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The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily boasts dramatic coastlines and rugged interiors that are soaked in dazzling sunshine most of the year.

There are some cities that you just want to return to again and again – places where memories are made and new discoveries wait around every corner.

With sparkling sands and crystal clear seas, The Bahamas’ beaches are paradise personified, but dig a little deeper and this Caribbean treasure offers much more.

Southeast France attracts many visitors looking for sun, palms, beaches and a little taste of happiness throughout the year, but this idyllic part of France also possesses many charming places and monuments, as well as stunning casinos.

Just two and a half hours from London, Bridgend County offers great surfing, award-winning beaches, dramatic landscapes and peak-to-beach cycling.

A destination steeped in history, rich in culture and filled with some amazing sights and attractions, Athens is a hugely popular holiday destination. This is a bustling city soaked in glorious sunshine, with breathtaking sights, exciting adventures, and thousands of years of heritage.

For most people, the very thought of a trip to the Caribbean tends to conjure up images of turquoise waters, powder white beaches, sizzling sunshine and lush foliage. Happily, this is all quite close to fact. Include a laid-back atmosphere, tropical breezes, sumptuous local cuisine, and a...

Nothing quite matches the excitement of taking off on a miserable winter’s day and just a few hours later finding yourself on the perfect winter sun holiday, city break or ski adventure.

We’re approaching the end of another ski season, and if you haven’t managed to get to the slopes, or fancy one last snowball fight, now is the perfect time to travel.

It’s that time of the year when the atmosphere’s getting a little frosty – and that’s just the feeling around the kitchen table. So the greatest gift you can give this Christmas to your loved ones is a positive frame of mind. What’s the best way of achieving that Zen-like state? Treat yourself...

While chilly winter days get most people dreaming about an escape somewhere hot, for adrenaline junkies in the UK the darker nights and lower temperatures only mean one thing; snow!

It’s deep midwinter, the fire is flickering, and in the flames you can see your future: a beach in Bali, whales breaching off Alaska, the Namib Desert by moonlight.

It may be a comforting vision when darkness falls at 4pm each day. But first you have to get there.

Who doesn’t dream of waving goodbye to the gloomy British weather, the stresses and strains of everyday life and spending a week or two soaking up the sun in paradise? The Caribbean was made for cruising; a cruise offers the chance to explore more unique and beautiful islands than you may...

Club Med’s newest mountain Resort, Club Med Pragelato Vialattea, is opening its doors in December 2012. Located in the Piedmont region (in the heart of the Italian Alps), the Resort offers ski in/ski out access to the second biggest ski domain in Europe, the Via Lattea, where the Turin Olympics...

Cruise holidays offer many experiences that are unique and often life-affirming – sailing past the Statue of Liberty in New York as dawn breaks or watching dolphins surfing the bow wave are just two. Sailing into a Norwegian fjord on glassy water, with mountains and ancient glaciers in the...

Club Med offers premium all-inclusive holidays to over 80 exclusive resorts all around the world.

Does your pre-holiday headache start the minute you get the suitcases down from the top of the wardrobe?

There are so many different ways to explore beautiful British Columbia with Tailor Made Travel. Breathtaking scenery, a friendly laid-back lifestyle, incredible wildlife and amazing outdoor adventures are the hallmarks of one of Canada’s most varied and spectacular provinces. And it’s all there...

Why take a weekend break to Europe by train?

Gone are the days when budget flights were the only way to travel to Europe for a short break away. Taking the train is now an extremely viable option – it’s quicker, and cheaper, than you probably think. Travelling by train to...

This winter has seen some of the best ski conditions yet, with powdery slopes gracing all areas of the French and Swiss Alps. Take advantage and book an unforgettable ski escape with Club Med. With great savings, there’s never been a better time to book.

Known around the globe for its fun and top-rated restaurants, Las Vegas is a culinary paradise. The greatest names in the kitchen, including Bobby Flay and Michael Mina operate establishments here and spots like...

With scores of flights per day from a number of airlines, Thailand is the most accessible and affordable holiday destination in Asia. Its tropical climate, fabulous beaches, fascinating cities and culture also make it one of the most desirable.

Dublin is a city for all tastes and all seasons, but this January, nights of glowing pub doorways and amber-lit cobbles will be the perfect host for the city’s biggest traditional Irish music festival. From céilís to galleries, literature to theatre, the capital has it...

Europe has become much more expensive to visit in recent years, but it’s still possible to eat well and save money. Try local foods and beverages for the best bargains and your taste buds as well as your wallet may get a pleasant surprise.

If you are a bona fide shopaholic, then there are plenty of opportunities across the world to indulge your habit, particularly if your first love is fashion. From Tokyo and Hong Kong to the traditional European couture capitals of London, Paris and Milan, there's a wide world of styles out there...

Torn between tavernas on that postcard-pretty Greek Island? Bedazzled by the array of tapas bars in Barcelona, or bewildered by the smorgasbord of Swedish fare in Stockholm? How do you tuck into some tasty local fare without it costing a packet and leaving you with a holiday hangover when your...

You may think you can’t afford to buy or eat anything or go anywhere once you start doing your currency conversion in the world’s most expensive cities but follow our tips to have a good time and bring back some souvenirs.

Some of the world’s most fascinating cities are also the most expensive. Tokyo, Oslo, Paris, Sydney, Singapore, London and Moscow all feature high on that list. But don’t let that put you off visiting them - there’s always a way to make it more affordable. Just follow our top tips!

When you’re stuck in the office, and dreaming of jetting off somewhere exotic on holiday, it is easy to forget that there are hundreds of fascinating and enchanting sights to see in the UK. While some of these sights are well known, there are plenty of hidden gems that you will not be familiar...

If you are planning a holiday on sunnier shores, it pays to spend time ensuring your cash will stretch as far as possible. If you save consistently, in just a few months you could save enough to book your ticket –and take advantage of a multitude of other methods to cut the cost of a trip abroad...

European cities are a cultural feast. There’s so much to see, it’s tempting to want to do it all and hang the expense. But you don’t need to blow your budget in order to have a great time – just follow a few useful tips.

In the excitement of visiting glamorous European cities, it’s easy to get carried away and end up with a financial headache at the end of your trip. Avoid expensive mistakes by making some savvy travel choices.

Club Med offers premium all-inclusive holidays to more than 80 exclusive resorts around the world. Expect stunning locations, superb accommodation, flights and transfers, gourmet food, endless bar drinks, fantastic children's clubs and activities all included.

Surrounded by the sparkling azure waters of the Mediterranean, the island of Sicily is a beguiling melting pot of Italian, Greek, Norman, Byzantine and Arab cultures.

Founded over 80 years ago, Leading Hotels of the World represents more than 430 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas in 80 countries across the globe, from stately palaces to luxury tents.

In both the top resorts and smaller ones there’s a host of new runs, accommodation and lift pass offers for the 2011 season. Here's a rundown from P&O Ferries' skiing holidays expert Nicky Holford.

Luxury break ideas from Red Carnation Hotels.

With so many cheap hotels in Paris, it's the perfect excuse for a getaway.

Forget screaming kids and grumpy teenagers, if you're looking for the ultimate romantic break for two with no interruptions, why not try one of our luxury villas in Greece?

Economic downturn fails to dent Brits’ wanderlust.

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