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Review: Find a good guide to lead you through the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Years ago it became one of the most popular tourist destinations. But the shelling of Dubrovnik in 1991 that so horrified the world, for a while, changed all of that, writes Andrea Powell.

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Stanley. Resilient and proud. Photo: ANDREA POWELL

Gallery: Review - The Falkland Islands is just like a little Britain at first glimpse, but this is a community like no other

Andrea Powell went to the Falklands for the awesome wildlife, but learned so much more about human life than she ever could have imagined.

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A sign embedded in our imaginations since childhood

Review: Walk in the footsteps of Hollywood’s Oscar-winning stars with a trip to LA

With the Oscars awarded tonight, Andrea Powell says it seems fitting this week to write about her stay in Hollywood.

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The foot spa at Aqua Sana

Review: Escaping the stresses of life with a luxurious spa weekend at Aqua Sana at Center Parcs, Elveden

It is on the doorstep but feels a world away from the stresses of everyday life. Lauren Everitt took time out to enjoy the ultimate luxury on a relaxing spa weekend at Center Parcs in Elveden.

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Zach and Leo Adams at Southwold

How do you afford a family holiday without taking your children out of school during term-time?

Summer holidays have never been cheap and with the rules about taking children out of class now tighter than ever it is near impossible to bag a bargain getaway.

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Buchanan Street in Glasgow in the run-up to Christmas

Review: A midwinter Travelodge stay in the heart of Glasgow

Sarah Chambers went to Glasgow in the depths of winter - a season she thinks shows it off to its best advantage - to take in the sights, sounds, and pubs, of this remarkable city.

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Lucia Aguilar-Gomez on her travels

A year of adventure, travel, new challenges and conquering fears - how a sabbatical changed one teacher’s life

Lucia Aguilar-Gomez thought long and hard about whether she dared take a year’s sabbatical from work.

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Liz Nice and her partner Darren Lorking escape to a Stoke by Nayland Lodge for an overnight stay.

Review: Liz Nice and her partner take a break from football practice, the school run and Horrible Histories and rediscover who they really are at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

I live with two enchanting young boys, a demanding dog and a serene and judgmental cat who looks down upon our frenetic, chaotic lives with barely concealed derision.

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The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

Review: Celebrate Halloween with Fright Night Fridays at the Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

This autumn The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds is introducing a Fright Night Fridays package, combining dinner and an overnight stay at the boutique hotel with a guided walk around the town’s most haunted spots. Natalie Sadler wrapped up warm for a creepy night out.

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Seth and Eliza Gaw

Latitude: Why Latitude can be a real alternative to a family holiday

By rights they should have been in bed hours ago, but here they are, shaking their tiny hips to Lily Allen. They’ve already danced through pretty much everything the Obelisk stage could throw at them – from Billy Bragg to Kelis and have been utterly entranced by some of the UK’s most exciting performance poets and writers.

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Charlotte at the Vittorio monument

Gallery: Travel review - A romantic mini break to Rome

Charlotte Smith Jarvis’ romantic kids-free mini break with husband Jarvis didn’t quite go to plan...

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A Greater Anglia train.

UPDATE: Rail lines reopened after following problem between Diss and Norwich

Rail services in East Anglia are returning to normal following disruption cause by train problem between Diss and Norwich.

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Relaxing together

Travel: It was like a giant panda’s tea party - Andrea Powell looks back at a once-in-a-lifetime trip to China

Andrea Powell found her trip to China to help care for the pandas at the Ginat Panda Research Base in Chengdu was a childhood dream come true.

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