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Castelle delle Streghe, Frasassi Grottoes (© Consorzio Frasassi)

The lure of Le Marche

Destination: Senigallia

Finding Tuscany a little pricey these days? Then head a little further east to the historic cities, attractive countryside and beaches of Le Marche, where your holiday euro stretches further

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The promenade at Monterosso al Mare as the sun sets

Ligurian waters

Destination: Cinque Terre

Cobbled streets, painted houses, wonderful views and delicious ice cream... the Cinque Terre in Liguria might just be the Italy you’ve been looking for

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Lovely Ljubljana

Destination: Ljubljana

See, shop and eat is the formula for a successful city break - but not necessarily in equal proportion. Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, has all the right ingredients

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Staten Island Boardwalk Summer

New York - Local Time

Destination: New York City

With my bi-annual trips to New York proving to be my most expensive hobby of late, I thought it was time to explore the core of the Big Apple and reveal what's hidden amongst the skyscrapers

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Reading Terminal Market

Spread some Philadelphia love

Destination: Philadelphia

Stroll through the streets of Philadelphia to experience art, history, a macabre prison museum and food-filled markets

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Lucca: Tuscany's secret star

Destination: Lucca

Lucca may not have the famous sights (or infamous crowds) of nearby Florence and Pisa, but it has its own gentle charms and quiet pleasures - making it the perfect place to relax and unwind

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The walls of El Rincon de Jerez are covered with bullfighting memorabilia

The Madrid of matadors

Destination: Madrid

Despite designer hotels and chic boutiques, Madrid is still a city steeped in tradition, from loyal crowds at bullfights to backstreet bars with unexpected rituals

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The magic of Mont Saint-Michel

by Marilyn

Destination: Mont-St-Michel

Just off the coast of Normandy, the tidal isle of Mont Saint-Michel is home to a beautiful abbey, charming hotels and wonderful lunch spots. It's also do-able as a side trip from Paris

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Spices and more for sale, Marrakesh medina

Magical Marrakesh

Destination: Marrakech

The Moroccan city of Marrakesh is a frenzied, fascinating place, where the lives of the locals are played out like street theatre - go now for an incredible experience that will last a lifetime

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'Baby' - worlds first computer @ MOSI

Making the most of Manchester

Destination: Manchester

Manchester more than lives up to the 'hedonistic party town' hype, but the city also has much to offer in the daytime. Read this guide to learn more about Manchester's lesser-known sober side...

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