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The Alps aren't just for skiing

by speleo

Destination: Slovenia

A breathtaking walking tour across the majestic Italian and Slovenian Alps is sure to leave you in peak condition. Just don't look down...

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Temple in twilight at Paestum

Twilight of the Gods on Italy's Amalfi Coast

by rgmunn

Destination: Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast offers a warm welcome and inspirational scenery. But the region is also of immense historical interest and includes one of Europe's best preserved monuments of the ancient world

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Burns cottage, Ayshire

Amazing Ayrshire

Destination: Ayr

Numerous castles, rugged countryside and plenty of links to Scotland's cultural heritage are all highlights of a visit to Ayrshire

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Limbo-ing under the border

Amazing Nicaragua

Destination: Nicaragua

Hospitable people, intriguing historical sites and dramatic landscapes (plus some particularly tenacious green parrots) all combine to make Nicaragua an essential destination for the ardent traveller

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View from La Vialla, Tuscany

Eight amazing and brilliant things to do in Italy

Destination: Venice

If you are planning a trip to Italy this year here are a few ideas for marvellous things to do, some of them unusual, some of them not, none of them expensive!

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Amsterdam Bridge - An amazing view of the centre of town

Amsterdam fine

by Marie27

Destination: Amsterdam

Beyond the drugs, stags and dancing girls, take a look through the hazy exterior and discover how Amsterdam has a lot to offer the fussiest of traveller

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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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Ravello: an enchanting Italian hilltop gem

Destination: Ravello

Outstanding views, a fabulous hotel, good food and drinks at great prices, and history galore - Ravello has it all. There’s even a beach down the road in Amalfi

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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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The Millennium Arch

Napier: an overlooked New Zealand gem

Destination: Napier

The small town of Napier on New Zealand's North Island is often ignored by travellers. This is a great shame as it is a charming place with a unique history

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