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Estoi Palace
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Unusual places to stay in the Algarve: boutique hotels and unique stays

From boutique hotels and house boats, yoga retreats and glamping, these special and unusual places to stay in the Algarve are dreamy.
Algarve accommodation
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Algarve hidden gems: my 20 favourite ‘secret Algarve’ spots and beaches

Discover my pick of the best Algarve hidden gems. Whitewashed villages, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and 'secret Algarve' waterfalls.
Ravenna is an incredible day trip from Bologna
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Day trips from Bologna: 15 best things to do in Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna is Italy's most mouth-watering region. Medieval villages, out-of-this-world food, supercars and storied cities all await on a day trip from Bologna.
Palma Cathedral
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A quick guide to Palma de Mallorca: Spain’s best island city break?

Where to eat, drink, visit and stay in the capital city of the Balearic Islands: Palma de Mallorca - with day trip suggestions.
Hong Kong Waterfront Travel Guide
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43 Best travel apps in 2023 for iPhone and Android

From pollen counts to star gazing, our phones can pretty much do anything these days. Here's what I have on my handset for the year to come...
Best islands to visit
The Alcazar of Segovia on a cloudy day perches on a hill
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Best hidden gems in Spain: 21 unique places to visit in Spain

Discover some of the top hidden gems in Spain to get off the beaten path. From pretty villages and secret flower festivals to cheese caves and cross-border zip lines.
Metropol Parasol
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17 Best cities to visit in Spain

Looking for the best places to visit in Spain? Discover the best cities to visit in Spain on a city break and go beyond Barcelona.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
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14 Underrated cities in Europe you should visit

These underrated places deserve much more attention, so why do they remain some of the most underrated cities in Europe?
Whangamomona Republic Day
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Whangamomona Republic Day: that time I went to vote for a cat in an election…

The self-proclaimed Republic of Whangamomona is tucked away in Taranaki, New Zealand. On 'Republic Day', the 125-strong population – plus animals – welcome everyone for the grand election.
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The village of Ponto do Sol in Madeira, with green hills and a small bay for swimming
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15 Best places to visit in Europe in winter: warmest spots and winter wonderlands

From winter wonderlands to the warmest spots, these are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter.
Leon, Spain
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How to spend a weekend in León, Spain: attractions, architecture and tapas crawls

Discover outstanding architecture, aged-attractions and delicious dishes during a weekend in León, Spain, a great Spanish city break.
Oviedo, the capital of Asturias
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How to spend a long weekend in Oviedo, Spain: Asturias’ chilled-out capital

Pack in plenty of things to do in Oviedo during a weekend break, from cider and cheese tastings to monuments and Mozarabic architecture.
Graz Kunsthaus
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Slowing down in Graz, Austria’s sustainable second city

Enveloped by the farmlands of Styria, the Austrian city of Graz is a sustainable city break which backs up its green credentials.
View of the Graz River Mur
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Graz travel guide: going beyond the UNESCO Old Town

Plan your trip to Austria's second city with this Graz travel guide, covering where to eat, drink, sleep and the best things to do in Graz.
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo
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A guide to the 11 major Edinburgh Festivals in 2023

Edinburgh is the ultimate festival city, hosting 11 different festivals throughout the year. From comedy to science, you are spoilt for choice with all of these incredible events set to the backdrop of one stunning city.
Valladolid, Spain
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Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino: how to spend a weekend in Valladolid, Spain

Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino; Valladolid, Spain serves up plenty for a relaxing, yet fun, weekend city break.
Reflections of Gijón, Spain
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A guide to Gijón, Spain: Asturias’ beloved beach escape

For a city-cum-beach-break, the Asturian city of Gijón, Spain, ticks all the boxes; from golden sands to roman ruins.
Sri Lanka Sigiriya
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A quick guide to Sri Lanka’s UNESCO attractions

Sri Lanka is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Listed attractions, from ancient and lofty citadels to temples deep inside caves.
Places near Rome to visit like the small Italian town of Vitorchiano
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15 beautiful villages near Rome and across Lazio, Italy

Discover some of the most beautiful villages near Rome and across the Lazio region, from small Italian town stays to day trips near Rome.