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Palm trees and sunshine - perfect

Sunshine and sherry in Jerez

Destination: Jerez De La Frontera

The birthplace of sherry and flamenco, Jerez is a jewel in the heartland of sunny Andalucía, full of baroque grandeur, cosy bodegas and historic Moorish beauty

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Pont du Gard

Nimes: Roman ruins and first-rate restaurants

Destination: Nimes

Filled with an array of ancient Roman architecture and bursting with vibrant Mediterranean life, Nimes, the historic capital of France’s Gard region, is a great place to soak up some sun

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Valletta is encased in medieval fortress walls (© Malta Tourism Authority)

Soak up sun and culture in Valletta

Destination: Valletta

Bursting with baroque architecture, Valletta, the beautiful and compact capital of Malta, offers rich Mediterranean cuisine and a unique mix of Arab and European influences

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Christmas market

Cologne: city of carnival, Christmas and cafe culture

Destination: Cologne

Head to Cologne in winter, when this stylish, cultured city turns its attention to bustling Christmas markets, dazzling decorations, pretzels and hearty glasses of Kölsch

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Christ Church College, Oxford

The best of Oxford: town and gown

Destination: Oxford

Honey-coloured college quads, bicycling students in gowns and punts on the river – explore the stereotypes and more in Oxford, a great weekend break or a must-see on a trip around England

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Colourful tiles

Seville: city of fiestas, flowers and fine food

Destination: Seville

Enjoy fiestas, siestas and your fair share of tapas in the thriving Andalucían city of Seville, with its Arab ancestry keenly evident in the iconic cathedral and grand palaces

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Buchanan Street at night

Glasgow - City of style, culture and food

Destination: Glasgow

Scotland's Glasgow is emerging from its dark past into an era of stylish shopping, trendy designers, fantastic Victorian buildings and some top-notch food

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A taste of Peles castle

Transylvania: castles, culture and fang-free fun!

Destination: Transylvania

Transylvania: it's not all about Dracula, darkness and danger, you know! Visit during any season for a cultural and historical heaven - with some amazing scenery thrown in.

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Piazza Anfiteatro - Lucca

Leisurely Lucca and Northern Tuscany

Destination: Lucca

There is a timeless quality to atmospheric Lucca. Perhaps it is the narrow street plan, unchanged since Roman times, complete with forum and amphitheatre footprint

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Mellieha church

Malta: Mellieha and the Northern Beaches

Destination: Mellieha

Some people say Malta is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it! For me, it is the former and a love that began not long after I could walk

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