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Founding of New Orleans

Jambalaya and jazz in New Orleans

Destination: New Orleans

The annual Jazz and Heritage Festival is an exciting time to visit New Orleans, with live music on every street corner, great Southern-style food to feast on and a really warm welcome from the locals

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Distant Hohnburg Castle & Dom St Rupert across Salzach River

Music and markets in Salzburg

Destination: Salzburg

As well as having a picture-perfect setting, Salzburg also boasts pretty buildings, natural beauty, culture galore, hearty cuisine and excellent shopping. And, of course, music, music, music!

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Rovinj

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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Pillow fight with a bull !

To Bayonne and beyond: Aquitaine, France

Destination: Bayonne

The Basque capital city of Bayonne offers you a fantastic location with great food, drink, architecture and culture; and probably one of the best parties you are ever likely to experience

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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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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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Esfehan

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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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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