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Destination: Taormina, Sicily
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
From walking up Europe's highest active volcano to people-watching on the chic streets of Taormina, Sicily has no shortage of riveting experiences ... read more »
#182/1200
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Enjoy shopping heaven in Paris with my guide to the best areas to shop on the Right Bank... read more »
#183/1200
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Destination: Somerset
South Somerset's easy cycling in perfect English countryside makes for a lovely circular tour, with great scenery, great B&Bs and great pubs... read more »
#184/1200
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Away from the raucous, beach-based fun that draws most people to Tenerife is a tranquil world of heritage towns, rustic cuisine and eerie volcanic landscapes. The secret? Head north... read more »
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Billed as ‘the new Tuscany’, Puglia in Italy is famous for its food, beaches – and Brits staying in restored masserias (farmhouses). To avoid the crowds, head for coastal Gallipoli or Martina Franca... read more »
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Destination: Sydney
Camping on an island in Sydney Harbour isn't just a great way to save money - it also guarantees you a hell of a view. And it's not the only way to enjoy the city without breaking the bank...... read more »
#187/1200
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Destination: Oslo
Jotunheimen (which means 'home of the giants') is one of the best places in Norway for lovers of the great outdoors, with magnificent mountains and beautiful lakeside trails to explore... read more »
#188/1200
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Destination: Essex
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
South Essex has unexpected charms, from upscale shopping to good bird-watching - and not a white stiletto in sight!... read more »
#189/1200
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Las Vegas is a city like no other, with opulent hotels, lavish entertainment, non-stop fun – and a host of free attractions. In this guide, I hope to help first-timers get the most out of Sin City... read more »
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Destination: Florence
Florence is home to some fabulous places to eat, but they're not always easy to find. To save you valuable time and effort, here are my tips on the best places to head for guaranteed good food... read more »
#191/1200
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Destination: Sliema, Valletta, Comino, Mdina
Trip type: Short Break, Spa
You might think it’s just a big, hot rock in the Med, but there’s a whole lot more to Malta than meets the eye ... read more »
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Destination: Montpellier
Trip type: Short Break
The vibrant university town of Montpellier is one of the most dynamic in France - and by way of a bonus, it’s also just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean... read more »
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Despite designer hotels and chic boutiques, Madrid is still a city steeped in tradition, from loyal crowds at bullfights to backstreet bars with unexpected rituals... read more »
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Destination: London
Trip type: Family, Short Break
Camping in London in the colder months – you'd have to be mad, right? Well, no - give it a go, and you'll find it's actually quite a fun, cost-canny and convenient option... read more »
#195/1200
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Destination: Luxembourg
Trip type: Short Break
Luxembourg is often written off as little more than an expensive financial base - but with stunning scenery, centuries of history and a beautiful capital, that couldn’t be further from the truth... read more »
#196/1200
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Destination: Lisbon
Trip type: Short Break
Explore the many sides of Lisbon’s character and you'll find this beautiful, gleaming city has plenty to cheer even the famously reserved locals ... read more »
#197/1200
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Destination: Madrid
The Mercado de San Miguel is a magnet for foodies in the Spanish capital. Sample the mouthwatering fare of its food stalls, then set off on a tapas crawl of Madrid or join an evening wine tasting... read more »
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Destination: Verona
With so much to see and do in Italy, Verona is often sacrificed for Venice and Milan – but on a two-day short break, you can get to know a city that is famous for more than just Romeo and Juliet... read more »
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Destination: Berlin, Germany
Germany: Berlin is an all dancing, all singing, vibrant city, sadly with a turbulent history. Taking a few hours out and walking the Berlin Wall is 'living history' and well worth the effort... read more »
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Destination: Beijing
Avoid the stressful haggling of Yashow and the tourist crowds of the Silk Market in Beijing. Instead, follow my advice on where to shop, eat, stay and find a real bargain in the Chinese capital... read more »
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