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A goddess in the exotic garden.

Eze: the 'eagle's nest' high above the Côte d'Azur, France

Destination: Eze

Within striking distance of Nice and Monaco, the mountain-top village of Eze is a quiet refuge with superb views, an old church, flower-decked houses and an exotic garden filled with statues

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Portland Head Light, one of Maine’s lighthouses (© Maine Office of Tourism)

Island adventures in Maine

Destination: Maine

Rugged and rocky: that’s Maine, with a long coastline punctuated by islands large and small. Remote and romantic, most are accessed only by ferry – making them perfect getaways this summer!

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Heart Reef

Adventures in the Whitsundays

by Siobhan

Destination: Whitsunday Islands

See the Great Barrier Reef from the air, snorkel in a coral lagoon and camp on your own private island - these are the best ways to experience the real beauty of Australia's Whitsunday Islands

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Viewing platform, Lomnicky Peak

Mountain adventures in Slovakia

by Drifter

Destination: Slovakia

If you love getting active in the great oudoors, you'll be spoilt for choice in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains. Hike, bike, climb, ski and raft to your heart's content - then chill out in a grand hotel

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View from Riad L'Orangeraie

Advice for first timers in Marrakech

by cathos

Destination: Marrakech

If you're a first-time visitor to Marrakech, this guide shows you where to eat and drink, and gives you tips to have a hassle-free time

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Lapland - The bar at the Ice Hotel

Finnish Lapland: an affordable winter wonderland

Destination: Kittila

For affordable and uncrowded ski slopes, travel to Levi in Finnish Lapland where you can stay in an ice hotel and spot the Northern Lights

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Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles: three buildings round a courtyard garden

Five charming and affordable places to stay in Paris

Destination: Paris

Over the years, I must have visited nearly 100 hotels in Paris. Here are some of my favourites, hand-picked for people who want somewhere quiet and characterful – but who don't want to spend too much

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Afternoon tea aboard the Blue Train

Let the Train Take the Strain in South Africa

Destination: South Africa

South Africa boasts some of the world’s finest trains, with rail experiences that are a million miles away from the daily commute

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The view from our balcony at Island Vibe, Jeffreys Bay

Driving South Africa's Garden Route in three days

by Siobhan

Destination: Port Elizabeth

Don’t let the fact that you’re short on time put you off driving South Africa's Garden Route. Admire the views, enjoy fresh food and local wine, then sleep it all off in pretty hideaways

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Think Spain, think again: discover Deia in Majorca

Destination: Majorca

While many people only see Majorca for its sun, sea and crowds, this Balearic island does have its stylish side. Fall in love with the hidden gem that is Deia

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