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Touring Jurmala’s huge beaches and dense forests on board a big old quad bike

A weekend in regal Riga

Destination: Riga

Tired of too many tourists and escalating prices? Head north for a weekend break in one of Europe’s most captivating and under-explored capital cities

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

A revitalised St Ives

Destination: St Ives

There are three very good reasons to visit St Ives right now: the ailing pound against the euro, a great new luxury place to stay, and a fantastic exhibition at the Tate

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Delft

Culture, cycling and cafes on a citybreak to Delft, Holland

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

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In the heart of Trastevere

Rome, Italy : a feast of art, architecture and gastronomy

Destination: Rome

In Rome for another day, or on a return visit? Read my ideal itinerary for seeing the cultural sights, art and amazing architecture of the Eternal City – and sampling its foodie delights

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Belle Vallee gardens in winter

A chateau or two in enchanting Normandy

Destination: France

Experience the ultimate unwind when you explore the peaceful picture-postcard spa towns and villages of rural northern France

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Ever wondered why Berlin doesn't have a Louvre?

by Corinna

Destination: Berlin

...because it has the Kulturforum! Berlin is not exactly famous for it's art galleries. Museum Island is visited by many tourists and for good reason. However, there are also important galleries here.

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Leeds Town Hall

How to spend a weekend in Leeds

Destination: Leeds

Once famous for its wool and textiles, Leeds is now a cosmopolitan and vibrant city ideal for a short break. The city is home to excellent shopping, culture, food and nightlife

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Lille is a cross-Channel flip for class... and chips

Destination: Lille

Eurostar has brought Lille within 100 minutes of London. A French city reborn and buzzing with prosperity, it would be silly not to take advantage

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The Seine at sunset

A walk through literary Paris

by stokel

Destination: Paris

Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank

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Lagoon view, Venice

Simple pleasures on a citybreak to Venice, Italy

Destination: Venice

One of the most popular cities in the world, Venice is more than a collection of famous sights to tick off - it's the perfect place to sit at a cafe, sipping a coffee and watching the world go by

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