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“Think back to the last time you booked a holiday. It was likely done online; an enthusiastic task to start off with, exciting even…” Gabrielle leaves the planning to a concierge for a weekend in Bray…

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“I have long held a desire to see the Northern Lights. Long before, in fact, Joanna Lumley ventured to Norway and set a million people on a similar course…” Larry packs his thermals and heads north; but this is Larry we’re talking about, so not everything can go to plan…

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“Beirut is a vibrant and colourful city attempting to emerge from troubled times. A mix of communities and subdivides speak Arabic, French, English and Armenian, across dozens of religions.” David J Constable reports…

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“I’m reluctant to write about this but I will. Not out of obligation but because I don’t really want to reveal a secret I’d rather keep. Four years ago I went to Croatia…” Larry divulges a long-held desire for prime Adriatic property…

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“I’m sitting in the Super Class of the TurboJet feeling slightly seasick as I try to figure out why the first class compartment smells like an onion bhaji and how much more lurching my rickety sea legs can withstand…”

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‘Casa Loma’s grandeur casts an opulent shadow over this city, but it is only one of a few features that make Toronto a luxury getaway.’ One-time Torontonian Alwynne Gwilt returns for a taste of the tourist high life…

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“I am in a state of discombobulation as I find myself eye-to-eye with a pain-stricken Virgin Mary, six daggers protruding from her chest. To my right is a statue of a man about to lose his leg to what looks like a rabid dog…”

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“I’m standing amid a polyglot chorus of holiday-makers and day-trippers on top of the Acropolis, Instagramming a cityscape of northern Athens and sharing it on Facebook…” In the cradle of civilisation, Mark O’Brien senses something new emerging…

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“I’m awestruck as his rippling muscles gleam under the intense heat of the Cumbrian sun; an intoxicating mix of earth, sweat and leather floods my senses.” Jessica Baldwin is swept off her feet by a tall, dark, dashing fellow. Move over Mr D’Arcy…

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‘Even “the best laid plans…,” remarked Robert Burns, and as a fellow Scot raised on a climate of snow in June, he should know…’ Danielle flees the weather and discovers a timeless hideaway on the Italian Riviera…

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