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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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View of harbour at Marina di Corricella, Procida

Procida and Salina: Italian islands for film buffs

Destination: Procida

The Italian islands of Procida and Salina are individually charming, justifying their role as locations for famous romantic films such as 'Il Postino'

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The old cathedral in Fréjus next to the Town Hall

Discovering the old and new Fréjus

by alicia

Destination: Frejus

There's lots to see and do here as well as the beach. Fréjus is a great place to stay while discovering the rest of the Côte D'Azur and the kids won't complain about "another quaint litle village"

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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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The Blue Nile Falls at Tis Abay

Hunting Hippos and History in Ethiopia

Destination: Ethiopia

Ethiopia has come a long way in the past few years and, as well as amazing wildlife and unique historic sights, offers a truly different experience for those prepared to seek it out

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Looking down on the restaurant in The Station

Romantic Richmond and its "Ivory Tower"

A mighty castle,a huge cobbled market place,an original Georgian theatre where you can appear onstage,walks beside the tumbling brown River Swale- fine ingredients for a special break,don't you think?

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The meadows where it all starts - Christoph Lingg/Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Schubert, cheese and hiking in Bregenzerwald, Austria

Destination: Bregenz

The connection between the music of Schubert, cheese making and hiking may not, at first, be obvious. A visit to Bregenzerwald in western Austria reveals that there is a strong connection

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