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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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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 jaunt into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest from Manaus

Destination: Manaus

Brazil's Manaus is the perfect place to begin your trip into the jungle. Once there, grab your camera, don your raincoat and bear witness to the array of ecological delights in the Amazon Rainforest

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The Buddha overlooks the pool at Parkschlößchen, © Nichole Martinson

A Touch of India in Germany's Moselle Valley

by nichole

Destination: Traben-Trarbach

East and West meet in Germany's tranquil Moselle River Valley, offering rest, relaxation and an unexpected taste of India at the Parkschlößchen Ayurvedic Spa

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Fancy a dip in the Mermaid Pool?

A short trip to Cornwall's stunning Lizard Peninsula

Destination: Lizard

If you only have a few days to spend on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, follow my advice on where to stay, where to find the best Cornish pasty and which stunning sights you must see

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Glide your way through Madrid on a Segway

Destination: Madrid

With a city as huge as Madrid there are so many reasons to visit the Spanish capital. But there are two big questions to ask - "where do I start?", and "how do I get around?"

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The atmosphere is electric when 13,000 spectators pack the open-air arena. There is a lovely restaurant at the top with panoramic views

Innsbruck, Austria: a city break with a ski holiday attached

by csenor

Destination: Innsbruck

I've always seen Innsbruck as a stress-free airport from which to access my favourite Austrian ski resorts only an hour away. However, it is more than that: a historic city with nine ski areas nearby

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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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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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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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