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A short, sweet, cheap education on the Scottish Highlands

Destination: Drumnadrochit

I took up a challenge - to educate three Kiwis in the basic history, food and cultural transformation of the Scottish Highlands. All on a budget!

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society

A decadent day in Edinburgh

by revere

Destination: Edinburgh

If you’re on a day trip to Edinburgh, forget culture and instead indulge yourself. Go shopping, sample whisky and don't forget the Champagne

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Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne, Dorset - a mellow weekend break

Destination: Sherborne

The ancient abbey town of Sherborne in North Dorset offers the visitor a delightful centre, either from which to explore a relatively unvisited part of the West Country or in which just to slow down

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Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

A wild weekend in the Scottish Highlands

Destination: Fort William

For a true taste of wilderness, retreat to Loch Ossian on remote Rannoch Moor in the Scottish Highlands

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The Canalside Cafe - warm and cosy with excellent food

A Christmas break in Birmingham?!

Destination: Birmingham

Join me as I fall in love with Birmingham's best winter offerings: the Christmas market and the canal side cafés, and find my preconceptions of Birmingham to be wholly incorrect!

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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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Relaxation at The Scarlet Hotel

Cornwall - a green and friendly corner of England

Destination: Cornwall

Cornwall is taking the lead when it comes to being green. Eco-friendly hotels and restaurants serve walkers, surfers, cyclists and those visitng the superb beaches and cultural offerings

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The Corn Exchange

A shopping weekend in Leeds

Destination: Leeds

A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds

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Scotland - a short break in Angus

Destination: Angus

Often overlooked by holidaymakers intent on discovering the grander landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the ancient county of Angus has lots to offer visitors at any time of the year

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Broadway Market, Hackney: a Saturday street market with its own gastropub

Hackney and Shoreditch: a trip through hip East London

Destination: London

A short hop from the tourist-trap West End, there's a part of London brimming with galleries, street markets, gastropubs and converted industrial buildings. Head out on a Saturday and make a day of it

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