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Interior of Hotel Plaza Colon, Granada

Nicaragua - Central America's best kept secret

Destination: Nicaragua

Nicaragua is Central America's best kept secret. It offers volcanoes, lakes, culture and beaches. It will appeal particularly to the independent traveller and to all budgets

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Amsterdam - taking the easy way round

Destination: Amsterdam

Forget bicycles - the boat is the easy way to get around Holland's top city destination

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View of Taormina from Madonna della Rocca

An insider's guide to Taormina, Sicily

Destination: Taormina

Get some tips on the best places to go in Taormina, on the Italian island of Sicily, at any time of year, from someone who "knows their chickens", as the Italians like to say

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Salt Flats at Santa Pola

Santa Pola - an exciting Costa Blanca resort

by dhb999

Destination: Santa Pola

Spain - Santa Pola is one of the Costa Blanca's finest holiday destinations with 10 beaches to choose from, many excellent restaurants and plenty of places to visit

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Paddling in the sea at Southwold, Suffolk (© Robin Weaver)

UFOs and caravans in Suffolk

Destination: Lowestoft

The county of Suffolk is a place of many treasures - some of them utterly unexpected

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Visit Gerona: Spain’s heart and soul

Destination: Figueras

Far from the madding crowds of the Costas, the gem-like walled city of Gerona is a haven of history, culture and top cuisine - with Dali on the doorstep, too

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The beach at Turtle Inn, Belize

Coppola's playground: Belize and Guatemala

Destination: Belize

Not content with making the ultimate jungle movie, director Francis Ford Coppola has created three jungle paradises – in Belize and Guatemala – where guests can stay. Here, he explains their charm

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Classic Paris: the Eiffel Tower

Culture and chic cafes, my passionate guide to Paris, France

Destination: Paris

Paris evokes images of l'amour, romantic dinners, strolls along the Seine, fine wines... and far too much to see and do. To make the most of a short city break, follow the tips of one who is smitten

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Chester: top spots and hidden gems

Destination: Chester

Chester's not short of cool places to shop and eat - but it's really hot stuff when it comes to history. If you know where to go, you can find fascinating treasures in the most unlikely of places...

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Graffiti near the cathedral

Drink beer and eat for free in Granada

Destination: Granada Province

Granada is best known for the Alhambra and the Albayzin. But it has another big selling point, too - bet you didn't know that a night on the town would earn you a free dinner!

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