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A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary
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A weekend in Inverness, Scotland: A 48-hour itinerary

As the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a compact city that’s punches above its weight with places to stay, eat and shop. It’s a jumping off point for exploring the Highlands or driving the North Coast 500,…

48 hours in Toronto: A weekender’s guide
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48 hours in Toronto, Ontario: 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…

How to spend a weekend in Munich – in the sun or rain
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How to spend a weekend in Munich – in the sun or rain

The capital of Germany’s Bavaria region, Munich is best known for it’s beer-fuelled autumn Oktoberfest, but there’s more than just lederhosen and steins on offer in this city. I was invited to discover its highlights and hidden treasures with…

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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 thought I knew 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. Like Oxford…

A weekend in Chester
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A weekend in Chester: A 48-hour itinerary

It was my first trip to Chester, but as I walked around I started to feel a sense of déjà vu. It was like someone had taken the best bits from cities around the UK and spliced them together.…

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 –…