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Arches National Park in Utah
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A 14-day Southwest USA road trip itinerary

The USA is the spiritual home of the road trip. Think long straight roads disappearing over the horizon, roadside diners and quirky motels. And probably the most iconic US road trip destination is the southwest. Monument Valley, the Grand…

12 essential experiences in Prince Edward Island, Canada
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12 essential experiences in Prince Edward Island, Canada

An unspoilt island of rolling farmland, red cliffs, sand dunes and shining lakes – Prince Edward Island is a different type of Canadian adventure. It’s one of the east coast’s maritime provinces, and is Canada’s smallest at just 139…

What to see and do in Valletta, Malta
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Boats and balconies: What to see and do in Valletta, Malta

Golden stone buildings, ornate churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies and sparkling seas – Malta’s capital might be tiny but it’s full of charm. It stretches just 1km by 600 metres and is surrounded by water on three sides, but…

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10 Great British weekend break ideas

Although I love travelling the world, there’s no place like home, and I’ve been trying to get out and explore as much of my own country as I do others. For a small place, Britain really packs a lot…

Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, England
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A weekend in Alnwick, Northumberland

Rolling hills, sandy beaches, tiny islands, medieval castles and fantastic seafood – just a few of the reasons why Northumberland is one of my favourite places in the UK. This part of the country just south of the Scottish…

Anse La Perle beach in Guadeloupe, Caribbean
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Guadeloupe: Where France meets the Caribbean

Boulangeries selling fresh croissants next to market stalls selling tropical fruit. Boules players on the beach next to homemade coconut sorbet stands. Guadeloupe is a real hybrid – a picture-postcard Caribbean island with a Gallic twist.…

New York film locations: A city walking tour
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New York film locations: A Manhattan walking tour

It was my first trip to New York – and my first time out of Europe – and everything should’ve felt new and different. But I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I’d been here before. Walking along Fifth…

The first-timer’s guide to skiing
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The first-timer’s guide to skiing

I was a bit of late starter on the slopes and didn’t start skiing until my mid-30s. I don’t like the cold and I’m not exactly sporty, so I didn’t think it’d be my thing. But unexpectedly I loved…

10 fabulous French weekends
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10 fabulous French weekend break ideas

I’ve spent more time in France than anywhere else in the world – from childhood holidays in Normandy to a winter skiing in the Alps. And one of the things I love most about the country is its diversity.…