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Lake Bled

Slovenia: a day trip out of Ljubljana

Destination: Slovenia

Castles, caves, culture, great food, bewitching scenery, colourful markets… and the best hot chocolate in the world. Slovenia has everything its European neighbours have – apart from the crowds

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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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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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Stop in Stoupa to discover a gentle side of Greece

Destination: Stoupa

Hidden on the southern tip of mainland Greece is the stunning resort of Stoupa; a traditional fishing village that simply oozes personality and charm.

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The Seine at sunset

A walk through literary Paris

by stokel

Destination: Paris

Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank

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The infamous Brooklyn Bridge

New York on a shoestring budget

Destination: New York City

One of the most popular cities in the world, New York is also one of the most efficient at separating tourists from their dollars. If money's tight, check out these tips for visiting on a budget

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Samode Bagh - a Rajasthani secret garden

by rwicks

Destination: Rajasthan

In the most beautiful garden I've ever seen, the emerald feathers of a squawking parrot catch my eyes as I lift them from my notepad. I'm in India, in a place called Samode Bagh...

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Lagoon view, Venice

Simple pleasures on a citybreak to Venice, Italy

Destination: Venice

One of the most popular cities in the world, Venice is more than a collection of famous sights to tick off - it's the perfect place to sit at a cafe, sipping a coffee and watching the world go by

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Geisha at the tea party

Kyoto: a fascinating base from which to explore Japan

Destination: Kyoto

Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world but with a few tips on saving money under your belt, you can still experience all the amazing culture on offer without breaking the bank

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