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Midi-Pyrenees: a place in the sun

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

If you haven’t discovered France’s Midi-Pyrénées, you’re missing a short-haul gem

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The impressive main gate of Almeida has stood for over 200 years

Step back in history with a visit to Almeida

Destination: Almeida

Far from Portugal’s popular tourist regions lies Almeida, a land of amazing landscapes, picturesque towns, and some of the most impressive historical sites in Europe

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The Scenic Skyway at Katoomba and its wonderful views of the famous Three Sisters rock formations (© Scenic World)

On a high in Australia's Blue Mountains

by Lyn.Eyb

Destination: Katoomba

On Sydney's doorstep is one of Australia's most accessible wilderness areas, the Blue Mountains - well worth heading to for a breathtaking break from the city

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The harbour at Rethymnon (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Rethymnon: a touch of class in Crete

Destination: Rethymnon

Looked at one way, Rethymnon could almost be an eastern sheikdom; from another angle, it's more Miami. But head out of town, in to the hills, and it could only be Crete

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Beach near Cape Town

Cape Town: a natural beauty

Destination: Cape Town

Cape Town’s boast that it enjoys the most dramatic setting of any city in the world might just be true. This verdant oasis, sandwiched between mountains and sea, is, quite simply, stunning

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View of the port from the citadel, Calvi (© Adam Batterbee)

A taste of the high life in Corsica

Destination: Calvi

Calvi’s citadel gives you a soaring view of the sea and more than a glimpse of the rugged mountainous interior that helps to define the real character of Corsica

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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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Petting the wallabies at Featherdale Wildlife Park

The Blue Mountains - a 'true blue' Aussie getaway

Destination: Jenolan Caves

Canyons, mountains and waterfalls; hearthlands, gum trees and old tin sheds; stalagmites, stalactites and an underground river. The Blue Mountains offers them all, with fine food and culture to boot

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The Mourne Wall snakes along the mountain

Take a walk on the wild side: The Mountains of Mourne

Destination: Newcastle

Combine healthy, physical, outdoor exercise with great entertainment, fine lodgings and homely food for that well-rounded weekend break or short holiday in Ireland

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Dawn at Kasbah Baha Baha

Morocco - a taste of the south: kasbahs, ksours and desert

by agcc

Destination: Ait Ben Haddou

What better way could there be to escape the English winter than to travel south east from Marrakech and to explore some of the less well known areas of Morocco

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