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Kanafa and Arabic coffee at Fattoush, Haifa

Akka: city out of time

Destination: Acre

The coast of Galilee is where cultures meet and history echoes through the stone streets of Arab Acre (Akka) and the chic cafes of Haifa

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Alderney

Alderney: Holiday Highlights

Destination: Alderney

Blonde hedgehogs, beautiful beaches and brilliant birdlife are just a few highlights of the third largest Channel Island

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Bell tower, Santa Ana

Tempting Tavira: an Algarve gem

Destination: Tavira

On Portugal's Algarve coast, pretty Tavira is a place to stroll around, sit at waterside cafes, eat pastries and watch the boats bob. It's also holiday heaven for beach-lovers.

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Roman bridge, Tavira

Island-hopping in Portugal: the wild side of the Algarve

Destination: Tavira

As the plane drops down into Faro, you catch a tantalising glimpse of them – the offshore islands of the Algarve. With their beaches, dunes, lagoons and seafood restaurants, the "Ilhas" are idyllic

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Lavender and petals right through the town

An Algarve blessing at Easter

Destination: Algarve

I'm not an especially religious person but I couldn't help but feel blessed to witness the Easter celebrations at Sao Bras, a small rural town in the Algarve, just 11 miles north of Faro

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Gooseberry Beach

All roads lead to Newport

Destination: Newport

Newport, Rhode Island is the perfect place for a summer vacation. You can’t help but be captivated by this little town by the beach with its character and charm and unique brand of entertainment

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Jake's, where rooms are

Jamaica: beyond the all-inclusives

Destination: Jamaica

Most visitors to Jamaica hole up in large, characterless all-inclusive hotels – but you don't have to. Here are five quirkier, small-scale and affordable alternatives with oodles of local charm

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Chiringuito El Cid, Mojcár Playa

Almeria: the unknown corner of Andalucia

Destination: Almeria

Got three or four days to spare? Then head for the pretty pueblo of Mojácar in Almeria, where you can soak up the year-round sunshine, explore desert and beaches, and eat wonderful local food

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Coast Guard Beach, Eastham (© Margo Tabb)

Cape Cod: where America goes to relax

Destination: Cape Cod

Looking for a special summer holiday? Cape Cod is known as one of America’s favourite vacation destinations. Great beaches; romantic inns, fine restaurants and history that goes back 400 years

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Interior of Hotel Plaza Colon, Granada

Nicaragua - Central America's best kept secret

Destination: Nicaragua

Nicaragua is Central America's best kept secret. It offers volcanoes, lakes, culture and beaches. It will appeal particularly to the independent traveller and to all budgets

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