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Hot Spring Hopping in Kanto (part 1)

Destination: Gunma Prefecture

Soak away your stress in some of Kanto's best onsen with this guide to the some of the area's best and most unusual hot springs.

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Skelwith Fold: room with a view

Destination: Ambleside

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Ambleside in the Lake District, it’s clear why Skelwith Fold has been voted one of the best caravan parks in Britain

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Navigating locks

A summer cruise on the Thames

Destination: Oxford

Take a hot summer weekend, a spacious river boat and a few friends and family, and you've got all the ingredients for an idyllic weekend messing about on the river Thames

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Durham Cathedral

Durham: a jewel in the north's crown

by Glynis

Destination: Durham

With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away

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The regal Roman Baths

A short break in England to beautiful Bath and beyond

Destination: Bath

Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages

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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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Catching up on the village gossip in Arraiolos

Alentejo's hidden treasures

Destination: Alentejo

For those who want the complete opposite of a package tour to the Algarve, a pousada break in Portugal's undiscovered Alentejo region is perfect

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Yours truly dabbling feet

Beauty and the beach-the best of both in the Eastern Algarve

Destination: Tavira

One day a gurgling waterfall surrounded by luxuriant oleanders,the next an endless sweep of golden sand. Countryside and beach co-exist beautifully here and you're absolutely spoilt for choice

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The dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle

Cycling along the northeast coast of England

by cbaird

Destination: Northumberland

The scenic cycle route that runs from Newcastle to Berwick-upon-Tweed makes a great weekend break, passing beautiful beaches, pretty villages and dramatic castles as it winds along the coast

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Bedroom at Grayshott

Spa away in Surrey

Destination: Grayshott

Deep in the Surrey countryside is Grayshott Spa, a quintessentially English retreat that's tailor-made for city folk in search of somewhere to detox and relax

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