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Aphrodite Hills: a villa with hotel perks

Destination: Cyprus

If the idea of a family villa holiday fills you with dread, fear not. At Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, you can self-cater, be independent and enjoy the perks of a hotel – including a Roman spa treatment

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A civilised short break in County Sligo

Destination: Sligo

Don't be fooled by the untamed scenery of Sligo. With its literary heritage, art galleries, fine food and pubs, this corner of north-west Ireland is anything but wild – unless you want it to be

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A romantic break at Center Parc

Destination: Lake District

Center Parc might not be the first place you'd think of going for a romantic getaway - but at Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, we found it had everything we look for in a happy weekend away for two

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The Buddha overlooks the pool at Parkschlößchen, © Nichole Martinson

A Touch of India in Germany's Moselle Valley

by nichole

Destination: Traben-Trarbach

East and West meet in Germany's tranquil Moselle River Valley, offering rest, relaxation and an unexpected taste of India at the Parkschlößchen Ayurvedic Spa

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Japan - how to stay in a Tokyo ryokan

by danstan

Destination: Tokyo

Taking a bath with strangers and sleeping on the floor. All you need to know about staying in a Tokyo ryokan

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A spa lover’s guide to Brittany

Destination: Brittany

I first visited Brittany to experience some of the variety of thalassotherapy centres, for which it is famous. I wasn’t disappointed: my experiences remain some of the most memorable I’ve ever had

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Some of the ceramic art from Ardmore

South Africa - a Natal Midlands Meander

Destination: Midlands Meander

South Africa’s Natal Midlands region is bursting with unique places to visit and is well worth devoting a couple of days of exploration to

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Nagano from the train station

Nagano, Japan: plan a visit, even if you can't stand skiing

by danstan

Destination: Nagano

Nagano to me doesn't mean skiing. To me it means crisp air, delicious food, and one of the most revered temples in Japan. Do yourself a favour and take a visit to 'The roof of Japan'

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A Hot Weekend in Iceland

Destination: Iceland

A frequent visitor reveals it's hotspots and shares a naked encounter with the country’s biggest export

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A different view of the Highlands

Destination: Loch Ness

What are the ingredients for the perfect weekend break? Excellent food would be high on the list, cooked with finesse and elegance, with a strong wine list to match. Loch Ness Lodge has it all.

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