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Rockfeller Centre

New York – a winter escape on a budget

by Monique

Destination: New York City

Fewer tourists, less perspiration, and lower prices – what’s not to like about New York in winter?

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Albi from the River Tarn

Albi: a medieval southern French town with a violent past

Destination: Albi

Often overlooked in favour of Toulouse or Carcassonne, the town of Albi, at the centre of the anti-Cathar crusades and the woad trade, has a lot to offer the cultural visitor

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House decor detail

A cheap weekend in Prague

Destination: Prague

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Prague. We hoped that, with recession jitters and an exchange rate that looked dodgy, spending more time out in the sun would also save us money

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The Municipal House

Walking in a winter wonderland - a short break in Prague

Destination: Prague

It's a fact that Prague has joined the stag weekend destinations. But choose the right time and, for a romantic weekend of sightseeing, history, culture, shopping and food and drink, it’s hard to beat

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A typical house in Ko Kred

Ko Kred: a car-free island in Bangkok

Destination: Bangkok

Beyond the thronging streets of Bangkok lies an island where cars are forbidden and the skyline is no higher than a palm tree. Ko Kred is the perfect remedy when the bustling city becomes too much

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Greco Romana Theatre from the road to Castelmola

A passeggiata (stroll) along Corso Umberto: Taormina, Sicily

Destination: Taormina

I have walked Corso Umberto on many occasions and never tired of its eagerness to please, delight and surprise. Why not join me now, on my passeggiata, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Taormina.

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Montevideo: The Placio Salvo and the tomb of General Jose Artigas

Why Uruguay? Take a trip to Montevideo

Destination: Montevideo

Squeezed in-between Brazil and Argentina, the tiny nation of Uruguay is often overlooked. However, with some architectural delights, good food and fantastic beaches, it really is worth a visit

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The Corn Exchange

A shopping weekend in Leeds

Destination: Leeds

A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds

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White asparagus, emmental and egg gallette

Vaison-la-Romaine: a perfect Provençal village

Destination: Vaison-la-Romaine

I have always dreamt of spending a year in Provence. Unfortunately for me, a week would have to suffice. Staying in the picture perfect village of Vaison-la-Romaine was some compensation though

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Broadway Market, Hackney: a Saturday street market with its own gastropub

Hackney and Shoreditch: a trip through hip East London

Destination: London

A short hop from the tourist-trap West End, there's a part of London brimming with galleries, street markets, gastropubs and converted industrial buildings. Head out on a Saturday and make a day of it

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