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Category: Europe travel inspiration

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Lake Constance: one lake, four countries, one continent

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Lake Constance Meersburg. Photo credit: IBT Achim Mende Lake Constance is where Austria, Germany and Switzerland meet, mingle and bedazzle. From Swiss sophistication to Bavarian feasts, it’s a bewitching Alpine playground. I’m here for the ferry-hopping and country-crossing, sampling a succession of European greatest hits but without turning it into a slog, Tour de France-style.

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Top 6 things to do in Düsseldorf

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Divided by the Rhine, Düsseldorf is a small city in Western Germany known for its fashion and rich art history. Despite its reputation as a business destination, there are plenty of things for tourists to discover in this pleasant, green city. From boundary-pushing architecture in the Medienhafen district, to traditional beers and cobbled streets in

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Tips for visiting the Algarve

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The Algarve is mainland Portugal’s southernmost region and, according to the Met Office, it enjoys more sunshine than California! With over a hundred miles of Atlantic coastline, it’s famous for its fantastic golden sandy beaches and appears as one of the world’s best value holiday destinations in the latest Post Office Money Report. Here are

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Tallinn’s transformation

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Spring into Tallinn If Estonia is still a blank canvas, come and paint your own picture. Estonia has never been closer, with British Airways now flying direct to Tallinn. The capital of Estonia is regularly touted as the best-value destination in the Baltics and beyond. And you’ll be in time to celebrate the country’s centenary,

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An adventure in Fuerteventura

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As I left the plane a fellow passenger said that I would either love or hate my forthcoming walking experience on the island of Fuerteventura. My curiosity was heightened. I had read the descriptions of the walks in the programme and they seemed pretty ordinary.  I was soon to discover there is nothing ordinary about

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A guide to Copenhagen

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Copenhagen frequently ranks as one of the happiest cities in the world, possibly partly because of the Danish concept of ‘hygge’. In case you haven’t heard of it, ‘hygge’ is a feeling of comfort and cosy contentment which is derived from experiencing simple pleasures. The Danish capital is home to a wealth of historical buildings,

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