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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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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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A giraffe in Kruger National Park, South Africa

South Africa: a solo traveller's guide

Destination: Johannesburg

Travelling alone in South Africa could not be easier. Using the Baz Bus route for backpackers, I visited Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Durban, Lesotho and the Drakensburg Mountains

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The view from our tent on Cockatoo Island

Sydney on a budget: sights and sites

Destination: Sydney

Camping on an island in Sydney Harbour isn't just a great way to save money - it also guarantees you a hell of a view. And it's not the only way to enjoy the city without breaking the bank...

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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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Lake Bled

Slovenia: a day trip out of Ljubljana

Destination: Slovenia

Castles, caves, culture, great food, bewitching scenery, colourful markets… and the best hot chocolate in the world. Slovenia has everything its European neighbours have – apart from the crowds

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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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