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Destination: St Ives
Summer may be over, but St Ives, the resort-cum-art colony on the southwest tip of England, is open for business year-round nowadays. Even in winter, there is a healthy charm about the place.... read more »
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Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí left his mark firmly on Barcelona. Escape the crowds on Las Ramblas to follow his trail, from the undulating paths of the Parc Guell to the 'melting' Sagrada Familia... read more »
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Destination: Barcelona
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Ever since Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympics, there’s been a buzz to this lively Mediterranean port that just keeps on growing... read more »
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Destination: Venice
From now until November, Venice hosts its modern art show – the Biennale. To make the most of it, stay at one of the hotels below and follow my guide to the best installations, shows and short films... read more »
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Destination: Tunisia
Trip type: Beach, Cultural, Family
Seeking a destination that’s easy to reach, not too harsh on your bank account and offers something for almost everyone? Try Tunisia! (Just watch out for the country’s many answers to Del Boy)... 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: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
The Louvre is one of the world's great cultural destinations but the surrounding area also makes a perfect base for shopping and nightlife or simply lapping up chic Parisian life... read more »
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Destination: Oslo
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Home to a large number of tortured geniuses and almost uniformly good-looking locals, Oslo is also one of Europe's prettiest capitals ... read more »
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Destination: Delft
A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there... read more »
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With roaming peacocks, open-air sculptures and dancing on the streets, Oviedo, Woody Allen’s favourite Spanish city, is a wonderful place to let your imagination run wild... read more »
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Destination: Metz
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Metz is one of the prettiest towns in France, but short on culture – until now. The Centre Pompidou-Metz museum will bring a touch of modern excitement to the medieval town... read more »
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Destination: Lille
If you want some French chic, culture, art and great food, you don't have to go to the capital - the answer lies an hour closer, in Lille ... read more »
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Destination: Sliema, Valletta
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break, Spa
Whether relaxation or stimulation, there's an island in the Mediterranean that has it all... ... read more »
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Destination: Malaga
Málaga is often considered little more than a gateway airport to the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol, but there's more to it than that - this is a city that oozes culture, history and Spanish style... read more »
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Even with only a short time to spend in Chile's capital Santiago, you can get a great impression of the lively city. Here's a walking tour of my favourite parts to help you cram in as much as possible... read more »
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Destination: Vienna
Take a walk around the streets of Vienna combining flamboyant architecture with modern art and lively cafés. You might even bump into Mozart!... read more »
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Destination: Berlin
There's much more to Berlin than what's in the guidebooks. Get off the tourist track and experience the city from the perspective of those who know and love it best - Berliners... read more »
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A charming small city in the northern Veneto, Treviso is the ideal destination for a quiet getaway or romantic weekend in a tranquil location - and Venice is just a day trip away... read more »
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Destination: Vienna
Vienna is one of the world's great cities. Palaces, opera houses and museums contrast with cheerful coffee houses, irresistible cakes, fun shopping and prancing horses... read more »
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Destination: San Francisco
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
If you want to avoid the tourist hordes in San Francisco, check out these suggestions for some more unusual activities to try and off-the-beaten-track locations to explore... read more »
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