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The Cathedral Close

Exeter: history, shopping and eating

Destination: Exeter

Exeter, the historic capital city of Devon, has so much going for it that any visitor would be hard pressed to exhaust all the options during a weekend, or even a week. Read on for my recommendations

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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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The El Mouradi Palace got the thumbs-up from us!

Tunisia: culture, history and 'Only Fools and Horses'

Destination: Tunisia

Seeking a destination that’s easy to reach, not too harsh on your bank account and offers something for almost everyone? Try Tunisia! (Just watch out for the country’s many answers to Del Boy)

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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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War Cemetery in Normandy

Tasting Champagne in Reims and Epernay, France

Destination: Reims

Wanting to get away for the weekend from the UK, but don't want to break the bank? Take a drive down to Reims and Epernay in the Champagne region and get to try lots of Champagne too

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Mountain villages on Santo Antao Island

Exploring Cape Verde and meeting the Sheriff of Nottingham

Destination: Sal

Island-hopping and trekking in the Cape Verde Islands: a funky fusion of African hospitality, Latin American music, Caribbean-style beaches and Portuguese heritage

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French Cuisine:  Escargot

Surprising Strasbourg: eating, drinking and exploring

Destination: Strasbourg

Strasbourg is probably the ultimate European City, combining French and German cultures. Fine dining, fine wine and fine buildings are on offer

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Central High School

Arkansas and the rock of Little Rock

Destination: Little Rock

Find out how former President of the US (and Arkansan) Bill Clinton oversaw a transformation of the state capital, proving to be a rock for Little Rock. Then discover what you can do in the city

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Strawberry Fields

Central Park, the heart and lungs of New York City

Destination: New York City

If you're feeling exhaustion in New York - perhaps the world's busiest city - head for Central Park. There's so much to see and doing it justice will take far longer than you might think

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