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A panel from Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’, on the Baptistery, FlorenceA panel from Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’, on the Baptistery, Florence

Tuscany on a budget

Destination: Tuscany

Taking a holiday in Tuscany doesn't have to mean breaking the bank - you can still see the best of it on a sensible family budget

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From Vietnam to India on a P&O cruise

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

An honest waiter in Vietnam got our cruise off to a surprising and money-saving start before a tuk-tuk trip in India proved unusually expensive

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Want a beach party? Head to Rimini!

Destination: Rimini

The once faded resort of Rimini is now the hottest place to party with the beautiful people of Italy

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Yachts in front of Palma cathedral

Palma: a city break for sunseekers

Destination: Palma

To sample a real slice of Spanish life, head for the sunshine capital of the Balearics, Palma de Mallorca

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Beach near Cape Town

Cape Town: a natural beauty

Destination: Cape Town

Cape Town’s boast that it enjoys the most dramatic setting of any city in the world might just be true. This verdant oasis, sandwiched between mountains and sea, is, quite simply, stunning

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Hebridean queen: why Gigha's a top spot

Destination: Gigha

Tiny and enigmatic, the island of Gigha in the Inner Hebrides is proof positive that size isn't everything

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View of the port from the citadel, Calvi (© Adam Batterbee)

A taste of the high life in Corsica

Destination: Calvi

Calvi’s citadel gives you a soaring view of the sea and more than a glimpse of the rugged mountainous interior that helps to define the real character of Corsica

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On the road to Montanita

A surprising side of Ecuador

Destination: Ecuador

Ecuador might not leap to mind as a nightlife destination - but from the clubs of Quito to the full-on partying of Montanita, it's got more than its fair share of action going on

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Málaga: pretty as a picture

Destination: Malaga

Málaga may be reinventing itself as a cultural destination but there’s a lot more to this unfairly overlooked Spanish jewel

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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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