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Pollensa's Plaza Major - the main square

Pollensa: culture, calm and creature comforts

by Glynis

Destination: Majorca

Majorca was never on my travel wish-list - until a trip to the quaint, historic town of Pollensa revealed that there's far more to this Spanish island than sun, sea and sand (though they're there too)

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Granada - where the living is free(ish) and easy

Destination: Granada

A tour of the city of Granada in Spain in search of the very best in free food

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Rovinj, Istria: so much to see and do, yet very chilled out

Destination: Rovinj

The pretty coastal town of Rovinj in Istria is such a chilled out place with cycling and easy boat travel. Hotel Park is in a superb location between the old town and Punte Corrente forest park

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Rialto adventurers

Top tips for enjoying Venice, city of culture and romance

by Harry B

Destination: Venice

Once you have visited Venice’s most famous sights, there is still so much to see in this delightful city and the islands of the Venetian lagoon

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Beach at La Turballe

Exploring Brittany and the Loire-Atlantique border

by malabar

Destination: Guerande

The Brittany and Loire-Atlantique border contains a delightful blend of history,chateaux,seaside and salt marshes. With car,campervan or tent you'll be well catered for. Read my guide to find out.

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Altstadt and Schloss across the Neckar, ©Nichole Martinson

Tübingen, Germany: eating, drinking and thinking

by nichole

Destination: Tubingen

Tübingen is a retreat away from fast cars, Bier and Bratwurst where many of Germany's poets and thinkers waxed poetic and thought

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Venice in winter. Note the gondola-traghetto on the right.

Ten tips for saving money (and your soul) in Venice

Destination: Venice

Venice doesn't need to be a money drain. Putting in the prep and following a few simple rules will make for a more relaxed holiday - and help you focus on the charm and atmosphere of the lagoon city

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Altes Rathaus Entry Crest, © Nichole Martinson

Bonn, Germany: brimming with Beethoven and bygone days

by nichole

Destination: Bonn

From Beethoven to former Bundeshauptstadt (federal capital), situated along the romantic Rhine, Bonn is the custodian and curator of musical and modern German history (play "video")

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Font Magica, a relic of the city's 1929 international exhibition, it comes to life at night with a spectacular light and music show

Barcelona, Spain - the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Destination: Barcelona

Richard Baker visited the Catalan city and seaport, and saw the best and the worst it has to offer - including a near mugging!

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Iran - Persepolis, Esfehan and the road less travelled

Destination: Shiraz

The ancient city of Persepolis, 'half the world' in Esfehan, and some of the friendliest people in the world await the intrepid visitor to ancient Persia

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