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Destination: Soller
If you love the smell of orange blossom and the taste of home-made ice cream, invigorating mountain walks and gentle seaside strolls, the town of Soller in Mallorca will suit you down to the ground... read more »
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Destination: Sardinia
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, playground of the rich and famous, is known as a place to splash the cash - but it's also possible to visit without a billionaire's budget... read more »
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Destination: Cefalu
After a week walking over the Madonie mountains in northern Sicily, there can be no better prize than the tantalising view of Cefalu... read more »
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Destination: Zakynthos
The Greek island of Zakynthos, liveliest in the Ionian, sizzles by day and gets even hotter after dark... read more »
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Much as it likes to perpetuate its jetset reputation, bargains do exist on the Côte d'Azur. Here are five stylish budget hotels, whether you're after summer beach or the French Riviera's winter sun... read more »
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This port city of Tenerife is the place to go for winter sun, nightlife and tax-free shopping – plus a pristine stretch of tropical beach. In Santa Cruz, you get two short breaks for the price of one…... read more »
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As simple pleasures go, eating heaps of the freshest oysters and mussels takes some beating. Add a few glasses of chilled cava and a view of the Med for a perfect day on Spain’s east-coast Ebro Delta... read more »
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Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach... read more »
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4.5
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Destination: Southwold, Suffolk
Trip type: Short Break
Take a winter break in the quintessential English resort of Southwold and find out exactly why it’s nicknamed Chelsea-on-sea... read more »
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4.5
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A week's budget travel by bus - with the occasional splurge - in Albania. Castles, ancient sites, historic towns and beaches create a heady mix of adventure... read more »
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4.333335
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Destination: Brighton
Brighton - this super-cool city by the sea has something for everyone; from the arts and culture to clubbing and pubbing....... read more »
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4.25
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The Whitsundays are eastern Australia's must-do destination – and sailing is the only way to see them. These islands, halfway between Cairns and Brisbane, are picture-perfect and pristine... read more »
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4.2
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Destination: Pulau Tioman
Tioman is paradise on earth. The small Malaysian island offers unparalleled tranquillity with sandy beaches, undisturbed nature, welcoming locals, and activities enough to thrill you for a good while... read more »
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Destination: Cork
Beautiful beaches, stunning cliff walks and some fine traditional food are among the highlights of a visit to Cork, one of Ireland’s real beauty spots... read more »
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Take in the beauty of the Bay of Naples and wander round the quaint city of Sorrento. Get tips for the best ways to pass the time in the city regarded as one of the finest in Italy... read more »
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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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A road trip from Biarritz to Barcelona offers something for all tastes: culture, tapas, wine, architecture, nightlife, sand and sea. Here's how we did it...... read more »
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4
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I was sceptical about taking a holiday on the English Riviera until I discovered good food and secluded coves in Devon... read more »
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4
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Destination: Morocco
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
Morocco’s premier surf destination, Tagazhoute is a return to how surfing should be - but with developers eyeing up the coast, it won't stay that way for ever...... read more »
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4
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Destination: Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Trip type: Short Break
There’s no need to jet off to far flung places when you can get golden beaches, luxury hotels and gorgeous countryside right on your doorstep, in the Isle of Wight... read more »
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