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The Field of Miracles, with the Duomo next to the famous Leaning Tower

There's more to Pisa than a tower that tilts

Destination: Pisa

The famous Leaning Tower may bring the tourists in their thousands, but many miss the wealth of other interesting sights that Pisa has to offer

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A taste of old Shanghai

Destination: Shanghai

Shanghai's well on its way to becoming another Manhattan or Hong Kong - so you’d better be quick if you want to catch the more historic side of the city

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Barcelo Carlton Hotel

A tour of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

by mouseuk

Destination: Edinburgh

Let me show you the attractions in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, from the Castle at the top to Holyroodhouse at the bottom

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The golden sands of Agrigento - still radiant in October

Seeking out Sicily's highlights on a driving tour

Destination: Agrigento

A driving tour of the Mediterranean's biggest island is a challenging but rewarding way to get under the skin of Sicily's stunning scenery. Grab a map and get on the road

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The Shambles

A Walk through York, through the Snickleways & into the pubs

Destination: York

What better way to spend a weekend than walking round the historic city of York, soaking up the atmosphere, getting lost in the maze of Snickleways and resting up in the great pubs.

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Diamond Rock (© cmt Luc Olivier)

Mad about Martinique

by alicia

Destination: Martinique

Martinique combines the best of the Caribbean and France, with lush vegetation, beautiful sandy beaches and fantastic food. And with eight rum distilleries on the island, they mix a mean cocktail, too

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The Watts Towers are a sight to behold (the scaffolding has gone now too!)

Cultural highlights of Los Angeles

Destination: Los Angeles

Sightseeing in LA doesn't have to be all about celebs and seaside posing: for those keen to experience a different side of the city, that glossy veneer conceals a world of cultural riches

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Ruins in the Abby Gardens

Bury St. Edmunds: East Anglia's historic picturesque town

by alicia

Destination: Bury St. Edmunds

In the past, pilgrims visited Bury St. Edmunds for its powerful abbey renowned all over medieval Europe. Today, Bury is one Suffolk's finest friendliest market towns

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HISTORIC: Krakow's main square

Historic Krakow, harrowing Auschwitz

Destination: Krakow

The beauty and history of Krakow, with its magical town square and royal palace, is in stark contrast to the horrors of nearby Auschwitz. Visit both, and feel the ecstasy and agony of Poland

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Spa treatment: enjoy a gondola massage while gliding past the Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Six grand hotels that really feel grand

Destination: St. Petersburg

Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey

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