... read more »
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You can tour the White House and Michelle Obama's vegetable patch if you wish, but there is more to Washington than political life – museums, art galleries and colonial Georgetown, for a start... read more »
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Destination: London
Spend a few days exploring the River Thames and you will get to know the true London from a unique perspective as unknown sides to the capital become gloriously clear. ... read more »
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The wild coast of California, with its long white sands, surfers and never-ending breakers, is familiar from song lyrics and movies. To experience it for real, check out these four San Diego beaches... read more »
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With its 60 miles of coast, Goa in India has a beach (and a hotel) to suit every taste, from budget to super-luxury. It's not quite like the old days, but there are spots where you can truly chill out... read more »
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Destination: Spain, Valencia
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
For a short break featuring magnificent ancient architecture together with classic modern design, Valencia has few peers. Old Town, futuristic science park, landscaped port, beaches - it has the lot... read more »
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