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You'd swear it was Mexico - but it's actually Almeria

Lights, camera, Almeria!

Destination: Almeria

Head for southern Spain to discover how one small, dusty corner of Andalucía has played a large part in Hollywood history

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Old and new in Alonissos

Destination: Alonissos

Hilly and green, the Greek island of Alonissos offers walking, swimming, messing about in boats and an escape from the crowds, even in high season

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The parish church in Alvor

Rest, relaxation and restaurants in unspoilt Alvor

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Destination: Alvor

The village of Alvor in the Algarve is charmingly unspoilt. Unlike some of its larger neighbours along the coast, it has retained its unique character and friendly feel

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White-walled minimalism at Relais Blu

Beyond Positano: the other Amalfi Coast

Destination: Amalfi Coast

A few hundred tourists can turn the steep cliffs, coves and narrow roads of Positano and Amalfi into human cattle runs. For a taste of the Italian good life and how the peninsula used to be, head west

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La Jolla coast

Surfing and family fun in sunny San Diego, America

Destination: San Diego

San Diego is a vibrant city with a unique culture, stunning beaches and tantalising food. It's also a perfect year-round destination for families, with loads of exciting things to see and do

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Interior of Hotel Plaza Colon, Granada

Nicaragua - Central America's best kept secret

Destination: Nicaragua

Nicaragua is Central America's best kept secret. It offers volcanoes, lakes, culture and beaches. It will appeal particularly to the independent traveller and to all budgets

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Marettimo (© Adam Batterbee)

Chilling out on an Italian island

Destination: Sicily

Peace and calm await on Marettimo, the most remote of Sicily’s Egadi Islands, where Africa is closer than Europe

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Local seller in Puerto Plata, Domincan Republic

Dominican Republic: an island on the up

Destination: Dominican Republic

Forget the all-inclusive reputation - the Dominican Republic now has some pretty hip hotels just waiting to be discovered

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Palm-fringed beach to the north of Anjuna

Goa: an Indian gem

Destination: Goa

Goa's famous for its beaches - and rightly so - but this former Portuguese colony on India's west coast also has a wealth of other natural and cultural highlights that might surprise you

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Beach near Hoi An

Suited and booted in charming Hoi An

Destination: Hoi An

The Vietnamese town of Hoi An is the place to head for an abundance of sunshine, untouched beaches and tailor-made clothes to suit all tastes and desires

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