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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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Helsinki at night (© VisitFinland.com)

Helsinki: a delightful city on the sea

by gill19

Destination: Helsinki

Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades

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A girlie break in Madrid

Destination: Madrid

With designer shops, super-spas and all-night partying, Madrid is surely Spain’s most glamorous destination

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Passion: street tango in La Boca

A passion for Buenos Aires

Destination: Buenos Aires

There's nowhere quite like the Argentinian capital: if you fancy learning to tango, feasting on the best steak ever or simply snapping up a bargain leather jacket, Buenos Aires is the place to be

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Cafe in Elche

Elche: a Costa Blanca gem

Destination: Elche

Just 10 miles from Alicante, Elche is a peaceful oasis where you can soak up the history, sit in the shade of the palm trees - and do some serious shoe shopping in the footwear capital of Spain!

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Atlas Mountains and Berber villages - a spectacular sight.

Buying a slice of culture in the souks of Marrakech

Destination: Marrakech

Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights

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Anything can happen on ladies night...

Five-star Dubai on a budget

by rwicks

Destination: Dubai

In Dubai, with its opulent hotels and shopping malls, the ethos is spend, spend, spend – but you don't have to. From free drinks and fashion bargains to cheap brunch, here are my money-saving tips

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Enjoy a regal break in Royal Leamington Spa

by Theo

Destination: Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa truly is a right royal blast. Whether you're into culture, shopping or a night on the town, it won't disappoint

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The London Eye gives you spectacular views right to the distant downs

A boat trip on the River Thames reveals the real London

by kozmik

Destination: London

Spend a few days exploring the River Thames and you will get to know the true London from a unique perspective as unknown sides to the capital become gloriously clear.

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Take a new look at New York

by vwright

Destination: New York City

Why spend your time in Manhattan queuing to see the usual sites with the other tourists, when you can take a bite out of the real Big Apple by hanging out where real New Yorkers go?

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