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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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The Kabukiza, Ginza

Traditional Tokyo: a photographer's guide

Destination: Tokyo

According to the Japan National Tourism Organisation, Tokyo boasts seven of the country's 10 most popular sights - making the city a treasure trove for avid SLR enthusiasts and holiday snappers alike

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Helsinki at night (© VisitFinland.com)

Helsinki: a delightful city on the sea

by gill19

Destination: Helsinki

Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades

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Storks on belfry

Take a driving tour of Spain's Castilla y Leon

Destination: Spain

A short fly-drive holiday in Spain's largest province

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Cafe Central

Austria - a coffeehouse tour of Vienna

by jillap

Destination: Vienna

Winter is the perfect time to relish coffee as it was meant to be enjoyed: in the grandeur of Vienna's legendary coffeehouses

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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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View of Venice

Venice: finding tranquillity on a budget

Destination: Venice

Follow my advice (rather than the crowds) to avoid costly mistakes on your next trip to Venice

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The view at lunch

Sri Lanka, a changing island

by sbritt

Destination: Kandy

The recent end to the long civil war means that this spectacular island is becoming more and more popular with holiday makers and travellers. Beautiful scenery and jaw dropping wildlife await!

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Lanchid, Budapest

Cakes and coffee in Budapest: a foodie guide

by jillap

Destination: Budapest

Take a tour of coffee houses on both sides of the Danube to discover the distinctive characters of Budapest's twin cities and sample the best of European confectionery

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Porta Roma

Orvieto: a gem in central Italy only two hours from Rome

Destination: Orvieto

Perched high on a massive volcanic rock, Umbria's Orvieto is a fine mediaeval city with enormous charm. It may be best known for its brilliant wines but many delights await the enterprising traveller

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