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48 hours in Toronto: A weekender’s guide
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48 hours in Toronto: A weekender’s guide

Modern and multicultural, Toronto is eastern Canada’s powerhouse city. It’s a huge, sprawling place, made up of lots of smaller, individual neighbourhoods. But a weekend is just enough to get a taste of Toronto. And this is a weekend…

Views from a Rhine dinner cruise in Mainz
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Germany for wine-lovers: A weekend in Mainz

Jaillan Yehia from Savoirthere leaves the Liebfraumilch behind and gets to grips with world-class grapes in Mainz, Germany’s wine-producing capital, on assignment for On the Luce – it’s a tricky job but somebody had to do it. Here’s what…

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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…

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.…

A weekend in Cambridge, England
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A weekend in Cambridge: A 48-hour itinerary

After living in Oxford for a few years, I always thought I knew exactly where my loyalties lay – you’d never find me cheering Cambridge in the boat race. But my first trip to Cambridge started to sway me.…

A weekend in Chester
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A weekend in Chester

It was my first trip to Chester but I felt a distinct case of déjà vu. It was like someone had taken the best bits from cities around the UK and spliced them together. The Roman walls could’ve been…

An artistic weekend in Honfleur, Normandy
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An artistic weekend in Honfleur, Normandy

A picturesque harbour tightly packed with sailing boats. Rows of tall, thin, slate-fronted houses and stone salt stores. Waterside restaurants with colourful awnings and tables spilling out onto cobbled streets. Honfleur really is as pretty as a painting –…

A weekend in Rye, East Sussex: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Rye, East Sussex: A 48-hour itinerary

A hilltop town with a picturesque jumble of cobbled streets and historic buildings, Rye in East Sussex is a British costume drama set come to life. It’s got the charm and beauty to match England’s most popular spots, but…

A weekend in York
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A weekend in York

I suppose you could say York was my first ‘solo’ trip – it was the first I went away without my parents on a school trip aged 10. Since then I’ve been back a couple of times and have…

A weekend in Canterbury, Kent – On the Luce travel blog
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A weekend in Canterbury, Kent: A 48-hour itinerary

As a long-time resident of south-west England, the south-east of the country is still a bit of a mystery to me. Even when I lived nearby in London I’d usually head west for my weekends. So I thought it…