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The amazing Roman bridge that still carries traffic today, two thousand years after it was built

Rimini: much more than a beach holiday

Destination: Rimini

Rimini may be well known as Italy’s major ‘sun, sea and fun’ destination, but there is another side to this popular and historic city that is too often missed by visitors

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The impressive main gate of Almeida has stood for over 200 years

Step back in history with a visit to Almeida

Destination: Almeida

Far from Portugal’s popular tourist regions lies Almeida, a land of amazing landscapes, picturesque towns, and some of the most impressive historical sites in Europe

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The colourful façades of the iconic ‘Cases de l’Onyar’ in Girona’s old town are reflected in the river

Girona: a year-round delight

Destination: Girona

Often overlooked in the Barcelona rush, Girona, the medieval second city of Catalonia, is a bustling cultural centre with a lively and creative attitude

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Fiesta, old city, Cartagena

Cartagena: a colonial gem

Destination: Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world – go to see it now, before the secret gets out that Colombia is not that dangerous

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The Petit London bar, Toulouse

Live Toulouse like a local

Destination: Toulouse

France’s famous pink city, Toulouse, is a vibrant metropolis where you can drink, dine and party until the early hours without ever feeling like a tourist

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Street vendor, Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City: a fresh taste of the east

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam now offers the traditional attractions of the East alongside modern restaurants, bars and accommodation, as the country bids to become the new Thailand

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

A revitalised St Ives

Destination: St Ives

There are three very good reasons to visit St Ives right now: the ailing pound against the euro, a great new luxury place to stay, and a fantastic exhibition at the Tate

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Durham Cathedral

Durham: a jewel in the north's crown

by Glynis

Destination: Durham

With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away

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Temple of Bel

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Destination: Palmyra

Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

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The regal Roman Baths

A short break in England to beautiful Bath and beyond

Destination: Bath

Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages

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