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Beautiful canals

Bruges: a taste of the good life in Belgium

by zara

Destination: bruges

Beer, chips and chocolate - and a beautiful UNESCO city with great architecture and pretty canals. Bruges in Belgium hits all the right spots

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Swindon Outlet Shopping Centre

England - Swindon: a surprisingly interesting place

Destination: Swindon

Swindon, in Wiltshire, is famous for railways and Honda cars but must have more going for it - it has just been officially twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida

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Some of the ceramic art from Ardmore

South Africa - a Natal Midlands Meander

Destination: Midlands Meander

South Africa’s Natal Midlands region is bursting with unique places to visit and is well worth devoting a couple of days of exploration to

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The Blue Mosque is the most distinctive feature of Istanbul's skyline

Istanbul - Byzantium of old is now a cool capital of culture

Destination: Istanbul

Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend

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This is where it all happens!

Austin, Texas: a boogie wonderland

Destination: Austin

For an exciting, fun-packed short stay or a stopover think Texas - the Lone Star state, JR Ewing and the Alamo. Now think Austin - the undisputed live music capital of the World. You'll love it!

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Dinner at Barn Asia

Newcastle upon Tyne - a grown-up girls' weekend away

Destination: Newcastle upon Tyne

A girls' weekend of fine dining, vintage clothes shops and culture in Newcastle upon Tyne proves that there's more to The Toon than Viz magazine and half-dressed revellers partying in The Bigg Market

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A trip to neighbouring Delos is a Mykonos must-do (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Absolutely fabulous Mykonos

Destination: Mykonos

To do the Greek island of Mykonos in style, you really need a private jet – flying charter is so infra dig, dahling. If money is no object, you’re on the right island

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Sunrise at Surfers' Paradise

Gold Coast Adventure: Surfers' Paradise, Byron Bay, Seaworld

Destination: Surfers Paradise

Probably the most family friendly destination in Australia, there is something for everybody on Queensland's Gold Coast - long stretches of golden fine sand, exhilarating parks and a unique village

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The 3 Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon

Panorama pilgrim: on holiday in Mpumalanga, South Africa

by zara

Destination: Pilgrim's Rest

Though small, the Panorama area of Mpumalanga is home to some of South Africa's most dramatic scenery, plus great dining and shopping opportunities - and national monument status

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Orlando street

Orlando is great for kids of all ages

by gill19

Destination: Orlando

Although Orlando is indisputably the world's theme-park capital, there is more to this part of Florida than Disney-esque magic, a colossal mouse and topsy-turvy rides for adrenaline junkies

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