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The Feast of Sant Jordi is marked with roses

Visit Barcelona for the romantic Feast of Sant Jordi

If you're looking for ideas for a romantic break with a difference, consider heading to Barcelona for the Feast of Sant Jordi on April 23rd. Revolving around the interesting combination of romance and books, it's fantastic for soaking up Spanish culture - while also exploring the city itself.

Venice: perfect for a romantic break

Visit Venice: the city of love

Venice has long been considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world for couples to visit on a short break, as there is so much to see and do in this beautiful Italian city. Here are a few suggestions of activities to try and places to visit on your getaway.

Wales: perfect for romantic getaways

Ideas for romantic short breaks in Wales

If you are planning a romantic weekend break in the UK, Wales is a fantastic destination to choose, offering loved-up couples so many different options for creating the perfect getaway for two. To get some inspiration for your next break, read our holiday ideas.

Holiday romance as KLM launch travel dating app

Love is in the air, as travellers admit to sky-high romance

Six per cent of loved up travellers admit to meeting on flights, as KML announces the launch of a 'Mile High' Facebook app, aimed at connecting travellers in the sky.

Win romantic short break to Paris with Heathrow

Win a romantic trip to Paris this Valentine’s Day

Heathrow Airport are celebrating Valentine’s Day – by offering couples a chance to win a romantic short break for two in Paris.

The English countryside is great in summer

Feature: Eco-conscious hotels in the English countryside

Now that the summer weather is finally here, shedding a serene and balmy light over all the land, this is the best time to head out of the city for the weekend and take a break in the beautiful English countryside.

Glamping is great fun

Feature: Fantastic European glamping sites

Mongolian yurts, African safari tents and tree houses connected to ancient sentinels: glamping is taking the world by storm. Offering a more luxurious alternative to camping, these pre-erected tents and wooden constructions are brilliant fun.

The village of Corfe with the castle behind

Feature: Dorset’s historical wonders

The quintessential English county, Dorset is a spectacularly beautiful place full of charming villages, historic ruins, green countryside and sun kissed beaches. As the whole county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

Staying in a historic hotel is brilliant fun

Feature: Historic hotels for a fantastic short break

Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking high and low for some unusual hotels in Europe for a fantastic short break way. As our last feature in the series, we’ve gone one step further and found some unique hotels offering a slice of history.

glamping is the next 'in-thing'

Feature: Glamping holidays for a scenic UK short break

Glamping is the next ‘big-thing’ taking the travel industry by storm. Thanks to glamping, camping no longer has to mean dining on canned meat or waking up to a dewy field covered in crisp packets. Gone are the cold, sleepless nights...

unusual hotels are great for a holiday

Feature: Unusual hotels in Europe

Perhaps the best way to spend a short break away is to book yourself in for a few nights at one of Europe’s many unusual hotels. From train carriages to castles, and from pre-historic caves to industrial cranes, Europe is now to many unique hotels.

The Maltese capital is very beautiful

Feature: Valletta – Malta's history steeped capital

It’s been described as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’ and ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen.’ Whatever it’s been called, there is no doubt that Valetta is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

There are many unusual hotels in Europe

Feature: Europe’s most unusual hotels

Due to Europe’s prominence as an upmarket and well trodden tourist destination, holidays to the continent are easy, breezy and relaxed. And while traditional package holiday hotels line the Med, boutique pads have sprung up in cultural enclaves...

Unusual hotels abound in Europe

Feature: Europe’s most unusual hotels

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in an igloo? Or how about a 1970s jumbo jet? All this and more is now very possible due to a growing number of unusual hotels opening up all over the world. From treehouses to caves...

Book a mini break to Ostend

Book a mini break to Ostend

If you’re looking to book a short break but fancy somewhere a bit different Great Escapes has added Ostend in Belgium to its choice of destinations. A two night stay in one of four hotels costs from just £96 per person in the cosmopolitan city.

Be romantic with Millennium and Copthorne

More romantic breaks on offer

Couples still looking for a Valentine getaway are being offered Romantic Break and Dinner Packages with the Millennium and Copthorne Hotel Group. With 19 four star and four star deluxe hotels included there should be somewhere to suit everyone.

Choose an Alpine break for your Easter getaway

Easter delights at a five-star Austrian resort

Treat your partner to a truly luxurious Easter break with the special new package from Aurelio Lech. This two-night deal includes champagne reception, a spa treatment and a five-course gourmet dinner.

Bath is famous for its historic warm springs

Romantic ideas for a Bath city break

With Valentine's Day just around the corner and the Royal Wedding getting Brits in a romantic mood, you may be thinking of ways to treat the special person in your life this spring, and the Somerset city of Bath may be the perfect venue.

Taste world-class Champagne on a Valentine's breal

Glamorous Valentine's breaks in Champagne

The area that gives its name to France's most glamorous wine can add a touch of sparkle to your Valentine's break, as Grape Escapes is offering an exclusive wine weekend away to treat your lover this February.

Swissotel has the ultimate chocoholics valentines deal

Impress your lover on a London hotel break

Go for something special this Valentine's Day, with a luxury hotel break to London, and choose from romantic treats such as chocolate fondue or afternoon tea, with the lovers' packages at Swissôtel The Howard.

Pop the question over a glass of bubbly

An irresistible proposal in a London luxury hotel

If you're planning a romantic Valentine's Day proposal, then do your chances the world of good by booking into the luxury London hotel Dukes, St James's. Create the perfect setting with a complimentary bottle of champagne to be shared in the hotel's secret candlelit garden.

Go for romance in Ireland this Valentine's day

Treat your partner to a fairytale Valentine's

Combine five-star luxury with the scenic surroundings of an Irish castle on a Valentine's Day weekend break at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland for just £160 per person.

Get great views of the Swiss Alps from Adelboden

Take a romantic mountain break for Valentine's Day

Swiss hotel, The Cambrian has become the latest addition to boutique hotel guide Mr & Mrs Smith's collection, offering a classy escape for love-struck skiers this winter in the heart of the Alps.

Give a present to remember this year

Give a gift to remember with a short break voucher

If your other half prefers to 'do something' rather than 'get something' for Christmas, then a short break gift voucher could be the perfect present. Online gift experience company has seen a recent boom in Brits looking for a unique weekend away.

Are you thinking of popping the question on holiday?

Poll finds that ladies love a holiday proposal

If you're thinking of following in Prince William's footsteps and proposing to your girlfriend on holiday, then you may be doing your chances a world of good, according to a new survey from

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam


This week 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?