Best overseas breaks at Christmas and new year: readers’ travel tips

Our tipsters go cold turkey on the traditional British Christmas in search of a lantern festival, exotic wildlife and traditional markets, from Brittany to...

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Transylvania trail: something of the night

The home of Dracula it may be, but the forest of Hoia Bacui and nearby Cluj-Napoca, a Romanian cultural hotspot, are full of life...

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Langland Cove Guesthouse, Mumbles, Swansea: B&B review

This smart and friendly guesthouse is a great base for getting to know a possible future UK Capital of Culture, before everyone starts descending...

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Bologna city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

The opening of a foodie theme park will further elevate Bologna’s reputation as Italy’s culinary capital but the city has plenty more to offer,...

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Fence Gate Lodge, near Burnley, Lancashire: hotel review

This inn on the edge of the Ribble Valley has long had a reputation for good food and drink. Now it’s added a glam...

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10 of the best attractions in Emilia-Romagna: readers’ travel tips

Fast cars, slow food, hilltop castles and open-air art galleries … Our readers pick their highlights of Emilia-Romagna – classic Italy without the crowds...

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What’s new this season in ski resorts in Europe, the US and Canada

Schussing off to the slopes this winter? From Gstaad to Lake Tahoe we’ve got the lowdown on fresh developments this season Swiss resorts are...

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The alt city guide to Cambridge

Cambridge’s food, drink, music and arts scenes are thriving, with an underground ethic energised more by town than gown You might imagine that in...

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The Belgian festival where the fountains flow with gin

In Belgium, jenever, the juniper-infused gin prototype, is still a popular tipple and is celebrated each October with a riotous festival in the town...

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