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Once known for bombs and bullets, now Belfast is all about cocktails and craic, not to mention black taxi tours to former trouble spots and an eye-opening experience on a big wheel... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Short Break
Happily for these credit-crunched times, much that is wonderful about Paris is free, from strolling along its leafy boulevards to chilling out beside the Seine... read more »
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
Stylish Istanbul is a shopper’s paradise, but chic boutiques and glossy shopping malls are only half the story. Don’t miss the total sensory overload of the city’s most ancient bazaars... read more »
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5
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With its monuments, Gothic churches and bookshops, the old university district of Paris is a tourist trap. Delve deeper, and find a place where Parisians actually live. Here’s how to enjoy it in a day... read more »
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Destination: Marrakech
If shopping's your thing, then head to Marrakech, where bartering for a bargain is an ancient art form. You can shop till you drop and then recharge in one of the city’s boutique riads... read more »
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Destination: London
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
You can buy anything in one of London's street markets, from antique paintings to red snappers and old car parts. But they're more than just markets – they're a living part of the city's culture... read more »
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4.5
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Good things come in small packages: even counties! Rutland not only has unspoilt countryside and pretty historic towns and villages, but is also a gourmet's delight ... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Nice
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
A must-read guide to the hottest spots in Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera... read more »
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Destination: Bristol
A short break in Bristol gives you the chance to investigate the city's laidback style, taking in wildlife encounters, pirate walks and girlie cocktails along the way... read more »
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4
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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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4
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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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4
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Destination: Majorca, Pollenca
Majorca was never on my travel wish-list - until a trip to the quaint, historic town of Pollensa revealed that there's far more to this Spanish island than sun, sea and sand (though they're there too)... read more »
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Destination: London
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
London has a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s greatest style capitals and, in particular, a leader in street fashion... read more »
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Destination: Lyon
Don’t let the weak pound spoil your fun in France’s gastronomic capital ... read more »
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Whether you're shopping for a picnic, counting the number of cheeses on sale or simply observing Parisians at play, head for one of the 80 street markets dotted across Paris. Here's where to find them... read more »
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4
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Melbourne might have a chilled mellow exterior, but this city takes its food seriously. Dig a little deeper and you will discover a melting-pot of exciting flavours and a vibrant exciting food scene... read more »
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3.666665
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A little known fact about London is that, sometimes, you can find a little village nestled in a very big city. Bermondsey Street is London's next village high street. ... read more »
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Destination: Stockholm
For Christmas cynics, a winter break in Stockholm is just the thing to put the magic back into the festive season ... read more »
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3
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Within an hour of Geneva airport lies the hidden gem of Annecy, where spending a few days by the lake is the perfect antidote to a busy life and hectic work schedule... read more »
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3
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Destination: Paris
If you've already chomped croissants on the Champs Elysées and seen the famous sites, go off the beaten tourist track and experience Paris like a Parisian... read more »
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