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4.9
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There is no better way to buy French wine than direct from the maker’s vineyard. Here’s how to swill, sniff, spit and talk like an expert, and the best hotels to stay in... read more »
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4.846155
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Destination: Venice
Planning a trip to Venice? Here are some unusual suggestions and tips you probably won't find in your guidebook, including some of our favourite places to eat... read more »
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5
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Both are full-blooded cities of southwest France, with accents forged by cassoulet, fighting and rugby football. Toulouse is bigger, Carcassonne more visited. So which is the short-break favourite?... read more »
#4/667
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5
(6 comments)
Destination: Manchester
Manchester's reputation as a decadent party town is well deserved, but the huge variety of bars, pubs and clubs can be a little overwhelming. Follow this guide for a guaranteed great night out...... read more »
#5/667
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4.833335
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The Canal du Midi meanders gently through Languedoc, picking up and dropping off boat passengers en route. For landlubbers, equally gentle options lie beyond: the wines and slow inclines of Minervois... read more »
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Rating:
5
(3 comments)
Destination: Budapest
Trip type: Short Break, Spa
Budapest is the spa capital of Europe. Its Turkish baths, palatial Art Nouveau spas and five-star hotel complexes offer swimming, beauty treatments and even games of chess!... read more »
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5
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New York is a uniquely idiosyncratic city - and it's almost impossible to chart in a simple travel guide. The only advice? Make sure you know Fifth and Seventh Avenues!... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Barcelona
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
World-class architects and the cream of interior stylists have brought Barcelona's hotels sashaying into the 21st century... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Scotland
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
From rolling lowlands to majestic peaks and quiet lochs, the West Highland Way takes in the best Scotland has to offer – and hikers don't even carry their own rucksacks. Baggage handlers do that…... read more »
#10/667
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5
(5 comments)
Spain - a tour around the top tapas bars uncovers the best of Barcelona’s gastronomic scene, which tantalises the taste buds while you mingle with the locals... read more »
#11/667
Rating:
5
(5 comments)
Take a short ferry ride to the island of Lismore, off the west coast of Scotland, to experience a place of great beauty, unique charm, and total relaxation... read more »
#12/667
Rating:
4.75
(9 comments)
East and West meet in Germany's tranquil Moselle River Valley, offering rest, relaxation and an unexpected taste of India at the Parkschlößchen Ayurvedic Spa ... read more »
#13/667
Rating:
4.666665
(10 comments)
Destination: Antigua and Barbuda
Trip type: Beach, Cultural, Eco
Barbuda isn't an easy island to get to - but if you want to see how the Caribbean was before tourism took over, book your flights now and be blown away by the most beautiful beaches in the world.... read more »
#14/667
Rating:
5
(3 comments)
When I decided to ask my girlfriend to marry me, I shunned proposal hotspots Paris and Venice as too cliché. Instead, we headed to Slovenia, where Lake Bled provided the perfect romantic backdrop... read more »
#15/667
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5
(2 comments)
Manchester's Mecca of spice, Rusholme, boasts the highest concentration of Asian eating places in Europe. For foodies with a penchant for fiery, it's time to discover the city's famous Curry Mile... read more »
#16/667
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5
(3 comments)
Edinburgh is full of great restaurants to suit all budgets. Scottish food is world class and the restaurants highlighted here all have one thing in common - they are fabulous!... read more »
#17/667
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5
(2 comments)
Set in an azure sea just to the west of Tenerife is a peaceful nature-lover’s haven, an island of rainforest trails, dramatic gorges, low-key resorts and unspoilt villages. Welcome to La Gomera... read more »
#18/667
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5
(2 comments)
Skiing, off piste, apres ski, paraponting, heli-skiing, downhill racing - Val d'Isere has it all and more. Here's my guide to making the most of a winter sports break in the French resort ... read more »
#19/667
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Beaune
At the heart of Burgundy's famous Cote d'Or wine region is the pretty and historic town of Beaune – the perfect base for a French food and wine break, and easily accessible from the UK by train... read more »
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Rating:
5
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The Masai Mara, thanks to countless films and TV shows, is a magnet for tourists wanting that real safari experience. But stay at a camp outside the Reserve and enjoy the wildlife without the crowds... read more »
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