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Bell tower, Santa Ana

Tempting Tavira: an Algarve gem

Destination: Tavira

On Portugal's Algarve coast, pretty Tavira is a place to stroll around, sit at waterside cafes, eat pastries and watch the boats bob. It's also holiday heaven for beach-lovers.

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Roman bridge, Tavira

Island-hopping in Portugal: the wild side of the Algarve

Destination: Tavira

As the plane drops down into Faro, you catch a tantalising glimpse of them – the offshore islands of the Algarve. With their beaches, dunes, lagoons and seafood restaurants, the "Ilhas" are idyllic

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Yours truly dabbling feet

Beauty and the beach-the best of both in the Eastern Algarve

Destination: Tavira

One day a gurgling waterfall surrounded by luxuriant oleanders,the next an endless sweep of golden sand. Countryside and beach co-exist beautifully here and you're absolutely spoilt for choice

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Lavender and petals right through the town

An Algarve blessing at Easter

Destination: Algarve

I'm not an especially religious person but I couldn't help but feel blessed to witness the Easter celebrations at Sao Bras, a small rural town in the Algarve, just 11 miles north of Faro

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All peace and quiet on Algarve’s western front

Destination: Algarve

Head to the Algarve, the very tip of Europe, to discover world-class beaches, beautiful landscapes, captivating towns and the best of Portuguese cuisine

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View from Agnanti's restaurant in Glossa

All Greek to me: sailing the Sporades

Destination: Greece

A flotilla holiday is a relaxing way to sail – most of the time, anyway. Joining the fleet in Skiathos, we set a course for Loutraki, the bay of Pelagos and a hilltop restaurant high above Glossa

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Jagged crests above Formigal

The Spanish Pyrenees: fun for all seasons

by Drifter

Destination: Jaca

The south-facing slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees are heaven for lovers of the great outdoors, with stunning scenery providing the backdrop for a wide range of adventurous activities all year round

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Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre

Cwmcarn Forest, Wales: outdoor fun for all the family

by Harri

Destination: Newport

Offering world-class mountain biking, hiking, and a stunningly located campsite, Cwmcarn Forest is truly a Mecca for the outdoor aficionado. There’s plenty for the kids to do as well . . .

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Hands up all those who've heard of Runswick Bay?

Destination: North Yorkshire

Photographers, artists, fossil hunters, lovers of our stunningly varied English coastline; just some of the people who've discovered the North Yorkshire village of Runswick Bay and come back for more.

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Canalside Pub

Successful Canal Holidays: It’s All In The Planning

Destination: Oxford

Forewarned is forearmed if you want to realise the dream of a stress-free holiday on the UK’s canals. Some of your most important decisions will be agreeing where to go and who to go with

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