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Christmas lights in Florence

A Tuscan Christmas: winter magic in Florence and Pisa

Destination: Florence

Market stalls piled high with lovely food, trattoria waiters with time to chat and no queues (except at Tiffany's on Christmas Eve, but that's another story); Florence and Pisa are a delight in winter

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The Malardrottningan Boat Hotel

Sweden - Stockholm on a shoestring

Destination: Stockholm

Forget Sweden's reputation for being expensive - with a weak Swedish Krona your holiday cash goes further in Stockholm than you might imagine

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Cahors from the River Lot

France: Cahors - a haven in the midi-Pyrenees

by malabar

Destination: Cahors

A short break in the French town of Cahors offers a glimpse into another age, pleasing scenery, great food, vineyards and a wonderful feeling of being included. What's not to like?

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Dawn at Kasbah Baha Baha

Morocco - a taste of the south: kasbahs, ksours and desert

by agcc

Destination: Ait Ben Haddou

What better way could there be to escape the English winter than to travel south east from Marrakech and to explore some of the less well known areas of Morocco

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The Galway Hooker - Eyre Square

Top tips for a grand weekend in Galway City

Destination: Galway

Galway - steeped in music and history; filled with friendly folk, festivals and crammed with cosy pubs, culture and craic. Get yourself to Galway; City of Tribes, Vibes and the time of your lives....

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Mt. Tiede

The Canary Islands: A Volcanic Masterpiece

Destination: Tenerife

Sprinkeld just west of Moroccan shores, the sun-kissed, pleasantly tempered Canary Islands abound in natural, cultural and archaeological wonders.

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UFO in Lille Flanders station (Mike Martin)

A Fantastic weekend in Lille

Destination: Lille

A silver, bulbous UFO hangs from the ceiling of the train station and a ghost train features a small girl crying over her dead badger. It can only mean one thing, the Lille 2012 festival, Fantastic.

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Montego Bay

Get out and about in Montego Bay

Destination: Montego Bay

Most people visiting Montego Bay in Jamaica hide themselves away in all-inclusive hotels, but there's plenty to discover if you get out and about

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Russell Square gardens

Bloomsbury: explore the heart of academic London

Destination: London

Home to artists and intellectuals in the 1930s and the University of London today, Bloomsbury's Georgian garden squares, museums and galleries are well known, but there are hidden spots to discover

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venice_masks

Venice – Camera, lights, action!

by tanktop

Destination: Venice

Discover the places where some of cinema's best-loved films (and some lesser ones) were made.

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