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  • 1 The wonderful world of Aus: Celebrating Australia Day 2013
    To the citizens of Down Under, Australia Day is more than just a public holiday. On January 26 celebrations are to erupt all over the country with thousands of events that show off the pride...

  • 2 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...

  • 3 Escape to paradise – in affordable luxury
    Many of us dream of travelling as far afield as Zanzibar in Tanzania, or the Yucatan in Mexico, but are held back by the sheer expense. Well now it's possible to experience amazing travel adventures...

  • 4 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...

  • 5 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...

  • 6 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,...

  • 7 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...

  • 8 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...

  • 9 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...

  • 10 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...

  • 11 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...

  • 12 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...

  • 13 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...

  • 14 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...

  • 15 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...

  • 16 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...

  • 17 Shop Istanbul: a fashionista's paradise
    When it comes to shopping destinations, the main ones that spring to mind are Paris, New York, London and Milan. But right now Istanbul is the place to go. This Turkish hot spot that spans continents,...

  • 18 A tour of Tenerife, in the footsteps of Perseus
    In 2011 alone, more than one hundred film crews chose the Canary Islands as their main shooting location. Every few square miles the landscape transforms itself, making it such a wonderul natural...

  • 19 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...

  • 20 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...



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