Towns such as Fuengirola, along the Costa del Sol have family friendly hotels and beaches

I’m going to Israel to attend a conference in mid-April and will have three or four free days. I would like to spend some time in Galilee. Ideally I w(...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Zamora, Spain

We are a family of four with two boys that like adventure. Could you recommend an area in Spain away from the usual tourist charade, rich in culture/m(...)

A cruise ship is the one place where you will not find a cat

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The Continental Christmas Market in Galway, running from November 21st to December 22nd

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 The city of Jyväskylä, which  is in central Finland, some 270km from the capital, Helsinki.

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The Metropolitan Opera House in New York
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Can you help friends of mine who wish to visit the New York Metropolitan Opera this year? They are looki(...)

 Aer Lingus has added Pula to its destinations, bringing the Istrian peninsula and pretty towns such as Porec within easy reach for short breaks and holidays
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A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

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