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The lighter, brighter side of Berlin

The German city is renowned for its world-class art and modern architecture… but did you know about its urban beaches, canals and exotic Balinese gardens? This is the fun side of Berlin Read the guide

Fragments of Africa: the Cape Verde Islands

Gazing west from the Cape Verde Islands, nothing stands between you and Brazil. The exotic archipelago is little-known – but music-lovers, bird-watchers, divers, foodies and beachcombers will love it Read the guide

Orlando is great for kids of all ages

Although Orlando is indisputably the world's theme-park capital, there is more to this part of Florida than Disney-esque magic, a colossal mouse and topsy-turvy rides for adrenaline junkies Read the guide