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The infamous Brooklyn Bridge

New York on a shoestring budget

Destination: New York City

One of the most popular cities in the world, New York is also one of the most efficient at separating tourists from their dollars. If money's tight, check out these tips for visiting on a budget

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Annapurna South

Hitting a mountain high in Nepal

Destination: Kathmandu

How to avoid the crowds, and the costs, when you go trekking in Nepal

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The Harbour Bridge

How to spend a week in Sydney

by Wiggy

Destination: Sydney

A fortnight would be great – but what if you have just seven days to explore Australia's largest city? For advice on where to stay and eat, what to do and how to get around Sydney, read on

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Your carriage awaits: the Eagle Express to Rottnest Island

A day trip to Rottnest Island, Australia

Destination: Rottnest Island

Swapping homes with a couple in Fremantle, Western Australia, gave us not just a stylish apartment to live in, but a chance to see Rottnest island with its marine park, reefs and exotic wildlife

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Polperro and beyond, taken from the garden at Seavue

Polperro: a piece of Cornish paradise

Destination: Polperro

Even if you've been to Cornwall before, there's always more to discover. Picturesque, historic, dramatic and bohemian, the pretty village of Polperro deserves a place on anyone's must-visit list

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A romantic break at Center Parc

Destination: Lake District

Center Parc might not be the first place you'd think of going for a romantic getaway - but at Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, we found it had everything we look for in a happy weekend away for two

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Beyond the Golden Gate: a bike ride through San Francisco

by hannahb

Destination: San Francisco

Mark Twain famously said: 'The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.' If you hire a bike, you'll stay warm while acquainting yourself with this quirky California city

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Take a new look at Newquay

by tiwo

Destination: Newquay

Newquay hits the headlines in summer for its waves and wild parties. But visitors also flock to this Cornish gem for the ocean walks and views, historic hotels and the Britain's best fish and chips

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Temple of Bel

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Destination: Palmyra

Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

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Food at El Xampanyet

A foodie walk through Barcelona

by revere

Destination: Barcelona

As well as its famous cultural sights, Barcelona has lots to offer anyone with an interest in good food and wine. Try this gastro-themed ramble through some of the city's back streets for starters...

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