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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anguilla’s ocean idyll (© Ashley Hubbard)

Anguilla: where life’s a beach

Destination: Anguilla

When it comes to great beaches, small is beautiful. Anguilla may be tiny, but this Caribbean island boasts 33 fabulous beaches. There is nowhere better for a winter break

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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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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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View of Ibiza Town from Talamanca Bay taxi-boat

Let’s go Ibiza-a-go-go

Destination: Ibiza

When it’s all gone Pete Tong, why not lift your spirits with the all-essential clubbing weekend in Ibiza?

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