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A short break needn't break the bank

How to save money on a short break

Going away for a long weekend provides the perfect opportunity to take some time out from the rat race and relax. However, it is important to make sure that doing so does not see you shell out an unnecessarily large amount of money. After all, coming home to discover you've spent hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds on a few days away is unlikely to see you remain in a positive frame of mind for long.

St Ives is a great choice for a beach break

West Cornwall's best beaches

The west of Cornwall is the perfect destination for a peaceful short break, thanks to its rugged countryside, traditional villages and friendly people. It also has a stunning coastline with towering cliffs, craggy coves and long sandy beaches.

A guide to where to stay in Croatia

A guide to where to stay in Croatia

If you've only got a few free days during which to have a holiday, you shouldn't discount booking a villa in Croatia. The Mediterranean country is one of the most popular in Europe with tourists and can be reached within just a few hours from the UK.

Falmouth is beautiful in the spring

Celebrate the new season at the Falmouth Spring Festival

There is no better way to mark the changing of the season and the prospect of warmer weather than by enjoying a short break in Cornwall. There is even an ideal event to visit while you are there, the Falmouth Spring Festival.

Explore Bath's quirkier side

Book a quirky break in Bath self catering cottages

If you're planning a UK short break with a difference, consider booking into Bath self catering accommodation. Located in the beautiful Somerset countryside, the historical city is full of charming attractions as well as the opportunity for quirky excursions to make your break really memorable.

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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?