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Lihou Island copyright Gilly Pickup

10 reasons to go to Guernsey

by gill19

Destination: Guernsey

From glorious beaches and fabulous food to witches' magic resting stones and spooky burial chambers (not to mention peace, perfect peace), Guernsey has all the ingredients for an ideal short break

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Cutting frozen tuna at the Tsukiji fish market

Tokyo: 10 free sights

Destination: Tokyo

A trip to Tokyo doesn't have to leave you bankrupt. Check out these 10 great free things to do in Japan's biggest city

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15 facts about Florence

Destination: Florence

Odd museums, secret passageways and local delicacies - check out the sides of Florence your guidebook might not tell you about

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Rue des Eaux is home to the Musée du Vin

The chic 16th - poshest quarter of Paris

Destination: Paris

Paris’s 16th arrondissement is chic, comfortable and smart. But it offers much more than just poodles and perma-tans. There’s fine architecture, wonderful museums and affordable bistros too

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Statues outside Zagreb cathedral

Zagreb - A New City Break for 2011?

Destination: Zagreb

Fifteen years ago, the Croatian capital was in the middle of a war. Now Zagreb is booming and tourists are starting to rediscover its elegant boulevards, ornate architecture and cafe society

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24 hours of family fun on a short break to San Francisco

Destination: San Francisco

Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay...

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Boston and the Charles River (© Greater Boston CVB)

Boston in 48 hours

Destination: Boston

As well as being the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston has always influenced much of the USA’s way of life, from politics to music

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The beautiful domes of the Blue Mosque in the heart of Istanbul's Old City

Istanbul on a budget

Destination: Istanbul

Not only is Istanbul the only metropolis in the world to straddle two continents, it's also a city where you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time

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A panel from Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’, on the Baptistery, FlorenceA panel from Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’, on the Baptistery, Florence

Tuscany on a budget

Destination: Tuscany

Taking a holiday in Tuscany doesn't have to mean breaking the bank - you can still see the best of it on a sensible family budget

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Night time looking towards the Historic Zone

Istanbul: a city on two continents

Destination: Istanbul

Standing on the very link between Europe and Asia, Istanbul also marries modern and ancient, and is one of the most amazing cities in the world

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