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Private beach at Nusa Dua

Bliss and beaches in beautiful Bali

Destination: Nusa Dua

With its colourful tropical flowers, spiritual temples, white sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters, smiling people and luxurious resorts, Bali is the perfect dream holiday destination

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Charming old town, Teguise

Luxury and lunar landscapes in Lanzarote

Destination: Lanzarote

Forget about package holidays and crowded beaches - discover the other side of Lanzarote, with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, rugged coastline and pretty whitewashed houses

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Valparaiso view from The Yellow House

The ups and downs of Valparaíso, Chile

Destination: Valparaiso

It's described as the Jewel of the Pacific, but you will need strong shoes, a head for heights and help from an unusual means of transport – the 'ascensores' – to get up Valparaíso's 42 hills

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The Cloth Hall in Market Square. Noworolski's is under the arches!

Krakow: past and present

Destination: Krakow

We did know a little about Krakow before booking a break there, but I have to admit that we didn’t really know about its history or that it had one of the largest Jewish communities in pre-war Europe.

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The iconic Auditorio de Tenerife

Sun, sand and shopping in Santa Cruz

Destination: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This port city of Tenerife is the place to go for winter sun, nightlife and tax-free shopping – plus a pristine stretch of tropical beach. In Santa Cruz, you get two short breaks for the price of one…

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Holy cows are everywhere in Jaipur.

The tastes, sights and sounds of Jaipur

by rwicks

Destination: India

It is Rajasthan’s most colourful city, guaranteed to leave your senses smitten. To navigate your way through the confusion, follow my advice on where to stay, what to eat and where to rest your soul

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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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Sun, sea and serenity in North Cyprus

Destination: Kyrenia

If your image of Cyprus is all rowdy holidaymakers and late-night clubbing, think again: head north rather than south and you'll find it is possible to have peace and quiet along with your sun

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Every Parisian view can't help but inspire and amaze visitors

Moi, myself and I... Why Paris isn't just for couples

Destination: Paris

Paris is renowned as the ultimate destination for lovers. So what does the city of romance have to offer solo travellers in search of culture, cuisine and adventure?

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Altes Rathaus Entry Crest, © Nichole Martinson

Bonn, Germany: brimming with Beethoven and bygone days

by nichole

Destination: Bonn

From Beethoven to former Bundeshauptstadt (federal capital), situated along the romantic Rhine, Bonn is the custodian and curator of musical and modern German history (play "video")

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