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  • 1 A seasonal break in Amsterdam
    There is a reason why Amsterdam attracts more than 3.66 million international visitors each year. The most progressive and laid-back city of Europe may not have many known monuments or famous landmarks,...

  • 2 A gourmet taste of the literary wonders of Paris
    A new generation of gourmet restaurants has sprung up in the French capital, reinventing the whole concept of cutting edge international cuisine.  Stroll the historical streets of the city of...

  • 3 Wind down the romantic canals of Venice
    The film world has descended once more on the magical city of Venice for the 69th Venice Film Festival. But away from the glitz and glam of the red carpet exists the fantastic art and culture of one of...

  • 4 Old world charm along Spain's Costa Brava
    Just a small step off of Catalonia's beaten track you'll find the Baix Empordà. The area is replete with glittering beaches, lush rolling hills, sumptuous gastronomy...

  • 5 Holiday with the stars in Miami
    With a tropical climate that boasts hot, humid summers and short, warm winters, Miami is the perfect year round holiday destination. Situated on Florida's Atlantic coast, its swathes of golden beaches,...

  • 6 Take the plunge into Mexico's underwater museum
    It's not just flurries of brightly coloured fish that you'll spot whilst swimming the warm, turquoise waters off the coast of Cancun. Just a short kick of the flippers away from Mexico's famous...

  • 7 Galicia's best beaches: Las Islas Cies and more...
    Most people instinctively associate Spain's coastline with the Mediterranean – unaware of the stunning stretch of coastline where the Atlantic meets Galicia. Just north of Portugal, these beaches...

  • 8 Tenerife: The King of the Canaries
    Whether you're with travelling with friends, family, a partner or simply going solo, Tenerife has plenty to offer. The 'island of eternal spring' is the destination for fun and relaxation. No matter what...

  • 9 From the South Bank to Portobello Road: London's best freebies
    Check out our top pick of London's cultural attractions, green spaces, walks and markets.  Whether you're in town for the Games or fancy an afternoon strolling the capital, this list of favourites is...

  • 10 Mediterranean marvels: The best getaways
    The sparkling Mediterranean consistently tops the best holiday destinations lists. With idyllic islands, pretty cliff top villages, charming medieval towns and stunning beaches, it's easy to see why. We...

  • 11 Escape the heat at Britain's best beaches
    As temperatures hit record highs for the year, there is no better time to pack a picnic, dig out your bucket and spade and head to the seaside. Beaches might not be the first thing that spring to mind...

  • 12 European urban adventures: Top five city breaks
    A European city break is a great getaway – in just a few days you can explore a new place, soak up a different culture and indulge in exciting new foods. With so many fascinating cities just a short...

  • 13 London 2012 Festival, the hottest ticket in town
    Alongside the Olympic Games, London is hosting its biggest ever cultural festival from June 21 until September 9, the London 2012 Festival. As the Olympic torch races along the home straight...

  • 14 Lands of a Scottish legend
    "Wallace made Scotland; he is Scotland: he is the symbol of all that is best  and purest and truest and most heroic in our national life." with these words, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, the...

  • 15 Bamberg: a Bavarian treasure
    The lush green countryside around Bamberg is a charming setting for the seven-hilled town that residents of Bamberg like to compare to Rome. The hills are dotted with an abundance of medieval churches...

  • 16 Take a gastronomic tour of Lisbon


    They say that the Portuguese have 365 recipes for cod, one for each day the year. But Leonal Pereira, chef at the exclusive restaurant Panorama in Lisbon, claims to have created recipe number 366, accompanying...

  • 17 Discover the world of Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, France
    Set on the banks of the river Tarn in southern France, the historic French city of Albi is rich in the Languedoc style of architecture, featuring red brick and tiles, of which the Cathedral of Sainte Cecile...

  • 18 Travel with a twist: the world's most unique hotels
    HELLO! Online has discovered some of the most incredible and original lodgings around the globe. If you want something truly unique from your next vacation, forget the typical bed & breakfast or regular...

  • 19 Brazilian design comes to Berlin
    Berlin is one of Europe's most attractive cities, not simply because the city itself is beautiful, but because of its rich cultural life and its wealth of art galleries. And now, until May 5th, 2012, there's...

  • 20 French Polynesia: a paradise that caused a mutiny
    They'd travelled half way across the world to Polynesia to find breadfruit plants for the British empire which were to be planted in the Caribbean to help feed the slaves there, but the long and dangerous...



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