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Ireland: Discover Dublin on a €2 bike

Destination: Dublin

Explore Dublin via the pick up/drop-off bike scheme - the perfect way to discover the Irish capital on a short trip

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Inmate at the night zoo

48 hours in Singapore

Destination: Singapore

Don't just dismiss it as a stopover en route Down Under - the bustling modern city of Singapore has no shortage of fascinating things to do and see

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Menton: a Cote d'Azur gem

Destination: Menton

Not as famous as nearby Cannes and Nice, but no less glitzy and grand, the French Riviera town of Menton makes for a stunning, sunny break

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A girlie break in Madrid

Destination: Madrid

With designer shops, super-spas and all-night partying, Madrid is surely Spain’s most glamorous destination

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Shojoshin-in Temple, Mount Koya, Japan

A Buddhist retreat in Japan

Destination: Japan

It's a world away from frenetic Tokyo and the dash for the bullet train – the Daishi religion, and its heartland high up on Mount Koya in Japan, where visitors can stay and live like Buddhist monks

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A perfect Hong Kong stopover

Destination: Hong Kong

Break your jouney to Oz with a stopover in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where there's a wealth of experiences to be had, foods to be tasted and stunning landscapes to explore

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The entertainment team gets patriotic as Ventura leaves another port

Cruising the Med - in a very British style

Destination: Southampton

From quoits to bungee jumping, P&O's newest superliner, Ventura, offers a taste of Britain Noughties style, as it takes in the hotspots of the Mediterranean

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A typically lavish performance of Turandot at the lakeside Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago

Hit a high note on Tuscany’s Puccini trail

Destination: Tuscany

For opera buffs, following in Puccini's footsteps around Tuscany and watching his works performed under the stars in Torre del Lago makes for a blissful break

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Enjoy the view of Lake Pichola at sunset (© Gareth Lofthouse)

Live the life of a maharaja in Rajasthan

Destination: Jodhpur

You don’t need a bank account at Coutts to live like a royal – just head to Rajasthan, where you can hop from one regal palace to the next

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Here’s to saving money in New York – so you can splurge it on cocktails!

New York on a budget

Destination: New York City

Pricey hotels and a plummeting pound make a holiday in New York more expensive than it’s been for years. So try these tips to make your money go further

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