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#1/219
Rating:
4.8
(5 comments)
Destination: North Island
Escape the crowds on New Zealand's North Island and head east to discover rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches, spectacular lakes and authentic Maori culture... read more »
#2/219
Rating:
5
(5 comments)
Destination: Vancouver
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
It's green, clean, and has to be seen! Even if you dislike cities, you'll love Vancouver... read more »
#3/219
Rating:
5
(7 comments)
With its quirky charm, its inspirational captain and its captivating story, the Falla shows the Great Barrier Reef as it deserves to be seen.... read more »
#4/219
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Nottingham
It will forever be synonymous with everyone's favourite outlaw. But with a vibrant student scene, Nottingham is also an essential place to catch the latest top bands and the freshest fashion styles... read more »
#5/219
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Lautoka
Trip type: Beach, Gap Year, Nightlife
A holiday in Fiji tastes sweeter during Lautoka's annual Sugar Festival. Find out what else to do in Fiji's second city, where the locals sway to a Bollywood beat... read more »
#6/219
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Katoomba, Sydney, Manly
Just because you're visiting Sydney as a backpacker doesn't mean you can't do romantic dates - try these three ideas for amorous outings that won't break the bank... read more »
#7/219
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants... read more »
#8/219
Rating:
5
(4 comments)
Vivacious and vain, breezy and blithe, posing around its shimmering harbour. Sydney is a sun-kissed show-off with a whimsical grin... read more »
#9/219
Rating:
4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: Fes
The Moroccan sacred city of Fez is the unlikely setting for some sinfully luxurious accommodation - its traditional riads (boutique hotels) are great places to stay. Here are five of the best... read more »
#10/219
Rating:
4.666665
(8 comments)
Venture deep into the jungle, where monkeys clamber over ruined temples, and prepare to unleash your inner Mowgli on a magical adventure into the heart of the Mayan empire... read more »
#11/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Salzburg
Salzburg is full of glorious architecture, quaint coffee shops, towering turrets and look-at-me churches - but it's also a thoroughly modern city, with great places to shop, eat and sleep... read more »
#12/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Taking a trip into the tropical rainforest of Taman Negara, peninsular Malaysia's premier national park, is a chance to get back to basics and immerse yourself in all things wild and wonderful... read more »
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Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Trip type: Gap Year
Looking for somewhere to stay in Thailand without blowing all your baht? Check out these backpacker gems in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Chang and Koh Phangan... read more »
#14/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Capri
With its designer shops and fashionable bars, beautiful Capri is a favourite with the rich and famous – but a holiday there need not cost the earth. Here’s how to plan a day while saving your euros... read more »
#15/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Paris
We all associate Paris with romance – and on a short break, its small, individual hotels offer a mix of urban glamour and villagey charm, comfort and privacy. Here are six of my favourites... read more »
#16/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
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 »
#17/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Rome
Trip type: Shopping
The delightful cobbled lanes around these two Roman landmarks are great places to browse for antiques, design, books, jewellery, and offbeat fashion items in Rome... read more »
#18/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Rome
Trip type: Shopping
South of Corso Vittorio you'll find Rome's most picturesque produce market, a whole street of cut-price fashion stores, and a scattering of quirky design and homeware emporiums... read more »
#19/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Rome
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
In a world dominated by global brands, Rome still abounds with small, characterful boutiques and delis. From Italian cheeses to shoes, oil paints and ecclesiastical cloth, the Eternal City has it all... read more »
#20/219
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Destination: Barcelona
Barcelona’s prettiest barrio - or district - has become home to some of its finest food shops. Take a mouth-watering tour... read more »
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