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Fine dining afloat, on a Mediterranean cruise

Destination: Soulac-sur-Mer

Cruising and eating go together like Laurel and Hardy - but even the great, food-loving Oliver himself would have been outfaced by Crystal Cruises’ Ultimate Vintage Room Dinner

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Disney works its magic on a cruise

Destination: Port Canaveral

Children will love cruising Disney-style but its ships are every bit as entertaining for adults, too, and the seamless holidays also include a stay at Walt Disney World

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Magritte Museum, Brussels

Brussels: a surreal weekend with Magritte

Destination: Brussels

Brussels has always had plenty to interest the art historian and art lover. Now, it has the most exciting opening in a long time – a new museum dedicated to the famous Belgian surrealist René Magritte

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Venice sunset

A taste of the east in Venice

Destination: Venice

Eating out in Venice is notoriously hit and miss, with too many mediocre restaurants dishing up uninspiring tourist fare - but I've found a little local gem that's well worth booking

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Bluff your way through a French wine-tasting

Destination: France

There is no better way to buy French wine than direct from the maker’s vineyard. Here’s how to swill, sniff, spit and talk like an expert, and the best hotels to stay in

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Prep school: pupils at an Atelier des Chefs cookery class

Child-friendly Paris: a gourmet guide

Destination: Paris

Forget chicken nuggets; in Paris, children’s palates are educated young. Here are eight restaurants geared towards toddlers and teenagers, a junior cookery school and two child-friendly French hotels

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Food hub: the newly opened Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

Market forces: a gourmet tour of Madrid

Destination: Madrid

The Mercado de San Miguel is a magnet for foodies in the Spanish capital. Sample the mouthwatering fare of its food stalls, then set off on a tapas crawl of Madrid or join an evening wine tasting

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Aerial view of Calais town hall

Calais: more than just a Channel port

Destination: Calais

Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants

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The Quayside at dusk - just one choice for your night out (PhotoEverywhere.co.uk)

A night out in Newcastle

by stokel

Destination: Newcastle upon Tyne

Take it from a local: not for nothing has Newcastle been declared eighth best party city in the world. If you're looking for the best nightlife in Britain, you've come to the right place...

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Live like a local in Palm Beach, Florida

by gcasale

Destination: Palm Beach

With its benign climate and pristine beaches, Palm Beach is a popular destination. To get an edge on other tourists, follow the advice of a local. Here's where to stay, shop, eat, drink and shop

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