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Korčula Town

Korčula's a jewel

Destination: Korcula Town

According to local legend, Marco Polo was born in Korčula and chose to enjoy his twilight years there. It's easy to see how this lovely Croatian island could have captivated the great adventurer

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The harbour at Rethymnon (© sargasso-travelimages.com)

Rethymnon: a touch of class in Crete

Destination: Rethymnon

Looked at one way, Rethymnon could almost be an eastern sheikdom; from another angle, it's more Miami. But head out of town, in to the hills, and it could only be Crete

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Want a beach party? Head to Rimini!

Destination: Rimini

The once faded resort of Rimini is now the hottest place to party with the beautiful people of Italy

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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (© Dave Rogers/Cayman Islands Department of Tourism)

A grand tour of Grand Cayman

Destination: Cayman Islands

To most people, the Cayman Islands are all about offshore banking or diving - which means the perfect beaches, wild interiors and cultural diversity are among the world's best-kept secrets

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Menton: a Cote d'Azur gem

Destination: Menton

Not as famous as nearby Cannes and Nice, but no less glitzy and grand, the French Riviera town of Menton makes for a stunning, sunny break

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View from the balcony of our hotel room

Majorca on a budget

Destination: Alcudia

The lovely resort of Alcudia in Majorca has a nice relaxed charm and a wealth of activities on offer, making it a great place for a budget break

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A view from the Hamilton Estate

Nevis: a hidden gem

Destination: Nevis

Palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforest and pretty plantation houses converted into romantic hotels - the Caribbean island of Nevis has all the classic ingredients for an idyllic honeymoon

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The view from the steps up to the lighthouse in Byron Bay

Surfing on a shoestring on Australia’s east coast

Destination: Byron Bay

In a van big enough to house two people, two surfboards, one gas stove and a few clothes, we drove from Sydney up the east coast of Australia, surfing all the way

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Vathi, gateway to the island of Meganisi

Meganisi: a walk back in time

Destination: Ionian Islands

On the tiny Ionian island of Meganisi, you'll find deserted beaches, plenty of silence and a slice of the real Greece

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East coast road with views over Bathsheba

A beach bum's guide to Barbados

Destination: Barbados

Yes, the people are warm and friendly, and the rum flows freely - but the real reason to go to Barbados is to make the most of those beautiful beaches

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