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Culture comes free at the British Museum

London on a budget

Destination: London

London doesn’t have to be expensive - you just need to know where to look to find entertainment, shopping bargains and even spa treatments that are easy on your pocket

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The Emirates Palace Hotel

A cultural sheikh-up in Abu Dhabi

Destination: Abu Dhabi

With ambitious plans unfolding, the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi is aiming to become a major new cultural hub

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Beach near Cape Town

Cape Town: a natural beauty

Destination: Cape Town

Cape Town’s boast that it enjoys the most dramatic setting of any city in the world might just be true. This verdant oasis, sandwiched between mountains and sea, is, quite simply, stunning

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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (© Dave Rogers/Cayman Islands Department of Tourism)

A grand tour of Grand Cayman

Destination: Cayman Islands

To most people, the Cayman Islands are all about offshore banking or diving - which means the perfect beaches, wild interiors and cultural diversity are among the world's best-kept secrets

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A panel from Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’, on the Baptistery, FlorenceA panel from Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’, on the Baptistery, Florence

Tuscany on a budget

Destination: Tuscany

Taking a holiday in Tuscany doesn't have to mean breaking the bank - you can still see the best of it on a sensible family budget

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Gate and camellia at Tregothnan

A garden tour of Cornwall

Destination: Cornwall

A tea plantation, swaying palms, giant banana trees… who knew Cornwall was so exotic? Welcome to a magical tour of the southwest's horticultural highlights

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The Field of Miracles, with the Duomo next to the famous Leaning Tower

There's more to Pisa than a tower that tilts

Destination: Pisa

The famous Leaning Tower may bring the tourists in their thousands, but many miss the wealth of other interesting sights that Pisa has to offer

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The ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius lurking menacingly in the background

Pompeii: a city risen from the ashes

Destination: Pompeii

Nowhere else on earth gives as vivid an insight as Pompeii into how ordinary people lived 2,000 years ago - or shows so graphically how they died

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Toledo's cathedral dominates the old city

Toledo: city of steel with a soft centre

Destination: Toledo

It's well worth going on a quest to unearth the ‘real’ Toledo hidden behind a breathtaking collection of tourist-trap monuments

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Al Bicerin, doyenne of Turin's coffee shops

Turin: a tasty town

Destination: Turin

Turin is a fine baroque city that offers lovers of good food and wine a wealth of gastro treats to choose from

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