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Atlas Mountains and Berber villages - a spectacular sight.

Buying a slice of culture in the souks of Marrakech

Destination: Marrakech

Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights

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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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Town band, Corso Umberto

Taormina: a marriage made in heaven

Destination: Taormina

With its romantic setting high above popular Sicilian beaches, Taormina is Italy’s favourite wedding destination. Its medieval charm, restaurants and views of Moun Etna are a winning formula

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Durham Cathedral

Durham: a jewel in the north's crown

by Glynis

Destination: Durham

With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away

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The regal Roman Baths

A short break in England to beautiful Bath and beyond

Destination: Bath

Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages

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Delft

Culture, cycling and cafes on a citybreak to Delft, Holland

Destination: Delft

A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there

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Rustic and relaxed Trastevere, one of Rome's most charming areas to explore

Why Rome is a heaven-sent city

by KatyS

Destination: Rome

When it comes to architecture, Italy's capital isn't just Roman ruins. As the birthplace of the Baroque art movement, it boasts 900 of Europe's most beautiful churches. Here's three you must see

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The bright red Riesenrad in Prater Park

Have a whirl around Vienna's architectural sights

by Lucy C

Destination: Vienna

Take a walk around the streets of Vienna combining flamboyant architecture with modern art and lively cafés. You might even bump into Mozart!

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Free Hugs in Myeung-dong

Seoul: perfect for a Korea break

Destination: Seoul

As the capital of a little country sandwiched between Japan and China, Seoul can really hold its own

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Sunset from The Black Horse at Amberley

A long weekend in Stroud and the Cotswolds

Destination: Stroud

While in Stroud, discover the foodie heaven that is the farmers' market, observe beautiful views over five valleys, eat until you burst at gastro-pubs and stay in historic boutique hotels

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