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View from the fort

Trogir: a jewel box of history and romance

Destination: Trogir

From its maze of medieval streets to its picturesque harbour setting, the Croatian town of Trogir offers a sense of solace and serenity that's a world away from sweaty flip-flop destinations

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Belle Vallee gardens in winter

A chateau or two in enchanting Normandy

Destination: France

Experience the ultimate unwind when you explore the peaceful picture-postcard spa towns and villages of rural northern France

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Friendly little Alvin...

Samode Bagh - a Rajasthani secret garden

by rwicks

Destination: Rajasthan

In the most beautiful garden I've ever seen, the emerald feathers of a squawking parrot catch my eyes as I lift them from my notepad. I'm in India, in a place called Samode Bagh...

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Vines at Chateau Viella

Madiran: heavy drinking, Tannat grapes and the Fete du Vin

Destination: Tarbes

Madiran in the Haute Pyrenees is an ideal spot to escape and unwind. And, if you visit in August, the village enjoys a vibrant, high summer wine festival

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Valletta, from Sliema (taken n my 23rd trip to Malta!)

Holiday on the island of Malta and make your own discovery

Destination: Malta

The guidebooks have got it wrong about Malta - discover the island for yourself (with a little help from me!)

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The art of Malaga

Destination: Malaga

More familiar as the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the breezy Mediterranean port of Malaga is also a perfect spot for art-lovers to while away a weekend

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The Hotel Marida

Greece -Discover Corfu's Cactus Hilton

by cayteye

Destination: Corfu

Over 30 years ago, hippies travelled to the village of Agios Ioannis, right in the heart of Corfu, to set up camp. It's now the perfect place to experience a real taste of Corfiot village life

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