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  • 1 Set your sights on Sweden this Christmas
    Imagine snow covered rooftops, choirs serenading passers-by with carols and fairy lights sparkling in every corner of the country – Sweden is quite possibly one of the world's most picture-perfect...

  • 2 Top five festive cities to spend Christmas
    Sprinkle some magic into this year's Christmas by visiting one of the world's most festive locations. With sleigh bells ringing, frosty snow falling and the commencing of the advent calendar in our midst,...

  • 3 Christmas cheer in the city: The best of London's fun-filled festivities
    The Christmas countdown has officially commenced in the city of London. Marking the start of Christmas, the annual turning on of twinkling lights on iconic Oxford Street beckoned tens of thousands to join...

  • 4 Austria prepares to celebrate the festive season with Christmas markets
    With 'Views to Kill', its no wonder the former Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore couldn't resist attending the opening of the Christmas market in Henndorf, Austria, with his wife Christina Kiki Tholstrup this...

  • 5 Capturing the magic in the air as autumn leaves fall
    Whether a footstep or a far cry away, the beauties of autumn weather surround us everywhere. With flowers in their final bloom, a still autumnal air, crisp leaves scattered on the ground and burnt sunset...

  • 6 Tibet's stunning great outdoors shows western culture what we're missing
    Steeped in the mythical and enchanting Buddhist heritage, HELLO! Online brings you the breathtaking landscape of Tibet. North-east of the Himalayas and the highest region on earth, the 'Land of Snows'...

  • 7 Oktoberfest: A celebration of beer and Bratwurst
    Complete with traditional Bavarian costume, Bratwurst and millions of litres of beer, Munich has opened its doors to the world's biggest festival.  With Oktoberfest well...

  • 8 Notting Hill submerges into a sea of colour for Carnival
    Packed with steel bands, Calypso music, tempting food stalls, and masquerade parades Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest street festival in Europe. Already well known for its weekly fashionable Portobello...

  • 9 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...

  • 10 Idyllic retreats for the perfect exotic adventure
    From the shimmering white sands of Thailand and the Maldives to the breath-taking scenery of Sri Lanka's tea plantations, whatever your exotic fantasy, these alluring destinations are sure to...

  • 11 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,...

  • 12 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...

  • 13 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...

  • 14 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...

  • 15 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...

  • 16 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...

  • 17 Best of the fests: The UK's top summer festivals
    The UK is renowned for its music festivals and this year there is more choice than ever. It's time to check your wellies for leaks, pack a tent and get ready to party! From opulent opera at Glyndebourne...

  • 18 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...

  • 19 The Caribbean: Get hooked on a bounty of beautiful islands
    The Pirates of the Caribbean films were smash-hit successes and undoubtedly heightened Johnny Depp's heartthrob status. But they also shed light on the bountiful beauty of the islands – so head for...

  • 20 Through the lense: The Jerez Horse Fair, Spain
    What began as a livestock show in 1284 is now the most prestigious equine heritage event in the whole of Europe, the 'feria del caballo', or horse fair. The joy and fun spans seven days, and all revolves...



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