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Holiday destinations and inspiration: Travel guides for 2017

Looking for holiday inspiration? Whether it's Alicante or New York, a beach holiday or city break that you're planning, here are some of the best holiday destinations in the world, with in-depth travel guides to help you pick the perfect escape.

1. Malaga

You can confidently expect the beautifully stereotypical; sun, sea and sand in this Spanish holiday destination, but there’s more to Malaga than just that. Our travel guide will take you through the history that the capital has to offer including castle tours and art galore from Malaga-born, Picasso, with healthy attention to the delicious Mediterranean cuisine dished out in Malaga’s many restaurants.

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2. Alicante

Staying put as one of the UK’s holiday destinations, Alicante, like Malaga can offer some much required vitamin D. Known for its culture and endless number of beaches, it can cater to short city breaks or relaxing home from home escapes (but warmer of course). Our Alicante travel guide highlights the hidden gems and must visit attractions, including the important stuff like the shopping malls.

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3. Barcelona

When visiting Barcelona, it goes without saying that one must visit its famous architecture, but where to start? Our best of Barcelona guide houses all the sites in one handy place so you can just tick off each as you go. Did you know that Barcelona has 68 parks and beautiful beaches? We’ve picked our favourites so can you fit it all in whether its a weekend or a week.

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4. Tenerife

Not only is Tenerife great holiday destination for summer, but you can be sure to grab some winter sun in this Canary Island favourite. Traditionally known for its holiday resorts and vibrant nightlife, we’ve also pulled together its must see natural landscape including National Parks and cave tours for the brave.

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5. Palma

Popular among royals and celebs, we’ve pieced together the perfect travel guide to Palma for those without a royal budget. Whether it’s delicious dining or clean cut golf courses, this holiday destination has something to suit everyone. We’ve made sure to include Palma’s beautiful architecture, historic art and affordable restaurants, and if you have room for more, Palma offers plenty of beaches for those after something a little more sleep and a little less on one’s feet.

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6. Amsterdam

Perfect for those after a short weekend break away, Amsterdam combines all things historic, memorable and exciting. We’ve included must visit museums and cycle routes that’ll let you see the city all in one go. With cosy cafes and endless shops you’ll want this travel guide to hand to make sure you don’t miss any of it.

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7. New York

It no surprise that this famous city is referred to as the Big Apple, it’s densely populated streets could be daunting for any regular traveller, but rest assured, our city guide will make sure you fit everything in once you fly across the pond. We’ve been sure to include it all, from hidden bakeries to the ultimate classics complete with ticket prices so you know just what to expect before you get there.

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8. Faro

If you’re interested in some relaxing beach time, then Faro is the perfect holiday destination, but if you’re also after something a little different then check out our top tips on what to get up to. For those not heading straight to the resort, we’ve listed all the best bits of the Algarve’s capital which boasts a beautiful old town and endless cobbled streets.

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9. Dublin

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city, and has lots to offer travelers looking for a quick escape to the Emerald Isle. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t all just drinking at Temple Bar but houses multiple museums and castles including an array of lush gardens and popular food joints. All that’s left to do is decide what you want to visit first.

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10. Dubai

For those venturing East, Dubai is the perfect holiday destination to experience the true meaning of luxury, and often it doesn’t have to be at a high price. Our local’s guide to Dubai offers insider knowledge on how to experience the Emirate state to the maximum including usual suspects such as the Burj Khalifa to surprising desert gems like the city’s many public parks.

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