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Like a local: Belfast

United Kingdom

Like a local: Belfast

Belfast has swapped Troubles for tourism, reinventing itself as a foodie, shopping and culture hotspot. From the vibrant nightlife and galleries of the Cathedral Quarter to restaurants breathing new life into native cuisine, the city…

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City Life: Valencia

Spain

City Life: Valencia

Rich in history, stylish in appearance and rustic in nature, Valencia has shrugged off its under-the-radar image while retaining its ability to surprise

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Fermanagh Lakelands: Long Weekend

United Kingdom

Fermanagh Lakelands: Long Weekend

Venture out to this Northern Irish wilderness and be prepared for eclectic experiences, from kayaking through sheets of rain to having tea with a Hare Krishna and unexpected foodie finds

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Denmark’s Lake District

Denmark

Denmark’s Lake District

Explore Denmark’s little-known Lake District for everything from adventures on the water to heritage treats and the bustling towns of Vejle, Silkeborg and Aarhus

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Kansai: Kooky culture

Japan

Kansai: Kooky culture

Welcome to the Japanese region of Kansai, where the chaos of neon cities coexists in harmony with a traditional world of geishas, temples and lanterns

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Long weekend: Norway’s fjords

Norway

Long weekend: Norway’s fjords

It’s impossible not to be hypnotised by the beauty of Alesund, Geiranger and Sunnmore’s fjords on Norway’s west coast — whether you explore by boat or on foot

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Maldives: Into the deep

Maldives

Maldives: Into the deep

I’m several metres below the surface when a manta ray ghosts past, almost brushing the mask off my face. I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t hear it coming. And even if humans could hear…

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Antigua & Barbuda: Rum and coconuts

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda: Rum and coconuts

Antigua and Barbuda really do live up to the hype. Throw yourself into everything from zip-lining to market trawling and you’ll realise, beyond the luxury resorts and flour-soft beaches, there’s much more to this pair…

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Long weekend: West Cork

Ireland

Long weekend: West Cork

Get behind the wheel and escape to the cool climes of West Cork where Ireland’s foodie revolution is in full swing, from artisan markets and foraging trips to first-class fish restaurants

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