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Sagres harbour

Where to eat in the western Algarve

Destination: Lagos

Eating out, for me, is a pleasure, a privilege to be shared. Read my selection of restaurants and cafes in the western Algarve where you can enjoy local delicacies in lesser known locations

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Cliff walk from Burgau

Amazing Algarve by road through stunning Spain

Destination: Burgau

Fuelled by a sense of adventure and exploration we drove through Spain to discover a warm and peaceful Portugal

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Yours truly dabbling feet

Beauty and the beach-the best of both in the Eastern Algarve

Destination: Tavira

One day a gurgling waterfall surrounded by luxuriant oleanders,the next an endless sweep of golden sand. Countryside and beach co-exist beautifully here and you're absolutely spoilt for choice

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Tivoli Marina Hotel

Vilamoura: the Algarve's playground

by Drifter

Destination: Vilamoura

With its stylish marina, beach bars and restaurants, Vilamoura is a purpose-built shrine to pleasure – ideal for a short break. Just up the road is Quarteira, where you can savour the real Portugal

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All peace and quiet on Algarve’s western front

Destination: Algarve

Head to the Algarve, the very tip of Europe, to discover world-class beaches, beautiful landscapes, captivating towns and the best of Portuguese cuisine

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Recycled materials and local art blend into the architecture

Self-catering is all plain sailing in St Ives

Destination: St Ives

Cornwall may be famous for its cream, spectacular natural coastline and artistic heritage - but it’s also a great place to go green, with plenty of eco-gems to discover in St Ives

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Jake's, where rooms are

Jamaica: beyond the all-inclusives

Destination: Jamaica

Most visitors to Jamaica hole up in large, characterless all-inclusive hotels – but you don't have to. Here are five quirkier, small-scale and affordable alternatives with oodles of local charm

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Gooseberry Beach

All roads lead to Newport

Destination: Newport

Newport, Rhode Island is the perfect place for a summer vacation. You can’t help but be captivated by this little town by the beach with its character and charm and unique brand of entertainment

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Maya temple at Tulum

All Inclusive on Mexico's Mayan Riviera

Destination: Yucatan Peninsula

Fancy yourself as Indiana Jones exploring lost cities and lush jungle but without the leaches, bugs and hardship? Try an all inclusive holiday on Mexico's Caribbean coast

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The beach at Guadalvaca

Cuba - all inclusive at Guardalavaca

Destination: Guardalavaca

A fascinating window on one of the last bastions of communism - to be enjoyed with a touch of luxury

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