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Brecon Beacons: ideal for a short holiday

Visiting the Brecon Beacons: what you need to know

With spring around the corner, now is a good time to start looking at what short breaks to go on to take advantage of the milder climate. The Brecon Beacons in Wales is a good place to start, thanks to the array of activities on offer here.

5 must-try activities in Jersey

5 must-try activities in Jersey

If you're planning a Jersey short break, you'll swiftly discover there are plenty of attractions vying for your attention. Despite measuring just 9 miles by 5, the largest of the Channel Islands certainly does have a lot to offer holidaymakers.

Take short break to China?

Take short break to China?

Yes, you heard it right, a short break to China. Wendy Wu Tours, in partnership with Etihad Airways has created the ultimate short break to China, which requires just one day off from work.

Visit Reykjavik and see the Northern Lights

Don't miss the spectacular Northern Lights above Reykjavik - the world's most northerly capital

Seeing the Northern Lights might be high on your list of things to do, in which case you should consider booking a break in Iceland. In fact, the country's capital makes an excellent base for Northern Lights holidays that combine culture with the great outdoors.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?